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Last chance for say on Crossrail extension plan

26 August 2021
Last chance for say on Crossrail extension plan

A consultation on three potential options to extend the Crossrail line from London into Kent is reaching its closing stages.

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Work set to start on new homes

26 August 2021
Work set to start on new homes

A new shared ownership housing development is set to start later this year after planners gave permission for the 20 new homes.

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Arson charge after bedroom 'set alight'

26 August 2021
Arson charge after bedroom 'set alight'

A man has been charged with arson and six further alleged offences after a suspicious blaze in a bedroom of a flat.

Biker treated after crash on busy roundabout

25 August 2021
Biker treated after crash on busy roundabout

A crash on a busy roundabout has been causing delays as police and paramedics are called to incident.

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IKEA rumours swirl as 'well-known retailer' signs warehouse deal

25 August 2021
IKEA rumours swirl as 'well-known retailer' signs warehouse deal

Home furnishing giant IKEA is understood to have signed a deal to open its first site in Kent.

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Body found in search for missing man

25 August 2021
Body found in search for missing man

The body of a man has been found after he was reported missing to police more than six weeks ago.

Olly Murs visits Kent's newest sweet shop

24 August 2021
Olly Murs visits Kent's newest sweet shop

Pop star Olly Murs got stuck into a new sweet shop which is the latest addition to a town centre giving it his seal of approval.

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Police close main city route after crash

24 August 2021
Police close main city route after crash

A major city route has been closed by police following a crash which saw two people taken to hospital.

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Vital junction upgrade £500k over budget

24 August 2021
Vital junction upgrade £500k over budget

A major junction upgrade to ease congestion on a massive industrial estate is estimated to be way over budget due to price increases caused by Covid.

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Town's Christmas market dates confirmed

23 August 2021
Town's Christmas market dates confirmed

The return of a town's Christmas market has been confirmed with dates for the popular events revealed.

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Five-mile queues approaching Crossing

23 August 2021
Five-mile queues approaching Crossing

Mega queues have been building for several miles once again on the approach to the Dartford Crossing due to heavy traffic and congestion.

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Council eyeing up properties for town centre revamp

23 August 2021
Council eyeing up properties for town centre revamp

Authority chiefs are investigating which town centre properties it could purchase as part of multi-million pound overhaul and redevelopment projects.

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£50k target hit to save 900-year-old landmark

22 August 2021
£50k target hit to save 900-year-old landmark

A 900-year-old landmark at a cathedral will be restored after a fundraising campaign to save it from falling apart hit its £50,000 target.

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Driver's funny number plate pokes fun at M25 traffic woes

21 August 2021
Driver's funny number plate pokes fun at M25 traffic woes

A chauffeur is making light of the traffic nightmares motorists in a town suffer on a daily basis with a personalised number plate for his dog car.

Police seize car being driven on M2 with bumper hanging off

20 August 2021
Police seize car being driven on M2 with bumper hanging off

Officers stopped a car spotted travelling along the M2 with its bumper hanging off – and then arrested the recovery truck driver.

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Crash adds to huge delays at Crossing

20 August 2021
Crash adds to huge delays at Crossing

Major delays built at the Dartford Crossing with queues for several miles as a crash and broken down vehicle add to earlier traffic woes.

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Health chiefs brought in to oversee hospital improvements

19 August 2021
Health chiefs brought in to oversee hospital improvements

Performance concerns at one of the largest hospital trusts in Kent has led NHS bosses to draft in extra help as part of a national improvement scheme.

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Search for man missing for three weeks

19 August 2021
Search for man missing for three weeks

An appeal has been launched by police to help find a missing man who has not been seen for nearly three weeks.

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Thief jailed after thousands of pounds and cigarettes stolen from shopkeepers

18 August 2021
Thief jailed after thousands of pounds and cigarettes stolen from shopkeepers

A tobacco thief who targeted shopkeepers after stocking up at wholesalers has been jailed.

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Taxi driver 'robbed at knifepoint'

18 August 2021
Taxi driver 'robbed at knifepoint'

A man is due to appear in court charged with carrying out a knifepoint robbery on a taxi driver who was threatened and had cash stolen, police say.

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