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Megan Carr

Megan Carr is a highly-commended journalist who joined the KM Group in 2019 as an apprentice covering the Gravesend, Dartford and Medway Messenger. In 2021 she became a Community Reporter for KentOnline.She is now a reporter for the Sittingbourne News and Sheerness Times Guardian.

Town centre hotel that featured on TV put on market

16 April 2024
Town centre hotel that featured on TV put on market

A town centre’s only hotel, which featured on Channel Four’s Four in a Bed, is for sale.

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Tonnes of rubbish collected from beach after illegal dumping

15 April 2024
Tonnes of rubbish collected from beach after illegal dumping

Litter pickers have filled hundreds of bags with rubbish from a beach plagued by waste that washes up from an illegal dump site.

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Village ‘at threat of becoming town’

14 April 2024
Village ‘at threat of becoming town’

A housing developer has applied for permission to build almost 50 houses just off the A2.

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Stray puppy dies after being found in poor condition

10 April 2024
Stray puppy dies after being found in poor condition

A dog warden has been left with a “broken heart” following the death of an “underweight” cane corse found straying in a village.

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Kent attractions make VisitEngland tourism award finals

09 April 2024
Kent attractions make VisitEngland tourism award finals

Four attractions in the county have made it to the finals of the VisitEngland awards.

Residents to see portion of council tax rise by more than 150%

28 March 2024
Residents to see portion of council tax rise by more than 150%

Some parish council precepts have increased by more than £150% due to “increased IT costs” and “recreation equipment funding”.

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Drone images show progress made on new £24m leisure centre

27 March 2024
Drone images show progress made on new £24m leisure centre

Aerial images have been released showing the progress made building a town’s replacement sports centre ahead of its upcoming opening.

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Person saved by RNLI after getting stuck in new dinghy

26 March 2024
Person saved by RNLI after getting stuck in new dinghy

An inshore lifeboat was launched to the M2 Bridge area after the Coastguard informed them of a person in a dinghy.

Overnight closures on sections of A21 for one month

25 March 2024
Overnight closures on sections of A21 for one month

National Highways has planned closures of the A21 for the next four weeks.

Engineering works across Easter bank holiday to disrupt train services

24 March 2024
Engineering works across Easter bank holiday to disrupt train services

People are advised to check public transport routes before travelling across the Easter weekend.

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‘Stay out of water’ warning after sewage pipe bursts at seaside beauty spot

24 March 2024
‘Stay out of water’ warning after sewage pipe bursts at seaside beauty spot

A Southern Water sewer pipe has burst, leaving sewage to flow into a beauty spot.

Missing 14-year-old girl found safe

24 March 2024
Missing 14-year-old girl found safe

A 14-year-old girl who went missing for more than 48 hours, prompting a police appeal, has been found safe.

12-year-old charged with attempted murder after teen girl stabbed

24 March 2024
12-year-old charged with attempted murder after teen girl stabbed

A young boy is due in court after a teenager was assaulted.

Two saved by RNLI after being cut off by tide near nature reserve

24 March 2024
Two saved by RNLI after being cut off by tide near nature reserve

Lifeboat volunteers picked up two casualties who’d been caught out by the rising tide today.

Two treated by paramedics after flat blaze near Sainsbury’s

23 March 2024
Two treated by paramedics after flat blaze near Sainsbury’s

Six fire engines have been tackling a fire at a residential block.

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More than £1 million for county’s walking, cycling and wheeling travel choices

23 March 2024
More than £1 million for county’s walking, cycling and wheeling travel choices

Kent County Council and Medway Council is getting funding from Active Travel England for new walking and cycling schemes.

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‘We shouldn’t have lost our mum at 44’

23 March 2024
‘We shouldn’t have lost our mum at 44’

A son has spoken of his devastation after learning his mum's death from cancer could have been avoided.

£150m logistics park to bring 1,000 jobs to Kent

22 March 2024
£150m logistics park to bring 1,000 jobs to Kent

Work has begun on a new multi-million-pound logistics park that’s being built on a 644,545 sq ft site.

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Wellbeing event held for women who’ve experienced domestic abuse

20 March 2024
Wellbeing event held for women who’ve experienced domestic abuse

Outdoor wellbeing sessions have been set up to support those experiencing physical and mental health issues or isolation and loneliness.

Solicitors shut down over ‘suspected dishonesty’

20 March 2024
Solicitors shut down over ‘suspected dishonesty’

A law firm has been closed by a regulatory body to “protect the public”.

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