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Second digger raid sees ATM stolen

01 March 2021
Second digger raid sees ATM stolen

Thieves used a digger to steal a cash machine from a Shell service station in the second such raid in 24 hours.

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Lockdown anger as 'spectacularly selfish' people litter beach

28 February 2021
Lockdown anger as 'spectacularly selfish' people litter beach

Pictures of overflowing bins have angered residents who fear not enough is being done to prevent visitors flocking to a town.

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'No glossy picture can change fact super hospital is ridiculous'

28 February 2021
'No glossy picture can change fact super hospital is ridiculous'

An MP has spoken out after a computer-generated image revealed for the first time what a new 'super' hospital in Kent could look like.

Comic advertises shows to over 30s to stop 'snowflakes' coming

27 February 2021
Comic advertises shows to over 30s to stop 'snowflakes' coming

A Kent-based comedian fears the so-called cancel culture could lead to his "saucy seaside postcard" humour dying out.

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Tragic suicide of young woman 'who just wanted to be loved'

24 February 2021
Tragic suicide of young woman 'who just wanted to be loved'

The grieving family of a young woman who took her own life have spoken of their shock upon learning of her tragic death.

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Carry on saving? Stamp duty holiday could be extended

24 February 2021
Carry on saving? Stamp duty holiday could be extended

Estate agents have mixed thoughts about the stamp duty holiday introduced to boost the housing market after the first lockdown being extended.

'We don’t want to kill fun but steer clear of muddy beauty spot'

24 February 2021
'We don’t want to kill fun but steer clear of muddy beauty spot'

A councillor has made a plea for the public to choose a different walk instead of heading to a nature reserve which has turned into a mud bath.

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Police probe as bleach 'poured over cat'

23 February 2021
Police probe as bleach 'poured over cat'

Officers are investigating claims a corrosive liquid may have been poured over a cat, causing it to fall ill.

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Stinger used after 30-mile police chase across Kent

22 February 2021
Stinger used after 30-mile police chase across Kent

A man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after police were forced to use a stinger to bring an end to a 30-mile chase.

Family launch asbestos probe after death of mum

22 February 2021
Family launch asbestos probe after death of mum

The family of a beloved mum and teacher who died of asbestos-related cancer are investigating where she developed the illness.

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Brrr - mum's chilling 28-day sea swim challenge

22 February 2021
Brrr - mum's chilling 28-day sea swim challenge

A mum -of-two is braving the chilly sea in a 28-day swimming challenge to raise money for the homeless.

Bright future ahead in post-Covid world

22 February 2021
Bright future ahead in post-Covid world

As we prepare to emerge from lockdown and enter a 'new normal', a leading business forecaster says there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

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First look at new Kent 'super' hospital

19 February 2021
First look at new Kent 'super' hospital

EXCLUSIVE: The first image of a huge hospital which would cater for 800,000 people has been revealed as campaigners back the bid for its construction.

Mum with terminal cancer given chance for last family holiday

18 February 2021
Mum with terminal cancer given chance for last family holiday

A 27-year-old mum with terminal cancer has been given the chance to enjoy one last holiday with her husband and three young children.

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'Crammed beaches did not cause Covid outbreak'

17 February 2021
'Crammed beaches did not cause Covid outbreak'

A top scientist has told MPs the packed beaches which caused a public outcry last summer did not greatly escalate the spread of Covid.

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'Employers won't let staff off work to get Covid jabs'

17 February 2021
'Employers won't let staff off work to get Covid jabs'

A number of employers are refusing to let staff leave work to get Covid vaccines - prompting concern from a leading GP.

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The four Kent beaches in the UK's top 50

16 February 2021
The four Kent beaches in the UK's top 50

A survey of hundreds of Brits has ranked four Kent beaches in the UK's top 50.

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Elusive street artist gifts picture to hospice for auction

16 February 2021
Elusive street artist gifts picture to hospice for auction

The street artist Catman has donated a picture he created in tribute to the NHS to a hospice to sell and raise funds for the charity.

Anger over eviction of mental health cafe

15 February 2021
Anger over eviction of mental health cafe

A campaign has been launched to stop the 'devastating' eviction of a mental health cafe from a community arts centre.

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The parts of Kent where Covid cases are now in single figures

14 February 2021
The parts of Kent where Covid cases are now in single figures

As coronavirus cases continue to fall across Kent, several parts of the county are now recording fewer than 10 weekly positive tests.

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