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Port bid could bring 25,000 jobs and millions in investment

06 February 2021
Port bid could bring 25,000 jobs and millions in investment

A plan to build a new port in the Thames estuary could generate thousands of jobs for people in Kent, according to the team behind the project.

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Online school co-founder hits out after Tory 'sponsor' backlash

26 January 2021
Online school co-founder hits out after Tory 'sponsor' backlash

The founder of an online school has clarified the financial involvement of senior Tory ministers - and has hit out against the ensuing backlash.

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Kent festival ‘full steam ahead’ despite Glastonbury cancellation

23 January 2021
Kent festival ‘full steam ahead’ despite Glastonbury cancellation

The founders of an award-winning music festival are eager to stress that Glastonbury is not the canary in the coal mine for the entire industry.

Castle concerts on despite ticketing glitch

22 January 2021
Castle concerts on despite ticketing glitch

One of Kent’s biggest music events is still planning to go ahead, despite a website ‘glitch’ which said it had been cancelled.

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'The card I traded could have bought me a house'

19 January 2021
'The card I traded could have bought me a house'

From playground trading to cards worth the price of a house - Pokémon is a different beast 25 years on.

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'Poverty will rise if £20 Universal Credit boost is scrapped'

18 January 2021
'Poverty will rise if £20 Universal Credit boost is scrapped'

MPs are being urged to oppose planned cuts to Universal Credit, as the coronavirus crisis continues to push people beneath the poverty line.

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‘Weight loss helped us fight Covid’

17 January 2021
‘Weight loss helped us fight Covid’

A weight loss organisation is encouraging people to get fitter during lockdown to reduce the effects of Covid-19.

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Singer’s love letter to home town and childhood sweetheart

16 January 2021
Singer’s love letter to home town and childhood sweetheart

After moving to London to make it in the music industry, a Kent-born artist has returned to her home town with a 'love letter' single.

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'Indiana Jones of videogaming' uncovers decades of lost projects

09 January 2021
'Indiana Jones of videogaming' uncovers decades of lost projects

A video game enthusiast-turned historian has sold thousands of copies of his book revealing the games that never made it into stores.

GCSE and A-level exams have been scrapped - is the Kent Test next?

08 January 2021
GCSE and A-level exams have been scrapped - is the Kent Test next?

Calls to cancel the 11 Plus are growing as schools close once again for the third national coronavirus lockdown.

The seaside town leading a football revolution

08 January 2021
The seaside town leading a football revolution

There's a football revolution afoot in Kent - and the coach behind it says this is only the beginning.

'Doomscrolling' and seasonal blues - why lockdown 3 is toughest yet

06 January 2021
'Doomscrolling' and seasonal blues - why lockdown 3 is toughest yet

The harsh winter weather looks to make the third lockdown the most difficult we've had to endure.

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'You're finished' - Telegraph columnist threatens to sue Kent-based scientist

04 January 2021
'You're finished' - Telegraph columnist threatens to sue Kent-based scientist

People are rallying round a scientist after a prominent newspaper columnist threatened to sue him for 'defamatory' tweets.

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Virtual high street's success after going digital during pandemic

04 January 2021
Virtual high street's success after going digital during pandemic

As shops are forced to remain closed under Tier 4 restrictions, a Thanet mum has launched a virtual high street to support local traders.

'We're all repulsed by it, it's disgusting'

03 January 2021
'We're all repulsed by it, it's disgusting'

Residents have had enough of fly-tipping and mess in their streets, after roads were piled up with rubbish following Christmas day.

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'We're the sacrificial lamb for the second time'

01 January 2021
'We're the sacrificial lamb for the second time'

Fishing rights were a sticking point in Brexit negotiations - and on the day the deal with the EU comes into force, industry reps feel betrayed.

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Kent's best Instagram photos of 2020

25 December 2020
Kent's best Instagram photos of 2020

As the year draws to a close we spotlight the most beautiful photographs taken of our beloved county.

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'My heart will always have a place for Kent people'

23 December 2020
'My heart will always have a place for Kent people'

Three refugees reveal their harrowing journeys to seek asylum in the UK - and the comfort they found in the people of Kent.

'Christmas was our light at the end of the tunnel'

21 December 2020
'Christmas was our light at the end of the tunnel'

The decision to cancel Christmas in Kent due to the coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of families heartbroken.

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'One trip is taking nearly three days'

18 December 2020
'One trip is taking nearly three days'

Increasing delays around Dover spell financial trouble for hauliers going to Europe - and the traffic is even worse getting into Kent.

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