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What does 'end' to rail franchising mean for passengers?

21 September 2020
What does 'end' to rail franchising mean for passengers?

After the government announced a change in the way trains are operated, we ask what it means for Kent's railways.

The ruthless smugglers of Kent's past

19 September 2020
The ruthless smugglers of Kent's past

On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we delve into the colourful history of the county's formidable smugglers.

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Channel crossing boats to be donated to charities

17 September 2020
Channel crossing boats to be donated to charities

Inflatable boats used by people to cross the Channel seeking asylum will be donated to local charities.

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MasterChef semifinalist cooking for newly-refurbished pub

16 September 2020
MasterChef semifinalist cooking for newly-refurbished pub

Hundreds of diners are on the waiting list for tables at a refurbished pub, with the menu fronted by a 2019 MasterChef competitor.

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Mercury nominated musician fails to conquer mighty breakfast challenge

15 September 2020
Mercury nominated musician fails to conquer mighty breakfast challenge

An artist, who invited Pete Doherty to defend his breakfast challenge title, failed to do so him self.

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Sculpture honouring Covid victims to land next year

15 September 2020
Sculpture honouring Covid victims to land next year

A large scale sculpture honouring those who have lost their lives to coronavirus will be on display in the county in 2021.

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Unemployment hits 26-year-high

15 September 2020
Unemployment hits 26-year-high

The number of people claiming benefits in Kent has hit levels not seen since the mid-90s.

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Dutch rock band quarantine on coast to record album

12 September 2020
Dutch rock band quarantine on coast to record album

An band from Amsterdam have travelled to Kent to make their new record, but quarantine rules mean they'll be trapped inside the studio for two weeks.

'The birds showed me'

10 September 2020
'The birds showed me'

A homeless bird watcher helped save an elderly woman from a burning flat block, and has been described by a resident as a 'guardian angel.'

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Food bank spending thousands to meet soaring demand

10 September 2020
Food bank spending thousands to meet soaring demand

A surge in food poverty has forced a charity to spend thousands on food to stop people from going hungry.

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'Schools will inevitably close again'

10 September 2020
'Schools will inevitably close again'

As pupils and teachers are asked to self isolate, we find out what could be in store for schools in the coming months.

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'Every patient should be able to say goodbye to their family'

08 September 2020
'Every patient should be able to say goodbye to their family'

A charity is helping hospice patients communicate with their loved ones by donating refurbished laptops and tablets.

Attack victim walks and talks thanks to medical app

07 September 2020
Attack victim walks and talks thanks to medical app

With the help of groundbreaking new medical technology, a man who was brutally attacked has made an incredible recovery in a matter of weeks.

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'They might go back into the closet'

06 September 2020
'They might go back into the closet'

Elderly gay and lesbian people are being encouraged to join new support groups to give them a safe space where they can access help.

Live: Trouble flares at Dover demo

05 September 2020
Live: Trouble flares at Dover demo

Tempers have flared in Dover during demonstrations over asylum seekers.

'Veterans will be rolling in their graves'

05 September 2020
'Veterans will be rolling in their graves'

Residents of Dover brace for what could be history repeating itself, as nationalists prepare to arrive as part of an anti-migration demonstration.

Amazon to hire hundreds of seasonal workers

03 September 2020
Amazon to hire hundreds of seasonal workers

The global retail giant is on the hunt for temporary employees to support the Christmas rush.

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Future of taxi firms thrown into doubt

02 September 2020
Future of taxi firms thrown into doubt

The manager of a taxi company is concerned that the industry is irreparably damaged, after business plummeted as the pandemic hit.

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'It's a slap in the face to brides'

01 September 2020
'It's a slap in the face to brides'

Couples who have had to postpone their weddings because of Covid guidelines have slammed a bank holiday party organised by a pub.

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Pub extends eat out discount

01 September 2020
Pub extends eat out discount

Owners of an eatery and bar offer discount to their customers for another fortnight, despite the fact they'll be losing money.

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