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Why life began in rural '50s Kent for hundreds of west African children

19 August 2020
Why life began in rural '50s Kent for hundreds of west African children

After the Second World War, many west Africans came to Britain to study, with their children often fostered by working-class, white families in Kent.

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Vulnerable man missing for two days

31 July 2020
Vulnerable man missing for two days

A 33-year-old man, described by police as vulnerable, has not been seen for almost 48 hours.

New M&S opening date revealed

31 July 2020
New M&S opening date revealed

A new Marks & Spencer will welcome customers in less than two weeks.

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'My East End grandparents' tales of hop picking in Kent'

31 July 2020
'My East End grandparents' tales of hop picking in Kent'

From selling cheap cakes to pickers to wallpapering the inside of their tin-roofed huts, hop-picking trips really were the heydays for many Londoners.

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Unexploded grenade pulled out of river

30 July 2020
Unexploded grenade pulled out of river

A magnet fisher made a shocking discovery when he pulled a wartime bomb out of the River Medway.

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Man extradited from Romania after girl attacked

30 July 2020
Man extradited from Romania after girl attacked

A suspect charged with violently attacking a 19-year-old girl has been flown back to Britain from Romania.

Dedicated pair let go in befriending service cuts

29 July 2020
Dedicated pair let go in befriending service cuts

A woman has spent the last six and a half years helping lonely older people find companionship, helped by a dedicated member of staff and volunteers.

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Takeaway says customers don't have to wear masks if in shop alone

28 July 2020
Takeaway says customers don't have to wear masks if in shop alone

A fish and chip shop has put up a sign telling customers they are not required to wear a face covering if they are the only person in the outlet.

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Children's charity accepts cryptocurrency

28 July 2020
Children's charity accepts cryptocurrency

A small, Kent-based charity has announced it is now accepting donations of cyptocurrency, such as Bitcoin.

Hundreds of seatbelt slackers facing fines

28 July 2020
Hundreds of seatbelt slackers facing fines

Police have been cracking down on people breaking the law by not wearing a seatbelt, handing out more than 600 fines in two weeks.

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Men in court after machete and drugs seized

27 July 2020
Men in court after machete and drugs seized

Two men from London, in their early 20s, have been charged with various offences after crack cocaine, heroine and a machete were seized.

Inquest opens after body found in woodland search

27 July 2020
Inquest opens after body found in woodland search

The body of a 33-year-old rope access climber was discovered by police earlier this month in woodland near a main road.

Son of Boohoo chief executive dies aged 20

27 July 2020
Son of Boohoo chief executive dies aged 20

The 20-year-old son of the boss of online fashion store Boohoo was found dead at his home in Kent.

First look inside town's new distillery

25 July 2020
First look inside town's new distillery

From today gin fans can head down to a new distillery to try its first product.

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Bill's reopens - we went along for a taster

24 July 2020
Bill's reopens - we went along for a taster

Staff have put in plenty of measures to keep guests safe while still offering a delicious menu in a delightful setting.

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Drug dealer jailed after cocaine, baton and fake ID seized

23 July 2020
Drug dealer jailed after cocaine, baton and fake ID seized

A 54-year-old man who was found with a baton and fake ID while dealing cocaine has been put behind bars.

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Thousands of suspected LSD tabs seized from 'erratic driver'

23 July 2020
Thousands of suspected LSD tabs seized from 'erratic driver'

Police were called to a van which had stopped on the M2, and when searching the driver's vehicle, found a substantial quantity of drugs.

Leisure centre to reopen but no under 16s for now

23 July 2020
Leisure centre to reopen but no under 16s for now

A leisure centre is welcoming visitors back, but no children will be allowed for now and some facilities will remain closed.

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'Misleading and potentially dangerous' Covid-19 flyers delivered to homes

22 July 2020
'Misleading and potentially dangerous' Covid-19 flyers delivered to homes

Kent County Council is warning residents to be extra vigilant after it received reports of misleading leaflets being posted through doors.

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New distillery open for business

22 July 2020
New distillery open for business

A husband and wife team have vowed to revive a town's historic distilling legacy by launching their own range of spirits.

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