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Developer loses appeal against plans for 212 flats

03 December 2021
Developer loses appeal against plans for 212 flats

A prolific development company has expressed disappointment after a planning inspector upheld a council's rejection of plans for hundreds of homes.

Another push on vaccines as volunteers are praised for work

02 December 2021
Another push on vaccines as volunteers are praised for work

More than 15,000 hours of unpaid time have been given at a community hub to support the effort of delivering the life-saving jabs.

Departing head thanked for 'hard work and dedication'

02 December 2021
Departing head thanked for 'hard work and dedication'

A primary school principal has been praised by his bosses as he steps down from his post to focus on family life.

Metal detectors taken in burglary

01 December 2021
Metal detectors taken in burglary

Metal detectors and watches were among the items taken in an afternoon burglary.

Tributes paid to 'inspirational' ad manager, 59

01 December 2021
Tributes paid to 'inspirational' ad manager, 59

A much-loved Kent Messenger advertising manager who served the company for 25 years has died of colon cancer.

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Shepherd Neame sells off hotels in £5.75m deal

01 December 2021
Shepherd Neame sells off hotels in £5.75m deal

Shepherd Neame has offloaded two hotels which it says have been hit by the decline in business travel caused by the pandemic.

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Santa to return for traditional charity collection

29 November 2021
Santa to return for traditional charity collection

Find out when Father Christmas will be riding his sleigh down your street with his Rotary Club helpers.

Mourners hold vigil for 27 drowned in Channel tragedy

29 November 2021
Mourners hold vigil for 27 drowned in Channel tragedy

People in a seaside town have staged a vigil to remember those who were drowned when a small boat capsized in the Channel last week.

'No one should have to spend Christmas alone'

29 November 2021
'No one should have to spend Christmas alone'

Money has been raised so that volunteers can stage a Christmas party for young care leavers who may have otherwise spent the big day alone.

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The first 'great train robbery' which was carried out in Kent

25 November 2021
The first 'great train robbery' which was carried out in Kent

A 1963 robbery of a mail train may be the most famous railway heist of all - but one gang pulled off a similar raid more than a century earlier.

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The times celebs descended on Kent for Christmas light switch-ons

21 November 2021
The times celebs descended on Kent for Christmas light switch-ons

People have flocked back to towns to mark the festive run-up in and to celebrate here's some famous blasts from the past.

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Chop to the beat to banish food waste

20 November 2021
Chop to the beat to banish food waste

Food waste campaigners are bringing the Disco Soup movement to town to bring the community together for a communal meal.

Gun and knife found after late-night disturbance

19 November 2021
Gun and knife found after late-night disturbance

A suspect has arrested after allegedly making threats to kill and trying to rob someone in a town centre.

Foster carer's heartwarming bid for game show glory

19 November 2021
Foster carer's heartwarming bid for game show glory

A TV quiz contestant from Kent has put his general knowledge to the test in an effort to pay for a hydrotherapy pool for disabled children.

Fines and suspended prison sentence for fly-tippers

19 November 2021
Fines and suspended prison sentence for fly-tippers

A council says it is determined to keep the streets clean and bring fly-tippers to justice.

Coastal town could be 'crushed from all sides'

17 November 2021
Coastal town could be 'crushed from all sides'

Two campaigns are uniting in protest at coastal developments as part of a countywide 'day of action' against loss of green spaces.

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Four men caught hunting with dogs

17 November 2021
Four men caught hunting with dogs

Police have issued warnings to four men after responding to reports of hare coursing.

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Distillery plans backed by Rocksalt boss

17 November 2021
Distillery plans backed by Rocksalt boss

Plans for a micro-distillery in a small village have been backed by the entrepreneur behind a successful restaurant and pub chain.

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Tributes to Kent schoolboy who became a voice of football

16 November 2021
Tributes to Kent schoolboy who became a voice of football

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker was among the many figures in the worlds of sport and journalism who paid tribute to a 'wonderful broadcaster'.

Thieves target homes and shipping containers

16 November 2021
Thieves target homes and shipping containers

A handbag, laptop and tools are among the items reported stolen after two properties and two shipping containers were also broken into.

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