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£50k appeal to fund 15ft statue at harbour

28 July 2021
£50k appeal to fund 15ft statue at harbour

Organisers behind a festival celebrating 200 years of the town's royal connections hope the King George IV statue will be unveiled by royalty.

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Kent footballer 'overwhelmed' by support after coming out

28 July 2021
Kent footballer 'overwhelmed' by support after coming out

A footballer who decided to tell his teammates he was bisexual says he has been overwhelmed by the support he's received.

Sanitary towels and condoms strewn along nature reserve riverbank

28 July 2021
Sanitary towels and condoms strewn along nature reserve riverbank

The pressure in a sewerage system after heavy rainfalls has lifted the lid on a drain cover and left waste products strewn across a nature reserve.

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Holidaymakers warned to check passports after travel confusion

28 July 2021
Holidaymakers warned to check passports after travel confusion

Travellers are being reminded to check passports are valid following confusion with post-Brexit rules and the government's own passport checker.

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All-change as RNLI welcomes new lifeboat

28 July 2021
All-change as RNLI welcomes new lifeboat

A new £2.2m lifeboat takes over this week as one of Kent's longest-serving RNLI coxswains prepares to retire after 40 years.

Met Office has 'good news' for hayfever sufferers

28 July 2021
Met Office has 'good news' for hayfever sufferers

After weeks of very high pollen levels and unbearable symptoms there's some good news for hayfever sufferers this week.

RNLI boss defends rescuing asylum seekers at sea

28 July 2021
RNLI boss defends rescuing asylum seekers at sea

The chief executive of a lifeboat charity says it is doing the right thing by rescuing asylum seekers at sea after volunteers have been heckled.

Man, 27, died of gas poisoning after falling asleep on sofa

28 July 2021
Man, 27, died of gas poisoning after falling asleep on sofa

A much-loved computer design engineer, who is remembered for being a 'special gentleman', died on a sofa after falling asleep near a fireplace.

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Site earmarked for Slug & Lettuce will become Jobcentre

28 July 2021
Site earmarked for Slug & Lettuce will become Jobcentre

The government wants to open a Jobcentre in a prime unit which has permission to be turned into a late-night bar.

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Will city lose its World Heritage status?

28 July 2021
Will city lose its World Heritage status?

With Liverpool being stripped of its Unesco status, and Stonehenge at risk of following suit, there are fears Canterbury could be in danger.

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Supermarket to build biggest electric car charging network

27 July 2021
Supermarket to build biggest electric car charging network

A supermarket chain says it is installing the UK's largest charging network for electric cars under its expansion plans.

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Council orders removal of 37 caravans from traveller camp

27 July 2021
Council orders removal of 37 caravans from traveller camp

A traveller site which illegally trebled in size is set to be dismantled after a council served an enforcement notice.

Beach patrols to stop cockle-picking

27 July 2021
Beach patrols to stop cockle-picking

Shores in part of Kent will be patrolled this summer as the council looks to clamp down on illegal shellfish harvesting.

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Man cut from car after crash

27 July 2021
Man cut from car after crash

Emergency services had to rescue a man from his car after it became wedged against a tree following a crash.

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Promising footballer breaks back in cliff fall

27 July 2021
Promising footballer breaks back in cliff fall

A talented 17-year-old with dreams of playing football professionally has been left paralysed from the waist down after falling from a cliff.

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Independent homeware shop opens in town centre

26 July 2021
Independent homeware shop opens in town centre

A Kent-based company that launched in September has opened its second shop today.

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Changes planned for No Mow May

26 July 2021
Changes planned for No Mow May

A council leader has been quizzed on whether his local authority will continue with a national green scheme.

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Teenage girl stabbed '50 to 60 times'

26 July 2021
Teenage girl stabbed '50 to 60 times'

A court has heard claims a young girl was stabbed multiple times as a 16-year-old boy appears before magistrates charged with attempted murder.

Renew credit claims or money may stop, warns HMRC

26 July 2021
Renew credit claims or money may stop, warns HMRC

More than 300,000 people have less than a week left to renew tax credit claims or they risk payments being stopped, warns HMRC.

Multi-vehicle crash causing long delays on M25

26 July 2021
Multi-vehicle crash causing long delays on M25

An early morning crash involving a lorry, two vans and two cars is causing traffic chaos.

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