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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.

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.

Town's clock tower to change colour

28 July 2021
Town's clock tower to change colour

A town's iconic clock tower is set to return in different colours after it undergoes extensive refurbishment.

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Plans to restore Maunsell Forts off Kent coast

27 July 2021
Plans to restore Maunsell Forts off Kent coast

A major project is underway to prevent structures used in the Second World War off the coast of Kent from crumbling into the sea.

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Kent prisoner on blackmail charge

27 July 2021
Kent prisoner on blackmail charge

A prisoner has been charged with blackmail after a computer was hacked and a victim was asked to pay £3k to get access to the files again.

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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Elvis, Death and the Devil all apply for top funfair job

27 July 2021
Elvis, Death and the Devil all apply for top funfair job

We tried out a ghost train which will be staffed by Elvis, Death and the Devil and is run by a 12-year-old.

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Sunlight from mirror set our bed on fire

26 July 2021
Sunlight from mirror set our bed on fire

A home-owner has warned of the danger of sunlight reflecting from mirrors and glass after it set fire to his bed and damaged his house.

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Coma circus boss is back at work

25 July 2021
Coma circus boss is back at work

Incredible tale of Roger Santus who spent seven months in a coma after being run over by a car is now back in the Big Top.

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Delay on cutting bomb ship’s masts

25 July 2021
Delay on cutting bomb ship’s masts

The rusting masts of an American ‘bomb ship’ are now expected to be cut off next year.

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Surge in Covid cases sees council meeting axed

24 July 2021
Surge in Covid cases sees council meeting axed

The leader of a local authority says a meeting of the full council has been cancelled "to help keep everyone safe" as Covid cases soar.

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'We love competing in pageants as a family'

24 July 2021
'We love competing in pageants as a family'

The saying ‘keeping it in the family’ could not be more fitting for this family who compete in national beauty pageants together.

Holiday isle hit by traffic gridlock again

23 July 2021
Holiday isle hit by traffic gridlock again

Traffic on the Isle of Sheppey has been thrown into chaos for the second day running as roadworks, holiday makers and a boot fair has caused gridlock.

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'If we don't use our High Street shops, we'll lose them'

23 July 2021
'If we don't use our High Street shops, we'll lose them'

Shoppers could be given free parking in their town centres on Saturdays to help revive the local economy.

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Traffic delays hit holiday isle

22 July 2021
Traffic delays hit holiday isle

Motorists are warned to expect delays heading to the Isle of Sheppey after a crash has added to problems caused by summer roadworks.

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Grandad takes on 10km for 90th birthday

22 July 2021
Grandad takes on 10km for 90th birthday

A veteran marathon runner who has completed 29 in his life took on a 10km challenge with his family to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Council spends £26k on free bus service

21 July 2021
Council spends £26k on free bus service

A council has splashed out £26k on a free bus service so residents and visitors can tour an island without putting their hands in their pockets.

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Park gets £105k bridge so swans don't have to walk

20 July 2021
Park gets £105k bridge so swans don't have to walk

Watch as a new £105,000 bridge is craned into position at a country park so swans don't have to walk on the grass.

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Borough still cautious despite 'Freedom Day'

20 July 2021
Borough still cautious despite 'Freedom Day'

As people prepared for the government's lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, some towns in a Kent borough were much more cautious than expected.

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'Spooky' people needed to run ghost train

20 July 2021
'Spooky' people needed to run ghost train

A funfair is holding open auditions to find a new member of staff to scare riders on its antique ghost train.

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