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Emergency incident by cliffs was a hoax

05 August 2021
Emergency incident by cliffs was a hoax

A call made to 999 claiming a person had fallen from a cliff and sparked a huge emergency response was a hoax, police have confirmed.

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Garden waste collections suspended amid staffing crisis

05 August 2021
Garden waste collections suspended amid staffing crisis

The pingdemic and drivers being tempted away by higher-paying delivery jobs means some waste services in one Kent borough are being put on hold.

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Crews called to report of person falling from cliff

04 August 2021
Crews called to report of person falling from cliff

The coastguard was called to help emergency services after reports of a person falling from a cliff.

Man arrested after woman sexually assaulted in high street shop

04 August 2021
Man arrested after woman sexually assaulted in high street shop

A man reportedly sexually assaulted a woman inside a high street shop before exposing himself to a man and another woman.

Man’s body discovered on beach

04 August 2021
Man’s body discovered on beach

Emergency services were called to a beach after the body of a man was discovered.

Army asked to help ambulance service

04 August 2021
Army asked to help ambulance service

South East Coast Ambulance Trust has asked the army to help as pressure mounts on its 999 service.

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Charity's colourful fun run is back

04 August 2021
Charity's colourful fun run is back

The annual Colour Me Purple fun run is back to raise money for the Wisdom Hospice after being cancelled last year because of Covid lockdowns.

Council to demand meeting with Southern Water over sewage scandal

03 August 2021
Council to demand meeting with Southern Water over sewage scandal

A Kent council is demanding a meeting with Southern Water after it was found to have dumped 21 billion litres of raw sewage off the Kent coast.

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Man jailed after town centre stabbing

03 August 2021
Man jailed after town centre stabbing

A man who stabbed a long-term acquaintance with a kitchen knife has been jailed for nearly three years.

Murder suspect told police victim had stabbed himself

02 August 2021
Murder suspect told police victim had stabbed himself

A man accused of murdering a former paratrooper told police his victim has "done this to himself" when he was found stabbed three times.

Bridge fault sees trains cancelled

02 August 2021
Bridge fault sees trains cancelled

Trains between two towns are delayed after a bridge fault saw services suspended.

'Don't put horror fall videos on social media.'

01 August 2021
'Don't put horror fall videos on social media.'

Circus bosses have appealed to the public not to share horror footage of performer Megan Christian online.

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Cracking good festival at Chickenstock

01 August 2021
Cracking good festival at Chickenstock

Chickenstock beats eggs-pectations despite Covid restrictions, threat of thunderstorms and its main band pulling out.

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New roll-on roll-off ferry links Kent to France

31 July 2021
New roll-on roll-off ferry links Kent to France

For the first time in almost 30 years a new freight ferry is linking Sheerness to Calais and bringing back memories of the former Olau Line.

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Sea drama as lifeguard saves man drifting in toy dinghy

31 July 2021
Sea drama as lifeguard saves man drifting in toy dinghy

The RNLI has issued a safety warning after a lifeguard had to paddle out half-a-mile to save a man being blown out to sea in a toy dinghy.

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Council probe into lost pet’s ‘poor condition’

31 July 2021
Council probe into lost pet’s ‘poor condition’

An investigation is underway to find out how a dog got into such a “poor condition” after it was discovered in a town.

Extra jail time for prisoner over officer assault

30 July 2021
Extra jail time for prisoner over officer assault

A prisoner who bit the tip off of an officer's thumb is to spend longer behind bars.

Circus performer taken to hospital after fall from trapeze

30 July 2021
Circus performer taken to hospital after fall from trapeze

A young trapeze artist was taken to hospital with potential spinal injuries after she fell from a height during a show.

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Hospital trust told 'lots more work needed to improve'

30 July 2021
Hospital trust told 'lots more work needed to improve'

Inspectors say a visit to one of the county's biggest hospitals found improvements but there is a long way to go to bring it up to standard.

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Swimming pool closes after air ambulance called

29 July 2021
Swimming pool closes after air ambulance called

A swimming pool has temporarily closed after an air ambulance landed nearby.

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