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'Scientific methods' will 'assess age' of asylum seekers

05 January 2022
'Scientific methods' will 'assess age' of asylum seekers

New measures are being introduced to stop adults 'masquerading as children' in an attempt to 'abuse' the asylum seeker system, the Home Office says.

Opening date for bigger Poundland revealed

21 December 2021
Opening date for bigger Poundland revealed

A Poundland will relocate to a store twice the size in the New Year, filling a former town centre M&S shop.

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'We watch Attenborough as much as anywhere else...'

20 December 2021
'We watch Attenborough as much as anywhere else...'

Neighbours have raised concerns over loss of green land and wildlife after plans for 140 new homes emerged.

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Nearly 1,200 people cross Channel in four days

20 December 2021
Nearly 1,200 people cross Channel in four days

More than 1,000 people crossed the English Channel in small boats over last four days, bringing the 2021 total to over 27,000.

New KFC drive thru set to open

17 December 2021
New KFC drive thru set to open

Construction continues at a new KFC restaurant and drive thru which is opening in Kent.

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'It's family time I'm missing out on...'

16 December 2021
'It's family time I'm missing out on...'

A woman has spoken out after new border rules mean she will miss out seeing her brother for the second Christmas in a row

Conditions inside asylum centres revealed in damning report

16 December 2021
Conditions inside asylum centres revealed in damning report

Children are separated from parents and victims of rape are not being properly supported, new reports into the detention of asylum seekers found.

Man hunted after woman sexually assaulted on bus

15 December 2021
Man hunted after woman sexually assaulted on bus

Police have released an efit of a man they want to speak with after a woman reported being sexually assaulted on a bus.

Man tried to 'usher girl into car'

10 December 2021
Man tried to 'usher girl into car'

An investigation has been launched after a man allegedly approached a young girl and tried to usher her into a car.

Police continue to investigate after alleged 'abduction attempt'

09 December 2021
Police continue to investigate after alleged 'abduction attempt'

An investigation that came about after members of a public come together to restrain a man at a petrol station continues.

'The government does not want these photos seen'

09 December 2021
'The government does not want these photos seen'

We speak to the photographers bringing the world images of asylum seekers crossing the Channel to Kent.

Mum and daughter launch new meatball takeaway

07 December 2021
Mum and daughter launch new meatball takeaway

A new takeaway offering hand-made meatballs and burgers for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans has now opened in a town centre.

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£2m boost for divisive seafront development

03 December 2021
£2m boost for divisive seafront development

A scheme for 150 new homes, leisure centre and open spaces along the coast has received a £2 million cash boost by central government.

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New homes approved despite objections

02 December 2021
New homes approved despite objections

New homes have been approved despite 30 objections from neighbours, who fear they will 'disturb' the 'aesthetics' of the area 'for the worse'.

Activists want council to 'see sense' over seafront development

02 December 2021
Activists want council to 'see sense' over seafront development

Two protests were held over plans to develop along the coast, including one scheme which will see 150 houses and a swimming pool built.

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Town's 'vital' sprucer project saved

02 December 2021
Town's 'vital' sprucer project saved

The future of two vital community projects has been secured after a new team stepped up to run them.

Busy route closed due to crash and ice

27 November 2021
Busy route closed due to crash and ice

Part of the A2 is closed following a crash and icy conditions, with highways crews now working to make the road safe.

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Teenager hurt after being 'pulled to the ground'

27 November 2021
Teenager hurt after being 'pulled to the ground'

A young woman fell over and was taken to hospital after being chased and allegedly assaulted.

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'They have blood on their hands...'

27 November 2021
'They have blood on their hands...'

An 'emergency' protest will take place today demanding 'safe passage' for asylum seekers after 28 people lost their lives trying to reach the UK.

'It's a muggers haven at the moment, with no lights on'

24 November 2021
'It's a muggers haven at the moment, with no lights on'

A woman fears crime will rise in a town centre park after the street lights stopped working two weeks ago.

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