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Sean Delaney

Sean Delaney joined the KM Group in 2019 as a trainee multimedia reporter for the Dartford and Gravesend Messenger series and KentOnline.
In 2021 he became senior reporter and was listed as a finalist for Kent New Journalist of the Year at the Kent Press and Broadcast Awards.

Pier collapse just weeks after funding secured

20 May 2022
Pier collapse just weeks after funding secured

Part of a historic pier collapsed into the River Medway just weeks after funding had been allocated towards restoring it.

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'Common sense' solution offered over bamboo fence dispute

20 May 2022
'Common sense' solution offered over bamboo fence dispute

A council says it is providing a solution after a dispute emerged with social tenants ordered to remove fences screening their homes from bus users.

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Complaints after Ukraine flag flown next to windmill

20 May 2022
Complaints after Ukraine flag flown next to windmill

A parish council says it has received a small number of complaints said to be for 'political reasons' after flying a Ukraine flag next to a windmill.

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'We've got 'ASBO' warnings for erecting bamboo to keep kids safe'

20 May 2022
'We've got 'ASBO' warnings for erecting bamboo to keep kids safe'

Council tenants have been told to remove bamboo screens used to shield gardens and kids from the view of nosey bus users or face court action.

Local heroes named in civic awards

19 May 2022
Local heroes named in civic awards

Kent’s first black female magistrate, a youth music agency and a wheelchair rugby team were among those named at an event praising local volunteers.

Traveller group moved on from playing fields

19 May 2022
Traveller group moved on from playing fields

An unauthorised encampment has vacated a park after being ordered to leave just hours after camper vans were spotted on a nearby beauty spot.

Travellers pitch up on new ground

18 May 2022
Travellers pitch up on new ground

An unauthorised encampment has been spotted on a park just hours after a group was evicted from a heath following a court order.

Travellers evicted from heath

18 May 2022
Travellers evicted from heath

An unauthorised encampment set up on a heath has been removed following a court order.

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Plans to 'infill' lake to create thousands of homes

18 May 2022
Plans to 'infill' lake to create thousands of homes

Part of a lake could be raised and filled in as part of plans to deliver thousands of homes and a music and arts venue at Kent's new garden city.

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'This vehicle will make such a difference to our children'

17 May 2022
'This vehicle will make such a difference to our children'

A special needs school has become the first to invest in a new kind of adapted vehicle to ensure disabled students can access the loo on the go.

Panto dame appears on Britain's Got Talent

14 May 2022
Panto dame appears on Britain's Got Talent

A pantomime dame and drag performer has appeared on the hit ITV show Britain's Got Talent as it returns to our screens after the pandemic.

Coastguard called to 'suspicious hissing object'

12 May 2022
Coastguard called to 'suspicious hissing object'

The discovery of a 'suspicious object' making a hissing sound on the beach prompted a large response from emergency services including the coastguard.

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Upgrade plans after shopping centre takeover

12 May 2022
Upgrade plans after shopping centre takeover

A town centre shopping centre has been bought by new owners who have pledged to invest in the mall and carry out improvements.

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More acts confirmed for Castle Concerts

12 May 2022
More acts confirmed for Castle Concerts

Additional performers have been confirmed for an upcoming four-day music festival taking place in the grounds of a castle.

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Three arrests after park drug use clampdown

12 May 2022
Three arrests after park drug use clampdown

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences and a hammer seized after a dispersal order was issued covering a park.

First look around revamped Aldi

12 May 2022
First look around revamped Aldi

A discount supermarket has reopened its doors to customers after closing for nearly two weeks to carry out a major refurbishment project.

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Rare endangered orchid found in baker's garden

10 May 2022
Rare endangered orchid found in baker's garden

A mum and botany enthusiast was shocked to discover a rare species of plant usually restricted to protected reserves growing in her front garden.

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Police presence due to 'concerns for man's welfare'

10 May 2022
Police presence due to 'concerns for man's welfare'

Police were called to a high street after reports of concerns for a man's welfare inside a property.

Woman hit by car suffers serious leg injury

10 May 2022
Woman hit by car suffers serious leg injury

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a woman was hit by a car in a busy street and sustained a serious leg injury.

Woman cut free from car after crash

10 May 2022
Woman cut free from car after crash

A woman had to be cut free from her vehicle and taken to hospital after a crash involving two vehicles shut a busy main road during the school run.

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