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Raspberry Solar Farm plans submitted

20 June 2022
Raspberry Solar Farm plans submitted

£40m solar park would generate enough electricity to power over 23,000 homes and create 70 jobs.

Kent's shortest-lived tram service where four stops cost a penny

10 April 2022
Kent's shortest-lived tram service where four stops cost a penny

Tram workers recall their time on a two-and-a-half-mile service which was axed after just 14 years.

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The bizarre reason US says bomb ship poses no danger

18 January 2022
The bizarre reason US says bomb ship poses no danger

A puzzling letter from 1962 explains why the American Navy believes a bomb-laden ship, wrecked off the Kent coast, is perfectly safe.

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Tributes to ‘much-loved’ former matron

17 September 2021
Tributes to ‘much-loved’ former matron

A retired matron who cared for people with learning difficulties during her career has died, aged 85.

The year Island was cut off from mainland

01 September 2021
The year Island was cut off from mainland

After a Norwegian ship collided with the bridge, access to an island crossing was once cut off for three months.

'I used to wonder how it grew inside'

30 May 2021
'I used to wonder how it grew inside'

Our memories writer remembers an exotic feature at one Kent terminal which caused a stir among passengers.

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ITV drama filmed in Kent set to air

02 April 2021
ITV drama filmed in Kent set to air

A thriller which caused a drama of its own when it shut a Kent bridge is about to be shown on the small-screen.

History of Island's Walk of Witness site

02 April 2021
History of Island's Walk of Witness site

A hill which hosts an annual Easter service is not all that it seems.

Film stars, floods and grisly goings on at forgotten pub

27 March 2021
Film stars, floods and grisly goings on at forgotten pub

A remote pub demolished to make way for a major Kent bridge had a macabre reputation.

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Blood, bandages and bugles: How St John’s band was born

04 March 2021
Blood, bandages and bugles: How St John’s band was born

We take a musical trip down memory lane to find out more about the last remaining St John Ambulance band that lives in Kent.

Man rescued from flat fire

10 January 2021
Man rescued from flat fire

A man was helped to safety by firefighters after a 'well established' blaze took hold in a ground floor flat.

Relief as missing pensioner found

10 January 2021
Relief as missing pensioner found

A police search has been called off after a 76-year-old was found safe and well.

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Area's first Gay Pride event

14 October 2018
Area's first Gay Pride event

A three-day event is being held to celebrate the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people.

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Prison officers sacked

12 July 2018
Prison officers sacked

Seven staff have been dismissed for sharing racist comments on WhatsApp.

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'The best big brother I could have wished for'

28 June 2018
'The best big brother I could have wished for'

Tributes have been paid to a man who organised a living wake but was too ill to attend.

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Don't miss our special My Dad supplement

31 May 2018
Don't miss our special My Dad supplement

Are you one of the 23,000 Kent fathers who will be appearing in our My Dad specials?

'Prison wardens should be armed'

10 May 2018
'Prison wardens should be armed'

A Kent MP has called for prison wardens to be given PAVA spray amid concerns about escalating violence.

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Nanny's JFK memories

06 April 2018
Nanny's JFK memories

The diary of a Kent woman who was the official White House nanny during John F Kennedy's presidency is going up for auction.

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Neglected dog rescued from street

02 April 2018
Neglected dog rescued from street

Vets have described the condition of a dog found wandering the streets as "horrendous".

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Closures planned for motorway bridge

25 January 2018
Closures planned for motorway bridge

A series of night closures are planned for a stretch of the M2 so roadworks can be carried out on a motorway bridge.

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