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Catalogue of failures uncovered at hospital now plunged into special measures

Catalogue of failures uncovered at hospital now plunged into special measures

20 May 2022

A failing hospital could be shut down if it does not make urgent improvements after inspectors found patients living in dilapidated and dirty wards.

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New engineering training centre takes shape

New engineering training centre takes shape

19 May 2022

Work is underway on a new engineering and training centre which is set to open in September.

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Julia James plaque mysteriously disappears

Julia James plaque mysteriously disappears

19 May 2022

Police are appealing for information after a plaque placed in memory of murdered PCSO Julia James vanished.

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'Difficult decisions' ahead on 17,000 new homes and bypasses

'Difficult decisions' ahead on 17,000 new homes and bypasses

18 May 2022

Fresh concerns have been raised about the impact of a controversial bypass on wildlife ahead of a key vote on transport and housebuilding plans.

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The man whose photo helped catch PCSO's murderer

The man whose photo helped catch PCSO's murderer

18 May 2022

The quick-thinking dad-of-five whose mobile phone photo helped track down Julia James’ murderer says he was in 'the right place at the right time'.

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Julia's killer 'ignored by mental health teams'

Julia's killer 'ignored by mental health teams'

18 May 2022

The father of Julia James' killer has said his son was 'let down' by social services.

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Anger as council more than triples cost of purple sacks

Anger as council more than triples cost of purple sacks

18 May 2022

A council decision to more than triple the cost of extra purple rubbish sacks for people without wheelie bins has been branded "frankly ridiculous".

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Pride events to be held almost every weekend this summer

Pride events to be held almost every weekend this summer

18 May 2022

A round-up of the biggest pride events this year, with six consecutive weekends of partying planned to end the summer.

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Homeless charity says funding 'doesn't scratch surface of humanitarian crisis'

Homeless charity says funding 'doesn't scratch surface of humanitarian crisis'

17 May 2022

A charity says money given to councils to help families who struggled throughout the pandemic will barely scratch the surface.

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Crackdown on litter louts and dog fouling

Crackdown on litter louts and dog fouling

17 May 2022

Litter louts and shameless dog owners who fail to pick up after their pets are being targeted by new wardens patrolling a Kent district's streets.

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'My mum has saved lives by losing hers'

'My mum has saved lives by losing hers'

16 May 2022

Julia James' son has said she told him she saw a "weird man" loitering near where she was killed while her daughter says her death has saved others.

How technology helped catch PCSO's killer

How technology helped catch PCSO's killer

16 May 2022

As Callum Wheeler is found guilty of murder, we look at how smartphones, an Apple Watch and dashcams helped track him down and bring him to justice.

Callum Wheeler: From reclusive outsider to murderer

Callum Wheeler: From reclusive outsider to murderer

16 May 2022

A 22-year-old who brutally bludgeoned a PCSO to death has been found guilty of murder. But who is he, and what drove him to kill an innocent stranger?

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'I love her so much' Family's tribute as 'loner' guilty of PCSO's murder

'I love her so much' Family's tribute as 'loner' guilty of PCSO's murder

16 May 2022

The family of a beloved PCSO bludgeoned to death on a dog walk have paid tribute to her after her killer was convicted of murder.

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'Rape was clearly on killer's mind', jury told

'Rape was clearly on killer's mind', jury told

16 May 2022

Jurors have heard Callum Wheeler - accused of murdering PCSO Julia James - was 'highly sexualised' and had rape 'plainly' on his mind.

Man bottled in face taken to hospital

Man bottled in face taken to hospital

16 May 2022

A man has been taken to hospital after being hit in the face with a bottle during a fight.

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Two arrests after man suffers serious head injury in pub attack

Two arrests after man suffers serious head injury in pub attack

16 May 2022

Police have made two arrests after a man was left with a serious head injury following an attack outside a pub.

Woman's 20-year hell after paedophile's attack

Woman's 20-year hell after paedophile's attack

16 May 2022

A traumatised woman's life spiralled out of control after a paedophile raped her and her mother told her off when she told her what happened.

Reports of weapon prompts armed response

Reports of weapon prompts armed response

15 May 2022

Armed officers were called out after reports a man had been seen with a weapon.

Man attacked in city centre during disturbance

Man attacked in city centre during disturbance

15 May 2022

A man in his 30s is in hospital after being attacked during a disturbance in a city centre.

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