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Christmas ice rink cancelled

Christmas ice rink cancelled

02 May 2020

Plans for an annual ice rink have been scrapped by the council as uncertainty over when the coronavirus pandemic will end continues.

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Coach firm offers free festive Bruges trip for NHS heroes

Coach firm offers free festive Bruges trip for NHS heroes

21 April 2020

A coach company is asking people to nominate their NHS heroes for a free trip to the Bruges Christmas Markets.

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Time for a final festive curtain call

Time for a final festive curtain call

08 January 2020

The longest-running pantomime production in the county is set for its final, festive curtain call and there's still time to catch some tickets.

'They both adore each other'

'They both adore each other'

04 January 2020

Despite an age gap of more than a century, an eight-month-old and her 102-year-old great-great-grandmother have formed a special bond.

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Mountains of gifts for homeless

Mountains of gifts for homeless

28 December 2019

Kind-hearted children helped fill a record number of boxes filled with essential items for people with no home of their own.

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Charity serves up Christmas lunch for 'those on their own'

Charity serves up Christmas lunch for 'those on their own'

27 December 2019

Restaurants donated food and drink to ensure those on their own weren't left out this Christmas.

Perfect solution for all your unwanted Christmas gifts

Perfect solution for all your unwanted Christmas gifts

26 December 2019

A jeweller has introduced a scheme to make sure no Christmas gifts are wasted in the new year.

Boxing Day Dip time change reminder

Boxing Day Dip time change reminder

25 December 2019

A Boxing Day Dip will take place at 9.30am instead of 11am tomorrow due to high tide fears.

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Did Dickens spend his last Christmas turkey-less?

Did Dickens spend his last Christmas turkey-less?

25 December 2019

A recently unearthed letter sent by the great author has thrown doubt on whether Dickens spent his last Christmas meal without a turkey.

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Hidden stories of the food bank

Hidden stories of the food bank

25 December 2019

From a single mum with five children at home to the soldier suffering PTSD, we've spoken to those who rely on the food bank.

Things to do between Christmas and New Year

Things to do between Christmas and New Year

25 December 2019

From Boxing Day rambles to family raves, here's some ideas for things to do during the Christmas and New Year break.

Gift delivery sparks joy among families

Gift delivery sparks joy among families

24 December 2019

A town's fire crew loaded up a truck with presents and delivered festive cheer to families.

How to get the kids to sleep on Christmas Eve

How to get the kids to sleep on Christmas Eve

24 December 2019

It can be the hardest night of the year for getting the kids to bed - but these top tips for a Christmas Eve bedtime routine will help.

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Schoolgirl releases Christmas song

Schoolgirl releases Christmas song

24 December 2019

A young singer-songwriter has released her first Christmas track as she bids to join other festive music heavyweights and prepares an album.

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Decorations missing from town's roundabouts

Decorations missing from town's roundabouts

23 December 2019

Two roundabouts have not been decorated for the first time in years, sparking disappointment among passing motorists.

All aboard the Frozen bus

All aboard the Frozen bus

23 December 2019

Mrs Claus drives children to their Christmas party on her Frozen-themed bus.

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Christmas events in pictures

Christmas events in pictures

23 December 2019

Festive community events, charity fundraisers and Christmas fun have been taking place across the Towns - will you be in the paper?

The most festive road names in Kent

The most festive road names in Kent

23 December 2019

From Chestnut Avenue to Mistletoe Drive, here are the most Christmas-y street names and how much properties are worth there.

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Where to buy a Christmas tree for £1

Where to buy a Christmas tree for £1

22 December 2019

Despite there still being days to go before the big day, one shop is selling Christmas trees for a quid.

'Kindness brought me to tears'

'Kindness brought me to tears'

22 December 2019

The kindness of a stranger towards a heartbroken young girl who lost her dad in a car accident brought her mother to tears on a shopping trip.

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