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Eight arrests after police crackdown

Eight arrests after police crackdown

19 May 2022

A police crackdown on drug crime and anti-social behaviour has led to multiple arrests, cash and vehicles seized.

Work starts on hundreds of garden city homes

Work starts on hundreds of garden city homes

19 May 2022

Construction work has started on the development of 138 new flats to be built as part of Kent's garden city.

Traveller group moved on from playing fields

Traveller group moved on from playing fields

19 May 2022

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

Islanders asked to check gardens for man missing for a month

Islanders asked to check gardens for man missing for a month

19 May 2022

People have been asked to check their gardens and sheds for a man who has not been seen for several weeks.

Cost of living crisis means children aren't learning to swim

Cost of living crisis means children aren't learning to swim

19 May 2022

A study has found that a third of children are not learning to swim and swimming teachers fear this could put lives at risk.

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New housing named after council homes project leader

New housing named after council homes project leader

19 May 2022

Flats have been named after a woman who helped lead a scheme to build new council homes.

What's been fly-tipped now?

What's been fly-tipped now?

19 May 2022

A fly-tipping hotspot has seen a large organ added to the list of dumped waste.

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The deserted 'International' station that's still missing Eurostar

The deserted 'International' station that's still missing Eurostar

19 May 2022

The continued suspension of international rail services has left a station looking like lockdown never ended.

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Travellers pitch up on new ground

Travellers pitch up on new ground

18 May 2022

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

Puppy freed from brick wall

Puppy freed from brick wall

18 May 2022

An inquisitive puppy had to be freed from a brick wall by fire crews after getting her head caught.

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Travellers evicted from heath

Travellers evicted from heath

18 May 2022

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

Plans to 'infill' lake to create thousands of homes

18 May 2022

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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'My snort laugh wasn't good enough'

'My snort laugh wasn't good enough'

17 May 2022

A happiness coach is still smiling after being knocked out of the World Laughter Championships in the snort laugh round.

Travellers pitch up on heath

Travellers pitch up on heath

17 May 2022

A group of travellers have moved on to a popular walking spot.

Burglar-chasing robots and emotion-controlled appliances

Burglar-chasing robots and emotion-controlled appliances

16 May 2022

Robot personal assistants, holographic fans and emotion-controlled machines are the future in home technology, as our reporter found out.

'Reaction to food bank picture over-the-top'

'Reaction to food bank picture over-the-top'

15 May 2022

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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The neighbourhoods where Covid cases are rising

The neighbourhoods where Covid cases are rising

14 May 2022

Coronavirus infection rates have gone above the national average in nearly half of Kent's districts, but daily UK cases continue to fall.

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Rush-hour chaos on county's motorways

Rush-hour chaos on county's motorways

13 May 2022

Commuters facing Friday rush-hour chaos on the county's motorways can expect traffic at the Dartford Crossing and tailbacks on the M2 and M20.

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'Leader should apologise for smiling foodbank photo'

'Leader should apologise for smiling foodbank photo'

13 May 2022

A council leader has been called on to apologise after he was pictured laughing and smiling at the opening of a foodbank.

New mayor for Dartford

New mayor for Dartford

13 May 2022

The borough has appointed its new mayor for the coming year.

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