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Country lane shut after huge pile of dirt dumped

Country lane shut after huge pile of dirt dumped

13 February 2024

A country lane has been forced to shut for week after a pile of dirt and rubble was fly-tipped in the middle of the road.

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Fight to reclaim ‘iconic’ nightclub taken over by ‘raving squatters’

Fight to reclaim ‘iconic’ nightclub taken over by ‘raving squatters’

13 February 2024

Plans are in place to evict protesters who have set up camp inside an abandoned nightclub to campaign against closures across the industry.

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Jimmy Carr to perform new material at Kent show – here’s how to get tickets

Jimmy Carr to perform new material at Kent show – here’s how to get tickets

13 February 2024

Fans can hear the comedian’s latest jokes at a new work-in-progress gig. Here’s how to get tickets.

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Boss held employee at gunpoint after alleged bikes theft

Boss held employee at gunpoint after alleged bikes theft

13 February 2024

A former company boss has been jailed after he held a pistol to an employee and fired a blank close to his face before returning with a shotgun.

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Petition launched over ‘incredibly harsh’ A20 speeding fines

Petition launched over ‘incredibly harsh’ A20 speeding fines

13 February 2024

Motorists are weighing up legal action over a decision to go ahead with “incredibly harsh” speeding fines near the London-Kent border.

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Police hunt for phantom postbox painter

Police hunt for phantom postbox painter

12 February 2024

Kent Police is stepping up the search for the person who is painting post boxes gold.

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Car crashes yards from high street pub

Car crashes yards from high street pub

11 February 2024

A driver who crashed in a high street has been condemned as ‘stupid and reckless’ after just missing a young child.

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‘We were told not to worry about lump but it was male breast cancer’

‘We were told not to worry about lump but it was male breast cancer’

11 February 2024

A widow is hoping to raise awareness of young people with cancer after losing her husband to a rare form of the disease aged just 32.

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Gang stole £100,000 worth of bikes

Gang stole £100,000 worth of bikes

10 February 2024

Members of an organised crime gang with links to Kent which stole bikes have appeared in court.

Uncertainty for Kent stores as The Body Shop goes into administration

Uncertainty for Kent stores as The Body Shop goes into administration

10 February 2024

Kent could be set to lose yet another long-running national brand as cosmetic and skincare chain The Body Shop calls in administrators.

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Crews tackle blaze at commercial outbuilding

Crews tackle blaze at commercial outbuilding

10 February 2024

Fire crews were called to tackle a blaze at a business in the early hours, which is thought to have been sparked by an electrical fault.

Kent’s newest National Garden Scheme gardens

Kent’s newest National Garden Scheme gardens

10 February 2024

The voluntary scheme, which gives the public exclusive access to private gardens, has revealed 10 new locations for this year.

Mum’s ‘slushy warning’ after tot left fighting for her life

Mum’s ‘slushy warning’ after tot left fighting for her life

09 February 2024

A two-year-old was left fighting for her life in hospital after drinking a slushy at a trampoline park in Kent.

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Drink driver who ‘could barely stand’ was three times over limit

Drink driver who ‘could barely stand’ was three times over limit

09 February 2024

A man spotted swerving between lanes on a dual carriageway was three times over the drink-drive limit and “could barely stand” when stopped by police.

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Hit-and-run driver found guilty of pensioner’s death

Hit-and-run driver found guilty of pensioner’s death

08 February 2024

A 30-year-old woman has been convicted of causing the death of a pensioner by dangerous driving after hitting him and “just driving off”.

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Slip road closed for repairs following lorry fire

Slip road closed for repairs following lorry fire

08 February 2024

A motorway slip road has been closed for surface repairs following a lorry fire.

‘Anti-social’ yobs trash bus windows

‘Anti-social’ yobs trash bus windows

08 February 2024

A bus company has condemned the actions of “anti-social” yobs after one of its vehicles was targeted.

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Man who stabbed woman 15 times after row over Covid jailed

Man who stabbed woman 15 times after row over Covid jailed

08 February 2024

A knife-wielding thug who stabbed a neighbour 15 times as she lay in bed after an argument about Covid has been convicted of attempted murder.

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Shop goes gold as it sells £1m winning lottery ticket

Shop goes gold as it sells £1m winning lottery ticket

08 February 2024

A once-unlucky supermarket is celebrating after selling a jackpot-winning lottery ticket.

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Retired ballroom dancer celebrates 101st birthday

Retired ballroom dancer celebrates 101st birthday

08 February 2024

A care home resident who has lived in Kent for all her life and was still teaching dancing in her 80s has celebrated her 101st birthday.

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