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'It's like forcing a motorcyclist to wear a crash helmet'

'It's like forcing a motorcyclist to wear a crash helmet'

16 June 2021

The news care home workers will need to have have mandatory coronavirus vaccinations has been welcomed by care experts and others in the county.

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New crematorium to cut journeys for mourners

New crematorium to cut journeys for mourners

15 June 2021

A bid to build a town’s first crematorium appears set to go ahead amid hopes it will cut journeys for mourners by at least 25 minutes.

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'It woke me up at 4am!'

'It woke me up at 4am!'

15 June 2021

Residents are scratching their heads wondering how a 15ft-high buoy washed up on a beach outside their homes.

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We're on course for hottest day of 2021

We're on course for hottest day of 2021

13 June 2021

Met Office forecasters suggest temperatures could well hit 29C today, which would make it the top scorcher of the year so far.

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'Drunk' tries to fight police officers amid crackdown on yobs

'Drunk' tries to fight police officers amid crackdown on yobs

12 June 2021

A 'drunk male' tried to fight police officers just hours after a dispersal order was enforced in a coastal town.

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Dispersal orders for two coastal towns

Dispersal orders for two coastal towns

11 June 2021

Police have imposed a crackdown on yobs for two neighbouring areas for 48 hours.

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Green light for £8.9m bypass to tackle 6,000 extra vehicles

Green light for £8.9m bypass to tackle 6,000 extra vehicles

11 June 2021

A vital project highways chiefs believe will help keep traffic moving after an influx of more than 6,000 motorists will finally go ahead.

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'Stinking council estate rubbish so bad I want malaria jab'

'Stinking council estate rubbish so bad I want malaria jab'

11 June 2021

Disgusted residents on a council estate say they fear for their health as stinking waste continuously piles up outside communal bins.

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Kent's best beaches: The complete guide

Kent's best beaches: The complete guide

09 June 2021

Heading to the beach in Kent as the temperature rises? Here's your guide to the county's best.

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'I want us to open five pubs in five years - minimum'

'I want us to open five pubs in five years - minimum'

08 June 2021

Meet the young pub boss who, along with his brother, is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Wetherspoon - but with micropubs.

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‘Building 17,000 homes will turn villages into city suburbs’

‘Building 17,000 homes will turn villages into city suburbs’

07 June 2021

A vision to build up to 17,000 new homes to fund a £100 million bypass has sparked fears sleepy villages could mutate into city suburbs.

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Rescued bears leave Kent animal park

Rescued bears leave Kent animal park

04 June 2021

Two bear cubs saved from certain death after being abandoned by their mother have left the Kent animal park that nurtured them to full health.

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Cases and hospital numbers fall in Kent's 'Indian strain' hotspot

Cases and hospital numbers fall in Kent's 'Indian strain' hotspot

03 June 2021

The infection rate in a Kent district hit by the so-called 'Indian variant' has surprisingly fallen along with the number of hospital patients.

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Hydrogen plant dubbed ‘UK first’ to be built by next year

Hydrogen plant dubbed ‘UK first’ to be built by next year

03 June 2021

Construction work on a hydrogen plant is finally set to begin after Covid pushed the plans behind schedule.

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Owner of lost jingle-singing parrot terrorised by troll

Owner of lost jingle-singing parrot terrorised by troll

02 June 2021

The owners of a missing African grey parrot who sings advert jingles and mimics ambulance sirens have received chilling phone calls.

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Poo-dunnit? The mystery of the missing dog waste bins

Poo-dunnit? The mystery of the missing dog waste bins

31 May 2021

Walkers and council staff have been left baffled after dog poo bins went meant missing - presumably stolen by thieves.

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'Running family pub now financially unviable'

'Running family pub now financially unviable'

29 May 2021

A family which has run a village’s last-remaining pub for the last 12 years is set to leave the historic pub after the rent was hiked.

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Son feels ‘violated’ as plant pot containing mum’s ashes stolen

Son feels ‘violated’ as plant pot containing mum’s ashes stolen

29 May 2021

A retired police officer is urging thieves to return his mother’s ashes after they sneaked into his front garden and swiped her urn from his doorstep.

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Broadband provider pledges 'ultra fast' speeds for 26 Kent locations

Broadband provider pledges 'ultra fast' speeds for 26 Kent locations

28 May 2021

Openreach has revealed it is to significantly bolster internet connection speeds for numerous locations across Kent within the next five years.

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17,000 new homes to fund four-mile bypass

17,000 new homes to fund four-mile bypass

27 May 2021

A staggering 17,000 new homes could be built across the district to fund a four-mile bypass drawing cars out of a congested city centre

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