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The 13 elephants leaving Kent for a new life

The 13 elephants leaving Kent for a new life

06 July 2021

As the herd of elephants at Kent animal park get set to depart, we delve into the character traits and personalities of each member of the group.

Southern Water committed more than 6,000 sewage breaches

Southern Water committed more than 6,000 sewage breaches

06 July 2021

A water firm illegally pumped “enormous volumes” of raw sewage into Kent’s coast in a bid to make money, a court heard.

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Kent animal park's entire elephant herd to leave

Kent animal park's entire elephant herd to leave

05 July 2021

The UK's largest herd of elephants is to bid farewell to Kent in what will be the end of an era for one of the county's most popular attractions.

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More than £4,000 raised for popular magician's funeral

More than £4,000 raised for popular magician's funeral

05 July 2021

More than £4,000 has been raised to help fund the funeral of a "warm and friendly" dad-of-one tragically discovered dead.

'Fawn rejected at birth thinks I'm her mum!'

'Fawn rejected at birth thinks I'm her mum!'

05 July 2021

A newborn fawn rejected at birth has been inseparable from a keeper at an animal park... as she thinks he is her mother.

'I'm loving life on the Costa del Kent...'

'I'm loving life on the Costa del Kent...'

05 July 2021

After a difficult year reporter Nicola Jordan embarked on an adventure – here's how life on the Kent coast compares to her favourite Med getaways.

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Burning invasive plant spreading in Kent

Burning invasive plant spreading in Kent

04 July 2021

Highways authorities are being urged to tackle the spread of potentially dangerous giant hogweed which can cause severe blistering and even scar.

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Landmarks will light up blue in honour of NHS

Landmarks will light up blue in honour of NHS

03 July 2021

Two Kent landmarks will light up in blue tonight to mark the NHS's 73rd birthday, and to thank staff for their contribution during the pandemic.

Air ambulance lands in playing field

Air ambulance lands in playing field

02 July 2021

An air ambulance has landed in a popular playing field where it is believed to be responding to a medical incident.

Private firm could police litter louts

Private firm could police litter louts

01 July 2021

A private firm which infamously fined a retired couple for dropping cherry pips could be brought back by a council to crack down on littering.

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Staff 'not told to wear masks' at Covid-hit care home

Staff 'not told to wear masks' at Covid-hit care home

30 June 2021

A care home has been plunged into special measures after staff members claimed "they had never been told they had to" wear masks.

Residents shaken by loud bangs

Residents shaken by loud bangs

29 June 2021

A series of explosions has startled residents in Kent this afternoon and even woke some people up.

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Netflix filming on Kent beach

Netflix filming on Kent beach

29 June 2021

Film crews have been spotted on the county's coast filming a brand-new series.

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'Keep your hands off our land!'

'Keep your hands off our land!'

28 June 2021

A shocked farm owner says he did not know developers had earmarked 80 acres of his land for new houses - until he read his local newspaper.

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'Final chance' to get vital £30m bypass approved

'Final chance' to get vital £30m bypass approved

26 June 2021

Reworked plans to get a long-awaited relief road approved have been submitted following a shock rejection by county councillors.

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Topshop could be converted into council offices

Topshop could be converted into council offices

25 June 2021

Part of a former Topshop in one of Kent's busiest shopping complexes could be converted into council offices.

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Boom in searches for Kent staycations

Boom in searches for Kent staycations

25 June 2021

One coastal town saw a massive 140% increase in Google searches for hotels as holidaymakers eye staycations this summer amid Covid uncertainty.

'An amazing magician with a heart of gold'

'An amazing magician with a heart of gold'

25 June 2021

A popular magician and entertainer who was well known across Kent has been found dead by police.

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Crematorium given green light despite fears over access

Crematorium given green light despite fears over access

24 June 2021

Plans to build a town's first crematorium have been given the green light – despite fears mourners cannot travel to the site by bus.

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Flexible rail tickets met with fury over savings claims

Flexible rail tickets met with fury over savings claims

22 June 2021

Rail commuters have blasted a new flexible season ticket as a "con", claiming some journeys are more expensive under the new scheme.

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