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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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Crack cocaine and cannabis seized after BMW stopped

Crack cocaine and cannabis seized after BMW stopped

25 May 2021

A suspected dealer has been arrested after suspected crack cocaine and cannabis were seized from a BMW.

'Rude' stars and iconic acts at 90s music festival

'Rude' stars and iconic acts at 90s music festival

25 May 2021

Thirty years ago today "the biggest all-day open-air concert on the south coast" came to Kent.

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Police investigate hospital trust over baby deaths

Police investigate hospital trust over baby deaths

24 May 2021

Detectives are examining whether to launch a criminal investigation into the baby death scandal at troubled health trust.

Former high street cinema could be set for showtime once again

Former high street cinema could be set for showtime once again

23 May 2021

A former high street cinema-turned antiques shop wants to relive its glory days by becoming the town’s newest show venue.

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'Going to the beauty counter was too intimidating for me'

'Going to the beauty counter was too intimidating for me'

22 May 2021

A housekeeper says she was made to feel intimidated by shoppers and staff during visits to beauty counters – because she has a birthmark.

You can't park that there! Dinghy blocks road

You can't park that there! Dinghy blocks road

19 May 2021

A town road was blocked and police attended after a dinghy fell off a trailer.

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Huge Kent high school 'bursting at the seams'

Huge Kent high school 'bursting at the seams'

17 May 2021

One of Kent's biggest schools needs a new £1.5 million building to prevent pupils from having to be bussed miles to class, its head teacher believes.

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Seven arrests after raid on cannabis farm at house

Seven arrests after raid on cannabis farm at house

16 May 2021

Police discovered more than 200 cannabis plants being grown at a house after people were seen loading them into cars, leading to seven arrests.

Fears for historic village if homes built on pub car park

Fears for historic village if homes built on pub car park

16 May 2021

The “most historic and picturesque part” of a village will be spoiled if a brewery builds two houses in a pub car park, residents fear.

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You really could shop till you drop under new scheme

You really could shop till you drop under new scheme

16 May 2021

The days of lugging around heavy bags of shopping in the high street could soon be over, say bosses behind innovative new proposals.

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Food bank's rent jumps from £10 to £16,000

Food bank's rent jumps from £10 to £16,000

14 May 2021

An in-demand food bank is appealing for financial aid to help cover the cost of its new - and much larger - rental costs.

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£10 off as Deliveroo launches in town

£10 off as Deliveroo launches in town

14 May 2021

Restaurants serving Turkish, Italian and Caribbean food will all be available to order from online - as Deliveroo launches in a Kent town.

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