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Fight to restore huge boot fair axed by council

Fight to restore huge boot fair axed by council

19 May 2024

Hopes have emerged of reviving a popular boot fair that was scrapped by a council despite being seen as a “lifeline” to many.

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'Smell from brewery is so bad we can't sit in our gardens!'

'Smell from brewery is so bad we can't sit in our gardens!'

19 May 2024

Neighbours say the stench from a brewery is so bad they cannot sit in their gardens - but bosses are urging residents to be more “pro-business”.

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‘We didn’t want to see another place close – so we opened the gym in a church’

‘We didn’t want to see another place close – so we opened the gym in a church’

19 May 2024

A tight-knit gym community has turned a 116-year-old church into a gym only 10 days after their previous village facility closed.

Family ‘forever grateful’ to those who helped search for Leah

Family ‘forever grateful’ to those who helped search for Leah

18 May 2024

The family of Leah Daley have issued a statement thanking all who joined the search for the 24-year-old after she went missing.

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Major high street roadworks to continue for three weeks

Major high street roadworks to continue for three weeks

18 May 2024

Emergency repairs in a high street are sparking delays during peak times and set to last for three more weeks.

Outpouring of grief as mourners lay flowers for Leah

Outpouring of grief as mourners lay flowers for Leah

18 May 2024

Mourners are continuing to lay flowers and light candles in tribute to a young woman after a body was found yesterday.

Man hit by ball bearing after spate of ‘catapult’ attacks

Man hit by ball bearing after spate of ‘catapult’ attacks

18 May 2024

A man was hit by a ball bearing during a series of suspected catapult attacks along a residential road.

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‘They’re penalising old people – I’ve got a black bin full to the brim’

‘They’re penalising old people – I’ve got a black bin full to the brim’

18 May 2024

A pensioner signed up to an assisted bin collection scheme hasn’t had her rubbish collected for more than six weeks, and says it “has been hell”.

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Man dies following incident at Dartford Crossing

Man dies following incident at Dartford Crossing

18 May 2024

A man has died after emergency services were called to an incident on the QEII Bridge.

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Residents left without water due to power outage

Residents left without water due to power outage

18 May 2024

A power outage at a pumping station left a number of homes without water.

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Man charged over alleged rape of teenage girl

Man charged over alleged rape of teenage girl

18 May 2024

A suspect has appeared in court after being charged over an alleged attack on a 17-year-old.

Family’s plea for information after dad’s mystery accident

Family’s plea for information after dad’s mystery accident

18 May 2024

A family is desperate to know what caused the accident which put their dad in a coma.

Roundabout to close for more than two weeks

Roundabout to close for more than two weeks

18 May 2024

A well-used roundabout is set to shut for improvement works as part of a £5m project.

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Trains disrupted after trespass on railway

Trains disrupted after trespass on railway

18 May 2024

Passengers faced delays after emergency services were called to a trespass on the railway.

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Hour-long delays caused by motorway repair works

Hour-long delays caused by motorway repair works

18 May 2024

Drivers are facing long queues due to weekend roadworks on a busy motorway.

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‘Rogue’ locksmith firm stands by £1,600 bill paid by desperate OAP

‘Rogue’ locksmith firm stands by £1,600 bill paid by desperate OAP

18 May 2024

A locksmith firm accused of ripping off a pensioner after charging her £1,600 to get her into her house has defended the eye-watering bill.

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When the wild ones terrorised the seaside

When the wild ones terrorised the seaside

18 May 2024

Exactly 60 years ago, Mods and Rockers brawled on a Kent beach, with running battles between 400 youths and police.

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Care home set to close to make way for flats

Care home set to close to make way for flats

17 May 2024

A care home with a 25-year history looks set to close and be replaced by homes.

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Teacher honoured for inspiring thousands of youngsters

Teacher honoured for inspiring thousands of youngsters

17 May 2024

Five decades of guiding young minds has seen one man presented with a lifetime achievement award for his work in the community.

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Suspected rogue traders arrested after elderly man ‘targeted’

Suspected rogue traders arrested after elderly man ‘targeted’

17 May 2024

A pair of suspected rogue traders have been arrested after allegedly causing thousands of pounds of damage to the home of a man in his 80s.

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