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When shops were shops

When shops were shops

15 May 2021

Memories of bacon slicers, cheese cut with a wire, butter patted into shape with wooden paddles and sugar weighed into blue paper bags.

Inside night of terror at Kent prison

Inside night of terror at Kent prison

14 May 2021

Pictures show the shocking result of a four-hour riot at one of Kent's biggest jails as more than a dozen inmates are sentenced.

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See inside £8.5m church conversion

See inside £8.5m church conversion

14 May 2021

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is pumping £4.2m into a scheme to convert a burned-out dockyard church into mentoring hub for young entrepreneurs.

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‘I can’t do anything now for Bill, but perhaps I can help someone else’

‘I can’t do anything now for Bill, but perhaps I can help someone else’

14 May 2021

A widow has written a variety of poems in memory of her late husband to raise money for dementia research.

Nine Kent beaches among best in the world

Nine Kent beaches among best in the world

14 May 2021

Nine beaches in Kent have been awarded a prestigious Blue Flag.

‘We’d love a carnival full of joy, colour and smiles’

‘We’d love a carnival full of joy, colour and smiles’

13 May 2021

A seaside carnival will return this year – and organisers hope it will be “bigger and more spectacular” than before.

'We have no idea why our son took his own life'

'We have no idea why our son took his own life'

12 May 2021

The family of a man who was found dead in his shed said they don't know why he took his own life.

County in top ten for pubs walks in the UK

County in top ten for pubs walks in the UK

12 May 2021

Kent has been named as the eighth top county for pubs walks in the UK by AA Media.

Inmate claimed there was £300k hit on him before cell death

Inmate claimed there was £300k hit on him before cell death

12 May 2021

A Kent prisoner who claimed there was a £300,000 hit on him while in custody was found hanged in his cell, an inquest has heard.

One team, many wins

One team, many wins

10 May 2021

Burglars, robbers and other criminals have had a total 30 years of jail sentences in a month after being hunted by one detective squad.

Air ambulance called to four-car crash

Air ambulance called to four-car crash

10 May 2021

One person was air-lifted to a London hospital by helicopter after a four-car-crash closed a road for nearly three hours

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Charity appoints new director of fundraising

Charity appoints new director of fundraising

10 May 2021

Demelza Children's Hospice has appointed a new director of fundraising and marketing to boost post-pandemic income.

Council pays £40k to helped 'deprived' children

Council pays £40k to helped 'deprived' children

10 May 2021

A council has handed £40k to a children's charity to give early-years support to youngsters from deprived backgrounds to 'beat the poverty cycle'.

Models needed for fashion show 'with a difference'

Models needed for fashion show 'with a difference'

10 May 2021

A mum is asking women of all ages and sizes to have their bodies painted and join her on the catwalk.

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New market set for town

New market set for town

09 May 2021

A new artisan market is coming to a Kent town, with applications for stalls now open.

The pioneers who took football around the world

The pioneers who took football around the world

09 May 2021

A Kent-based football history writer and podcaster explores the county's links with the spread of the global game.

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Woman treated for smoke inhalation after iron sparks blaze

Woman treated for smoke inhalation after iron sparks blaze

08 May 2021

A woman in her 60s had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a faulty iron caused a fire in her kitchen.

Lockdowns blamed for children’s speech issues

Lockdowns blamed for children’s speech issues

08 May 2021

Parents fear their children’s speech and language has been permanently damaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

Conservatives take seat from Labour in town's by-election

Conservatives take seat from Labour in town's by-election

07 May 2021

The Conservatives have won the Sheerness by-election - taking a seat left vacant by Labour's Mark Ellen who died in February.

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Full results from local election

Full results from local election

07 May 2021

The battle for control of Kent County Council has been taking place and this is how things look in Sheppey, Sittingbourne and Faversham.

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