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Travel chaos after bridge was stuck in up position

Travel chaos after bridge was stuck in up position

22 February 2024

Trains have been rescheduled between two towns as problems with a bridge have been fixed.

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Shoplifter bit off-duty cop and attacked him with scissors

Shoplifter bit off-duty cop and attacked him with scissors

21 February 2024

A thief has been jailed after attacking a passing police sergeant who challenged her.

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‘Kind and genuine’ factory worker named after fatal crash

‘Kind and genuine’ factory worker named after fatal crash

21 February 2024

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after being hit by a BMW just weeks before his 35th birthday.

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Plastic covers for 5, 000 trees left in woodlands

Plastic covers for 5, 000 trees left in woodlands

21 February 2024

A group of volunteers is working to clean up thousands of plastic tree covers from a park after the council told them it wouldn’t do it.

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‘We want to help as many people as we can’ says new SEN school head

‘We want to help as many people as we can’ says new SEN school head

19 February 2024

A new school plans to help youngsters with special educational needs (SEN) nearby in a bid to stop parents having to travel long distances.

Fossil hunter airlifted after ‘collapsing in mud’

Fossil hunter airlifted after ‘collapsing in mud’

18 February 2024

A hobbyist who collapsed while out searching for fossils had to be rescued by a coastguard team after finding himself stranded.

‘I’m not building an airport – just protecting my land'

‘I’m not building an airport – just protecting my land'

18 February 2024

A holiday park boss is building a sea wall to protect his site – but the work sparked rumours he was creating a car park and even an airport.

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Retiring MP: ‘If I had my time again, this is what I’d do...’

Retiring MP: ‘If I had my time again, this is what I’d do...’

18 February 2024

One of the county’s best-known MPs has opened up on his life in politics as he prepares to call it a day.

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Fire rages for more than 30 hours at recycling centre

Fire rages for more than 30 hours at recycling centre

17 February 2024

Fire crews battled a blaze near a dockyard which raged for more than 30 hours.

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‘It’s robbery – it’s penalising people who want to see the sea’

‘It’s robbery – it’s penalising people who want to see the sea’

17 February 2024

Tourists and traders have hit out at “terrible” plans to bring in fees at several free car parks.

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‘Oil slick’ sighting off Kent coast a false alarm

‘Oil slick’ sighting off Kent coast a false alarm

16 February 2024

What appeared to be an oil slick in the sea has been declared a false alarm – but people are still being advised to steer clear.

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Veteran MP tells podcast that Brexit has gone well

Veteran MP tells podcast that Brexit has gone well

16 February 2024

An outgoing MP has told the Kent Politics Podcast how he feels Brexit has been a success and how current opinion polls are going to be proved wrong.

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Woman ‘repeatedly punched’ in alleged car assault near pub

Woman ‘repeatedly punched’ in alleged car assault near pub

15 February 2024

A woman suffered serious facial injuries after an alleged assault inside a car by a driver who later crashed into a bollard and fled.

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Kent hospital patients ‘delighted’ after visit from therapy pony

Kent hospital patients ‘delighted’ after visit from therapy pony

15 February 2024

A therapy pony has visited a hospital as part of an ongoing drive to use animal therapy to boost patient recovery and experience.

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‘Faultless fine dining in the unlikeliest of places’

‘Faultless fine dining in the unlikeliest of places’

15 February 2024

It might look unassuming, but this Indian restaurant was named best in the UK for its heavenly haute cuisine.

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Council fails to meet ‘ambitious’ climate targets

Council fails to meet ‘ambitious’ climate targets

13 February 2024

A council which voted to declare a “climate and ecological emergency” has failed to meet its climate targets.

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Multi-million-pound college extension plans revealed

Multi-million-pound college extension plans revealed

12 February 2024

Fresh CGI images show how an extension to a college could look, as part of a £20m scheme to revive a town.

'It’s bizarre! Why are our roads and driveways on Rightmove?’

'It’s bizarre! Why are our roads and driveways on Rightmove?’

12 February 2024

Homeowners have been left “frightened” and confused after discovering their roads and driveways were put up for sale on a property website.

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Community centre sold for more than £100k over guide price

Community centre sold for more than £100k over guide price

09 February 2024

A community hub once used for multiple functions before closing more than four years ago has gone under the hammer.

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Free parking to be scrapped at seafront car park

Free parking to be scrapped at seafront car park

09 February 2024

Planned charges at what is currently a free seafront car park are being labelled “extortionate” as parking fees are hiked across a borough.

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