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Children as young as three starting fires

Children as young as three starting fires

21 June 2022

The county's fire service says the youngest person it has had to work with to prevent them from setting fire to something was just three-years-old.

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Tiny pup needs £5,000 surgery before adoption

Tiny pup needs £5,000 surgery before adoption

21 June 2022

Founders of a French bulldog rescue charity are in desperate need of donations for a puppy with a cleft palate.

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Mum defies council in bid to help swans

Mum defies council in bid to help swans

20 June 2022

A floating nest was installed by volunteers for two swans whose home is destroyed daily by tides despite warnings from the council.

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Annual Chase The Sun bike ride starts in Kent

Annual Chase The Sun bike ride starts in Kent

20 June 2022

Hundreds of cyclists were riding through Kent as part of the annual 205-mile Chase The Sun bike ride to mark the longest day of the year.

Family tells of 'bomb scare' on the beach

Family tells of 'bomb scare' on the beach

19 June 2022

A parent has spoken of how their quiet day trip to the coast turned into a more frightening ordeal after her teenage son found an ordnance device.

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Bus fares to rise for thousands across Kent

Bus fares to rise for thousands across Kent

18 June 2022

A bus company is putting up fares to counter rising running costs with passengers set to pay more and the move has been met with criticism.

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Bomb squad called to beach

Bomb squad called to beach

18 June 2022

Police and bomb disposal experts locked down a beach as a family's day trip was disrupted after a suspected unexploded device was found in the sand.

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Day-trippers flock to Kent's holiday island

Day-trippers flock to Kent's holiday island

17 June 2022

Thousands of day-trippers and locals flocked to these award-winning Kent beaches on the hottest day of the year so far.

Enjoy the heatwave: Kent’s most Instagrammable picnic spots

Enjoy the heatwave: Kent’s most Instagrammable picnic spots

17 June 2022

We’ve scanned social media to find some of the county’s most picture-perfect places as it's National Picnic Week.

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M2 to be shut across two weekends

M2 to be shut across two weekends

16 June 2022

A 12-mile stretch of the M2 will be closed over two weekends in July, highways bosses have confirmed.

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First look at town centre plans

First look at town centre plans

16 June 2022

Architects have revealed how one of Kent's seaside towns could look if it wins Government cash.

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You can Bank on this restaurant for great food

You can Bank on this restaurant for great food

16 June 2022

We check out a fine-dining venue which used to be a pub and took almost 10 years to renovate in a village in Kent.

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School 'knocks out' boxing club

School 'knocks out' boxing club

15 June 2022

A 45-year-old boxing club is urgently seeking new premises after a school gave it five weeks to quit.

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Thousands more Kent homes at risk from rising sea level

Thousands more Kent homes at risk from rising sea level

15 June 2022

New report says thousands of homes in these two boroughs may need to be abandoned within the next 30 years because of rising sea levels.

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Kent v Essex in battle over bomb ship masts

Kent v Essex in battle over bomb ship masts

15 June 2022

An explosive row is brewing over whether Sheerness or Southend should end up with the SS Richard Montgomery masts after they are cut down.

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Truck driver fined thousands for obstructing fly-tipping probe

Truck driver fined thousands for obstructing fly-tipping probe

14 June 2022

A man has been slapped with a fine of more than £20,000 for failing to engage with a large-scale fly-tipping investigation.

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Kent's best beaches: The complete guide

Kent's best beaches: The complete guide

11 June 2022

Heading to the beach in Kent as the temperature rises? Here's your guide to the county's best.

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Tasered and punched man faces second eviction

Tasered and punched man faces second eviction

10 June 2022

Bailiffs have returned to the home of a man who was tasered and punched by police in a second attempt to evict him.

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Drivers ignore biker writhing on floor after A249 crash

Drivers ignore biker writhing on floor after A249 crash

10 June 2022

A woman who was knocked from her motorbike says she was left lying in a busy road in pain as other motorists whizzed past.

Rotary club hands out jubilee awards to volunteers

Rotary club hands out jubilee awards to volunteers

10 June 2022

More than 60 volunteers received scrolls of thanks from a Rotary club to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

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