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Tributes pour in for ‘best Mayor’

Tributes pour in for ‘best Mayor’

16 June 2021

Tributes have poured in for a former councillor, whose year as Mayor has been remembered as being filled with fun, after she died suddenly.

'We just need to do everything we can to keep the lads safe'

'We just need to do everything we can to keep the lads safe'

16 June 2021

A football academy admits Christian Eriksen's collapse at Euro 2020 was a wake-up call and has vowed to get defibrillators.

Roofer pocketed £100k from pensioner for shoddy work

Roofer pocketed £100k from pensioner for shoddy work

16 June 2021

A crooked roofer who ripped off a trusting pensioner and pocketed about £100k for shoddy repair work, has been locked up.

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'Our son was killed but he still helps us stay together'

'Our son was killed but he still helps us stay together'

16 June 2021

The parents of a 16-year-old who was punched and kicked to death 15 years ago say his spirit has helped to keep them together.

Blaze started in kitchen

Blaze started in kitchen

15 June 2021

Two dogs and their owner have been rescued from a smoke-filled property.

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New waste contract could introduce electric bin vehicles

New waste contract could introduce electric bin vehicles

14 June 2021

The council has agreed on plans for a new waste collection team which will clean the borough.

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We're on course for hottest day of 2021

We're on course for hottest day of 2021

13 June 2021

Met Office forecasters suggest temperatures could well hit 29C today, which would make it the top scorcher of the year so far.

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Nuclear test veterans' disgust over bravery snub

Nuclear test veterans' disgust over bravery snub

13 June 2021

Kent MPs may be the final hope in a campaign to recognise the sacrifices of servicemen exposed to nuclear explosions.

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Child, 8, threatens boy with gun

Child, 8, threatens boy with gun

12 June 2021

Police are investigating reports a child, believed to be aged around eight years old, threatened another lad with an 'air weapon'.

Bail extended after fatal crash which killed biker

Bail extended after fatal crash which killed biker

10 June 2021

A man arrested after a young biker was killed in a crash has had his bail extended.

'Hero' helps mum find lost ring on beach with metal detector

'Hero' helps mum find lost ring on beach with metal detector

10 June 2021

A metal detectorist who helped find a heartbroken mum’s lost wedding rings has been hailed a hero for his efforts.

One of Kent’s most dedicated fundraisers hits £300k - here's how

One of Kent’s most dedicated fundraisers hits £300k - here's how

10 June 2021

One of the county’s most dedicated fundraisers has hit £300k, so we've taken a look back at his extraordinary efforts...

Kind gesture for police after officer attacked

Kind gesture for police after officer attacked

10 June 2021

Police patrols had a "pleasant surprise" left on their car after one of their officers was attacked.

Cocktail bar fined £1,000 for breaching Covid regulations

Cocktail bar fined £1,000 for breaching Covid regulations

09 June 2021

A town centre cocktail bar has been fined £1,000 after being unable to follow council inspectors' advice to make its garden confirm to Covid rules.

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Controversial comic Lee Hurst sparks new Twitter storm

Controversial comic Lee Hurst sparks new Twitter storm

09 June 2021

The Kent comic has enraged the Twittersphere after comparing today's young people waiting for Covid jabs with Second World War D-Day soldiers.

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Police helicopter deployed in hunt for assault suspect

Police helicopter deployed in hunt for assault suspect

09 June 2021

A police helicopter has been circling above a town searching for a man who assaulted an officer.

Weekend set to bring mini heatwave

Weekend set to bring mini heatwave

09 June 2021

A spell of high pressure means most areas in the county will meet the Met Office’s definition of a heatwave this weekend.

New special needs school planned for town

New special needs school planned for town

08 June 2021

A special needs school which would help 50 children and employ 32 staff is hoping to open this summer.

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Step back in time in new-look museum

Step back in time in new-look museum

08 June 2021

How a couple created a living museum from a former kitchen showroom.

Under 30s to be called for jab

Under 30s to be called for jab

07 June 2021

The NHS will start calling those aged 25-29 for vaccination from tomorrow as the inoculation programme reaches the 'home straight'.

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