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Care agency suspended by inspector over safeguarding issues

Care agency suspended by inspector over safeguarding issues

21 July 2024

‘Enforcement action’ has been taken against an agency that cares for the elderly following an “inadequate” rating by the CQC.

‘Roadworks are so bad here, I’m thinking of moving 130 miles away’

‘Roadworks are so bad here, I’m thinking of moving 130 miles away’

20 July 2024

Congestion in a once-quiet village has got so bad people have to leave home an hour early just to get to appointments down the road.

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‘They’ll just plonk 300 boxes down’

‘They’ll just plonk 300 boxes down’

20 July 2024

Plans for 298 homes have been approved despite concerns over a lack of infrastructure to support them.

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‘One of the greats’ - Swimming teacher dies following 38-year career

‘One of the greats’ - Swimming teacher dies following 38-year career

19 July 2024

Tributes have been paid to a well-loved swimming teacher who taught “tens of thousands” of people.

Bin company to be penalised after four months of chaos

Bin company to be penalised after four months of chaos

19 July 2024

People who have had almost four months of missed bin collections are unlikely to get compensation despite a hefty fine for the waste company.

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Busy bridge to shut for another 10 days after traffic chaos during last closures

Busy bridge to shut for another 10 days after traffic chaos during last closures

19 July 2024

A bridge is to shut for more than a week as work continues to replace its degraded ropes.

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Delays on M2 after three-car crash

Delays on M2 after three-car crash

18 July 2024

Motorists faced lengthy queues on a busy section of motorway this evening owing to a crash involving multiple vehicles.

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Hunt for fly-tippers who dumped mounds of building waste

Hunt for fly-tippers who dumped mounds of building waste

18 July 2024

Rubble and insulation foam have been left strewn across two roads.

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‘Large quantity’ of medication stolen from shops across Kent

‘Large quantity’ of medication stolen from shops across Kent

17 July 2024

Police have released CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to after several reports of shoplifting across the county.

Prolific thief who caused ‘misery in the town’ banned from shops

Prolific thief who caused ‘misery in the town’ banned from shops

17 July 2024

A 45-year-old woman has been handed a two-year shop ban and sent back to prison for targeting a number of town centre stores and supermarkets.

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Children’s hospice founder dies at 83

Children’s hospice founder dies at 83

16 July 2024

Tributes have poured in for an architect who was known for setting up a charity in memory of his daughter.

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£5m price-tag on former garden centre and rejected housing estate

£5m price-tag on former garden centre and rejected housing estate

16 July 2024

Wasteland once dubbed a “scar on the landscape” deemed unsuitable for a large housing estate has hit the market for £5m.

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New MP to tackle ‘GP shortages, banking and education’

New MP to tackle ‘GP shortages, banking and education’

16 July 2024

A constituency’s new MP says he has “big changes” lined up for his area.

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Beauty products and medication stolen

Beauty products and medication stolen

15 July 2024

A chemist and a discount store are among shops which have been targeted by shoplifters.

Whistling postman in ‘good spirits’ after fall at home

Whistling postman in ‘good spirits’ after fall at home

15 July 2024

A whistling postman and charity champion remains in a care facility after being sent to hospital following a fall at home.

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‘Firing rockets and dodging oil spills - it’s real-life Mario Kart’

‘Firing rockets and dodging oil spills - it’s real-life Mario Kart’

13 July 2024

We try the county’s first interactive electric karting track dubbed as a real-life video game.

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Developer wins appeal to build almost 300 homes on farmland

Developer wins appeal to build almost 300 homes on farmland

12 July 2024

Plans to build a housing estate which includes a new road layout have been given the go-ahead on appeal despite hundreds of objections.

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‘Unknown chemicals’ found at wastewater treatment plant

‘Unknown chemicals’ found at wastewater treatment plant

11 July 2024

A water company is reassuring people they have not been put at risk after “unknown chemicals” were found and contained at a wastewater plant.

Brawl at town centre pub during England semi-final

Brawl at town centre pub during England semi-final

11 July 2024

A fight in a town centre pub during England’s win over Holland in the semi-final of the Euros is being investigated by police.

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First look at the newly-opened Stockbury flyover

First look at the newly-opened Stockbury flyover

11 July 2024

Our reporter takes the first steps on the new £92 million A249 flyover which has welcomed its first drivers.

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