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Vandals wreck youth group’s skate park building

Vandals wreck youth group’s skate park building

15 April 2024

A container at a skate park has had its windows smashed, electrics torn out and door lock damaged during a break-in by vandals.

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‘Heartbreak’ as living museum to close

‘Heartbreak’ as living museum to close

15 April 2024

A town centre museum has confirmed it will be closing after it has struggled to pay the rent.

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Man ‘squirted’ in face with noxious substance

Man ‘squirted’ in face with noxious substance

15 April 2024

A man suffered facial injuries in an alleged attack with a noxious substance after being approached by two men outside a pub.

Busy route shut for more than 24 hours after fuel spillage

Busy route shut for more than 24 hours after fuel spillage

15 April 2024

A major route has reopened after a lorry’s fuel tank ruptured and caused long delays for drivers.

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Three arrests after police discover compounds full of stolen car parts

Three arrests after police discover compounds full of stolen car parts

14 April 2024

Two compounds full of stolen car parts have been found in Kent.

Village ‘at threat of becoming town’

Village ‘at threat of becoming town’

14 April 2024

A housing developer has applied for permission to build almost 50 houses just off the A2.

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Homeless charity fundraising to buy ‘surplus’ building

Homeless charity fundraising to buy ‘surplus’ building

13 April 2024

A charity has hit out at the county council for not telling it the value of the building it uses to help those in need before it goes to auction.

‘Atrocious’ flytipping piles up near crematorium

‘Atrocious’ flytipping piles up near crematorium

13 April 2024

Fridges, a cooker, tyres and other household furniture have all been dumped in a country lane.

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Couple’s sign of the times - the 21 times their bin’s been missed

Couple’s sign of the times - the 21 times their bin’s been missed

12 April 2024

A husband and wife have put up a sign setting out the number of days they have been without having their bins emptied - and it’s 21 and counting.

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‘Moronic act could have burned down my showroom’

‘Moronic act could have burned down my showroom’

12 April 2024

The owner of a town centre furniture shop says 80 mattresses went up in smoke during a blaze that could be seen for miles.

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Care home extension plans submitted

Care home extension plans submitted

12 April 2024

Proposals for a two-storey extension for new bedrooms at a care home to tackle a shortfall of beds in the area have been submitted.

Memorial match for teammates who died in accidents just months apart

Memorial match for teammates who died in accidents just months apart

12 April 2024

A football match to celebrate the lives of two men who died aged 20 in separate road accidents is being held to raise money for their disability team.

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Woman’s foot amputated after four-day wait in hospital corridor

Woman’s foot amputated after four-day wait in hospital corridor

12 April 2024

A great-gran had to wait in a hospital corridor on a trolley for four days before being treated for an urgent infection.

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Pictures show ‘massive’ fire in town

Pictures show ‘massive’ fire in town

11 April 2024

Plumes of smoke billowed across a town after a fire broke out this evening.

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Waste company apologises for bins fiasco

Waste company apologises for bins fiasco

11 April 2024

A boss at a waste company that’s come under huge criticism after multiple bins went uncollected resulting in hundreds of complaints has apologised.

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Another road closure for gridlocked town

Another road closure for gridlocked town

11 April 2024

Another street in a town plagued by roadworks has been closed for a week.

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Stray puppy dies after being found in poor condition

Stray puppy dies after being found in poor condition

10 April 2024

A dog warden has been left with a “broken heart” following the death of an “underweight” cane corse found straying in a village.

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Paper mill to see £48m changes to production line

Paper mill to see £48m changes to production line

09 April 2024

Plans have been given the nod for the UK’s largest paper mill to transform part of its 100-year-old site.

More staff brought in to deal with bin backlog

More staff brought in to deal with bin backlog

09 April 2024

More staff and extra collection days are being implemented and a council has apologised after a huge number of missed bin collections.

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Gym giant opens new 24/7 branch

Gym giant opens new 24/7 branch

09 April 2024

A national gym chain has welcomed its members to its newest branch which has created nine new jobs.

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