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‘People were sceptical but it has been a massive success’

‘People were sceptical but it has been a massive success’

11 July 2024

An ambitious multi-million-pound regeneration scheme is drawing to a close after more than a decade in the works but has it lived up to its promise?

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Drink-driver jailed over crash which left MP with broken ankle

Drink-driver jailed over crash which left MP with broken ankle

10 July 2024

A man who collided with a Kent MP and her daughters while driving over the limit and on the wrong side of the road has been jailed.

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Two-car crash blocks stretch of motorway

Two-car crash blocks stretch of motorway

10 July 2024

A two-car crash blocked part of a motorway, with police called to the collision.

Football school for children with behavioural needs to close

Football school for children with behavioural needs to close

10 July 2024

A football club school helping youngsters struggling with education will close this summer as children are integrated into mainstream schools.

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Kent councillor charged with historic child sex offences

Kent councillor charged with historic child sex offences

10 July 2024

A 73-year-old councillor will appear in court charged with multiple historic sex offences involving children under the age of 16.

£92m flyover to open after seven-year wait

£92m flyover to open after seven-year wait

10 July 2024

A long-awaited flyover designed to ease congestion and reduce accidents is set to open after plans were first unveiled seven years ago.

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Missing man from Ireland could be in Kent

Missing man from Ireland could be in Kent

08 July 2024

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing man from Ireland who could be in Kent.

Pro-Palestine group in ‘wanton attack’ on packaging company

Pro-Palestine group in ‘wanton attack’ on packaging company

08 July 2024

Activists have filmed themselves attacking a company's headquarters causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Former hospital marks 25 years since closure

Former hospital marks 25 years since closure

07 July 2024

A hospital which was the birthplace of thousands of people closed 25 years ago. We take a look back at its history.

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Bridge reopens after week of traffic hell

Bridge reopens after week of traffic hell

07 July 2024

An historic bridge which has been closed for more than a week for maintenance has reopened today - but there’s more closures ahead.

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Teenager ‘hit by car and beaten by driver’

Teenager ‘hit by car and beaten by driver’

06 July 2024

A man in his 40s has been arrested after a teenager was struck by a car and then allegedly attacked by the driver.

Band dropped from Kaiser Chiefs gig over ‘offensive posts’

Band dropped from Kaiser Chiefs gig over ‘offensive posts’

05 July 2024

A band has been axed after winning a competition to be a warm-up act at a festival amid homophobia allegations.

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Labour wins key seat after narrow three horse race

Labour wins key seat after narrow three horse race

04 July 2024

Sittingbourne and Sheppey has turned red for the first time since the 2010 election with a new MP elected.

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Bus services suspended as ‘terrible’ traffic continues

Bus services suspended as ‘terrible’ traffic continues

03 July 2024

A taxi company and bus operator are losing business after days of traffic problems.

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Children stuck on school bus for three hours in traffic chaos

Children stuck on school bus for three hours in traffic chaos

03 July 2024

Bus operators say one accident was all it took to bring traffic to a halt amid several major road projects in the area.

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‘Frustrating’ rush hour chaos in town for second day in a row

‘Frustrating’ rush hour chaos in town for second day in a row

02 July 2024

A town is experiencing traffic chaos for the second day in a row after a reported crash between a car and a bus.

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‘Horrendous’ delays causing rush hour chaos

‘Horrendous’ delays causing rush hour chaos

01 July 2024

Drivers have reported huge delays this evening, with queuing traffic in and out of a town.

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Empty town centre units earmarked for cafe

Empty town centre units earmarked for cafe

01 July 2024

Shop units which have been vacant for years could see a change of use into a cafe.

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Missing teen, 15, safely found

Missing teen, 15, safely found

29 June 2024

A teenage girl who was reported missing has been found safe and well.

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Motorway crash prompts gridlock

Motorway crash prompts gridlock

28 June 2024

A stretch of motorway is partially blocked following an accident, reports say.

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