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‘It’s money well spent’: Hospital ward reopens after £5m upgrade

‘It’s money well spent’: Hospital ward reopens after £5m upgrade

02 May 2024

A multi-million-pound cardio respiratory ward providing more than 30 new beds has opened to the public.

Robotic glove helps stroke survivor with everyday tasks

Robotic glove helps stroke survivor with everyday tasks

01 May 2024

A mum who had a stroke aged just 33 has been given a literal helping hand after being presented with a robotic glove.

Three walks to enjoy during National Walking Month

Three walks to enjoy during National Walking Month

01 May 2024

May is National Walking Month, and we’re celebrating with glorious strolls through Kent’s woods, villages, parks and gardens.

Woman charged after knife incident at hospital

Woman charged after knife incident at hospital

30 April 2024

A 45-year-old woman has appeared in court after police were called to a hospital after reports people were threatened with a knife.

‘It’s such a shame she won’t see return of carnival she loved so much’

‘It’s such a shame she won’t see return of carnival she loved so much’

30 April 2024

Tributes have poured in for a “lovely and caring” lady who put on a town’s parade for 30 years.

Housebuilder to take over 455-home scheme

Housebuilder to take over 455-home scheme

30 April 2024

A firm is set to take on a project to build homes, a county park and community hall in one of Kent’s fastest-growing villages.

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Council takes legal action over ‘unauthorised’ caravans

Council takes legal action over ‘unauthorised’ caravans

30 April 2024

A local authority has issued an enforcement notice to remove more than 30 caravans following complaints.

Account manager stole £80k from firm to buy ‘designer’ bags and luxury holidays

Account manager stole £80k from firm to buy ‘designer’ bags and luxury holidays

30 April 2024

A “compulsive spender” swindled her employer out of a huge sum, leaving it considering redundancies while she “flaunted” designer goods.

Woman arrested and knife seized during hospital disturbance

Woman arrested and knife seized during hospital disturbance

29 April 2024

Police were called to a town centre walk-in centre this afternoon following reports of a disturbance.

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Teen locked up after stabbing mum’s boyfriend eight times

Teen locked up after stabbing mum’s boyfriend eight times

29 April 2024

A 19-year-old who stabbed his mum’s boyfriend with a machete eight times has been given a 10-year sentence

'It's like living in a third world country'

'It's like living in a third world country'

29 April 2024

Residents say month-long problems with uncollected bins are attracting vermin - though one couple have seen the funny side to the fiasco.

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Academy pupils told last year’s work was for nothing

Academy pupils told last year’s work was for nothing

29 April 2024

A secondary school is facing a backlash after teenagers were told their course was ending without a qualification at the end of it.

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Village’s only barbershop to return after being ‘booted out’

Village’s only barbershop to return after being ‘booted out’

27 April 2024

A village’s only barber’s that was forced to shut so its premises could be turned into flats is to make a welcome return and will have a new home.

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Dispersal orders in two towns after rise in anti-social behaviour

Dispersal orders in two towns after rise in anti-social behaviour

26 April 2024

Police will have extra powers to move on anyone causing a nuisance in two town centres this weekend.

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Children late to school as parked vehicles block bus routes

Children late to school as parked vehicles block bus routes

26 April 2024

A bus company boss says getting kids to school on time is becoming “increasingly difficult” due to “frustrating” and inconsiderate parking.

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Tributes to firefighter ‘who made such a difference to people’s lives’

Tributes to firefighter ‘who made such a difference to people’s lives’

26 April 2024

A long-serving firefighter and volunteer, described as “the best husband ever,” has died.

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Homes plan rejected after fears they would ‘destroy’ rural gap

Homes plan rejected after fears they would ‘destroy’ rural gap

24 April 2024

Plans for nearly 100 homes have been turned down over concerns about the impact they would have on the countryside.

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Co-op to open minutes from rumoured Sainsbury’s

Co-op to open minutes from rumoured Sainsbury’s

24 April 2024

A Co-op will open less than 500 metres from an empty pub, which its former landlady said had received interest from a rival supermarket.

Busy A249 sliproad to close for three months

Busy A249 sliproad to close for three months

24 April 2024

Part of a busy junction is set to close while work progresses on a multi-million-pound roundabout revamp.

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Man charged with fraud over £2.6m investment scheme

Man charged with fraud over £2.6m investment scheme

24 April 2024

A man has appeared in court, accused of defrauding people through an “unauthorised” investment scheme.

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