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Top Tory banned after being caught twice over drink-drive limit

Top Tory banned after being caught twice over drink-drive limit

19 March 2024

A prominent politician has pleaded guilty to drink driving and having no insurance.

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M2 crash causes delays

M2 crash causes delays

19 March 2024

A collision on one of Kent’s motorways caused delays for motorists.

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'I passed the Kent test and was given worst school in England'

'I passed the Kent test and was given worst school in England'

19 March 2024

The mother of an 11-year-old has said she would rather home-school her son than send him to what he has described as “the worst school in England”.

Woman denies causing death of Harley Davidson biker in three-vehicle crash

Woman denies causing death of Harley Davidson biker in three-vehicle crash

18 March 2024

A 53-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing death by dangerous driving after a “true gentleman” biker died in the crash.

Candidate quits post to focus on general election bid

Candidate quits post to focus on general election bid

18 March 2024

A Tory aiming to become a Kent MP has announced she has quit her position on a London council.

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Junction reopened after huge traffic jams

Junction reopened after huge traffic jams

18 March 2024

A major motorway sliproad remains has reopened after overrunning roadworks causing earlier long delays for drivers.

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Brothers invest millions into ‘forgotten’ holiday park

Brothers invest millions into ‘forgotten’ holiday park

18 March 2024

Two businessmen brothers have pledged to create jobs and back the community in an effort to boost a once popular holiday location.

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Bin collection changes for three boroughs

Bin collection changes for three boroughs

17 March 2024

Residents are being warned about changes to their bin collections as three councils roll out new waste vehicle fleets.

‘I went from plaiting mango hair in Ghana to owning a salon’

‘I went from plaiting mango hair in Ghana to owning a salon’

17 March 2024

A hairdresser is telling her story of how she went from poverty in Ghana to launching her training academy at her successful salon.

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New drone footage shows £100m flyover nearing completion

New drone footage shows £100m flyover nearing completion

17 March 2024

Aerial shots of a multimillion-pound roundabout project show the near-finished structure which aims to make journeys easier for thousands of drivers.

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Arrests in crackdown on nuisance car meetings

Arrests in crackdown on nuisance car meetings

16 March 2024

Arrests have been made after reports of nuisance drivers meeting in large groups and causing disruption for residents.

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Woman taken to hospital after car crashes into wall

Woman taken to hospital after car crashes into wall

16 March 2024

A woman was taken to hospital after crashing her car into a wall.

Burger King planning to move close to retail park

Burger King planning to move close to retail park

16 March 2024

A town could get its first Burger King if the fast food giant is given permission to build a new restaurant close to an existing McDonald’s.

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Fireworks let off from foot crossing

Fireworks let off from foot crossing

15 March 2024

A group of youths that were setting off fireworks at a foot crossing were chased down by officers and their police dog.

Tommy soldier war memorial ‘wrecked’ by diverting lorries five times

Tommy soldier war memorial ‘wrecked’ by diverting lorries five times

15 March 2024

The pub landlady has put up her own warning sign after passing lorries have repeatedly damaged a war memorial.

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More A249 and M2 slip closures planned

More A249 and M2 slip closures planned

14 March 2024

National Highways has confirmed that parts of another motorway slip and dual carriageway will be temporarily shut for work on the Stockbury flyover.

Fly tipping fines to double

Fly tipping fines to double

14 March 2024

The maximum penalty for the most serious offences of fly-tipping and littering is increasing thanks to new government legislation.

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Bakery boss denies closure rumours despite ‘demolition flats plan’

Bakery boss denies closure rumours despite ‘demolition flats plan’

14 March 2024

A family-run bakery which has been trading in a high street for more than 90 years is not closing despite plans submitted to demolish part of it.

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Delays clear on M2 after broken-down vehicle closed lane

Delays clear on M2 after broken-down vehicle closed lane

13 March 2024

Traffic has returned to normal on a motorway after a broken-down vehicle prompted the closure of a lane.

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Opening date revealed for town’s new Cake Box

Opening date revealed for town’s new Cake Box

12 March 2024

A new high street dessert chain has confirmed when it’ll begin to serve customers.

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