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Kayaker airlifted to hospital after boat capsizes

Kayaker airlifted to hospital after boat capsizes

08 April 2024

Lifeboat crews were called to rescue three kayakers after they got into difficulty in the water.

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Power tools worth more than £7,000 stolen

Power tools worth more than £7,000 stolen

08 April 2024

Tools including cordless drills, sanders and other items are alleged to have been stolen from a business.

Key link road to M2 junction to reopen

Key link road to M2 junction to reopen

07 April 2024

A link road at the Stockbury Roundabout reopens tomorrow morning after work was delayed due to the weather.

Residents left with mounds of rubbish amid new collection chaos

Residents left with mounds of rubbish amid new collection chaos

07 April 2024

Fed-up residents feel “forgotten” as rubbish piles up in their street amid continuing problems with a new bin collection service.

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Delays on motorway after car overturns

Delays on motorway after car overturns

05 April 2024

Motorists are facing rush hour delays after an accident on a motorway.

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‘I quit my boring office job to make bouquets out of cake’

‘I quit my boring office job to make bouquets out of cake’

03 April 2024

A mum who dreamed of becoming a florist quit her office job to make floral arrangements out of cake after teaching herself from YouTube videos.

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‘Rubbish is piling up on our streets’

‘Rubbish is piling up on our streets’

03 April 2024

Residents have been left frustrated by their bins not being collected just days after a new waste collection company has been introduced.

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New augmented reality darts at entertainment complex

New augmented reality darts at entertainment complex

03 April 2024

Visitors to a cinema and bowling alley can now have a go at augmented reality darts.

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A-road reopens after crash involving lorry and car

A-road reopens after crash involving lorry and car

02 April 2024

A key route was shut for more than an hour during rush hour after a crash involving a lorry and a van.

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New surgery for 17,000 patients up in the air

New surgery for 17,000 patients up in the air

02 April 2024

There are delays to a desperately needed medical centre over problems with funding, despite developers being ready to start work.

Pet shop celebrates 30 years despite stiff competition from big chains

Pet shop celebrates 30 years despite stiff competition from big chains

02 April 2024

The owner of a pet shop celebrating its 30th anniversary in a town centre has explained why his business is still thriving.

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Football club faces huge losses after yobs tear up pitches

Football club faces huge losses after yobs tear up pitches

30 March 2024

A grassroots football club could be forced to scrap planned fixtures after vandals tore up and damaged its pitches.

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Council issues answer after residents’ fury over late bin collections

Council issues answer after residents’ fury over late bin collections

29 March 2024

A council has released a statement after residents made complaints about their bins not being collected.

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A249 roadworks finish early

A249 roadworks finish early

28 March 2024

National Highways has reopened part of the A249 ahead of the Easter weekend.

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Residents to see portion of council tax rise by more than 150%

Residents to see portion of council tax rise by more than 150%

28 March 2024

Some parish council precepts have increased by more than £150% due to “increased IT costs” and “recreation equipment funding”.

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Police hunt teens after three train stations ‘smashed up’

Police hunt teens after three train stations ‘smashed up’

27 March 2024

Police have launched an investigation after nearly £6,000 of damage was done to three Kent train stations.

Ten-year plan to ‘rebuild and revitalise’ housing and healthcare systems

Ten-year plan to ‘rebuild and revitalise’ housing and healthcare systems

27 March 2024

A ten-year plan to spearhead social regeneration in some of the most deprived areas of Medway Swale has been launched.

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Controversial school confirmed as two new academies

Controversial school confirmed as two new academies

27 March 2024

Education bosses have approved plans to split Oasis Academy into two separate schools from September.

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‘We're trapped in our homes'

‘We're trapped in our homes'

27 March 2024

Endless house building and road works at every turn are making people in one Kent town feel “trapped” in their homes.

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Stray dog service appeal after ‘abused’ chow chow found

Stray dog service appeal after ‘abused’ chow chow found

26 March 2024

A stray dog service is appealing for information after a dog was found in such a bad condition they cannot tell if it is male or female.

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