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Plans to convert abandoned 300-year-old pub into homes refused

Plans to convert abandoned 300-year-old pub into homes refused

13 July 2024

Plans to turn a 300-year-old pub into two homes have been refused by councillors who feared the “unacceptable loss” of a community facility.

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Former M&Co to be transformed into new restaurant

Former M&Co to be transformed into new restaurant

08 July 2024

A cafe-bar chain “better than Wetherspoons” hopes to set up shop in an abandoned cinema as part of rapid expansion plans.

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New Weald of Kent seat held down by Tories

New Weald of Kent seat held down by Tories

04 July 2024

In an otherwise dire night for the Conservative party the Tories have managed to secure the new Weald of Kent constituency.

Vandals return stolen village sign - and screw it on upside down

Vandals return stolen village sign - and screw it on upside down

04 July 2024

Mystery pranksters have drawn a laugh from villagers after returning a missing road sign - but screwing it on upside down.

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Severe disruption expected at Kent station after person hit by train

Severe disruption expected at Kent station after person hit by train

03 July 2024

Passengers travelling to a Kent station are warned to expect severe disruption after a person was hit by a train.

‘It's not a service if our bins are getting smashed up’

‘It's not a service if our bins are getting smashed up’

30 June 2024

Fed-up residents say a new waste operator is failing to provide a service as wheelie bins "keep being smashed to pieces".

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Immigration, sewage and Brexit discussed at latest hustings

Immigration, sewage and Brexit discussed at latest hustings

25 June 2024

More than 250 people gathered to hear from the candidates vying to be the first MP in a new constituency.

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‘We’re not asking for a new school, just reopen the one that’s already there’

‘We’re not asking for a new school, just reopen the one that’s already there’

25 June 2024

A head of a sought-after grammar is calling for a secondary school to be opened in the area following a glut of house-building.

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New CGIs show 141-home development on rural land

New CGIs show 141-home development on rural land

22 June 2024

Fresh images have been unveiled showing plans for a downscaled estate on agricultural land.

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‘We're spending £3m on town centre - don't just sit at home and moan’

‘We're spending £3m on town centre - don't just sit at home and moan’

22 June 2024

Residents are being urged to “walk the walk” and support their high street amid claims council bosses only care about an out-of-town shopping centre.

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The £29 Kent rosé named one of world's best wines

The £29 Kent rosé named one of world's best wines

21 June 2024

A Kent wine served at a royal wedding has been ranked among the best in the world thanks in part to the county’s cool climate and unique soil.

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Hustings to be held in Weald of Kent

Hustings to be held in Weald of Kent

18 June 2024

A general election hustings for the Weald of Kent constituency will take place later this month.

Inside the incredible gardens at Tudor manor house set to open to public

Inside the incredible gardens at Tudor manor house set to open to public

15 June 2024

We take a look around the incredible gardens at a Tudor manor house which could be opened to the public.

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‘We’re not paying that much!’: Anger over 33% hike to garden waste charges

‘We’re not paying that much!’: Anger over 33% hike to garden waste charges

14 June 2024

Angry residents are planning to boycott a garden waste collection service after councillors increased fees by an "extortionate" 33%.

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‘As my missus swigged pints outside, I was in the bar with a mystery blonde’

‘As my missus swigged pints outside, I was in the bar with a mystery blonde’

14 June 2024

Secret Drinker has a brief encounter at an awesome country pub just perfect for a summer afternoon

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Joy as council u-turn sees free parking return

Joy as council u-turn sees free parking return

12 June 2024

A council has u-turned on its decision to axe free parking at a town centre cinema following a furious backlash from film fans.

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‘We’ve turned an old pub into the best hotel in town’

‘We’ve turned an old pub into the best hotel in town’

02 June 2024

A husband-and-wife team have transformed a former high street pub into a town’s highest-rated hotel in less than a year.

Closed high street cafe to reopen as champagne bar with live music

Closed high street cafe to reopen as champagne bar with live music

01 June 2024

A cafe that closed after more than a decade of trading is to become a champagne bar hosting live music most nights.

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‘You wouldn’t get this in Europe’: The harsh reality of cycling on Kent’s roads

‘You wouldn’t get this in Europe’: The harsh reality of cycling on Kent’s roads

30 May 2024

From being hit by a swinging car door to getting dragged along by a car trailer, cyclists reveal the shocking reality of riding on Kent’s roads.

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Stunning summer gardens opening in June

Stunning summer gardens opening in June

27 May 2024

Lots of beautiful early summer gardens are opening all over Kent in the next few weeks. Here’s where you can find them.

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