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Man tried to rob post office with water pistol

Man tried to rob post office with water pistol

24 August 2020

A bungling would-be robber who tried to hold up a post office with a water pistol was swiftly caught by police 20 minutes after committing the crime.

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Men pulled out to sea on dinghy rescued by lifeboat crew

Men pulled out to sea on dinghy rescued by lifeboat crew

21 August 2020

RNLI volunteers have helped some teenage paddleboarders and a pair of men who were pulled out to sea on an inflatable dinghy.

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Dad still can't speak 12 months after unprovoked attack

Dad still can't speak 12 months after unprovoked attack

20 August 2020

A 29-year-old who had to have half his skull removed after a brutal attack in a park has spent the past year in hospital.

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The Kent landmarks that could be under the sea in 30 years

The Kent landmarks that could be under the sea in 30 years

20 August 2020

Some of the county's most beloved attractions could succumb to rising sea levels by 2050, scientists fear.

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Pizza Express closing two more restaurants in Kent

Pizza Express closing two more restaurants in Kent

19 August 2020

Italian restaurant giant Pizza Express has confirmed two Kent branches will be among 73 it is closing nationwide in the wake of the pandemic.

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'Bonkers' parking scheme set to be overhauled

'Bonkers' parking scheme set to be overhauled

17 August 2020

A “bonkers” scheme allowing drivers to leave their vehicles in leisure centre car parks for 33p an hour could be overhauled by a local authority.

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Death-defying acts fill circus Big Top

Death-defying acts fill circus Big Top

16 August 2020

A wheel of death, flying trapeze and a deadly crossbow are among the heart-stopping circus acts now touring Kent.

'I'm off to Harvard to become a roller coaster designer'

'I'm off to Harvard to become a roller coaster designer'

16 August 2020

After a results day marked by extreme highs and lows, one student is off to Harvard to fulfil her dream of becoming a roller coaster designer.

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'Injected through their car windows'

'Injected through their car windows'

16 August 2020

A drive-thru flu jab centre is set to open in Kent as GPs prepare to vaccinate thousands more people amid fears of a second Covid-19 wave.

Dog rescued 'a mile out' at sea

Dog rescued 'a mile out' at sea

13 August 2020

A lucky dog who got scared at the seaside after almost being run over by a bus, was later found stranded a mile out at sea.

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'I hold patients' hands so they don't die alone'

'I hold patients' hands so they don't die alone'

13 August 2020

A 22-year-old who helped comfort patients as they died is among frontline workers who have gone above and beyond to help others during the pandemic.

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An A-level results day like no other

An A-level results day like no other

13 August 2020

Secondary school bosses say uncertainty continues to hang over A-level results as teenagers across the district receive their grades.

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That's what you call saddle sore

That's what you call saddle sore

12 August 2020

Four cyclists attempted to cycle the height of Everest - but only one reached the summit.

Is Kent set for an e-scooter revolution?

Is Kent set for an e-scooter revolution?

12 August 2020

A 'transport revolution' could be on its way to Kent - as the county council confirms it hopes to trial rental e-scooters on the streets.

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MP quits Twitter amid transphobia row

MP quits Twitter amid transphobia row

11 August 2020

A Kent MP embroiled in a transphobia row has apologised for causing offence and announced she is taking a break from Twitter.

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MP 'should apologise' for cervix tweet

MP 'should apologise' for cervix tweet

10 August 2020

An MP at the centre of a transphobia row has been urged to apologise by campaigners after she said "only women have a cervix”.

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Crews battle campfire blaze

Crews battle campfire blaze

10 August 2020

A blaze in the middle of woodland has prompted a warning to campers urging them to remain vigilant when putting out fires.

'As soon as restrictions were lifted it went bananas'

'As soon as restrictions were lifted it went bananas'

09 August 2020

Lifeboat teams say they have been extra busy since lockdown was eased.

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‘Plant a tree for everyone in district’

‘Plant a tree for everyone in district’

09 August 2020

More than 160,000 trees should be planted as part of a drive to create “new forests” across the district, says a city councillor.

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Treacle mines and other Kentish tall tales

Treacle mines and other Kentish tall tales

09 August 2020

The disused treacle mines of Kent are just the gateway to a labryinth of deception running deep beneath the county's bedrock.

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