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Council's plan to borrow £250k for offices sparks concern

Council's plan to borrow £250k for offices sparks concern

A parish council's plans to purchase a new office as an investment for residents has sparked criticism from a former councillor.

Friends star spotted in third Kent town

Friends star spotted in third Kent town

It's a case of three Kent towns for the three-times divorced Friends character David Schwimmer who has been spotted at another location.

Art raffle raises £2.5k for pandemic-hit theatre

Art raffle raises £2.5k for pandemic-hit theatre

There is just one more draw in a fundraising art raffle for a historic theatre that has been hit by lockdown and social distancing regulations

Trial for man after 'station assault'

Trial for man after 'station assault'

A man accused of assaulting another man at a train station is to stand trial after appearing before magistrates

Casualties cut free from car as '10 ambulances' attend crash

Casualties cut free from car as '10 ambulances' attend crash

Two casualties were cut free from a car and four people have suffered injuries in a crash on a main road.

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Fundraiser raises £6k via online raffles during pandemic

Fundraiser raises £6k via online raffles during pandemic

A breast cancer fundraiser has not let the coronavirus pandemic dampen her awareness efforts as she celebrates raising £6,000 via online raffles.

Race to fix vandalised cemetery bench before Remembrance

Race to fix vandalised cemetery bench before Remembrance

A Royal British Legion group is racing to fix its bench next to a war memorial following a second act of vandalism in just over a year.

Businesses rally to provide free school meals for children

Businesses rally to provide free school meals for children

Businesses have stepped up to provide free school meals to children this half term after MPs voted against extending the measure.

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Lottery grant means elderly and vulnerable can eat healthily

Lottery grant means elderly and vulnerable can eat healthily

Wholesome and subsidised meals will continue to be made and delivered to vulnerable people thanks to a lottery grant and a band of volunteers

Boy's toys needed in Christmas present appeal

Boy's toys needed in Christmas present appeal

An appeal is being made specifically for boys' toys as volunteers aim to ease the stress of Christmas on struggling families.

Biography explores lives of 'most adventurous and inspiring characters'

Biography explores lives of 'most adventurous and inspiring characters'

A Kent author's latest biography features some of the most adventurous of characters in South America to discover how the past can influence today.

Mobile barman gives away part of lockdown profits

Mobile barman gives away part of lockdown profits

A businessman whose prosecco bar made innovative use of a closed down paddling pool during lockdown has given away part of his profits.

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Charity swings back into action after fundraising hiatus

Charity swings back into action after fundraising hiatus

A charity came swinging back into action following a fundraising hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Row intensifies over new homes proposed by Betteshanger Park

Row intensifies over new homes proposed by Betteshanger Park

Objection to a major housing development opposite a country park continues to grow as a date for planners to grant their decision remains unconfirmed.

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'I've pulled 5.5 million pints in 40 years'

'I've pulled 5.5 million pints in 40 years'

A publican who has pulled more than five and a half million pints in his 40-year landlordship says 2020 has been his most challenging year yet.

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Free Christmas trees handed out to businesses

Free Christmas trees handed out to businesses

More than 100 businesses in Kent will each be given a free Christmas tree to boost festive cheer.

First pictures of revamped and extended village pub

First pictures of revamped and extended village pub

Locals have supped their first pints in a village's only pub after a two-month refit turned into an eight-month closure because of Covid-19.

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Support for Astor Theatre through film nights

Support for Astor Theatre through film nights

A theatre, recovering from its latest financial set back urges people to support its socially distanced film nights

Mystery local heroes to switch on Christmas lights

Mystery local heroes to switch on Christmas lights

Mystery local heroes will be turning on a town's Christmas Lights this year as organisers announce preparations for their first ever virtual event.

We might not play this season, warns rugby chief

We might not play this season, warns rugby chief

Martyn Beaumont fears that Dover Sharks could end up playing no competitive matches at all this season.

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