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Police called to barracks used to house asylum seekers

Police called to barracks used to house asylum seekers

Officers were called to military barracks being used to house asylum seekers after a drone was seen hovering overhead.

Thug stamped on pensioner's face in town centre attack

Thug stamped on pensioner's face in town centre attack

A man who kicked and robbed a pensioner before trying to rob a couple and burgle a house has been jailed.

First asylum seekers arrive at barracks

First asylum seekers arrive at barracks

The first of up to 400 people have arrived at military barracks which have been converted to house asylum seekers.

Headteachers' 'concerned' over barracks used to house asylum seekers

Headteachers' 'concerned' over barracks used to house asylum seekers

An MP says constituents, including two headteachers, have contacted him with concerns over plans to house 400 asylum seekers in military barracks.

Barracks to house asylum seekers for up to a year

Barracks to house asylum seekers for up to a year

An Army barracks in Kent could be used to house asylum seekers for up to 12 months as the Covid-19 pandemic heaps pressure on current support systems.

Men blocked entry to cannabis farm with furniture

Men blocked entry to cannabis farm with furniture

Two men who tried to the block the entrance to their basement cannabis farm with furniture have been jailed.

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Plans for 38 more homes at historic hospital

Plans for 38 more homes at historic hospital

A new scheme to create a mix of houses and flats on land at a former hospital are expected to be given the go-ahead.

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Man charged with trying to force teenager into marriage

Man charged with trying to force teenager into marriage

A man arrested at an airport after he returned from Austria has been charged with trafficking and trying to force a girl to marry.

Warning after distraction thieves flee with cash and jewellery

Warning after distraction thieves flee with cash and jewellery

A warning has been issued by police after men claiming to be from the water company entered two homes during alleged distraction burglaries.

Pair charged after dawn robbery

Pair charged after dawn robbery

Two suspected robbers have appeared in court.

Edwardian theatre set to become eye-catching apartment block

Edwardian theatre set to become eye-catching apartment block

Plans to restore a former theatre and create a nine-storey apartment block above it are due at planning and set to be approved.

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Town's Banksy is back!

Town's Banksy is back!

A one of a kind street painting by Banksy has returned to its home town, six years after it was first unveiled.

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Cugley's positive outlook

Cugley's positive outlook

Folkestone Invicta boss Neil Cugley is confident he's got the recipe for success this season.

Fears 'excessive' dust from seafront development will make lives 'unbearable'

Fears 'excessive' dust from seafront development will make lives 'unbearable'

Residents say their homes and cars have been left covered in dust coming from a new housing development being built on the beach.

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'Support network' will help asylum seekers moving into barracks

'Support network' will help asylum seekers moving into barracks

A council has established a support network to help the 400 asylum seekers due to move into military barracks, after initially rejecting the plans.

Sir Cliff leads tributes to 'inspirational' pilot and charity founder

Sir Cliff leads tributes to 'inspirational' pilot and charity founder

Tributes to a Normandy Landings veteran and co-founder of a humanitarian airline have been paid by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Sir Cliff Richard.

Banksy artwork to go on display in seaside town

Banksy artwork to go on display in seaside town

A Banksy picture at the centre of an ownership battle is to go back on display.

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Helicopter called to search for woman

Helicopter called to search for woman

The police helicopter was called in to aid officers in the search for a woman.

Family 'numb' after 'beautiful' daughter killed in crash

Family 'numb' after 'beautiful' daughter killed in crash

A devastated family have paid tribute to a young woman killed in a car crash.

Military barracks to house people seeking asylum

Military barracks to house people seeking asylum

A military barracks in Kent is to be used to house people seeking asylum, a council has said.

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