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'Driving from Essex to Kent beaches is madness'

'Driving from Essex to Kent beaches is madness'

An MP says it is "madness" for people from Essex to travel to Kent's beaches - as he again urges sunseekers to stay away.

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Flats plan for high street shop site

Flats plan for high street shop site

Plans have been revealed to transform a rundown town centre off-licence into a four-storey block of flats and two new shops.

'Big-hearted' teen drowned in sea after night out

'Big-hearted' teen drowned in sea after night out

Heartbroken parents who found their son dead on a beach have described him as a "vibrant and principled" young man with the world at his feet.

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Road closed after sixth burst main in fortnight

Road closed after sixth burst main in fortnight

A route has been sealed off just two weeks after thousands of residents were left without running water when five pipes burst in quick succession.

Warning as Kent's beaches touted to Londoners

Warning as Kent's beaches touted to Londoners

Day-trippers are being urged to stay away from Kent as the county's beaches are being promoted to Londoners as destinations for a lockdown getaway.

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'Someone's getting their kicks out of killing animals'

'Someone's getting their kicks out of killing animals'

Concerns are growing after a cat was poisoned with antifreeze, and bread was found laced with rat killer on a popular seafront.

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Staff held at knifepoint by robbers in raid

Staff held at knifepoint by robbers in raid

Cash was stolen after staff at a town centre business were threatened by a pair of robbers.

Boy's drawing to feature on Kent ambulances

Boy's drawing to feature on Kent ambulances

A 10-year-old boy will have his drawing feature on the side of ambulances across Kent.

Floodgates closed as weekend weather set to turn

Floodgates closed as weekend weather set to turn

Coastal defences in Kent have been prepared as strong winds and a high tide are forecast tomorrow.

Coastguard call-outs hit lockdown record on VE Day

Coastguard call-outs hit lockdown record on VE Day

Incidents involving coastguard crews reached a peak for the lockdown period on VE Day, as dozens of people ignored the 'stay at home' warning.

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Fresh bid to build 'harmful' microbrewery

Fresh bid to build 'harmful' microbrewery

A second bid to transform disused storage sheds into a seaside microbrewery is set to be launched - despite planning chiefs branding it 'harmful'.

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From Paris catwalk to living in Kent care home

From Paris catwalk to living in Kent care home

A model who has turned to frontline work during the Covid-19 crisis has told of her experience living inside a care home during a month-long lockdown.

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Club's big thank you for NHS workers

Club's big thank you for NHS workers

Herne Bay FC has displayed its appreciation for the NHS with a giant thank you message cut into its pitch.

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Fears for primary school plans at 580-home estate

Fears for primary school plans at 580-home estate

Hopes of building a primary school could be extinguished if a developer does not lay a road linking it to a 580-home site, a council has been warned.

GP urges caution over VE Day garden parties

GP urges caution over VE Day garden parties

A GP has downplayed fears about holding VE Day parties in front gardens – as long as residents adhere to social distancing measures.

Photo of crowd sparks social distancing review

Photo of crowd sparks social distancing review

A utility company says it has 'learnt lessons' after photos of people crowding to collect bottled water sparked concerns over social distancing.

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Search for woman after Tesco booze theft

Search for woman after Tesco booze theft

A search has been launched for a woman after alcohol and food were stolen from a supermarket.

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Family wish gran happy hundredth through window

Family wish gran happy hundredth through window

The family of a 100-year-old woman were forced to celebrate the grandmother’s milestone birthday by waving and blowing kisses at her through a window.

From pub gigs to crowd of 25,000

From pub gigs to crowd of 25,000

A woman was left gobsmacked when a gig she performed live in her living room turned into the biggest show of her life as thousands tuned in to watch.

Man attacked in high street mugging

Man attacked in high street mugging

A man has been assaulted by two thugs during a terrifying town centre robbery.

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