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'Flats expansion will cause more accidents'

'Flats expansion will cause more accidents'

A woman hit by a car near her home fears more accidents will happen if a bid to extend a block of flats is allowed to go ahead.

Action group formed on Zoom

Action group formed on Zoom

Residents are gathering together to fight what they see as a threat to their conservation areas.

Carry on saving? Stamp duty holiday could be extended

Carry on saving? Stamp duty holiday could be extended

Estate agents have mixed thoughts about the stamp duty holiday introduced to boost the housing market after the first lockdown being extended.

Work to start on new seafront leisure centre and homes

Work to start on new seafront leisure centre and homes

The construction of a divisive seafront development - which will include a new leisure centre, a hotel and 150 homes - will start in March.

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Rebirth of the protest song

Rebirth of the protest song

A campaign group has found a novel way to oppose housing plans - with a music video.

Jobless figures dip but fears remain

Jobless figures dip but fears remain

Benefit claims across the county dipped in January - but they remain 91% up year-on-year due to the impact of the pandemic.

Jobs warning despite roadmap out of lockdown

Jobs warning despite roadmap out of lockdown

A leading business figure in Kent has said jobs and businesses 'hang by a thread' despite the proposed lifting of restrictions over the coming months.

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Residents 'trapped' in tower block for six days after lift breakdown

Residents 'trapped' in tower block for six days after lift breakdown

Elderly and disabled residents have been unable to leave their homes for nearly a week after a flat block lift was left out of use.

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Borough's home-building target exceeded

Borough's home-building target exceeded

In the past three years, one borough has built almost one-and-a-half times as many new homes as it had to.

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£1m station upgrade link tied into apartment plans

£1m station upgrade link tied into apartment plans

A developer has teamed up with the county's largest rail operator to offer station upgrades as part of plans for almost 200 new apartments.

Firms call for 'most ambitious Budget in modern history'

Firms call for 'most ambitious Budget in modern history'

The Chancellor is being called upon to help many firms who have struggled to survive as a result of not being able to access government support.

Former nursery on the market for £1.85m

Former nursery on the market for £1.85m

A former nursery is up for sale with the potential for land to be turned into more than 20 homes.

First look at new Kent 'super' hospital

First look at new Kent 'super' hospital

EXCLUSIVE: The first image of a huge hospital which would cater for 800,000 people has been revealed as campaigners back the bid for its construction.

Young trees cut down for seven bungalows

Young trees cut down for seven bungalows

A woman has hit back after workers cut down 30-year-old trees to make way for seven bungalows for the elderly and disabled on a village green.

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The best of town and country

The best of town and country

The last remaining properties on a small development in Kent benefit from being within walking distance of a town centre and rolling countryside.

One-of-a-kind skate park due to open in summer

One-of-a-kind skate park due to open in summer

Construction of a unique urban sports park - which will include several floors dedicated to skateboarding - is set to be completed this summer.

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Villagers outraged over plans for more homes

Villagers outraged over plans for more homes

Residents are outraged over plans for a new development that would see the number of homes in their village increase by 20%.

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‘Buses won’t be able to serve proposed 350-home estate’

‘Buses won’t be able to serve proposed 350-home estate’

It's feared plans for a new estate will not be able to be served by buses because routes leading to it are not designed to accommodate the vehicles.

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GDP tumbles as lockdown takes a toll

GDP tumbles as lockdown takes a toll

The UK economy in 2020 took a huge blow with one leading business figure says there is 'little cheer' in figures released today.

'Our town deserves so much better than 3,500 more homes'

'Our town deserves so much better than 3,500 more homes'

A Kent MP says she is 'seriously worried' about the future of her town after a council moved closer to allocating space for thousands of homes.

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