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Far-right campaign against 'mega mosque' relaunched

Far-right campaign against 'mega mosque' relaunched

Political group Britain First has relaunched its campaign against the construction of a town centre "mega mosque".

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'Reduce housing targets' MP urges PM

'Reduce housing targets' MP urges PM

The Prime Minister has been urged to block new housing developments in a part of Kent.

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Shortage of budget accommodation in Kent

Shortage of budget accommodation in Kent

Tourism generates £3.6 billion in the local economy but there is a desperate need for places for people to stay.

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New build buyers charged "outrageous" estate fees

New build buyers charged "outrageous" estate fees

Homes on a new estate are on the market with maintenance fees of more than £1,000 a year.

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Tree saved after sit-in protest

Tree saved after sit-in protest

Campaigners who sat in a tree for a whole week to save it from being chopped down to make way for a new medical centre have won their battles.

Waterside flats project in doubt

Waterside flats project in doubt

More than 100 jobs could be at risk as the fate of a £57 million development hangs in the balance.

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Morris dancers join fight to save tree

Morris dancers join fight to save tree

Protesters have occupied a popular community tree since Friday in a bid to stop it being cut down to make way for a new medical centre.

Towns' first car-free homes get go ahead

Towns' first car-free homes get go ahead

A council has approved its first development of homes where there's no room for cars to park.

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Brexit fears mean fewer homes sold in Kent

Brexit fears mean fewer homes sold in Kent

The number of properties sold in Kent this year has fallen, as political uncertainty puts off potential buyers.

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'Out-of-keeping' flats plan rejected

'Out-of-keeping' flats plan rejected

Plans to build seven apartments near a town centre have been rejected by councillors after concerns over access were raised.

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Council responds to claim its building is 'firetrap'

Council responds to claim its building is 'firetrap'

A council has told staff its building housing more than 1,000 workers has had the required fire safety checks.

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Campaigners remain in tree overnight

Campaigners remain in tree overnight

Activists are protesting plans to cut down a popular community tree to make way for a new medical centre.

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Plan for 300 approved despite concerns

Plan for 300 approved despite concerns

Hundreds of homes are to be built despite concerns they will the area a "terrible suburb to live in".

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Protester climbs tree to stop felling

Protester climbs tree to stop felling

An activist is defiantly staying in a tree to stop it being chopped down.

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Racecourse homes plan put back

Racecourse homes plan put back

Two thousands homes have been knocked off plans for a huge development after a frosty reception from residents.

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Anti-quarry petition taken to House of Commons

Anti-quarry petition taken to House of Commons

Villagers fighting against a proposed sand quarry have had their petition handed into the House of Commons.

First phase of sports hub is officially opened

First phase of sports hub is officially opened

State-of-the-art 3G pitches go live at sports hub with cricket and tennis facilities to come.

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New coastal floodgates pass test

New coastal floodgates pass test

Engineers have carried out a test closure of two giant steel floodgates as part of a £2.5 million revamp of harbour sea defences.

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Football club signs shirt sponsorship deal with property developer

Football club signs shirt sponsorship deal with property developer

Non-league side pens a deal with property development company to be club's sponsor next season.

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Work on 2,600 home project set to begin

Work on 2,600 home project set to begin

Plans for the UK's largest garden city have moved a step closer as an architect for the master plan has been selected.

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