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KentOnline review of 2017 from September to December

By KentOnline reporter

In the final chapter of the most read stories of the year, reporter Ellis Stephenson has everything from the best place to live in Kent to the tragic news of a student dying after their first night at university.

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Buddha Belly, on the corner of Pudding Lane and the High Street, Maidstone
Buddha Belly, on the corner of Pudding Lane and the High Street, Maidstone

September started with the news a fresher had been found dead after spending their first night at univeristy.

The 18-year-old was about to start her year as a student at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus.

Firefighters were called to one of the largest fires in the county this year in Snodland.

The alarm was raised early one Saturday morning and more than 100 firefighters were sent to the scene at Holborough Lakes flats with 15 fire engines.

It is thought to have started on a balcony.

WATCH: KMTV's headline highlights in September and October

The Whitstable Regatta was the centre of attention after a nearby road was closed off.

Two teenage boys had to be taken to hospital after what was reported to have been a stabbing.

Highways England announced it would run road improvement works which would last six weeks on one of the busiest stretch of motorways in the county.

They announced a 24-hour contraflow would be put on part of the M2.

Firefighters were called to flats at Holborough Lakes
Firefighters were called to flats at Holborough Lakes

October saw the launch of a murder investigation after teenager Kyle Yule was stabbed in the street.

Since the incident, which took place in Gillingham, the teenager's family have paid tribute to him.

Also, a restaurant in Maidstone announced it would be closing for refurbishment work.

It was expected Buddha Belly in Puddling Lane would not reopen for around five months.

WATCH: KMTV's headline highlights in November and December

In November we revealed of the best and worst places to live in the county, according to research.

The data showed Canterbury came out on top and the worst was Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley.

The tables were worked out by looking at the access to public transport and other amenities.

A brawl broke out at Kyle Yule's funeral, who passed away after he was stabbed in the street.

Kyle Yule was stabbed
Kyle Yule was stabbed

An investigation by KentOnline revealed the latest restaurants in the county to be rated 0 for their food hygiene.

December now, and one of the most viewed stories on our website was the news of police being called to a supermarket in Gillingham.

Neighbours celebrated the news that a troublesome family would be locked up for the festive season. The Selwood clan are from Maidstone and Snodland.

And recently we learned a police station in Sheerness had to be cordoned off after a police officer was injured.

If you missed out on the look at the news from January to April you can read it again by clicking here.

You can also relive the headlines from May to August by clicking here.

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