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Lib Dems suffer blow in group exit at council

Lib Dems suffer blow in group exit at council

Four Liberal Democrat councillors at a local authority, including the group leader, have left the party.

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House damaged in arson attack

House damaged in arson attack

A house has suffered smoke and fire damage after arsonists set alight a moped at the front of the property.

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Man dies in fire

Man dies in fire

A man has died in a house fire which broke out in the early hours.

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Quad bikes ridden over war memorial

Quad bikes ridden over war memorial

Riders have been accused of a "lack of respect" after they were seen to traverse a chalk cross dedicated to war heroes.

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'Sorry, it's too hard to sex a dinosaur'

'Sorry, it's too hard to sex a dinosaur'

A town has turned to the Natural History Museum for advice on the sex of its famous dinosaur, now commemorated outside its revamped railway station.

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Troubled sports bar hit with strict restrictions

Troubled sports bar hit with strict restrictions

A troubled snooker club at the centre of a stabbing investigation has had conditions imposed on it after police had to Taser revellers.

Inside town's 'boutique' club modelled on celebrity favourite

Inside town's 'boutique' club modelled on celebrity favourite

A boutique club is set to open this weekend in place of a night-time institution – and its owners have high hopes for the venue.

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Football fixtures and results

Football fixtures and results

Check out this week's football fixtures and results for our teams here.

'It is a lie, it is sick and disgusting'

'It is a lie, it is sick and disgusting'

A former PE teacher has told a court 'I am not the monster' having denied seven charges linked to accusations of historic sexual abuse of a pupil.

Outrage after road built across country park

Outrage after road built across country park

A lack of consultation over a new road at a popular beauty spot has infuriated residents and councillors alike.

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Man climbs on roof of shopping centre

Man climbs on roof of shopping centre

A busy town centre had to be cordoned off after a man was seen clambering over rooftops.

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Free school meals vouchers available this October half-term

Free school meals vouchers available this October half-term

Kent County Council has announced that eligible children will be able to receive benefits-related school meal vouchers.

Worgs: Stones in my heart

Worgs: Stones in my heart

Lee Worgan treasured the chance to say a proper goodbye to Maidstone fans - three years after leaving the club.

Council adopts the John Chadwick Pet Policy

Council adopts the John Chadwick Pet Policy

A council policy has been officially named after a homeless man who took his own life rather than leave his pets.

Building work on new £1.6m church under way

Building work on new £1.6m church under way

Work has begun to demolish a 1930s church hall and build a new community centre.

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Delays after crash on Blue Bell Hill

Delays after crash on Blue Bell Hill

There are long delays for drivers heading for a town centre and the M2 after a crash.

Driver accused of causing retired lecturer's Covid death

Driver accused of causing retired lecturer's Covid death

A man stands accused of causing the death of a retired university lecturer by dangerous driving, after the victim contracted Covid in hospital.

M&S to close town centre store

M&S to close town centre store

Retail giant Marks and Spencer has announced a town centre store in Kent will close its doors for good after Christmas.

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Police called after 'concerns for man' near school

Police called after 'concerns for man' near school

Officers were sent to investigate after concerns were raised about a man near a primary school.

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Teacher accused of abusing pupil was 'furious' she had boyfriend, court hears

Teacher accused of abusing pupil was 'furious' she had boyfriend, court hears

A sweet-pushing teacher convinced a pupil they were in a “full blown relationship” and became “furious” when she found a boyfriend, a court heard.

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