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Ford family's late dash to see Matt finish

Ford family's late dash to see Matt finish

Matt Ford took inspiration from his family to qualify for The Open Championship for the first time in his career.

Council spends £20k dismantling skate park

Council spends £20k dismantling skate park

Taxpayers have footed the bill for the removal of a 16-year-old skating attraction after it was deemed unsafe.

Reward to catch cable thieves as hundreds without internet

Reward to catch cable thieves as hundreds without internet

A £1,000 reward is being offered to help snare vandals who have cut, damaged and stolen live underground broadband and TV cables.

Man 'barged into home and wrecked telly'

Man 'barged into home and wrecked telly'

A 28-year-old has appeared in court charged with burglary, criminal damage and assaulting police officers.

Campaigner up against TV stars for award

Campaigner up against TV stars for award

A woman who changed a council's pet policy has been short-listed for an animal welfare award, alongside Paul O'Grady and Ricky Gervais.

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'Time to axe daft county council system'

'Time to axe daft county council system'

A Kent politician is calling for a huge shake-up which could spell the end for borough and county councils.

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Hennon a big hit on his return

Hennon a big hit on his return

Maidstone welterweight George Hennon boxed clever to win his first bout after almost six years out of the ring.

Helicopter search for person in river

Helicopter search for person in river

Police scrambled a helicopter after reports of a person in difficulty in a town centre waterway.

Off-road vehicles stolen from home

Off-road vehicles stolen from home

Police are asking for information regarding the theft of two dirt buggies stolen in the middle of the night.

Power restored to hundreds of homes

Power restored to hundreds of homes

A fault on an underground cable caused a massive electricity outage across areas of Kent, but homes have since had power restored.

Ford qualifies for Open Championship

Ford qualifies for Open Championship

Kent golfer Matt Ford is set to make his major championship debut at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews after he led the qualifiers home.

Musician Jools Holland surprises Kent veterans

Musician Jools Holland surprises Kent veterans

Former Squeeze musician, Jools Holland gave veterans a special visit while they made plaques for the Queen's Green Canopy.

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Town centre McDonald's shuts for makeover

Town centre McDonald's shuts for makeover

Fast food fans will have to wait for a few weeks while construction work to overhaul the store and add a new entrance takes place.

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Church roof thieves 'spotted in the act'

Church roof thieves 'spotted in the act'

Thieves seen stealing lead from the roof of a village church were chased by police patrols.

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Life sentences for child abusers as new law comes into force

Life sentences for child abusers as new law comes into force

A change in the law inspired by the a young boy who suffered life-changing injuries at the hands of his birth parents comes into force today.

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'Radical project' to tackle knife crime in troubled town centre

'Radical project' to tackle knife crime in troubled town centre

A project aiming to reduce knife crime has been launched after a gym owner's bid to host an amnesty bin for weapons was turned down by police.

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Gills midfielder joins Stones

Gills midfielder joins Stones

Maidstone have signed midfielder Henry Woods from Gillingham.

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Key road remains shut after gas blaze

Key road remains shut after gas blaze

A key artery into the county town remains closed while repairs are carried out to a damaged gas main.

'I nearly died, it was the best thing that happened to me'

'I nearly died, it was the best thing that happened to me'

A couple from Kent tell how they overcame a horrific accident which motivated them follow their dreams of starting up a music festival.

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Red Arrows wow crowds in Kent

Red Arrows wow crowds in Kent

The RAF's display team delighted fans who caught a glimpse of the iconic jets as they flew over the county today.

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