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Logistics giants signed up as ex-newsprint site revamp takes shape

Logistics giants signed up as ex-newsprint site revamp takes shape

Work is proceeding apace at a former newsprint site, once a town's major employer, as new photos reveal the scale and progress of the development.

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Family-run café shuts as rival £880k venue nears completion

Family-run café shuts as rival £880k venue nears completion

A long-running café has been forced to close as a new one is set to open nearby following a lease row with the council which now owns the site.

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'Unfair' parking fee rise hits one half of borough

'Unfair' parking fee rise hits one half of borough

Business owners are fuming after a council opted to hike up parking prices in part of one Kent borough, while it remains free in the other half.

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Fire crews tackle 'suspicious' house fire

Fire crews tackle 'suspicious' house fire

A blaze at the back of a house was put out by firefighters who have classed the incident as "suspicious".

'If it wasn't for charity I would still be homeless'

'If it wasn't for charity I would still be homeless'

An ex-serviceman has praised a charity's £22m development, which will provide housing for hundreds more veterans in need.

Vets helps fix hawk after squirrel attack

Vets helps fix hawk after squirrel attack

A bird of prey which was attacked by a squirrel is on the mend after needing complex surgery.

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Solar park 'same size' as village moves step closer

Solar park 'same size' as village moves step closer

Plans for a huge solar farm have been approved by planners despite villagers' fears it will be too close to their homes.

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Mum defies council in bid to help swans

Mum defies council in bid to help swans

A floating nest was installed by volunteers for two swans whose home is destroyed daily by tides despite warnings from the council.

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Tandoori fined £10k after wire wool found in curry

Tandoori fined £10k after wire wool found in curry

A cockroach infested Indian takeaway has been slapped with a £10,000 fine after a woman found a four-inch piece of wire wool in her chicken curry.

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Village's calls for butchers dismissed as vets moves in

Village's calls for butchers dismissed as vets moves in

A butcher has expressed his disappointment after his bid to open in a council-run shop failed, despite backing from 1,100 people.

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Clients were 'at risk of harm' from care provider

Clients were 'at risk of harm' from care provider

A care home has been told to improve after inspectors found it had "not always understood their responsibilities" to report concerns to the council.

Scores of shoppers refunded in retail park ticket fiasco

Scores of shoppers refunded in retail park ticket fiasco

A council leader was forced to step in after a parking firm dished out £50 fines to people who visited its car park on consecutive days.

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Farming in crisis over shortage of seasonal workers

Farming in crisis over shortage of seasonal workers

A grower has described the government's instruction to recruit British labour as "garbage" as farms struggle to recruit pickers and crops rot.

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Cost of living crisis spurs demand at community supermarket

Cost of living crisis spurs demand at community supermarket

A community supermarket is one year old and facing increasing demand

‘I’m relieved it’s me with cancer and no one else in my family’

‘I’m relieved it’s me with cancer and no one else in my family’

A grandmother and nurse who has months left to live is holding a charity football game for a local hospice.

'While you were partying I was at my uncle's funeral crying'

'While you were partying I was at my uncle's funeral crying'

A Kent girl. 12 , has scolded “disgusting” Boris Johnson for his partygate actions in a letter to Number 10.

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Passing on the chain

Passing on the chain

A new mayor has picked a dementia charity as her borough's charity for 2022.

Hear the moment a mum wins £1,000 on kmfm

Hear the moment a mum wins £1,000 on kmfm

A mum has started the weekend off the right way and won £1,000 in kmfm's monthly competition.

Landowner lodges challenge against bid to stop fields development

Landowner lodges challenge against bid to stop fields development

A landowner has challenged campaigners' bid for village green status to save fields earmarked for 400 homes from being built on.

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'Lock windows' warning after car key thieves strike

'Lock windows' warning after car key thieves strike

A gang of men spotted acting suspiciously in people's driveways and the theft of a car has prompted a police warning.

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