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Seven months of disruption on A21 for bridge repairs

Seven months of disruption on A21 for bridge repairs

Full road and lane closures are planned for a busy A-road while work takes place on making a bridge safe.

Asbestos removal firm fined £30k after ‘putting children at risk’

Asbestos removal firm fined £30k after ‘putting children at risk’

A firm and its director have been fined after making a “shambles” of removing asbestos from a school and shop.

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Bold new artwork a nod to Kent’s agricultural heritage

Bold new artwork a nod to Kent’s agricultural heritage

A five-metre multi-sensory piece of art has been installed in a park.

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Toxic caterpillars spotted in village

Toxic caterpillars spotted in village

Dog walkers have been warned after nests were found belonging to a breed of caterpillar which can cause irritation to animals and humans.

‘People are worried they won’t be able to get to the hospital’

‘People are worried they won’t be able to get to the hospital’

Villagers are being invited to a public meeting to discuss their concerns over plans for a new community of 1,300 homes.

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Thousands sign petition against new Sunday parking fees

Thousands sign petition against new Sunday parking fees

A council is set to debate a decision to extend parking charges into evenings, bank holidays and weekends after a huge backlash.

Missing 14-year-old girl found

Missing 14-year-old girl found

Police are no longer worried about the welfare of a missing teen.

‘We met at the pub - now we’re making award-winning gin together’

‘We met at the pub - now we’re making award-winning gin together’

A pair of friends who began experimenting with making their own spirits have won gold for their gin at the first attempt.

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Children’s picnic protest over plans to use green for car park

Children’s picnic protest over plans to use green for car park

Around 100 youngsters and their parents showed their feelings over plans to grab their green space for a car park expansion.

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Plan for 1,300-home village ‘must be rejected’

Plan for 1,300-home village ‘must be rejected’

People turned out in force to oppose plans for a 1,300-home village with access onto one of an area’s already most congested roads.

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Biker seriously injured in crash at crossroads

Biker seriously injured in crash at crossroads

A biker was airlifted to hospital after being injured in a crash and police want to hear from anyone with information about what happened.

First-of-its-kind dog wash machine opens at country park

First-of-its-kind dog wash machine opens at country park

A dog washing machine for mucky pups has been installed at a country park which is said to be the first of its kind in the county.

Final arguments in bid to stop 400 homes being built on ‘village green’

Final arguments in bid to stop 400 homes being built on ‘village green’

Campaigners fighting to save 37 acres of green space have made their closing arguments at an inquiry - but now have an anxious wait.

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Hospice gates wrecked by thieves replaced for free

Hospice gates wrecked by thieves replaced for free

Gates belonging to a hospice that were destroyed when thieves smashed through them in a van they were stealing have been replaced for free.

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Rebel councillors join calls for rethink over parking changes

Rebel councillors join calls for rethink over parking changes

A decision to introduce parking fees across parts of a borough have been “called in” by councillors who hope to see the plan dropped.

Driver taken to hospital after smash in supermarket car park

Driver taken to hospital after smash in supermarket car park

A driver has been taken to hospital after a crash in a supermarket car park.

The Last Kingdom star’s cause of death was “major ischaemic stroke”

The Last Kingdom star’s cause of death was “major ischaemic stroke”

British actor Adrian Schiller, cousin of a Kent MP, died from a “major ischaemic stroke”, his agent has said.

Keep the speed for the race track

Keep the speed for the race track

Kings Hill racer Thomas Merritt makes his switch from karts to cars this weekend - but he has a vital message everyone should heed.

1,300-home plan would have ‘devastating impact’

1,300-home plan would have ‘devastating impact’

A parish council is urging people to attend a public meeting after a “huge amount of concern” was raised over plans for 1,300 homes on farmland.

ANPR cameras to catch out ‘fast and dangerous’ drivers

ANPR cameras to catch out ‘fast and dangerous’ drivers

People have given their backing to an ANPR camera scheme to catch motorists using a bus-only route as a cut-through.

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