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Six engines sent after trees and bushes alight

Six engines sent after trees and bushes alight

Smoke could be seen coming from a field after trees and bushes caught fire.

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Family's delight after winning new kitchen on kmfm

Family's delight after winning new kitchen on kmfm

A lucky kmfm listener and his family have won a new kitchen worth £5,000 as part of the station's Kitchen Nightmare contest.

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That's enough now...the never-ending Tory leadership contest

That's enough now...the never-ending Tory leadership contest

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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'Youths starting fires could cause massive destruction'

'Youths starting fires could cause massive destruction'

Deliberate fires started in a park have left residents feeling "terrified" that a bigger blaze will break out, or even lead to someone getting hurt.

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Popular restaurant closes with immediate effect after 'admin error'

Popular restaurant closes with immediate effect after 'admin error'

A hugely popular restaurant has suddenly closed following an "innocent clerical error" which meant it could not serve alcohol.

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Stark pictures reveal impact of drought on Kent’s green fields

Stark pictures reveal impact of drought on Kent’s green fields

These drone pictures highlight show how the driest summer for 50 years has transformed the Garden of England.

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Power cut and field fire after pylon fault

Power cut and field fire after pylon fault

A fault with an electricity pylon has sparked a huge field fire.

'Do not swim' warning after sewage leak

'Do not swim' warning after sewage leak

People have been advised not to bathe in the water off a Kent beach following a sewage leak.

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From dilapidated Victorian villa to modern holiday lets

From dilapidated Victorian villa to modern holiday lets

An architect power couple will feature in a television show after converting a derelict nursery into modern holiday lets.

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'To steal from a hospice? Lowest of all low'

'To steal from a hospice? Lowest of all low'

Two benches that had recently been refurbished by a volunteer have been stolen from a hospice garden in a "heartless crime".

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Crash victim, 78, 'radiated so much kindness'

Crash victim, 78, 'radiated so much kindness'

A 78-year-old who died alongside his daughter after being hit by a car has been described as someone who “radiated so much kindness”.

Italian deli replaces town's JC Rook & Sons butchers

Italian deli replaces town's JC Rook & Sons butchers

A Mediterranean grocery has opened its third town centre store and bosses say a fourth branch is on its way.

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Drought declared for Kent

Drought declared for Kent

Kent is among nine areas of England to be moved into drought status following weeks without significant rainfall.

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Car found ablaze at roadside hotspot for fly-tipping

Car found ablaze at roadside hotspot for fly-tipping

Firefighters were called to tackle a vehicle blaze on the side of the road at a marshland location notorious for fly-tipping and grass fires.

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Town's huge Argos store will close next week

Town's huge Argos store will close next week

A standalone Argos store will close its doors for the final time next week as part of cost-cutting plans.

Teen taken to hospital after high street stabbing

Teen taken to hospital after high street stabbing

A police cordon has been put in place outside a Tesco supermarket in a town centre following reports a teenager has been stabbed.

More field fires as Kent heads towards drought

More field fires as Kent heads towards drought

Two more fields went up in flames as Kent prepares for a drought to be declared.

Bar bosses claim 'police are trying to crucify us'

Bar bosses claim 'police are trying to crucify us'

The bosses of a gay bar claim authorities are out to "crucify" them as they face a licence review over claims of drug use and violence at the venue.

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Frustration as GP surgery opens just 10 hours a week

Frustration as GP surgery opens just 10 hours a week

A GP surgery struggling to recruit staff has had to reduce its opening times to 10 hours a week.

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'Hosepipe ban begins - but there's water gushing everywhere'

'Hosepipe ban begins - but there's water gushing everywhere'

Much of Kent is subject to a hosepipe ban from today – but angry residents in part of the county say they are having to contend with "endless leaks".

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'Several drinkers were so tired and emotional they were having trouble speaking'

'Several drinkers were so tired and emotional they were having trouble speaking'

There's friction in the air as Secret Drinker calls in at a town centre boozer.

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'Sexual bully' who repeatedly slapped women’s bottoms jailed

'Sexual bully' who repeatedly slapped women’s bottoms jailed

A judge branded a man who slapped women’s bottoms as they passed a “sexually incontinent bully” who “derived pleasure from his victim’s humiliation".

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Top 8 places Kent people are going on holiday this summer

Top 8 places Kent people are going on holiday this summer

New figures released by travel website On the Beach have revealed the most popular places people from Kent are jetting off to this summer.

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'We can't enjoy sun because of the dust'

'We can't enjoy sun because of the dust'

Families say they are unable to open their windows or sit in their gardens because of dust and noise from a neighbouring construction site.

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'We are all shaken by this tragedy'

'We are all shaken by this tragedy'

Scores of people attended a vigil for a father and daughter who were killed in a crash which injured three other members of their family.

Justice Secretary blocks release of baby abuser

Justice Secretary blocks release of baby abuser

An evil parent who tortured her baby so badly he had his legs amputated has had her imminent release from prison put on hold.

Two killed as family struck by car named as father and daughter

Two killed as family struck by car named as father and daughter

A man and woman tragically killed when a car struck their family in Ramsgate have been named in Israeli media reports as a father and his daughter.

Kent MP received £120k in donations in bid to become party leader

Kent MP received £120k in donations in bid to become party leader

Records show MP Tom Tugendhat received donations totalling £120,000 for his bid to become Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister.

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Petrol station fuel thefts rocket by 75%

Petrol station fuel thefts rocket by 75%

A new report has revealed garages are losing up to £8,000 a year from stolen petrol and diesel.

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'Spare me the cheap jokes about inadequate school...'

'Spare me the cheap jokes about inadequate school...'

Woodwork lessons may still haunt him but our managing editor Robert Barman says he never felt failed by his 1980s Sheppey education.

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