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Catalogue of failures uncovered at hospital now plunged into special measures

Catalogue of failures uncovered at hospital now plunged into special measures

A failing hospital could be shut down if it does not make urgent improvements after inspectors found patients living in dilapidated and dirty wards.

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Man with slashed face sees town centre cordoned off

Man with slashed face sees town centre cordoned off

A man seen with slash wounds across his face saw police cordon off part of a town centre.

Traffic hell as cars stuck in nine-mile queues on M25

Traffic hell as cars stuck in nine-mile queues on M25

Motorists are being held in queues stretching for nine miles after a lorry broke down on one of Kent's busiest motorways.

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Couch me if you can! Sofa-laden driver pulled over on M20

Couch me if you can! Sofa-laden driver pulled over on M20

A sofa-laden people carrier driver was pulled over after speeding down the M20 at 65mph.

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Police launch probe after man shoved to ground and injured

Police launch probe after man shoved to ground and injured

A search has been launched after a man suffered injuries to his face and leg when he was pushed to the ground.

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Couple find 660-year-old coins worth thousands

Couple find 660-year-old coins worth thousands

A detectorist couple dug up medieval gold coins worth up to £15,000.

Japanese knotweed threatening thousands of unbuilt homes

Japanese knotweed threatening thousands of unbuilt homes

Sightings of the invasive plant,close to a proposed major development site, have raised questions about plans for new homes.

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Cries of 'farce' after controversial port berth vote

Cries of 'farce' after controversial port berth vote

There were cries of "farce" from the public as a controversial scheme to replace a port berth was approved.

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Echo the dog stars in Netflix's Heartstopper

Echo the dog stars in Netflix's Heartstopper

A five-year-old dog has his own fan club after landing his first big acting role in a hit Netflix series.

Newlyweds left in tears after TUI honeymoon cancellation

Newlyweds left in tears after TUI honeymoon cancellation

A couple have claimed they are missing out on their £2,700 honeymoon to Mauritius after TUI cancelled a week before they were due to fly out.

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Cannabis farm found following house fire

Cannabis farm found following house fire

A cannabis farm with more than £50,000 worth of plants was discovered following a house fire.

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The 10 best TikTok hacks for saving money in the supermarket

The 10 best TikTok hacks for saving money in the supermarket

From not shopping at eye level to the best time for reduced items -TikTok is helping a new generation to be savvy but how many tips do you use?

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Pier collapses into River Medway

Pier collapses into River Medway

Part of a historic pier collapsed into the River Medway during high tide this morning.

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Islanders asked to check gardens for man missing for a month

Islanders asked to check gardens for man missing for a month

People have been asked to check their gardens and sheds for a man who has not been seen for several weeks.

Historic 'hidden' venue to be restored and reopened after 30 years

Historic 'hidden' venue to be restored and reopened after 30 years

A Grade II listed building designed by Kent architect EW Pugin, is to be restored thanks to a £300k funding boost.

Cost of living crisis means children aren't learning to swim

Cost of living crisis means children aren't learning to swim

A study has found that a third of children are not learning to swim and swimming teachers fear this could put lives at risk.

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Family asks High Court to block neighbours' 'suburban' extension

Family asks High Court to block neighbours' 'suburban' extension

A disgruntled neighbour has asked the High Court to block his neighbour's planned extension because it is "too suburban".

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Young angler, 11, lands monster carp

Young angler, 11, lands monster carp

A primary school pupil has reeled in a world record after catching a huge fish weighing almost as much as he does.

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Julia James plaque mysteriously disappears

Julia James plaque mysteriously disappears

Police are appealing for information after a plaque placed in memory of murdered PCSO Julia James vanished.

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Kent hit by thunder and lightning

Kent hit by thunder and lightning

After basking in the glorious sunshine earlier this week, the summer weather came to an abrupt end overnight as the storms rolled in.

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Family 'living in fear' after knife attack

Family 'living in fear' after knife attack

A family who were attacked by masked men with knives say they are 'living in fear'.

'My autistic son goes hungry twice a week so we can save money'

'My autistic son goes hungry twice a week so we can save money'

As the cost of living crisis continues, a disabled mum has been living in the dark and off of cold food for the past month.

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Seafront car ban to create new public plaza moves step closer

Seafront car ban to create new public plaza moves step closer

Funding has been secured for a project to ban cars from a stretch of aseafront and create a new plaza “akin to the feel of a Spanish seaside resort”.

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The deserted 'International' station that's still missing Eurostar

The deserted 'International' station that's still missing Eurostar

The continued suspension of international rail services has left a station looking like lockdown never ended.

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We had lunch at all-you-can-eat - despite online reviews

We had lunch at all-you-can-eat - despite online reviews

This restaurant has racked up over 160 one-star reviews on Tripadvisor - but how did our writer rate it?

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Burst water main leaves homes without water for hours

Burst water main leaves homes without water for hours

Engineers are still trying to fix a burst water pipe which left homes without water for hours.

'Blood rain' could fall on Kent during thunderstorms

'Blood rain' could fall on Kent during thunderstorms

Red-coloured 'blood rain' could fall on Kent as Saharan dust mixes with thunderstorms rolling in.

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Disqualified driver caught fly-tipping

Disqualified driver caught fly-tipping

A man found guilty of five fly-tipping offences has been ordered to do 160 hours of unpaid work and pay over £3,000 in costs.

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Bank to exit town centre

Bank to exit town centre

A bank has confirmed one of its town centre branches will close later this year after a fall in visits.

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New theatre plans to help cut surgery backlog

New theatre plans to help cut surgery backlog

Plans to create an orthopaedic unit in a Kent hospital to tackle a backlog of surgical treatments have been described as "transformatory".

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