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Hope town might finally get its Christmas lights

Hope town might finally get its Christmas lights

A town has been left without Christmas lights this year due to problems with an underground cable - but there's still hope.

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70ft mast refused after public outcry

70ft mast refused after public outcry

Plans to build a towering 5G mast standing almost 70ft tall on a major city road have been rejected following widespread backlash.

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Driver seriously injured after crashing into tree

Driver seriously injured after crashing into tree

A man is in a serious condition after the car he was driving crashed into a tree.

Generator leads stolen from vaccine centre

Generator leads stolen from vaccine centre

Leads from a generator at a vaccine centre have been stolen putting a vaccine centre at risk.

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Global competition for Medway in city race

Global competition for Medway in city race

Medway faces competition from a tiny fishing town in its fourth bid to become a city.

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MP urges government to step up digital border system to avoid disruption

MP urges government to step up digital border system to avoid disruption

An MP has warned that the government needs to fully prepare for a new EU entry-exit system to avoid port delays and traffic chaos.

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Homes for first-time buyers...For more than half-a-million pounds

Homes for first-time buyers...For more than half-a-million pounds

The initial batch of homes at a development hailed 'ideal for first-time buyers' have gone on the market for £545,000.

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Nearly 2,000 empty seats across theatres as Omicron takes centre stage

Nearly 2,000 empty seats across theatres as Omicron takes centre stage

A KentOnline survey has revealed thousands of pantomime seats have gone unsold in the county as industry bosses call for more government help.

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Piano prodigy's busking debut at station

Piano prodigy's busking debut at station

A 12-year-old piano whiz who was unable to perform for hospice residents due to Covid has raised hundreds after performing at a railway station.

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Real vs Fake: The Christmas tree debate continues

Real vs Fake: The Christmas tree debate continues

We take a look at whether re-using your plastic Christmas tree or getting a new real tree every year is better for the environment.

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Sex offender dressed as elf admits kissing children

Sex offender dressed as elf admits kissing children

A sex offender has appeared in court dressed as a Christmas elf and admitted breaching an order by kissing children.

The parts of Kent lagging behind on booster jabs

The parts of Kent lagging behind on booster jabs

A majority of people in Kent have now received their Covid booster jabs but several districts have a lower than average uptake.

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Drama on Stephen Port murders concludes tonight

Drama on Stephen Port murders concludes tonight

A TV drama focussing on the victims of serial killer Stephen Port concludes tonight.

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Assault allegation after car crashes into house

Assault allegation after car crashes into house

Police are investigating an alleged assault after a car crashed into a village house.

Stalker ex-cop banned from serving in police

Stalker ex-cop banned from serving in police

A former police officer convicted of stalking a woman has been struck off from serving in any force ever again by the chief constable.

Takeaway tearoom to replace failed sandwich bar

Takeaway tearoom to replace failed sandwich bar

An independent tearoom is opening a second site in a town centre – replacing a former sandwich shop which closed after just three weeks.

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'Who in their right mind would want a beer outside in January?'

'Who in their right mind would want a beer outside in January?'

Pub bosses have slammed reports they could be forced to serve outside as soon as next Tuesday - with some saying they would rather shut.

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'I forked out £750 for coach tickets days before service was axed'

'I forked out £750 for coach tickets days before service was axed'

A passenger says he's hundreds of pounds out of pocket after the sudden demise of a commuter coach service from Medway and Kent to London.

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Covid test sites to open on Christmas Day

Covid test sites to open on Christmas Day

Covid test sites will open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as cases continue to rise across the country.

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Man glassed victim then ran away

Man glassed victim then ran away

A man has been jailed after striking his victim with a glass leaving him with a large cut on his ear.

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'Spoons pub hit by Covid outbreak

'Spoons pub hit by Covid outbreak

Eight members of staff from a Wetherspoon's pub are self-isolating having tested positive for Covid-19.

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Pub's new dog menu a hit with customers

Pub's new dog menu a hit with customers

A Kent pub has attracted the attention of thousands after launching a bespoke menu just for dogs.

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Get set for the return of virtual learning, warn teaching unions

Get set for the return of virtual learning, warn teaching unions

Some schools in the county are already preparing for the prospect of a return to virtual lessons after the New Year.

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'Devastating' Covid cancels more Panto shows

'Devastating' Covid cancels more Panto shows

A Kent theatre has had to cancel its Christmas pantomime shows due to the "devastating effect of Covid".

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Shake shop opens at Bluewater

Shake shop opens at Bluewater

A milkshake speciality chain is opening at Bluewater adding to the centre's offering of food and drink outlets in the run up to Christmas.

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Disney's Frozen becomes latest London show to close over Covid

Disney's Frozen becomes latest London show to close over Covid

Hit West End musical Frozen has become the latest show to announce it is having to cancel performances because of Covid cases.

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People smuggling gang plotted to bring in '50 a week'

People smuggling gang plotted to bring in '50 a week'

A crime group which tried to smuggle 69 Albanian migrants into the UK has been jailed.

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Pregnant woman among group rescued as sea temperature plummets

Pregnant woman among group rescued as sea temperature plummets

Another group of people trying to cross the Channel, including a heavily pregnant woman and a young boy, have been saved by a lifeboat crew.

Cocaine dealer's bulk texts end in jail

Cocaine dealer's bulk texts end in jail

A cocaine dealer who sent bulk texts advertising his products has been jailed for three years.

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£20m bid to put seaside fun back at heart of town

£20m bid to put seaside fun back at heart of town

A council is to apply for up to £20m in a bid to regenerate a town with a focus on seaside fun.

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