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Locked-out OAP charged £1,600 by ‘rogue trader’ to access home

Locked-out OAP charged £1,600 by ‘rogue trader’ to access home

A pensioner left locked out of her home believes she was ripped off by a “rogue trader” who charged a staggering £1,600 to get her into the property.

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The five-star drinks at hidden gem Kent bar you have to try

The five-star drinks at hidden gem Kent bar you have to try

In our latest food review, we visit a restaurant with a strange taste when it comes to interior design.

Traders set to snub historic market in row over pitch fees

Traders set to snub historic market in row over pitch fees

A historic market could be back in the high street this summer - but a row with traders over pitch fees could scupper its return.

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Probe launched one year after road collapse

Probe launched one year after road collapse

Investigation works have finally started on a road shut for more than a year following a cliff collapse.

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Ambulance driver spared jail after colleague killed in crash

Ambulance driver spared jail after colleague killed in crash

A paramedic who was driving when an ambulance crashed into a cement mixer, killing his colleague, has been given a suspended sentence.

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Garden wall smashed as driver flees scene of crash

Garden wall smashed as driver flees scene of crash

A driver fled the scene of a crash which destroyed a garden wall - sending debris into two parked vans.

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Opening date revealed for new burrito chain store

Opening date revealed for new burrito chain store

A street food chain specialising in burritos is set to launch its third branch in the county.

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Machinery spotted as work gets underway to clear landslide-hit route

Machinery spotted as work gets underway to clear landslide-hit route

Repair work has begun on a road section where a succession of landslips blocked a town centre route in both directions.

Police called after body discovered in street

Police called after body discovered in street

Police have launched an investigation after a man was found dead in a street.

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Man pleads not guilty to murder of ‘generous and loyal’ dad

Man pleads not guilty to murder of ‘generous and loyal’ dad

A man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a dad found fatally stabbed outside a village pub.

New name for struggling cinema as council to take over next week

New name for struggling cinema as council to take over next week

A struggling town centre cinema has been given a new name - as council bosses prepare to start running the site next week.

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Work ‘well underway’ to avert port traffic hell ahead of new EU checks

Work ‘well underway’ to avert port traffic hell ahead of new EU checks

Plans to avert major disruption at the Channel ports caused by new EU biometric checks are “well underway” despite continued warnings of long delays.

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Queues after car hits parked vehicle

Queues after car hits parked vehicle

Police and paramedics were called after a car smashed into another parked vehicle, sparking delays in the area.

Woman in court after pensioner ‘robbed of phone’ in busy town centre

Woman in court after pensioner ‘robbed of phone’ in busy town centre

A woman has appeared in court after an 89-year-old man was allegedly assaulted and robbed of his phone in a busy town centre.

Person treated by paramedics after chip pan fire

Person treated by paramedics after chip pan fire

Fire crews tackled a house fire after a chip pan overheated and caught alight, leaving one person needing treatment after inhaling smoke.

Shop front ‘explodes’ onto high street

Shop front ‘explodes’ onto high street

The team behind a family-run business have described the shocking moment their shop front “exploded” onto the street amid wild weather on the coast.

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Man in serious condition after ‘stabbing’ on residential street

Man in serious condition after ‘stabbing’ on residential street

A man is in a serious condition following an alleged stabbing on a residential street.

Winemaker toasts success as revenues soar

Winemaker toasts success as revenues soar

A leading winemaker says a new £32m winery and ‘enhanced’ tourist offering at its current home will boost its profits further.

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Motorway service station acquired by Eurotunnel

Motorway service station acquired by Eurotunnel

A service station on the M20 has been taken over by Eurotunnel as part of a deal to help speed-up cross-Channel trade.

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‘Face-off with road rage hothead made me realise my scrapping days are over’

‘Face-off with road rage hothead made me realise my scrapping days are over’

He’s had his fair share of bust-ups, but in the face of an aggressive driver this week, Secret Thinker found himself taking the high road.

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‘Getting to tourist attraction is perilous - children have to walk on 40mph road’

‘Getting to tourist attraction is perilous - children have to walk on 40mph road’

Visitors are being forced to brave a “perilous” walk along a busy road to a popular tourist attraction due to a lack of parking.

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Hoardings pulled down as hotel development stalls

Hoardings pulled down as hotel development stalls

Developers behind plans for a 92-bed hotel have pulled down hoardings around the site as the project has been stalled by water quality issues.

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‘It’s 100 years old – but at this rate it won’t last another 25’

‘It’s 100 years old – but at this rate it won’t last another 25’

As an iconic seafront bandstand plagued by structural issues turns 100, doubt has been cast over whether it will stand the test of time.

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Kent’s road schemes: A decade of big projects and promises

Kent’s road schemes: A decade of big projects and promises

From Turbo roundabouts to the longest road tunnel in the UK, these are the huge road projects in Kent either underway or still waiting for approval.

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Staff ‘tried their best’ to save 12-year-old who collapsed at school

Staff ‘tried their best’ to save 12-year-old who collapsed at school

A 12-year-old girl died following a severe asthma attack despite the fast response from staff at the school.

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‘Doctor’s chance visit to gym saved my life’

‘Doctor’s chance visit to gym saved my life’

A volunteer has credited a doctor’s chance visit to a hospital fitness centre with saving his life after suffering cardiac arrest.

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‘It’s been a tenner well spent’ - Fed-up dad takes matters into own hands to avoid bin chaos

‘It’s been a tenner well spent’ - Fed-up dad takes matters into own hands to avoid bin chaos

A dad-of-three who said unemptied bins had become “nothing short of a nightmare” has resorted to paying for his rubbish to be taken away.

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Cotton Traders to open at shopping complex

Cotton Traders to open at shopping complex

A clothing company’s new branch will open its doors to customers for the first time this weekend.

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CCTV captures ‘out of the blue’ moment cliff collapses onto car

CCTV captures ‘out of the blue’ moment cliff collapses onto car

Video footage has captured the moment part of a chalk cliff collapsed and fell onto a car at a business estate.

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Reality TV star faces ‘meaty’ jail sentence over drug ‘running’

Reality TV star faces ‘meaty’ jail sentence over drug ‘running’

An ex-MTV show contestant due to undergo two leg operations has been told he faces a long jail sentence for drug offences when he recovers.

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