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Violent son died after dad sat on him waiting for police

Violent son died after dad sat on him waiting for police

A young man died after his dad, who he had stabbed with a screwdriver, sat on him while waiting for police to help.

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Headteachers' 'concerned' over barracks used to house asylum seekers

Headteachers' 'concerned' over barracks used to house asylum seekers

An MP says constituents, including two headteachers, have contacted him with concerns over plans to house 400 asylum seekers in military barracks.

Grammar school teacher and pupil test positive for Covid-19

Grammar school teacher and pupil test positive for Covid-19

A whole year group and another class 'bubble' have been told to self-isolate after a school confirmed two positive Coronavirus tests.

County lines drug dealer locked up

County lines drug dealer locked up

A drug dealer was tracked down through the top-ups he purchased for the burner phone he used to make sales.

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Woman drives into boyfriend after row

Woman drives into boyfriend after row

A woman who knocked over her partner after a row leaving him with life-threatening injuries has been jailed.

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Two stabbed at holiday park

Two stabbed at holiday park

Police are investigating after two men were injured at a popular caravan park.

Man dies as car overturns

Man dies as car overturns

Police want to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage of vehicle before fatal crash.

34 schools report Covid incidents

34 schools report Covid incidents

Testing has been described as the "biggest constraint" on the education sector as 34 Kent schools report Covid incidents, a committee was told.

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What does 'end' to rail franchising mean for passengers?

What does 'end' to rail franchising mean for passengers?

After the government announced a change in the way trains are operated, we ask what it means for Kent's railways.

Parents could face fines for keeping pupils at home

Parents could face fines for keeping pupils at home

A head teacher has warned parents to only keep children at home if they have been told to self-isolate - or else risk a fine.

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A dream come true for Bake Off hopeful

A dream come true for Bake Off hopeful

A Kent woman has revealed the highs and lows of her first week on The Great British Bake Off.

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Second diver airlifted to hospital in month

Second diver airlifted to hospital in month

A diver has been taken to hospital in a serious condition in the second incident in a month at a lake diving site.

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Four staff and 25 children sent home from primary school

Four staff and 25 children sent home from primary school

A class and its teachers has been sent home to self isolate after a girl tested positive for Covid-19.

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Controversy as funfair goes ahead

Controversy as funfair goes ahead

A funfair with rides and attractions which was held in a town park has caused a stir as people question whether it should have been allowed.

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'Gentle giant' dies in station tragedy

'Gentle giant' dies in station tragedy

A popular tattoo artist electrocuted on a railway line has tragically died in hospital, police have confirmed.

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Starkest Covid-19 warning yet as UK set for 50k cases a day

Starkest Covid-19 warning yet as UK set for 50k cases a day

England's chief medical officer has delivered his starkest warning yet as a second Covid-19 wave and a return to lockdown looms.

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Year 2 child tests positive for Covid-19

Year 2 child tests positive for Covid-19

A schoolchild in Year 2 has tested positive for Covid-19 prompting their year group to be told not to attend class.

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Woman seriously injured with stab wounds in 'disturbance'

Woman seriously injured with stab wounds in 'disturbance'

A man in his 20s has been arrested after a woman was rushed to a London hospital with stab wounds.

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Grammar school confirms pupil has Covid-19

Grammar school confirms pupil has Covid-19

An entire year group at a Kent grammar school has been told it must work from home today after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

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Freshers Week 'like no other' as students return

Freshers Week 'like no other' as students return

Students arriving at our universities are facing an unusual start - with clubbing events cancelled and social distancing measures across campus.

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From peeling spuds to qualified chef

From peeling spuds to qualified chef

A 20-year-old has told how a weekend job in a Kent restaurant set her on a path where she's cooked for the Queen and qualified as a chef.

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Italian restaurant to reopen at shopping centre

Italian restaurant to reopen at shopping centre

Carluccio's Italian restaurant is set to reopen at Bluewater, after the chain was taken over earlier this year.

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'I've seen mum once in six months - the policy needs to change'

'I've seen mum once in six months - the policy needs to change'

A heartbroken daughter who has seen her mum just once during the coronavirus crisis is calling on the government to change its care homes policy.

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Who really wrote the Ingoldsby Legends?

Who really wrote the Ingoldsby Legends?

Kent's strangest folk tales were recorded by Thomas Ingoldsby in the Ingoldsby Legends. But who was this mysterious friend of Charles Dickens?

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Barracks to house asylum seekers for up to a year

Barracks to house asylum seekers for up to a year

An Army barracks in Kent could be used to house asylum seekers for up to 12 months as the Covid-19 pandemic heaps pressure on current support systems.

Kent Covid-19 cases fall as second lockdown looms

Kent Covid-19 cases fall as second lockdown looms

The number of people to have tested positive for coronavirus in Kent has now passed 10,000 - but new cases have fallen 31%.

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30 isolating after Covid-19 case at school

30 isolating after Covid-19 case at school

Staff and pupils at a secondary school have been told to self-isolate after a Year 7 student tested positive for coronavirus.

'Suspicious' play park incident sparks police probe

'Suspicious' play park incident sparks police probe

A police investigation has been launched following reports two men approached children in a play park.

Teens arrested after bus torched

Teens arrested after bus torched

Three teenage boys arrested on suspicion of arson following a 'suspicious' bus fire in a village have been bailed.

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Protesters say combination of coronavirus and Brexit is 'catastrophic'

Protesters say combination of coronavirus and Brexit is 'catastrophic'

An anti-Brexit campaigner will descended on a Kent town to highlight reasons why he believes the country must suspend its exit from the EU.

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