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'Sea is safe to swim in'

'Sea is safe to swim in'

People planning a trip to one of Kent's award winning beaches have been assured water is safe to enter amid claims pollution was pumped into the sea.

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School uniform shortage leaves dad fuming

School uniform shortage leaves dad fuming

An 11-year-old girl will have to start secondary school in the wrong clothes, after a uniform shop had an issue with its supplier.

Kent Cricket's worst performance for 149 years

Kent Cricket's worst performance for 149 years

Kent have been dismissed for their fifth-lowest first-class total at Canterbury this afternoon, scoring just 40 runs in 86 minutes.

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Armed police close road

Armed police close road

Residents near to a road shut by police are being told to stay indoors.

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Indoor climbing centre opens

Indoor climbing centre opens

Our photographer was there to capture all the fun as Kent's first multi-discipline indoor climbing centre opened its doors to the public.

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Lucas' family carry on searching

Lucas' family carry on searching

The family of missing six-year-old Lucas Dobson organised a meeting to discuss new search tactics.

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Popular sports store set to close

Popular sports store set to close

A much-loved shop, which also ran a free running club, has announced it will be closing down.

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Huge queue as Krispy Kreme opens at shopping centre

Huge queue as Krispy Kreme opens at shopping centre

Customers queued for up to three-and-a-half hours to be first in line for the new doughnut store.

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Lifeboat rescues jet ski riders

Lifeboat rescues jet ski riders

A pair of jet ski riders who got into trouble while swimming back to the beach had to be rescued by a lifeboat crew last night.

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Accused 'strip' burglar acquitted

Accused 'strip' burglar acquitted

A man accused of being part of a gang who burst into a woman's home and ordered her to strip during a burglary has been cleared.

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Change M20 diversion route blighting homes, says MP

Change M20 diversion route blighting homes, says MP

There are calls to change a diversion route after traffic grew so bad a family moved into a cabin in their garden.

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Hooded graffiti vandal targets bakery

Hooded graffiti vandal targets bakery

A popular bakery has been defaced by a vandal who sprayed paint across its door, windows and walls in an apparently random act.

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Revealed: Life inside the wind farm

Revealed: Life inside the wind farm

Thanet’s offshore wind farm generates energy for hundreds of thousands of homes every year, but what does it take to maintain them?

Lightning strike caused major power cut

Lightning strike caused major power cut

Government regulator Ofgem has launched an investigation after National Grid said a huge power cut was caused by a lightning strike.

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Delays after trains cancelled

Delays after trains cancelled

Commuters faced delays after a signalling fault caused several services to be cancelled.

'For your own safety - stop looking'

'For your own safety - stop looking'

Police looking for Lucas Dobson have thanked the community for their help but asked people to stay away from the search today.

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Lollipop lady retires after more than 30 years

Lollipop lady retires after more than 30 years

A veteran lollipop lady is hanging up the hi-vis after decades on the job.

Aunt shares message to missing boy

Aunt shares message to missing boy

The aunt of Lucas Dobson who fell into the River Stour on Saturday has praised well-wishers who turned out for a vigil.

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Body found in missing woman search

Body found in missing woman search

Police searching for a missing woman have found a body.

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Prison told to improve

Prison told to improve

A prison has committed to improving its procedures after a damning report was published by inspectors.

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Campaigners' anger over delay to hospital decision

Campaigners' anger over delay to hospital decision

Health bosses have admitted it could take years to decide the future of Ashford's William Harvey Hospital.

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Huge development moving forward

Huge development moving forward

The second stage of a £650million regeneration project on former dockyard land, has got off the ground.

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'I'm a little bit goofy and and all I wanted to do was sing'

'I'm a little bit goofy and and all I wanted to do was sing'

A self-confessed 'goofy girl' is on the path to the top of the music industry, already working with some of the biggest names in the business.

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Teacher's father speaks out after Cambodia explosion

Teacher's father speaks out after Cambodia explosion

The father of a Kent teacher who was seriously injured in a petrol station explosion in Cambodia has spoken out.

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'The force would be felt 5,000 miles away'

'The force would be felt 5,000 miles away'

Today marks 75 years since a bomb ship called the Richard Montgomery sank, with the deadly cargo still laid unexploded.

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Family lead community for candlelit vigil

Family lead community for candlelit vigil

Hundreds of people have come together to 'light up the coast' for missing Lucas Dobson.

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Overturned van on M20

Overturned van on M20

Police are dealing with an overturned van on the M20.

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Lucas search: festival event postponed

Lucas search: festival event postponed

A race involving plastic ducks as part of a town's festival has been scrapped following the disappearance of Lucas Dobson.

Driver gets ticket for splashing pedestrians

Driver gets ticket for splashing pedestrians

A woman who drove through a puddle and splashed people walking nearby has been given a ticket by police.

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Torrential downpours hit Kent

Torrential downpours hit Kent

Police are warning to be careful on the roads as torrential rain has hit part of the county today.

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