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Thousands of cigarettes and illegal vapes seized in shop raids

Thousands of cigarettes and illegal vapes seized in shop raids

More than 1,800 illegal vapes and 9,000 cigarettes were discovered in eight city centre shops.

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Leisure centre could lose slide and wave pool in major refurbishment

Leisure centre could lose slide and wave pool in major refurbishment

A pool and sports centre could lose its wave pool and slide under a £19m overhaul.

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Student receives £20k payout after wrong tooth extracted

Student receives £20k payout after wrong tooth extracted

A student has been awarded a five-figure payout after her dentist extracted a healthy tooth during an operation following an “admin error”.

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Grants to help prevent suicides in Kent

Grants to help prevent suicides in Kent

Grants have been awarded to groups and charities throughout Kent aimed at preventing suicides.

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Convicted murderer jailed after stabbing woman 71 times

Convicted murderer jailed after stabbing woman 71 times

A Sainsbury's worker who stabbed a colleague with a screwdriver in a frenzied attack after she spurned his advances has been jailed for life.

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Shock after gaggle of geese mowed down in ‘intentional, deliberate way’

Shock after gaggle of geese mowed down in ‘intentional, deliberate way’

A wildlife rescuer has spoken of her shock after being called to eight geese found dead and mutilated by the roadside.

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Council leader says Labour is ‘silent’ on housebuilding plans

Council leader says Labour is ‘silent’ on housebuilding plans

The leader of the county’s largest local authority has accused the government of falling silent over its plans to build more than one million homes.

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Dog rescued from drain after getting lost in sewer system

Dog rescued from drain after getting lost in sewer system

A mischievous cocker spaniel had to be rescued by specialist crews after running into a stormwater sewer and getting lost in the system.

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Man hit by car flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries

Man hit by car flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries

A man has been flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car.

‘Anxious’ wait for parents over September school places

‘Anxious’ wait for parents over September school places

Parents who should be excited to start the school holidays face an anxious wait to find out where their children will be going to school in September.

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Coffee shop and florist to take on unit empty for more than a decade

Coffee shop and florist to take on unit empty for more than a decade

Plans are in motion to turn a shop – which has sat empty for more than a decade – into a town centre florist and cafe.

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Dog owner’s anxious wait as Staffie faces being put down after attack

Dog owner’s anxious wait as Staffie faces being put down after attack

A dog owner faces an anxious wait to see if his Staffordshire bull terrier cross will be put down after it attacked another man.

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Teenage kicks: summer holiday ideas for teens

Teenage kicks: summer holiday ideas for teens

Make sure your teenagers are part of the fun this summer with great days out, from music festivals to inflatable assault courses.

'The wait is so long - we're not able to grieve'

'The wait is so long - we're not able to grieve'

The family of a one-year-old who unexpectedly died says the wait for answers and “missed opportunities” have prevented them grieving.

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‘Punk, politics and provocative chants as Idles bring riotous show to Kent’

‘Punk, politics and provocative chants as Idles bring riotous show to Kent’

At times more political rally than punk gig, Idles put on a powerful and provocative show at Margate’s Dreamland that wasn’t for the faint-hearted…

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115-home bid for ‘vital’ farmland rejected for second time

115-home bid for ‘vital’ farmland rejected for second time

Villagers fear they have not seen the last of plans to build 115 homes on prized farmland even after council bosses rejected them for the second time.

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Sky turns purple as storms hit county

Sky turns purple as storms hit county

Dazzling photos show residents across the county being treated to spectacular thunderstorms and lit-up purple skies.

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Thieves pose as charity workers for Tony Hudgell Foundation

Thieves pose as charity workers for Tony Hudgell Foundation

A warning has been issued after thieves posing as charity workers for the Tony Hudgell Foundation attempted to pocket donations after door-knocking.

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Anger at ‘broken promise’ to fix alleyway ‘overrun with rubbish and rats’

Anger at ‘broken promise’ to fix alleyway ‘overrun with rubbish and rats’

Residents fed up of clearing an alleyway targeted as a “dumping ground” are calling on those responsible for its upkeep to keep to their promises.

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‘Quaint village is an overpopulated traffic-congested nightmare’

‘Quaint village is an overpopulated traffic-congested nightmare’

Frustrated residents say their “once-quaint” village has become an “overpopulated traffic-congested nightmare” amid plans for 350 more homes.

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Police arrest man, 31, as officers discover cannabis cultivation

Police arrest man, 31, as officers discover cannabis cultivation

A man has been arrested after five emergency vehicles were spotted raiding a property in a residential street.

Search for missing boy last seen wearing football shirt

Search for missing boy last seen wearing football shirt

Officers are appealing for help to find a boy who has been missing since last night.

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Mini golf reopens after ‘dino-themed expansion’

Mini golf reopens after ‘dino-themed expansion’

A dinosaur-themed mini golf in a town centre is reopening after undergoing a major upgrade.

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'Everybody has the right to breathe clean, fresh air and walk in green space'

'Everybody has the right to breathe clean, fresh air and walk in green space'

Villagers have won the battle to stop homes being built on a horse field, claiming “everybody has the right to breathe clean, fresh air”.

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‘Farming is tougher than ever - new campsite and micropub would help us turn a profit’

‘Farming is tougher than ever - new campsite and micropub would help us turn a profit’

A farmer who says times are “tougher than ever” hopes to open a second campsite in a bid to shore and diversify the business.

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‘Foreign lorries are causing carnage in our streets - why can’t they follow the rules?’

‘Foreign lorries are causing carnage in our streets - why can’t they follow the rules?’

A Bulgarian lorry company has hit back at claims its drivers are “unsafe” after reports of trucks smashing into walls and parked cars.

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The building company that changed the face of Kent

The building company that changed the face of Kent

We take a look at how a carpenter went from working in his parent’s garden to creating a company that would last more than 100 years.

‘We don’t need a fifth McDonald’s – too many people are already obese’

‘We don’t need a fifth McDonald’s – too many people are already obese’

A divisive bid to open a Kent district’s fifth McDonald’s has sparked concerns too many people in the area are already obese.

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Solar car park could be created at Grade II listed outdoor space

Solar car park could be created at Grade II listed outdoor space

A proposal to install solar carports a popular park has been approved but one councillor fears they will look “terrible”.

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RNLI crews called to four incidents in 12 hours

RNLI crews called to four incidents in 12 hours

RNLI Lifeboats crews were called to four separate incidents across the space of 12 hours.

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