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Panto team cancel more shows after Covid outbreak

Panto team cancel more shows after Covid outbreak

Further performances of a pantomime have been cancelled as members of the cast and crew await test results.

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Family of murdered teacher slam Beckham for Qatar job

Family of murdered teacher slam Beckham for Qatar job

The family of a Kent teacher raped and murdered in Qatar have slammed David Beckham for his £150million deal to become an ambassador for the country.

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Nearly 1,200 people cross Channel in four days

Nearly 1,200 people cross Channel in four days

More than 1,000 people crossed the English Channel in small boats over last four days, bringing the 2021 total to over 27,000.

Tragedy as popular cheetah killed during hunt

Tragedy as popular cheetah killed during hunt

A popular cheetah born and raised at a Kent animal park has tragically been killed while hunting just two years after his release into the wild.

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Cocaine dealers jailed after raid in £2m village street

Cocaine dealers jailed after raid in £2m village street

Cocaine dealers operating from a rented home in a village road with an average house price of £2 million have been jailed.

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'Monster' jailed after killing girl, 3, in lunch row

'Monster' jailed after killing girl, 3, in lunch row

A man who killed his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter after she refused to eat her lunch has been jailed.

Shotgun expert jailed for life for murdering son-in-law

Shotgun expert jailed for life for murdering son-in-law

A former police firearms instructor who shot his daughter's partner twice, has been jailed and will serve a minimum of 26 years behind bars.

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Kent Police to sell playing field for housing

Kent Police to sell playing field for housing

A housing application has been passed despite fears of rat-running and overcrowding.

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Ex-teachers needed to cover Omicron absences

Ex-teachers needed to cover Omicron absences

Former teachers are being asked to consider returning to the classroom to help cover Covid absences schools are expected to face in January.

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Christmas Eve carol singing axed as Covid rates rise

Christmas Eve carol singing axed as Covid rates rise

Organisers of a huge outdoor carol-singing event say they have reluctantly cancelled the gathering because of rising Covid cases.

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Panto cancelled at last minute due to Covid outbreak

Panto cancelled at last minute due to Covid outbreak

Audience members were told a Christmas pantomime had been called off as they waited for the show to start.

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Scientists push for new restrictions as Omicron cases surge

Scientists push for new restrictions as Omicron cases surge

People in Kent are on tenterhooks over whether there will be harsher new Covid-19 restrictions that might affect their festive plans.

Duo take over running of 'olde worlde' pub

Duo take over running of 'olde worlde' pub

After running the oldest pub in one town for six years, a couple have moved to a nearby inn, and plan a refurbishment to boost its food offering.

From injury in Iraq to World's Strongest Disabled Man

From injury in Iraq to World's Strongest Disabled Man

A former soldier from Kent injured in Iraq is the new disabled strongman world champion and says he will not let his disability define him.

'He could end up in hospital this Christmas without GP service'

'He could end up in hospital this Christmas without GP service'

A patient who relies on eConsult to manage her husband's condition says she fears for his health as her surgery closes the service for two weeks.

'If you send bailiffs over water bill I'll call police'

'If you send bailiffs over water bill I'll call police'

Water company bosses have threatened to take action to recover non-payments from residents who are refusing to pay their bills.

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Sacked guard spared jail for iPad raids at school

Sacked guard spared jail for iPad raids at school

A security guard who stole a stash of iPads from a grammar school after being sacked by bosses has avoided jail.

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Traffic at new school for 1,000 pupils 'will put children's lives at risk'

Traffic at new school for 1,000 pupils 'will put children's lives at risk'

Controversial plans for a new secondary school on a 5,750-home housing estate have been submitted, sparking fear over traffic chaos.

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Raducanu named Sports Personality of the Year

Raducanu named Sports Personality of the Year

Orpington's teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has topped off an incredible 2021 by being named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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Thousands owed council tax refunds

Thousands owed council tax refunds

An investigation has revealed that thousands of Kent residents are owed a share of £5m in council tax refunds.

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Grotto blasts visitors for verbally abusing staff

Grotto blasts visitors for verbally abusing staff

Bosses at a popular festive attraction have hit-out at customers after staff received verbal abuse.

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'I'll take £80k hit and close to save Christmas for staff'

'I'll take £80k hit and close to save Christmas for staff'

The owner of a chain of restaurants has decided to shut for the festive period to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among staff and customers.

Hour-long queues after motorway crash

Hour-long queues after motorway crash

Four-mile tailbacks were reported at the Dartford Tunnel after lanes had to be closed following a three-car pile-up.

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Woman charged with urinating in police vehicle

Woman charged with urinating in police vehicle

A woman has been charged with spitting at and kicking police officers trying to bring her into custody.

How well do you know your Kentish words?

How well do you know your Kentish words?

Take our quiz to find out if you know your 'nabbler' from your 'scram'.

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Animal sanctuary wins planning reprieve as puppies dumped at gate

Animal sanctuary wins planning reprieve as puppies dumped at gate

A Kent charity facing possible closure has won a stay of execution, the same week two shivering puppies were dumped at its gates.

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Three hurt in tunnel crash

Three hurt in tunnel crash

A two-vehicle crash has left three people requiring hospital treatment for their injuries.

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Attack at troubled bar leaves two injured

Attack at troubled bar leaves two injured

A late-night attack at a bar where tighter licensing conditions were imposed after a stabbing has left two needing medical treatment.

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Fresh plans for 4,000-home 'garden city'

Fresh plans for 4,000-home 'garden city'

A new bid to build 4,000 homes has been launched - after the last attempt was quashed following a legal challenge.

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Five asylum seekers rescued from water in thick fog

Five asylum seekers rescued from water in thick fog

More than 40 asylum seekers have arrived in Kent and five men were reportedly pulled from the sea by a rescue crew.

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