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Kent Test results out today

Kent Test results out today

Thousands of children in the county will find out today whether or not they passed the Kent Test.

Pictures of best celebrity switch ons as Kent prepares for biggest yet

Pictures of best celebrity switch ons as Kent prepares for biggest yet

While Covid has derailed switch ons this year, kmfm is aiming to create the county's biggest ever - to celebrate here's some blasts from the past.

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School leader hits back at ‘offensive’ letter on Covid closure decision

School leader hits back at ‘offensive’ letter on Covid closure decision

A school has taken the unusual step of publicly hitting back at a parent who complained about it closing because of a coronavirus outbreak.

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Socially distanced shelter opens to stop 'homeless situation getting worse'

Socially distanced shelter opens to stop 'homeless situation getting worse'

A shelter for the homeless has reopened its doors but with new restrictions in place it fears some people may be left out in the cold.

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Teen station heroes 'an inspiration'

Teen station heroes 'an inspiration'

Six teens who saved a suicidal young man's life at a station have been thanked by the government's Rail Minister for their "bravery and compassion".

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Kent tier restrictions 'on a knife edge'

Kent tier restrictions 'on a knife edge'

The government remains undecided about which tier of coronavirus restrictions the county will be placed into today, KentOnline can reveal.

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'King of the jungle' comment led to unfair dismissal

'King of the jungle' comment led to unfair dismissal

A Border Force Officer has received a pay out for unfair dismissal after he was reported for making racist comments.

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Businesses given notices for breaching lockdown rules

Businesses given notices for breaching lockdown rules

Council officers have visited 48 businesses accused of being open during lockdown.

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Man aimed loaded shotgun at police

Man aimed loaded shotgun at police

A 27-year-old has been jailed after pointing a sawn-off shotgun at unsuspecting officers, before fleeing and disposing of the firearm in a bin.

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Historic spending to help recovery - analysis

Historic spending to help recovery - analysis

Our political editor looks at what the latest budget announcement means for Kent.

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'I had to escape as I genuinely believed he was going to kill me'

'I had to escape as I genuinely believed he was going to kill me'

This is what domestic abuse can look like - as her attacker is jailed Jennifer Salter speaks of her experience to raise awareness.

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Developer fined for blocking path despite warnings

Developer fined for blocking path despite warnings

A development company continued to block a public footpath despite cautions, costing the firm thousands.

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Street ambassadors 'to check lives are not being put at risk'

Street ambassadors 'to check lives are not being put at risk'

A group of new recruits will patrol a district to ensure all businesses are following coronavirus guidelines.

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Swearing, dust and wet paint - and now noise seven days a week

Swearing, dust and wet paint - and now noise seven days a week

A family have spoken about the colourful language their young children are learning living nextdoor to Sainsbury's.

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'There's no light at the end of the tunnel'

'There's no light at the end of the tunnel'

This year six pharmacies have closed in Kent amid the pandemic and with Brexit looming there are fears the situation is set to get far worse.

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Lorry crash causing Dartford Crossing delays

Lorry crash causing Dartford Crossing delays

Queues and long delays are being reported after two lorries crashed and a second separate incident near the Thames crossing.

Emergency services called after man found dead

Emergency services called after man found dead

Ambulance, police and fire crews were called to a private address after a man found dead last night.

NHS jobs push ahead of vaccine roll out

NHS jobs push ahead of vaccine roll out

The NHS is calling on people who can deliver vaccines, clean and support admin work to help the mass jab programme - which could start next month.

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MPs call for borough tier system

MPs call for borough tier system

A group of Kent MPs has called for coronavirus restrictions to be applied on a borough or district level rather than county-wide.

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'We have to ensure local roads are not used by lorries awaiting Brexit checks'

'We have to ensure local roads are not used by lorries awaiting Brexit checks'

An MP has sought assurances from government local streets will not be used by lorries to park overnight while they await custom clearance.

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More than 40 fined for trying to go on holiday

More than 40 fined for trying to go on holiday

More than 200 fines have been issued to people attempting to leave the country for a holiday, as well as people holding illegal house parties.

Entire year group in quarantine due to Covid case

Entire year group in quarantine due to Covid case

Another school as ordered a whole year group to stay at home after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Brexit border point will 'cage in' quiet country homes

Brexit border point will 'cage in' quiet country homes

A post-Brexit Inland Border Point will destroy the way of life in the quiet rural village it backs onto, residents fear.

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Teenager denies murder of dad-of-four

Teenager denies murder of dad-of-four

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court to plead not guilty to murdering a man whose body was found in a wheelie bin.

Council urged not to take 'rushed decision' ahead of crunch theatre meeting

Council urged not to take 'rushed decision' ahead of crunch theatre meeting

A meeting tonight will determine whether a council will take back control of a beloved theatre, which would see it mothballed.

What spending review might mean for you

What spending review might mean for you

A pay freeze for the public sector set to be announced could hit thousands in Kent, while councils wait anxiously to learn of any potential support.

Flower Power bike stolen

Flower Power bike stolen

Brazen thieves have made off with a brightly coloured bike adorned with petals and plants in the middle of a city.

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'Fun, beach, dirty' - what people really think of seaside town

'Fun, beach, dirty' - what people really think of seaside town

A Kent town has become a community split between affluent “DFLs” and born and bred residents who feel left behind, according to a major survey.

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Delays on M25 after breakdown causes six-mile queues

Delays on M25 after breakdown causes six-mile queues

A car transporter which broke down on a motorway is causing delays, with traffic at one point queuing for six miles.

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Motorway crash leads to three-mile tailback

Motorway crash leads to three-mile tailback

A four car collision has partially blocked a motorway leading to delays.

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