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Co-op forced to shut after raid

Co-op forced to shut after raid

A Co-op store was forced to close this morning after the branch was raided in the early hours.

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School PTA treasurer sentenced for fraud

School PTA treasurer sentenced for fraud

A school PTA treasurer wrote cheques to herself for £5,500 from cash meant to buy treats for pupils, a court has heard.

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UK's biggest solar farm renamed Project Fortress in takeover

UK's biggest solar farm renamed Project Fortress in takeover

New owners have taken over management of a 900-acre solar farm planned for the Kent countryside as they prepare to start construction work.

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Couple forced to give up pup after it gets rare disease

Couple forced to give up pup after it gets rare disease

A couple have spoken of their heartbreak after being forced to give up their Labrador puppy who contracted a rare disease spread through rat urine.

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Abseiling firefighters rescue cat

Abseiling firefighters rescue cat

Firefighters used their abseiling skills to rescue a moggy stuck on a ledge.

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Driver with no licence found to have 'freshly harvested' cannabis at home

Driver with no licence found to have 'freshly harvested' cannabis at home

Officers discovered cannabis at the home of an uninsured driver without a licence - and there was also pepper spray in the vehicle.

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Queues for up to 10 hours and 'absolute carnage' at Eurotunnel terminal

Queues for up to 10 hours and 'absolute carnage' at Eurotunnel terminal

Holidaymakers were stuck in traffic for hours due to power problems at the Channel Tunnel yesterday, and delays are still expected today.

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£703 million plan to replace Border Force boats to tackle illegal migration

£703 million plan to replace Border Force boats to tackle illegal migration

A new fleet of patrol boats will be announced by the Chancellor this week as part of a £703 million package to protect the UK border, including Kent.

‘Downsizers’ from London snap up new homes at bus depot site

‘Downsizers’ from London snap up new homes at bus depot site

A fifth of the properties at a development being built at a former bus depot have already been bought, say bosses.

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'It's just not a nice place to shop anymore'

'It's just not a nice place to shop anymore'

More and more national chains are turning their back on high streets, begging the question: What's left? Our reporter paid a visit to one to find out.

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Murdered mum's death was 'preventable', family say

Murdered mum's death was 'preventable', family say

The family of a woman stabbed and killed by her own son think her death was preventable, an inquest has heard.

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Postie's heaven-sent intervention helps boy, 11, after death of parrot

Postie's heaven-sent intervention helps boy, 11, after death of parrot

A community effort was launched to cheer up a boy after a postman discovered his letter to 'heaven' following the death of his beloved parrot.

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The Kent neighbourhoods bucking the rising Covid trend

The Kent neighbourhoods bucking the rising Covid trend

As Covid-19 infections continue to rise amid calls for tighter restrictions, some neighbourhoods in the county are showing more hopeful signs.

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Car overturns after crashing into infamous bollard

Car overturns after crashing into infamous bollard

A car overturned when it crashed into a metal "bell" blamed for several accidents at a busy junction.

'Stop them throwing raw sewage into our sea'

'Stop them throwing raw sewage into our sea'

Hundreds of protestors gathered to demand an end to pollution off Kent's coast in another demonstration targeting Southern Water.

Teenage boy arrested after woman stabbed

Teenage boy arrested after woman stabbed

A teenager has been arrested following an incident where a woman was taken to hospital after being stabbed.

'Sinkhole cost my business £200,000'

'Sinkhole cost my business £200,000'

A restaurant boss who lost thousands last time a sinkhole opened up on his doorstep is now fearing the impact of another one.

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Trains delayed by animal on line

Trains delayed by animal on line

Railway services are being delayed in part of Kent after reports of an animal on the line.

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Severe delays on M20 due to problems at Eurotunnel

Severe delays on M20 due to problems at Eurotunnel

Technical problems at the Channel Tunnel which have disrupted crossings are causing long delays for motorists on the M20.

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'Paralysed after parkrun, but I want to get jogging again'

'Paralysed after parkrun, but I want to get jogging again'

A dad who suffered a haemorrhage during a 5km race is set to walk a mile for charity amid his long road to recovery.

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Road to stay closed for days while huge sinkhole fixed

Road to stay closed for days while huge sinkhole fixed

Residents are predicting traffic mayhem following the prolonged closure of a major route after a void opened up in the carriageway.

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Depraved killer 'called escort for sex' hours after disposing of body

Depraved killer 'called escort for sex' hours after disposing of body

Sarah Everard's murderer reportedly contacted a call girl the same day he took his family to the woods where her body was hidden.

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'Out with the yah-boo antics, but will it last?'

'Out with the yah-boo antics, but will it last?'

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's biggest stories, from a twist in the Manston airport saga to a less confrontational Parliament.

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Half term fun for families across Kent

Half term fun for families across Kent

Halloween-themed activities and autumnal trails are among the days out on offer at attractions across Kent this half term holidays. Here's our guide:

1,000 people in battle to buy new beach huts

1,000 people in battle to buy new beach huts

There is expected to be fierce competition between potential buyers looking to snap up a new beach hut in a Kent town.

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Former pupil's £3m bid to buy her old school

Former pupil's £3m bid to buy her old school

An ex-pupil of an independent school in Kent that shut in July hopes to raise enough money to buy it and continue using it to teach children.

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'I ate my placenta and now I'm helping others do the same'

'I ate my placenta and now I'm helping others do the same'

A mother who turned her placenta into pills has started a business offering mums the chance to reap perceived health benefits of consuming afterbirth.

'If he got longer for killing Wayne, he wouldn't have been free to stab teen'

'If he got longer for killing Wayne, he wouldn't have been free to stab teen'

The family of a father who died from a savage punch to the head are disgusted to hear his killer went on to launch a knife attack.

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Which pub is the oldest in Kent?

Which pub is the oldest in Kent?

Debate has raged for centuries over which pub is the oldest in the county – here we look at those with the strongest claims...

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Bogus officer attempts to defraud pensioner

Bogus officer attempts to defraud pensioner

A scammer pretending to be a police officer attempted to defraud a pensioner aged 80 out of her cash in a telephone scam.

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