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Tougher security and more bins for litter-strewn beaches

Tougher security and more bins for litter-strewn beaches

A council is bringing in yet more measures to try to stamp out problems with litter, troublemakers and bad parking on a popular stretch of coast.

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7 ways to keep kids reading in the holidays

7 ways to keep kids reading in the holidays

Are you trying to get the kids to pick up a book this summer? Here are some expert tips for keeping their reading going through the school break.

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Figures show police force does not reflect Kent

Figures show police force does not reflect Kent

Figures show the county's police force is not representative of Kent, with three times more male sergeants than female.

How Kent celebrated the Royal wedding in 1981

How Kent celebrated the Royal wedding in 1981

It was a time of riots and unrest but 40 years ago today the wedding of Charles and Diana offered a rare moment of national unity.

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This is not just a century, it's an M&S century

This is not just a century, it's an M&S century

After escaping bombing raids and families of tarantulas, today one Kent M&S will turn 100.

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UK's first bison rangers start work in Kent

UK's first bison rangers start work in Kent

A team of bison rangers based in woodland in Kent has become the country's first ahead of next year's release of a herd in a groundbreaking project.

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Wedding couple ask guests to help fund IVF

Wedding couple ask guests to help fund IVF

A couple experiencing fertility problems have asked their wedding guests to consider helping fund their IVF treatment rather than giving them gifts.

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We tried Tofish at vegan chippy

We tried Tofish at vegan chippy

Everyone and their nan is a vegan these days, so we took the plant-based option at one of Kent's top chippies.

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Crash between van and taxi causes delays on M2

Crash between van and taxi causes delays on M2

A crash between a van and a car on a motorway this evening has caused delays for motorists.

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Tiny Chihuahua savaged by dog in street

Tiny Chihuahua savaged by dog in street

CCTV has captured the moment a German shepherd set about three smaller dogs in an attack that has left their owner 'heartbroken'.

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£50k appeal to fund 15ft statue at harbour

£50k appeal to fund 15ft statue at harbour

Organisers behind a festival celebrating 200 years of the town's royal connections hope the King George IV statue will be unveiled by royalty.

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Cannabis found growing in bedroom

Cannabis found growing in bedroom

Cannabis plants found growing in a bedroom have been seized by police after cocaine was also reportedly found in a car stopped by officers.

Kent tops grim animal cruelty list

Kent tops grim animal cruelty list

More animals are shot by air rifles in Kent than anywhere else in the country, new figures reveal.

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Watch police raid flat in suspected drugs bust

Watch police raid flat in suspected drugs bust

This is the moment officers broke down the door of a flat and arrested five people in connection with suspected county lines drug dealing.

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Seafront lift finally reopens after disabled access concerns

Seafront lift finally reopens after disabled access concerns

A seafront lift has finally reopened following concerns about disabled access and weeks of delays.

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Kent footballer 'overwhelmed' by support after coming out

Kent footballer 'overwhelmed' by support after coming out

A footballer who decided to tell his teammates he was bisexual says he has been overwhelmed by the support he's received.

'I've eaten pizza every day for 27 years - now I'm opening Kent restaurant'

'I've eaten pizza every day for 27 years - now I'm opening Kent restaurant'

A restaurant owner who says he has eaten pizza everyday for 27 years is opening a new chain in a Kent shopping centre.

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'Many more will be homeless unless government acts quickly'

'Many more will be homeless unless government acts quickly'

Homeless charities are calling for extra government funding ahead of winter to avoid a surge in rough sleeping and potential tragedy on the streets.

From office block to flats for homeless

From office block to flats for homeless

A local authority is searching for a contractor to complete work to convert an office block into temporary flats for homeless families.

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Traffic hell for drivers as 18 months of roadworks to begin

Traffic hell for drivers as 18 months of roadworks to begin

An 18-month-long roadworks scheme is set to start next week, but some business owners fear trade will take a hefty hit.

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Sanitary towels and condoms strewn along nature reserve riverbank

Sanitary towels and condoms strewn along nature reserve riverbank

The pressure in a sewerage system after heavy rainfalls has lifted the lid on a drain cover and left waste products strewn across a nature reserve.

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Heroic men attacked as they stop thugs steal bike

Heroic men attacked as they stop thugs steal bike

Two men were attacked and taken to hospital after they bravely stopped a group of thugs from stealing a bicycle from a man.

Holidaymakers warned to check passports after travel confusion

Holidaymakers warned to check passports after travel confusion

Travellers are being reminded to check passports are valid following confusion with post-Brexit rules and the government's own passport checker.

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Digger destroyed after blaze at farm

Digger destroyed after blaze at farm

Dramatic video footage shows flames and smoke billowing from a digger on a farm.

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Uninsured e scooters seized and graffiti vandals caught

Uninsured e scooters seized and graffiti vandals caught

More than a dozen arrests have been made and uninsured e scooters have been seized as police target individuals involved in anti-social behaviour.

Met Office has 'good news' for hayfever sufferers

Met Office has 'good news' for hayfever sufferers

After weeks of very high pollen levels and unbearable symptoms there's some good news for hayfever sufferers this week.

Trains disrupted by faulty signals

Trains disrupted by faulty signals

Trains between Kent and the Sussex coast are being disrupted this morning by a fault with the signalling system.

RNLI boss defends rescuing asylum seekers at sea

RNLI boss defends rescuing asylum seekers at sea

The chief executive of a lifeboat charity says it is doing the right thing by rescuing asylum seekers at sea after volunteers have been heckled.

Man, 27, died of gas poisoning after falling asleep on sofa

Man, 27, died of gas poisoning after falling asleep on sofa

A much-loved computer design engineer, who is remembered for being a 'special gentleman', died on a sofa after falling asleep near a fireplace.

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'Scammers said they'd found our cat - then took £900'

'Scammers said they'd found our cat - then took £900'

Fraudsters claiming to be the RSPCA told a woman her missing cat had been found - before making payments of hundreds of pounds from her card.

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