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'Covid has turned children’s lives upside down'

'Covid has turned children’s lives upside down'

Education chiefs have warned of soaring numbers of children with mental health conditions.

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Covidiot dressed as clown sparks bridge closure

Covidiot dressed as clown sparks bridge closure

A bypass was shut after a woman, dressed as a clown and posing on a bridge for a photoshoot, sparked an emergency response.

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Women on fake gun and drugs charges after police chase

Women on fake gun and drugs charges after police chase

Two young women have been charged after police pursued a vehicle that crashed into a fence.

Which Kent events could go ahead this summer?

Which Kent events could go ahead this summer?

With a 'roadmap' out of lockdown revealed by Boris Johnson yesterday, we look at the state of Kent's summer events - and if they can go ahead.

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Police dog finds suspected thief on petrol station roof

Police dog finds suspected thief on petrol station roof

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spate of catalytic converter thefts from cars.

'Our survival depends on budget help'

'Our survival depends on budget help'

The owners of an indoor play centre have appealed to the Chancellor for renewed support for the hard-hit sector in next week's budget.

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Police probe as bleach 'poured over cat'

Police probe as bleach 'poured over cat'

Officers are investigating claims a corrosive liquid may have been poured over a cat, causing it to fall ill.

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Homes evacuated after new-build roof blaze

Homes evacuated after new-build roof blaze

Fire crews have been battling a blaze at a block of new homes in Kent's garden city.

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Cat shot in face in brutal catapult attack

Cat shot in face in brutal catapult attack

An outraged mum has spoken of her horror after her cat was maimed by a catapulted ball bearing.

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Jobless figures dip but fears remain

Jobless figures dip but fears remain

Benefit claims across the county dipped in January - but they remain 91% up year-on-year due to the impact of the pandemic.

Alan Carr and TV show Interior Design Masters are in town

Alan Carr and TV show Interior Design Masters are in town

Three shops in a traditional Kentish shopping parade will undergo a re-fit tonight on BBC2.

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Daughter’s fury at council’s 1p tax bill for dead dad

Daughter’s fury at council’s 1p tax bill for dead dad

A grieving daughter has told of her shock after she was chased for her dead dad’s outstanding council tax bill of a single penny.

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Family remember incredible life of town matriarch

Family remember incredible life of town matriarch

Tributes have been paid to an "amazing" great-grandmother whose extraordinary life saw her devote years to her town and rub shoulders with the stars.

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Fears of feral fighting cats amid neutering delays

Fears of feral fighting cats amid neutering delays

A cat charity fears there could be a spike in fighting toms and pets falling ill as vets have been refusing to neuter pets during the pandemic.

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Grandad's beach hut plan for wartime relic

Grandad's beach hut plan for wartime relic

A retired engineer says a dilapidated seafront 'covered way' threatened with demolition could be used to house beach huts.

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New mums lift lid on Covid pregnancies

New mums lift lid on Covid pregnancies

Much has been made of whether children will suffer lasting damage after school disruption but what about Covid's impact on newborns and their parents?

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Vicious thug stamped on woman's head

Vicious thug stamped on woman's head

A violent man who stamped on his former partner’s head and threw an ashtray at her has been jailed.

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Man drowned after wading into sea

Man drowned after wading into sea

An asylum seeker drowned after wading into the sea on the day his brother arrived in the UK, an inquest has heard.

Grandad almost killed by Covid among first to get jab at new centre

Grandad almost killed by Covid among first to get jab at new centre

A grandad who was given a 20% chance of survival after getting Covid was among the first to get his jab at a new vaccination centre.

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'Serious crash' on M2

'Serious crash' on M2

The M2 was closed in both directions after reports of a serious crash involving a lorry.

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PM confirms 'one-way road to freedom'

PM confirms 'one-way road to freedom'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the stages of easing lockdown restrictions over the next few months.

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Stinger used after 30-mile police chase across Kent

Stinger used after 30-mile police chase across Kent

A man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after police were forced to use a stinger to bring an end to a 30-mile chase.

British Gas workers protest over contracts

British Gas workers protest over contracts

Disgruntled engineers have taken part in a nationwide strike over contract changes.

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Residents 'trapped' in tower block for six days after lift breakdown

Residents 'trapped' in tower block for six days after lift breakdown

Elderly and disabled residents have been unable to leave their homes for nearly a week after a flat block lift was left out of use.

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One-way plan to solve McDonald's and food hall gridlock

One-way plan to solve McDonald's and food hall gridlock

A new traffic scheme near a town centre leisure complex could help solve congestion problems for frustrated drivers, a council has been told.

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Pair murdered man in graveyard

Pair murdered man in graveyard

A man and woman have been found guilty of murdering a homeless man in a graveyard.

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Beauty spot attacked by arsonists again

Beauty spot attacked by arsonists again

Volunteers are in despair over a third deliberate fire at a wildlife haven, which has destroyed what remained of a boardwalk.

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Family launch asbestos probe after death of mum

Family launch asbestos probe after death of mum

The family of a beloved mum and teacher who died of asbestos-related cancer are investigating where she developed the illness.

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'It might be quicker to go to Hastings than Canterbury'

'It might be quicker to go to Hastings than Canterbury'

Plans for a new 'super hospital' have sparked fears it will be quicker to leave the county to access A&E for some people.

Covid lorry driver testing at Manston scaled back

Covid lorry driver testing at Manston scaled back

New rules mean that cross channel lorry drivers who spend less than 48 hours in the UK will no longer need a Covid test to return to France.

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