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'I was X Factor star at 16 but it had to end eventually'

'I was X Factor star at 16 but it had to end eventually'

Two Kent artists have reminisced about their "otherworldly" time on The X Factor, as the ITV hit gets the chop after 17 years.

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Man and woman charged after stabbing

Man and woman charged after stabbing

Two people have been charged after a man was taken to hospital with a knife wound.

Plain clothes officers snared teen drug dealer

Plain clothes officers snared teen drug dealer

A 19-year-old has been sent to prison after being arrested twice for dealing drugs to addicts.

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Man 'caught flashing' in park

Man 'caught flashing' in park

A man has been arrested after reportedly being caught flashing in a park after officers were called after he was apparently seen acting indecently.

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Swimming pool closes after air ambulance called

Swimming pool closes after air ambulance called

A swimming pool has temporarily closed after an air ambulance landed nearby.

Robbers sold stolen phone to police

Robbers sold stolen phone to police

Robbers advertised a stolen phone for sale on social media but the man who turned up to collect it was a police officer.

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Looted ancient artefacts found in Kent returned to Bulgaria

Looted ancient artefacts found in Kent returned to Bulgaria

Ancient coins, pendants, brooches, statues and spearheads are among artefacts returned to the people of Bulgaria after they were discovered in Kent.

Prize-winning garden boasts pub and Love Island pit

Prize-winning garden boasts pub and Love Island pit

A Love Island-inspired fire pit and their very own garden pub have helped a couple win a £1,000 competition.

Kent's latest Starbucks gets green light

Kent's latest Starbucks gets green light

A bid to build a Starbucks drive-thru near a busy shopping centre has been given the go-ahead.

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Weather warning for gale-force winds

Weather warning for gale-force winds

A weather warning has been issued ahead of tomorrow when wind speeds are predicted to reach highs of 50mph.

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Gills slammed for selling 'out of date alcohol'

Gills slammed for selling 'out of date alcohol'

Fans criticised sales of out of date drinks at a football match, but not everyone was put off by the offer.

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'Harry and Meghan's choir' to perform at festival

'Harry and Meghan's choir' to perform at festival

A choir which performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding are among those starring as a popular festival returns this year.

Vigilante sprays 'move it' on abandoned vans

Vigilante sprays 'move it' on abandoned vans

Frustrations over 'eyesore' vehicles left on the streets of a Kent town have boiled over, with some of the vehicles being daubed with graffiti.

Aerial photos display Kent's stunning summer mazes

Aerial photos display Kent's stunning summer mazes

Get lost in one of Kent's intricate maize mazes this summer, which have once again opened for the summer, each with its own unique theme.

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Lorry's roof ripped back in bridge crash

Lorry's roof ripped back in bridge crash

There was traffic disruption this morning when a lorry got stuck under a railway bridge.

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'We were looking to move to Brighton before fire showed us how loved we are'

'We were looking to move to Brighton before fire showed us how loved we are'

The owner of a nightclub and restaurant devastated in a blaze has thanked the 'amazing community' who rallied round him and his family.

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Calls for action over brawling bin men

Calls for action over brawling bin men

Police are facing pressure to take action over a town centre fight more than three weeks ago.

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Skunk-addicted knife-point muggers roamed town at night

Skunk-addicted knife-point muggers roamed town at night

Robbers addicted to skunk cannabis roamed a town at night mugging people at knife-point.

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.

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