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Travelodge eyes up empty Poundland store

Travelodge eyes up empty Poundland store

The budget hotel chain has confirmed it is "reviewing" a former Poundland premises in the heart of a Kent seaside town.

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Smart motorway roll-out paused due to safety fears

Smart motorway roll-out paused due to safety fears

The roll-out of smart motorway schemes is to be paused until five years’ worth of safety data is available, the government has announced.

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Fire breaks out on boat in harbour

Fire breaks out on boat in harbour

Three fire engines were sent to a harbour after a blaze broke out on a boat.

CCTV issued after New Year's brawl at club

CCTV issued after New Year's brawl at club

Police have issued CCTV images of men they would like to speak to after a brawl outside a nightclub.

Charity car towed away by thieves

Charity car towed away by thieves

A bright pink Mercedes which has raised £8k for good causes has been stolen from a family business.

Paramedic couple addicted to opiates stole drugs from dying patients

Paramedic couple addicted to opiates stole drugs from dying patients

A paramedic couple addicted to opiates stole pain-relieving drugs from dying patients to feed their habit.

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Scratchcards stolen in petrol station raid

Scratchcards stolen in petrol station raid

The winnings from dozens of scratchcards stolen during an early-morning petrol station raid cannot be cashed in, detectives have revealed.

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WHSmith closes another town centre branch

WHSmith closes another town centre branch

Retail giant WHSmith is set to close another town centre store as it launches a closing down sale.

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'They are scumbags - it shows total disrespect for the dead'

'They are scumbags - it shows total disrespect for the dead'

Rubbish has been dumped at a cemetery for the second time in two weeks.

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Gas engineer stole ‘priceless’ jewellery from customers

Gas engineer stole ‘priceless’ jewellery from customers

A gas engineer who stole irreplaceable items from people in Kent while carrying out legitimate work in their homes has been jailed.

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Concerns over sinkholes rise to the surface

Concerns over sinkholes rise to the surface

The technology to detect sinkholes before they occur exists, but Kent County Council says it is unaffordable.

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Heading for the exit? How Boris could leave No.10

Heading for the exit? How Boris could leave No.10

The writing may be on the wall for Boris Johnson after yet another scandal – but how exactly might he leave?

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IKEA responds to new Kent store rumours

IKEA responds to new Kent store rumours

IKEA bosses have responded to rumours they are eyeing up a location in Kent for a new store.

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Two men discovered in lorry trailer

Two men discovered in lorry trailer

Officers at the Port of Dover found two men in the back of a lorry.

'Contraception left me paralysed'

'Contraception left me paralysed'

A woman has lost the use of her arm after her contraceptive implant got stuck so deep, doctors can't get it out.

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MP warned people to stay off beach on day of Downing Street garden party

MP warned people to stay off beach on day of Downing Street garden party

On the day the Prime Minister allegedly attended an illegal party one Kent MP was branding people reckless for going to the beach.

Families of David Fuller's victims angered by lack of contact

Families of David Fuller's victims angered by lack of contact

Furious families of David Fuller's victims are yet to contacted by the man who is chairing an inquiry into the depraved killer's offences.

Travelodge guest leaves behind Tesla car

Travelodge guest leaves behind Tesla car

An electric car that ran out of charge is just one of the unusual items forgotten by hotel goers in Kent last year.

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Two arrested after suspected brothel uncovered

Two arrested after suspected brothel uncovered

Two people have been arrested and charged after police uncovered a suspected brothel in a Kent town.

Snooker legend Cliff Thorburn to play in Kent

Snooker legend Cliff Thorburn to play in Kent

Former snooker champ Cliff Thorburn, who retired from competitive play this month, will make one of his last UK appearances at a social club in Kent.

'It's not a good time to tell you what I think'

'It's not a good time to tell you what I think'

Most Kent MPs have once again stayed silent following the latest "Bring Your Own Booze" lockdown-busting Downing Street party.

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Demolition of leisure centre begins

Demolition of leisure centre begins

Contractors have begun demolishing Splashes leisure centre, in preparation for a new multi-million pound site.

Paramedic in horror crash in 'stable condition'

Paramedic in horror crash in 'stable condition'

A man who was involved in a crash with a cement lorry which killed one of his colleagues has a "long road to recovery".

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Sixty years of The Rolling Stones depicted in 12 new stamps

Sixty years of The Rolling Stones depicted in 12 new stamps

The Rolling Stones are to become only the fourth band in history to have their own stamps, being released to mark the group's 60th anniversary.

Tributes to driver killed after car hit tree

Tributes to driver killed after car hit tree

Flowers and candles have been left at the spot where a 34-year-old motorist was killed when his car left the road and struck a tree.

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Home is where the hearth is: Fancy cosying up to a roaring fire?

Home is where the hearth is: Fancy cosying up to a roaring fire?

You could rub shoulders with the celebs in this red hot country pad that ticks all the boxes and is on the market for a cool £1.85 million.

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Major changes to Covid testing from today

Major changes to Covid testing from today

There are big changes to testing rules for asymptomatic Covid patients from today. Here's all you need to know.

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Mum will give birth behind bars after stabbing

Mum will give birth behind bars after stabbing

A “thuggish” young mum who stabbed a rival with a kitchen knife in a revenge attack will give birth behind bars.

Plans for new 'coastal park' at divisive development revealed

Plans for new 'coastal park' at divisive development revealed

Objections have been raised over the next stages of a controversial seaside housing project which includes plans for a new "coastal heritage park".

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The stately home in Kent where James Bond lived

The stately home in Kent where James Bond lived

We take a look at the historic property used as James Bond's residence in the 1967 movie Casino Royale that remains largely hidden from view.

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