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Man jailed after robbing bookmakers with walking stick

Man jailed after robbing bookmakers with walking stick

A man who brandished a walking stick as he robbed bookmakers, duping staff into thinking he had a shotgun, has been jailed.

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Lee Ryan arrested after 'rant' on flight

Lee Ryan arrested after 'rant' on flight

Singer Lee Ryan, from boy band Blue, reportedly became enraged on a plane when cabin crew refused him alcohol.

Family 'left with nothing' as fire destroys house

Family 'left with nothing' as fire destroys house

A family have "lost everything" after a fire sparked by a phone charger ravaged their home, wiping out every room and destroying precious possessions.

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Man exposes himself as lay-by parking dispute intensifies

Man exposes himself as lay-by parking dispute intensifies

A man exposed himself during a heated argument as a long-running dispute over parking across the road from a pizza shop boiled over.

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Opening of £7.4m hospital ward delayed

Opening of £7.4m hospital ward delayed

A new hospital ward which aimed to cut waiting times remains closed more than six months after it was completed.

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'Roadworks nightmare makes me feel like moving'

'Roadworks nightmare makes me feel like moving'

Residents have described living in traffic "hell and chaos" as gas works close a main route through their town.

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Terror as drunk twins try to blow up petrol station

Terror as drunk twins try to blow up petrol station

Reckless twins sparked terror after dousing themselves in petrol and trying to blow up an Esso garage.

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This average-looking home has a stunning secret

This average-looking home has a stunning secret

Prepare to be amazed by this Grade II seven-bedroom house - but not in the way you’d expect.

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We braved BMX lessons at world's first multi-storey skate park

We braved BMX lessons at world's first multi-storey skate park

Our reporter took a tumble as he hit the ramps at a new £17m skate park - but can't wait to get back on the bike.

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Bridges closed due to concerns for man

Bridges closed due to concerns for man

Two bridges connecting an island with mainland Kent were closed as police responded to concerns for a man's welfare.

Toddler suffers second-degree burn as skate park ramp overheats

Toddler suffers second-degree burn as skate park ramp overheats

An 18-month-old boy was left "screaming" in pain for hours after suffering nasty burns when he touched a metal ramp for "a matter of seconds".

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Co-op store closed after intruders break in

Co-op store closed after intruders break in

A Co-op store has been closed all day after being targeted by intruders.

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Kelly Brook was teen carnival princess before rising to fame

Kelly Brook was teen carnival princess before rising to fame

Model, actor and presenter Kelly Brook has wed in a lavish, fairytale ceremony but reporter Nicola Jordan remembers her humble beginnings in Kent.

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Has the 'Covid effect' worn off for nature lovers?

Has the 'Covid effect' worn off for nature lovers?

The number of people taking part in this year's Big Butterfly Count has halved, prompting organisers to ask if people are now less focussed on nature?

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'Alessia has left a legacy for girls across Kent'

'Alessia has left a legacy for girls across Kent'

Following the Lionesses' record-breaking Women's Euros victory against Germany, Alessia Russo has been praised for paving the way for Kent's girls.

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Two murder arrests in Kent after man, 23, shot dead

Two murder arrests in Kent after man, 23, shot dead

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after being stopped by police in a Kent town following a fatal shooting.

Teen 'knocked unconscious' on recreation ground

Teen 'knocked unconscious' on recreation ground

Police are investigating after a teenager was left needing hospital treatment following an attack.

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Winter 'warm banks' could help people struggling with energy bills

Winter 'warm banks' could help people struggling with energy bills

People struggling to heat their homes amid rocketing energy prices could seek refuge in 'warm banks', which are being considered in Kent this winter.

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Kent weather for August to remain very dry

Kent weather for August to remain very dry

August weather forecasts for Kent suggest more dry weather is on the cards further raising the prospect of a drought being declared in England.

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Burglary gang duo jailed

Burglary gang duo jailed

Two members of a jewellery burglary gang have been jailed after CCTV caught the vehicle they used to escape.

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'Welcome to the underground Strip Club'

'Welcome to the underground Strip Club'

A businessman who runs a chicken restaurant has launched a new venture in historic tunnels under a high street.

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Dramatic moment two men in dinghy rescued from pier

Dramatic moment two men in dinghy rescued from pier

Footage has emerged of two men hemmed in by violent waves on a small stretch of a pier being rescued by a coastguard helicopter crew.

McDonald's staff barricade door to keep kids out

McDonald's staff barricade door to keep kids out

Youths at a high street fast-food chain were seen climbing on tables, spitting at staff, throwing sauces and hurling wet floor signs.

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Woman selling fake trainers on Facebook caught in undercover sting

Woman selling fake trainers on Facebook caught in undercover sting

A scammer has been sentenced for selling counterfeit Adidas, Nike, Gucci, North Face and Boss products over private selling groups on social media.

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Jokers sneak cannabis plant into town centre display

Jokers sneak cannabis plant into town centre display

A 'leafy Kent town' got a bit leafier when pranksters grew a cannabis plant in a town centre flower display.

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Plans to transform derelict cinema into retirement village submitted

Plans to transform derelict cinema into retirement village submitted

Proposals to build 166 new homes on a town centre plot that was formerly home to a cinema have finally been submitted to a council.

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Traffic 'nightmare' as two busy routes shut for summer

Traffic 'nightmare' as two busy routes shut for summer

Two of the main routes between out of a Kent town will be shut this summer – with one not set to reopen for a year.

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Waitrose to scrap best before dates on 500 foods

Waitrose to scrap best before dates on 500 foods

With food prices continuing to rise, Waitrose has become the latest supermarket to announce it will scrap best before dates on hundreds of products.

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Kent's first Wendy's unveils shopfront

Kent's first Wendy's unveils shopfront

The county's very first Wendy's store has been unveiled after scaffolding was taken down.

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Fears 'someone will be killed' near crossing if speed limit doesn't change

Fears 'someone will be killed' near crossing if speed limit doesn't change

A borough councillor is outraged at Kent County Council (KCC) for not installing a zebra crossing along a 60mph road.

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