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Former sports centre boss fined following pension fraud probe

Former sports centre boss fined following pension fraud probe

A businessman was taken to court following allegations of fraudulent evasion relating to employee pension contributions.

Restaurant reopens with new owners following £80k revamp

Restaurant reopens with new owners following £80k revamp

A high street restaurant and bar which suddenly shut has reopened under new ownership.

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Elbow kicks off Dreamland summer concerts with a bang

Elbow kicks off Dreamland summer concerts with a bang

A legendary band launched a highly anticipated summer of live music on the Kent coast.

Shopping centre’s empty Wilko store up for grabs

Shopping centre’s empty Wilko store up for grabs

A former Wilko store has been put up on the market almost a year since the firm fell into administration.

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‘I was dead for eight minutes - CPR from two lads saved my life!’

‘I was dead for eight minutes - CPR from two lads saved my life!’

A dog walker pronounced clinically dead for eight minutes says his life was saved by two “incredible” young men who gave him CPR.

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‘Prayers answered’ as parking restrictions lifted in layby

‘Prayers answered’ as parking restrictions lifted in layby

Shop owners who lost trade when customers were banned from parking in a layby say their “prayers have been answered”.

Wine bar told ‘temporary’ garden shelter can stay after planning triumph

Wine bar told ‘temporary’ garden shelter can stay after planning triumph

A high street drinking hole has won approval to make its temporary outdoor shelter, first erected during the pandemic, a permanent fixture.

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Huge high street parade as Kent’s biggest Pride kicks off

Huge high street parade as Kent’s biggest Pride kicks off

A colourful parade has weaved its way through city centre streets as Kent’s biggest Pride event gets underway,

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Woman who fled Co-op with stolen food says: ‘I have anxiety and don’t like queuing’

Woman who fled Co-op with stolen food says: ‘I have anxiety and don’t like queuing’

A woman who walked out of a store with stolen food stuffed in a child’s buggy has blamed her anxiety as she appeared before magistrates.

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Man, 20, pulled screwdriver outside McDonald’s as woman tried to help him

Man, 20, pulled screwdriver outside McDonald’s as woman tried to help him

A 20-year-old man pulled a screwdriver outside McDonald’s and threatened to use it after a woman tried to calm him down during a drunken fracas.

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Vehicle erupts into fireball on busy road

Vehicle erupts into fireball on busy road

A dramatic picture shows a vehicle engulfed by flames after erupting into a fireball this morning.

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Hunt for man who tried to bluff woman in attempted mugging

Hunt for man who tried to bluff woman in attempted mugging

Police are appealing for information after a woman was reportedly a victim of an attempted theft in broad daylight.

Road shut off as fire crews tackled bungalow blaze

Road shut off as fire crews tackled bungalow blaze

Emergency crews were called to a fire that took hold of a bungalow this morning.

Ex-soldier with PTSD stepped in front of lorry on M20

Ex-soldier with PTSD stepped in front of lorry on M20

The mum of a 38-year-old who took his own life by stepping in front of a lorry says her son was much-loved but “didn’t realise his self-worth”.

'It's not pints and pork scratchings - we’re promoting European drinking culture in the UK’

'It's not pints and pork scratchings - we’re promoting European drinking culture in the UK’

The owner of a high street deli says he is “overjoyed” to be granted a permanent alcohol licence despite objections over noise from residents.

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Mice infestation and ‘horrendous stench’ at trampoline park

Mice infestation and ‘horrendous stench’ at trampoline park

A ‘widespread’ mice infestation and hotdogs stored on the floor were all discovered by hygiene inspectors at a popular trampoline park.

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Shock as popular pub to shut today - but regulars vow to save it

Shock as popular pub to shut today - but regulars vow to save it

A last-ditch attempt has been launched to save a popular community pub described as the ‘heart of the village.

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‘They’d drawn a willy on their ballot paper’

‘They’d drawn a willy on their ballot paper’

As the election nears, perhaps those who daub weird stuff on their ballot papers have a point, says our columnist.

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Why tactical voting could make all the difference in Kent at general election

Why tactical voting could make all the difference in Kent at general election

Tactical voting could prove crucial in two Kent seats in July. We look at who could benefit - and why even Carol Vorderman thinks it’s a good idea.

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‘You might as well build a motorway behind our house!’

‘You might as well build a motorway behind our house!’

A school’s bid for a BMX and mountain bike track just yards from a row of homes has left residents fearing their lives will be blighted by noise.

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Freedom of the Parish honour on 80th anniversary of Doodlebug tragedy

Freedom of the Parish honour on 80th anniversary of Doodlebug tragedy

On the 80th anniversary of the loss of 52 REME personnel in a Doodlebug blast, a village is to mark the occasion with a military parade and service.

Video captures moment burglar caught hiding during break-in

Video captures moment burglar caught hiding during break-in

Police officers caught a burglar hiding behind a counter after kicking in the door at a restaurant.

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Countdown to Shaun the Sheep family-friendly art trail

Countdown to Shaun the Sheep family-friendly art trail

More than fifty unique sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will appear at landmarks across a town centre later this month.

‘I can’t believe I was diagnosed with the same cancer as my brother’

‘I can’t believe I was diagnosed with the same cancer as my brother’

A dad-to-be developed the same uncommon cancer his brother had battled after noticing similar symptoms.

'It’s a shame it’s come to this': Sadness as vintage shop shuts due to rising rents

'It’s a shame it’s come to this': Sadness as vintage shop shuts due to rising rents

An independent vintage boutique is closing after seeing a significant fall in trade and soaring bills.

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'If I'd been a second too late, toddler would have fallen to his death over cliff'

'If I'd been a second too late, toddler would have fallen to his death over cliff'

A mum has told of the terrifying moment her friend’s child “could have died” after managing to get out of a gated play area and toward a cliff edge.

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‘I no longer feel it’s safe for me’: Former Labour election candidate defects to Greens

‘I no longer feel it’s safe for me’: Former Labour election candidate defects to Greens

A former councillor who stood for Labour at the last general election says he ‘no longer feels safe’ in the party as a person of colour.

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Fire breaks out at fish and chip shop

Fire breaks out at fish and chip shop

A chip pan caught alight at a fish and chip shop requiring firefighters to come to the rescue and one person being treated for injuries.

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Bridge set to close tonight for ‘urgent repairs’

Bridge set to close tonight for ‘urgent repairs’

The closure of a busy route that is affecting a village’s public transport route is to begin at 10pm.

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‘We want to create the ultimate second-hand thrifting experience’

‘We want to create the ultimate second-hand thrifting experience’

A homeless charity has launched a unique venture understood to be Kent’s largest secondhand clothes shop.

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