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'Covid patients must be discharged quickly to avoid backlog'

'Covid patients must be discharged quickly to avoid backlog'

Health chiefs in Kent have been ordered to speed up the discharge of patients in battle over Covid.

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Tupac-inspired gunman admits firing blanks from balcony

Tupac-inspired gunman admits firing blanks from balcony

A record label boss who claimed to be the reincarnation of rapper Tupac after firing blanks from his penthouse balcony has admitted gun crimes.

Four charged after string of burglaries

Four charged after string of burglaries

Four men have appeared in court after cash, cigarettes and alcohol was stolen in a series of burglaries.

Nightingale hub takes shape on hospital car park

Nightingale hub takes shape on hospital car park

New pictures show a 'surge hub' built to take on Covid-19 patients is taking shape as construction is expected to finish this week.

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Boy, 14, 'stabbed in the back' inside own home

Boy, 14, 'stabbed in the back' inside own home

One of the victims of a horrific knife attack was a 14-year-old boy, it has emerged.

Army captain completes 27 marathons in 27 days challenge

Army captain completes 27 marathons in 27 days challenge

Scott Fisher has completed the final run in his challenge to run 27 marathons in 27 days for charity inspired by his wife's debilitating condition.

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Police unhappy with chicken shop's booze bid

Police unhappy with chicken shop's booze bid

Concerns have been raised by police about a peri peri chicken restaurant's bid to sell alcohol.

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Demolition of leisure centre delayed

Demolition of leisure centre delayed

Internal works are being carried out at a disused leisure centre before the building is demolished.

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Car crashes into house

Car crashes into house

A house has been damaged after a car ploughed through a garden fence and into the side of it.

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Do you have a recipe fit for The Queen?

Do you have a recipe fit for The Queen?

The search is on for a Platinum Pudding that can be served at this year's Jubilee celebrations, with Dame Mary Berry among the competition judges.

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'We are tired of having to explain it to these Trigger's broom crackpots'

'We are tired of having to explain it to these Trigger's broom crackpots'

A leading member of the Medway Queen Preservation Society has hit back at claims the ship is now only a replica.

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CCTV released after thefts from cars

CCTV released after thefts from cars

Officers investigating a spate of thefts from cars in Kent villages have released CCTV images.

Cute bunnies found dumped in boxes on roadside

Cute bunnies found dumped in boxes on roadside

A colony of rabbits have been discovered crammed into cardboard boxes and pet carriers on the side of the road.

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100,000 workers to begin daily covid tests

100,000 workers to begin daily covid tests

Critical workers needed to keep key public services running will be asked to take daily Covid tests to limit Omicron outbreaks in workplaces.

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Loss of 'passionate and influential' journalist

Loss of 'passionate and influential' journalist

Tributes have been paid to a widely respected senior journalist, whose association with the KM stretches back more than 50 years.

Private hospital agrees to help with Covid surge

Private hospital agrees to help with Covid surge

A private Kent hospital is on stand-by to help the NHS as the number of Covid cases continue to rise.

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People brought ashore after Channel crossing

People brought ashore after Channel crossing

Border Force and RNLI crafts have picked up groups of people making the Channel crossing in small boats.

6,600 secondary school places needed by 2026

6,600 secondary school places needed by 2026

Thousands more secondary and special school places will be needed in Kent over the next five years.

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'Drunken punters engaging in lewd act woke my children'

'Drunken punters engaging in lewd act woke my children'

A furious neighbour says rowdy punters from a party pub are making life hell with unbearable drunken and offensive behaviour.

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First look at 1,500-home estate size of 94 football pitches

First look at 1,500-home estate size of 94 football pitches

A new picture shows how a sprawling "neighbourhood" with a school, cafés and shops could look – as people are invited to have their say.

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Unsolved murders: The crimes which bamboozled detectives

Unsolved murders: The crimes which bamboozled detectives

We look through the archives at some of the most shocking - and bizarre - murder cases in Kent where the killer was never brought to justice.

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Emergency response to child stuck in mud

Emergency response to child stuck in mud

Emergency services were called to the same place twice in two days after a mother and child got stuck in mud.

Teen's suicide after being wrongly judged to have turned 18

Teen's suicide after being wrongly judged to have turned 18

A teenage asylum seeker took his own life after being wrongly judged to have turned 18 and moved to adult housing, an inquest has heard.

Owner's plea after cat's meat packaging death

Owner's plea after cat's meat packaging death

A woman whose cat died after swallowing a string used to bind meat wants people to dispose of food by-products carefully.

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Thieves' trailer found hidden in woods

Thieves' trailer found hidden in woods

A trailer packed with stolen power tools has been found hidden in woodland in the Kent countryside.

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Who's next for Gills? Club seek new manager after Evans' departure

Who's next for Gills? Club seek new manager after Evans' departure

Gillingham are on the hunt for a new manager once again - and they don't have far to turn if they want a quick appointment.

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Gritters set to hit roads as temperatures plummet

Gritters set to hit roads as temperatures plummet

Gritters are set to hit the roads this evening as temperatures are forecast to plummet.

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Man robbed of mobile phone

Man robbed of mobile phone

Two men threatened a man and stole his mobile phone from him as he walked alone along a residential street.

Kent business owner's Apprentice bid

Kent business owner's Apprentice bid

A businesswoman is among 16 candidates hoping to win through on BBC TV show The Apprentice.

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'Even with the best moisturiser we weren’t believing that'

'Even with the best moisturiser we weren’t believing that'

A 20-year-old driver claimed to have been born in 1954 after being pulled over by police for traffic offences.

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