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'I tried to eat a 20-inch pizza and was left sweating and groaning'

'I tried to eat a 20-inch pizza and was left sweating and groaning'

Despite a restaurant owner's warnings, our reporter was determined to try this gut-busting eating challenge.

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Man brands £150 fine for dropping cigarette 'unethical'

Man brands £150 fine for dropping cigarette 'unethical'

A man fined £150 for dropping a cigarette butt claims the penalty is too high and the punishment “unethical” as the cost-of-living crisis takes hold.

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Mum's heartache as son, 26, dies after epileptic fit

Mum's heartache as son, 26, dies after epileptic fit

The devastated mum of a 26-year-old who died after an epileptic fit has paid a heartfelt tribute to her son.

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New Lower Thames Crossing images released

New Lower Thames Crossing images released

National Highways has released further images of the planned crossing between Kent and Essex, as the final planned stage of consultation begins.

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Charity helps Ukraine refugees in UK

Charity helps Ukraine refugees in UK

With more and more Ukrainian refugees hoping to make it into the UK, one charity is helping those who have been able to make it already.

Cutting homelessness service could have 'devastating human cost'

Cutting homelessness service could have 'devastating human cost'

A charity has warned of the 'devastating' impact withdrawing a £5 million-a-year homelessness service could have in Kent.

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Copper thieves cause £30k damage in raid

Copper thieves cause £30k damage in raid

A gang of balaclava-clad copper thieves nearly shutdown a Kent business after causing £30,000 worth of damage during a raid.

Sinkhole closes road for 7 days

Sinkhole closes road for 7 days

A road, which has been blocked in both directions after a sinkhole appeared, is set to be closed for a week.

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Probe launched as would-be thieves break into shop

Probe launched as would-be thieves break into shop

Police are investigating after a shop was broken into in the early hours.

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Huge hold-ups as six weeks of lane closures begin

Huge hold-ups as six weeks of lane closures begin

Lane closures are causing long tailbacks as work to replace a roundabout with traffic lights finally gets going.

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Bike yobs sought after dog walker knocked out

Bike yobs sought after dog walker knocked out

A dog walker who flagged down motorbike riders pulling a wheelie along a closed road was attacked and punched during an unprovoked assault.

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Police jobs will be lost amid budget squeeze

Police jobs will be lost amid budget squeeze

Kent Police has insisted that its plans to save close to £7m from its budget this year will not affect key frontline staff.

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'Cobble-proof' electric scooters to launch in Kent

'Cobble-proof' electric scooters to launch in Kent

An upgraded e-scooter model with "self-healing" tyres is to be made available as part of a controversial rental scheme.

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'Van man' fined for fleet of 'eyesores'

'Van man' fined for fleet of 'eyesores'

A man has been found guilty of parking multiple “abandoned and dangerous” vehicles across a town.

Food bank responds to media storm

Food bank responds to media storm

A pastor and foodbank trustee says the opening of a new food bank venue was a moment that 'should be celebrated'.

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Men charged after county-wide ATM raids

Men charged after county-wide ATM raids

Two men have appeared in court charged with conspiring to steal cash machines in ram raids across Kent.

Netflix to offer cut-price deals as users dwindle

Netflix to offer cut-price deals as users dwindle

Cheaper monthly Netflix deals could be available by the end of 2022 as the firm tries to tempt back customers and improve its income.

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Police offer worried residents a chance to talk

Police offer worried residents a chance to talk

Police officers have set up a meeting with residents following a burglary in a bungalow where a woman was attacked.

M2 to shut all weekend as Brock misery continues on M20

M2 to shut all weekend as Brock misery continues on M20

A 12-mile stretch of the M2 will be shut all weekend from Friday evening - at the same time Operation Brock remains enforced on the M20.

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Teenager seriously injured in Mini crash

Teenager seriously injured in Mini crash

A 19-year-old has been seriously injured after his Mini crashed into a tree.

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Clothing concerns after patient's hospital death

Clothing concerns after patient's hospital death

A prevention of future deaths report has been issued after a woman killed herself while staying at a mental health hospital.

Cycling cafe set to open in summer as work starts

Cycling cafe set to open in summer as work starts

A new cycling cafe made from shipping containers could open this summer as work on the site has started.

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Aldi recalls foods over salmonella fears

Aldi recalls foods over salmonella fears

Supermarket Aldi, together with the Food Standards Agency, has issued a product recall for four items it says could contain salmonella.

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Council leader slammed for 'happy' food bank photo

Council leader slammed for 'happy' food bank photo

A council leader has been slammed for smiling at the opening of a food bank amid the cost of living crisis.

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Britain's oldest homeowner, 106, bought semi for £800

Britain's oldest homeowner, 106, bought semi for £800

Britain's oldest homeowner bought her three-bed semi for £800 in 1945 and still lives there at 106.

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'Customers have to drive through puddles in clean cars'

'Customers have to drive through puddles in clean cars'

A car wash owner is desperate for a water company to fix a leak as his customers have to climb over dirty water to get into their clean cars.

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'He was a little ray of sunshine taken way too soon'

'He was a little ray of sunshine taken way too soon'

A mum has spoken of her heartache after her dinosaur loving four-year-old never came home from hospital.

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One in 10 women quit job due to menopause symptoms

One in 10 women quit job due to menopause symptoms

A former midwife says it feels like "time in running out for women", but new research has found that GPs aren't listening to their symptoms.

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School UK's first to trial tool to reduce children's stress

School UK's first to trial tool to reduce children's stress

A primary school has made history by being the first in the UK to trial a device aimed at helping children improve their mental health.

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Sick pensioner's fight to keep mobility scooter

Sick pensioner's fight to keep mobility scooter

An 86-year-old man fears he will be stuck inside after he was ordered to remove his mobility scooter from his retirement development.

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