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'Perfect storm of issues' as probation service slammed

'Perfect storm of issues' as probation service slammed

The county's biggest probation service has been hauled over the coals in a damning report which highlights serious shortcomings.

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The Queen's Baton Relay is coming to Kent and here's where to see it

The Queen's Baton Relay is coming to Kent and here's where to see it

The Queen's Baton Relay will take on a two-day tour of Kent this summer ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Kent's Japanese knotweed hotspots revealed

Kent's Japanese knotweed hotspots revealed

The top six towns in Kent affected by one of the UK's most invasive plant species have been revealed.

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Emergency upgrades needed for closed landfill site

Emergency upgrades needed for closed landfill site

A closed landfill site requires emergency upgrades amid human health and environmental concerns.

Costa, Kaspa's and Lazy Jacks set for centre

Costa, Kaspa's and Lazy Jacks set for centre

A coffee shop and desserts eatery are to open at a popular shopping centre.

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No end in sight for Op Brock

No end in sight for Op Brock

Ongoing reduction of cross-Channel capacity due to P&O Ferries disruption means motorway contraflow must remain in place.

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Woman cut free from car after crash

Woman cut free from car after crash

A woman had to be cut free from her vehicle and taken to hospital after a crash involving two vehicles shut a busy main road during the school run.

Legal action after travellers move onto recreation ground

Legal action after travellers move onto recreation ground

A councillor says it's important to remember travellers rights, while steps are being taken to move them from a field.

Teenagers attacked with noxious substance

Teenagers attacked with noxious substance

A 19-year-old was arrested after reports two teenagers were attacked with a substance, believed to be ammonia or bleach.

How the Queen's speech impacts Kent

How the Queen's speech impacts Kent

A promise to pay seafarers minimum wage and a crackdown on 'guerilla' protesters among 38 Bills unveiled in Queen's speech.

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Man charged with burglary following bungalow break-in

Man charged with burglary following bungalow break-in

A man has been charged with burglary and theft of a motor vehicle after a woman was attacked at her home.

Could Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 cause another Covid-19 surge?

Could Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 cause another Covid-19 surge?

Two new Omicron strains are causing a rise in Covid-19 cases in South Africa and UK health officials are watching closely.

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Murder trial jury retraces Julia James' final steps

Murder trial jury retraces Julia James' final steps

A jury has today retraced the final steps taken by a PCSO who was allegedly "ambushed and chased down” before being bludgeoned to death.

Search for driver after teen cyclist's death

Search for driver after teen cyclist's death

Police are looking for a motorist who may have information about the death of a 19-year-old who died in a collision with a car.

Construction begins at burnt down leisure centre

Construction begins at burnt down leisure centre

A former leisure centre which went up in flames is finally rising from the ashes as building work begins.

'Partygate... Beergate... many Covid rules were simply daft'

'Partygate... Beergate... many Covid rules were simply daft'

A Kent MP has expressed his frustration at the ongoing rows into alleged lockdown breaches - arguing many Covid rules were "simply daft".

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Rwanda 'safe' despite risks to gay people as Patel pushes ahead

Rwanda 'safe' despite risks to gay people as Patel pushes ahead

Priti Patel says asylum seekers will be told they "could" face deportation this week as a report says Rwanda is "safe" despite "risks to gay people".

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Everything £1 in charity shop's permanent sale

Everything £1 in charity shop's permanent sale

A charity shop is selling all items, including wedding dresses and designer goods, for £1 in a permanent move to help with the rising cost of living.

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Families waiting for spouse visas say they feel forgotten

Families waiting for spouse visas say they feel forgotten

Separated couples say they're enduring heartbreak waiting months for spouse visas, delayed as Home Office staff work on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Houses for £4,750 and new cars for £500

Houses for £4,750 and new cars for £500

Prices are soaring - but how do they compare with prices in the 1970s, 80s, 90s and 00s? We take a trip down memory lane.

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'It is heartbreaking seeing innocent birds suffer'

'It is heartbreaking seeing innocent birds suffer'

Wildlife warriors are calling for more action to be taken as an increasing number of birds get tangled in fishing lines.

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Splash out! Seven homes for sale with super swimming pools

Splash out! Seven homes for sale with super swimming pools

Summer is just around the corner, and these amazing homes are ready for the hot weather with their own private pools.

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The 7 new restaurants opening in busy high street

The 7 new restaurants opening in busy high street

There is a "greater shift towards leisure" according to council bosses as plans for several new restaurants are planned for a popular shopping spot.

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Thug jailed after spraying chemicals at couple

Thug jailed after spraying chemicals at couple

A thug who flung dangerous chemicals into the face of a good Samaritan in the street during a crime spree has been jailed.

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Iconic blimp returns to Kent skies

Iconic blimp returns to Kent skies

Eagle-eyed residents spotted an unusual sight in the skies as an iconic airship made its way over Kent ahead of schedule.

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Work to remove roundabout finally begins

Work to remove roundabout finally begins

Work to replace a roundabout with traffic lights has finally started after being pushed back twice.

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Landlord ordered to pay £125k after failed legal challenge

Landlord ordered to pay £125k after failed legal challenge

Landlord Fergus Wilson has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to a council after he subjected employees to a 'decade of harassment'.

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Julia James murder trial: what we know from day one

Julia James murder trial: what we know from day one

A killer waited in woods for a vulnerable woman before chasing down a PCSO and bludgeoning her to death with a railway jack, a murder trial has heard.

Ex-cricketer denies sexual assault charge

Ex-cricketer denies sexual assault charge

A former Kent cricketer is to go on trial after denying an accusation of sexual assault in a town centre pub.

Two guilty of 'senseless and cruel' murder

Two guilty of 'senseless and cruel' murder

A deadly attack carried out in the mistaken belief their target had a large quantity of drugs has led to two men being convicted of murder.

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