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'People gave up on their lives as boat sank'

'People gave up on their lives as boat sank'

A survivor of the Channel crossings tragedy has described the moment passengers 'gave up' on their lives while trying to save a sinking boat.

Battle to stop 'insulting' 450-home estate on farmland

Battle to stop 'insulting' 450-home estate on farmland

Residents battling against plans for 450 homes are preparing for the fight of their lives, ahead of the start of a government inquiry.

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Face masks are back but is Kent complying?

Face masks are back but is Kent complying?

Face coverings are once again compulsory in shops, on buses and trains because of the new Omicron Covid variant but are shoppers following the rules?

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Family's appeal as boy, 5, fights for life with Covid

Family's appeal as boy, 5, fights for life with Covid

A five-year-old boy living with one of the world's rarest life-limiting conditions is seriously ill in hospital after contracting Covid.

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'I got my boy back...now he's been snatched away again'

'I got my boy back...now he's been snatched away again'

A mother has paid a brave and blunt tribute to her troubled son who was killed in a horror crash.

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Kent's cutest cottage - yours for £100,000

Kent's cutest cottage - yours for £100,000

Bidding is expected to be brisk for this tiny cottage which has just two rooms and is nestled beside a picturesque city park and river.

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Super gran vows to continue her daredevil antics for hospice

Super gran vows to continue her daredevil antics for hospice

A gutsy pensioner will do anything for charity – from a Himalayan trek to an abseil – and despite being 71 says she won't be stopping anytime soon.

Will Spotify's annual round-up of your music delight or shame?

Will Spotify's annual round-up of your music delight or shame?

It's that time of year when Spotify unveils our individual rundown of what we've been listening to all year - what will it say about you?

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'Tony's Law' for child cruelty backed by government

'Tony's Law' for child cruelty backed by government

A brave boy who lost his legs after being abused by his parents will have a new law named after him increasing the sentences for child abusers.

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Man saved after falling in river

Man saved after falling in river

Firefighters used a ladder and line to pluck out a victim who had tumbled into deep water at a town centre.

Shock as car ploughs into Sainsbury's trolley bay

Shock as car ploughs into Sainsbury's trolley bay

A trolley bay has been destroyed and three cars damaged in a bizarre crash in a Sainsbury's car park.

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The Kent firm which shares its name with new Covid strain

The Kent firm which shares its name with new Covid strain

Bosses from a Kent printing firm were left in disbelief when they realised their business shares its name with the latest strain of coronavirus.

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WeBuyAnyCar owner snaps up Kent dealership

WeBuyAnyCar owner snaps up Kent dealership

Sold just weeks ago for £64.5m, a motor dealership's new owners have now themselves been snapped up.

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All over 18s now offered vaccine booster

All over 18s now offered vaccine booster

All people aged 18 and over are to be offered a Covid-19 booster vaccine to help combat the spread of a new Covid-19 variant.

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Boy, 13, who died in cliff fall had 'inadequate' care

Boy, 13, who died in cliff fall had 'inadequate' care

A coroner has found a disabled boy received inadequate support from authorities before he died from a cliff fall.

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Covid jab 'hell' as elderly forced to wait three hours in supermarket car park

Covid jab 'hell' as elderly forced to wait three hours in supermarket car park

Hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people forced to wait outside for than three house in almost sub-zero temperatures for their Covid booster jabs.

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'We're at risk of new Covid pingdemic'

'We're at risk of new Covid pingdemic'

Tougher Covid rules set to be enforced in response to the Omicron variant could spark a new “pingdemic”, a Kent MP has warned.

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Armed men fight in town centre

Armed men fight in town centre

A fight saw batons brandished and shouting fill a town centre street, before one man barricaded himself inside a building.

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Omicron: Everything we know about the new Covid-19 variant so far

Omicron: Everything we know about the new Covid-19 variant so far

It's the Covid variant causing concern worldwide, with the WHO describing it as a very high global risk, but what do we know about Omicron so far?

The unique cliffside property which could be yours for just £20k

The unique cliffside property which could be yours for just £20k

A historic seafront structure which has been empty for many years "certainly makes a statement", say auctioneers.

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'Watch this space': Could borough's huge housing target be lowered?

'Watch this space': Could borough's huge housing target be lowered?

Residents hoping that mammoth housebuilding targets imposed on a Kent borough will be lowered have been given a glimmer of hope.

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'I don't talk about trans rights because it's not my place'

'I don't talk about trans rights because it's not my place'

A Kent MP says it is not her place to speak on trans issues since it is not her “lived experience”.

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Man in hospital after M20 break down crash

Man in hospital after M20 break down crash

A man has been taken to hospital after a van crashed into a recovery vehicle on the M20.

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Missing mum murder suspect in court

Missing mum murder suspect in court

A man has appeared in court, after he was charged with the murder of missing Sissinghurst woman Alexandra Morgan.

Area's last strip of green space could be lost for homes

Area's last strip of green space could be lost for homes

Two areas could merge into one as the last remaining green field separating them becomes the subject of a bid to build 435 homes.

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Birds go into lockdown by law as avian flu outbreaks continue

Birds go into lockdown by law as avian flu outbreaks continue

Strict new rules for captive birds and poultry come into force from today as officials try to clamp down on outbreaks of avian flu.

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Hawk to be hired for £5k to scare away Bandstand pigeons

Hawk to be hired for £5k to scare away Bandstand pigeons

Council bosses hope the stationing of a hawk at a Bandstand along the coast will finally put an end to a long-running pigeon problem.

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How to spot and protect Kent's seals

How to spot and protect Kent's seals

Our coastline is home to a vast array of stunning wildlife, but sadly our actions may be causing many of the county's animals to disappear.

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Marvel and DC-themed comic-con coming to Kent

Marvel and DC-themed comic-con coming to Kent

A huge Marvel and DC-themed comic-con is set to take place in Kent next year attracting crowds of up to 10,000 people.

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Nike and Adidas to get bigger Outlet stores

Nike and Adidas to get bigger Outlet stores

Sportswear giants Nike and Adidas are both set to get bigger units at the Ashford Designer Outlet as part of a store reshuffle.

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