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'We're not slobs and chavs...we're on the up'

'We're not slobs and chavs...we're on the up'

A much-maligned town has hit back after being slated as one of Britain's slobbiest areas.

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'It's left Tony with a fear of being left on a train'

'It's left Tony with a fear of being left on a train'

The adoptive mother of double-amputee Tony Hudgell has criticised Southeastern after he was almost left on a train.

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Peter Andre headlines Riverside Festival

Peter Andre headlines Riverside Festival

Watch Peter Andre take to the stage at a festival which has returned for the first time since before the pandemic.

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River Festival returns with a bang

River Festival returns with a bang

Returning after a two-year absence due to Covid, visitors flocked to the River Medway to enjoy everything the Maidstone River Festival had to offer.

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Teen fighting for life after crash

Teen fighting for life after crash

A 19 year-old has suffered life-threatening injuries after a car crashed into a garden wall.

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Kent athlete claims Commonwealth marathon gold

Kent athlete claims Commonwealth marathon gold

Athlete Johnboy Smith claimed gold in the wheelchair marathon after capitalising on a rival's puncture.

M2 fully re-opens after lorry and coach crash

M2 fully re-opens after lorry and coach crash

Queues stretched back for about four miles on the M2 following a crash involving a coach and lorry.

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CCTV image released after petrol station worker racially abused

CCTV image released after petrol station worker racially abused

An image has been released by police following an incident in which a petrol station worker was allegedly racially abused.

Conman posing as police officer steals pensioner's cash

Conman posing as police officer steals pensioner's cash

A telephone fraudster posing as a police officer from the Met has stolen cash from a pensioner.

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Landlords could lose livelihoods if litter piles up again

Landlords could lose livelihoods if litter piles up again

Student landlords could be fined or even have their licences revoked if they fail to keep a handle on the shocking mess left by their tenants.

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Port traffic 'flowing normally' despite warning

Port traffic 'flowing normally' despite warning

Traffic is reportedly 'flowing normally' at the Port of Dover this morning after an amber warning for congestion was put in place.

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Huge Disney cruise ship docks in Kent

Huge Disney cruise ship docks in Kent

A towering Disney cruise ship with 11 decks made a return to Kent this morning.

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Fire crews battle large quayside blaze

Fire crews battle large quayside blaze

A large fire has engulfed a number of sheds and outbuildings at a quayside - causing smoke to billow towards nearby homes.

Concern for events in Kent as trains cancelled for strikes

Concern for events in Kent as trains cancelled for strikes

Organisers of events across Kent are worried the rail strikes will have a negative impact on visitor numbers.

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Glass 'flies across room' at haunted pub

Glass 'flies across room' at haunted pub

Guests have reported ghostly goings-on at a historic pub, including rooms suddenly turning cold and a glass smashing against a wall of its own accord.

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Teen's pills death was tragic accident

Teen's pills death was tragic accident

A "smart, funny and caring" 19-year-old died after taking morphine pills belonging to his father when feeling unwell.

'The girls are doing 'The Russo' in training'

'The girls are doing 'The Russo' in training'

The former coach of England star Alessia Russio has said he felt she was "going all the way" even from an early age.

How to save £60m - the 64,000 dollar question

How to save £60m - the 64,000 dollar question

Is this the right time for KCC to be consulting taxpayers on how to save millions, asks our political editor.

Missing man found safe and well

Missing man found safe and well

Officers concerned for the welfare of a missing man say he has now been found safe and sound.

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Explosions heard as car destroyed in blaze at shopping centre

Explosions heard as car destroyed in blaze at shopping centre

Loud bangs have been heard while thick black smoke billows from a shopping centre car park after a car blaze.

Sunak ramps up support from Tory members in Kent

Sunak ramps up support from Tory members in Kent

Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been showing his face in Kent to gain support amid his campaign to be Prime Minister.

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Six fire engines called to derelict building blaze

Six fire engines called to derelict building blaze

Residents are urged to keep their windows and door shut while crews respond to a derelict building fire.

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Weapon obsessed prison guard held prostitute at gunpoint and raped her

Weapon obsessed prison guard held prostitute at gunpoint and raped her

A prison guard who twice raped a sex worker and stockpiled weapons at his home has been locked up.

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Former unofficial town crier sentenced for sex assaults

Former unofficial town crier sentenced for sex assaults

A pensioner who man used his position in singing and dancing groups to prey on his victims and sexually assault them has narrowly avoided jail.

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Thousands without internet after cable theft

Thousands without internet after cable theft

Cable thieves have left 8,000 of homes and businesses without phone and broadband services.

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US diplomat's viral video homage to Russo's backheel

US diplomat's viral video homage to Russo's backheel

In a parody of Kent girl Alessia Russo's semi-final goal staff from the American Embassy have thrown their support behind the Lionesses.

Boot fair on after travellers forced off

Boot fair on after travellers forced off

Travellers have left a boot fair field after being threatened with police action.

Road closed as crews tackle house fire

Road closed as crews tackle house fire

A main route was closed to traffic for several hours while emergency crews dealt with a house fire.

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'We demand answers to fix Kent gridlock'

'We demand answers to fix Kent gridlock'

Leaders across the county have joined forces to demand the government finds a solution to stop chaos on Kent's roads.

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Manhole covers stolen from quiet street

Manhole covers stolen from quiet street

A mysterious masked man has sparked confusion in a quiet neighbourhood after 10 manhole covers were stolen in one night.

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