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Tobacco gang jailed for trying £500k fraud

Tobacco gang jailed for trying £500k fraud

A gang has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for conspiring to steal £500k worth of confiscated tobacco from the government.

Campers saved from high tide

Campers saved from high tide

Two people had to be rescued by firefighters from rising river waters.

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Residents chase suspect burglar

Residents chase suspect burglar

Locals went after a suspected thief after a store alarm sounded.

Mystery bidder takes home dolls house for £22k

Mystery bidder takes home dolls house for £22k

A charity will receive £22,000 after a collector splashed out on a dolls house.

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Clarinet, silverware and charm bracelet stolen

Clarinet, silverware and charm bracelet stolen

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in.

Convicted rapist jailed for stalking ex-girlfriend

Convicted rapist jailed for stalking ex-girlfriend

A man who subjected his ex-partner to “scary and insidious” stalking has been jailed.

Bike 'explodes in ball of fire'

Bike 'explodes in ball of fire'

Drivers were delayed after a motorbike burst into flames.

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Tobacco theft plotters found guilty

Tobacco theft plotters found guilty

A gang has been found guilty of conspiring to steal £250,000 worth of confiscated tobacco from the government.

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Shakespeare associate guides theatre company's Macbeth production

Shakespeare associate guides theatre company's Macbeth production

A Royal Shakespeare Company associate has returned to Deal to give his expert tuition to actors who are being trained under two of his former pupils

Dad denies threatening to shoot colleague

Dad denies threatening to shoot colleague

A man accused of being part of a 'ring of tobacco thieves' allegedly made threats using a photograph of a gun.

Would you like a spider bite in that chilli sauce?

Would you like a spider bite in that chilli sauce?

A laboratory in Kent has launched a brand new type of chilli sauce which has quite a bite.

Anti-Brexit billboard campaign continues to target town

Anti-Brexit billboard campaign continues to target town

Four dads who are hitting back at politicians with a national campaign are continuing to spread their anti-Brexit message in Kent.

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Men accused of selling tobacco instead of destroying it

Men accused of selling tobacco instead of destroying it

Four men have gone on trial accused of stealing up to a quarter of a million pounds worth of tobacco which had been seized by UK Border Force.

'Spiderman', 82, to abseil for charity

'Spiderman', 82, to abseil for charity

An 82-year-old veteran will swap his usual Sunday routine of a roast and a match on the box for a charity abseil.

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Broken tollbridge leaves boat owners stranded

Broken tollbridge leaves boat owners stranded

Kent County Council has been slammed for a lack of maintenance after problems with a toll bridge have affected river users.

Scientist stripped of OBE

Scientist stripped of OBE

A world-renowned scientist from Kent has been stripped of his OBE after aiding two fraudsters in a HIV cure tax scam.

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Holiday park fire

Holiday park fire

A man was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a holiday park.

'These properties blight our medieval street'

'These properties blight our medieval street'

A campaigner who lives on a street of medieval homes has "reached a dead-end" in her fight to spruce up two buildings blighting the area.

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Plea after council reject foodbank grant

Plea after council reject foodbank grant

Councillors who turned down a foodbank grant because not enough people use the service have been persuaded to think again.

£250k on the table to kick-start forecourt revamp

£250k on the table to kick-start forecourt revamp

A quarter-of-a-million-pound funding boost from a district council will kick-start the refurbishment of a town's forecourt - if approved.

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