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Funfair and parade ahead of town's festive switch-on

Funfair and parade ahead of town's festive switch-on

Families can expect a whole day of festive fun ahead of a light's switch on.

Council cash helps new coffee shop take off

Council cash helps new coffee shop take off

A council grant has helped transform an empty shop into a European-style coffee and cocktail bar.

Retired teacher 'could always be relied upon'

Retired teacher 'could always be relied upon'

Tributes have been paid to a former councillor who fought tirelessly to save his town's only care home.

Alan Titchmarsh sends 100-year-old personal message

Alan Titchmarsh sends 100-year-old personal message

A hand written card from celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh was among the 101 cards received by a centenarian.

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Meet Father Christmas at Martha's festive fayre

Meet Father Christmas at Martha's festive fayre

Father Christmas is heading to town and one of his first stops will be at Martha Trust's Christmas Fayre.

Moped owner 'assaulted' by thieves who stole his vehicle

Moped owner 'assaulted' by thieves who stole his vehicle

A moped owner was taken to hospital after he was allegedly assaulted in a plight to retrieve his vehicle.

Foodbank to set up hot meal scheme in time for Christmas

Foodbank to set up hot meal scheme in time for Christmas

A foodbank which waited eight months for a promised grant will use it to set up a hot meal scheme with cafes.

Science park set for £5m upgrade

Science park set for £5m upgrade

Hundreds of homes, a 75-bedroom hotel, and a petrol station with a drive-through coffee shop have been earmarked for a business centre.

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Convicted paedophile found heavily decomposed

Convicted paedophile found heavily decomposed

A convicted paedophile who lived as a recluse was found heavily decomposed after a community warden raised the alarm.

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Council gritters film Ice Ice Baby parody

Council gritters film Ice Ice Baby parody

Council gritter drivers have shown off their questionable singing skills in a video parody of 'Ice Ice Baby'.

Shop flooded with 24,000 litres of rain water

Shop flooded with 24,000 litres of rain water

A generator is being used to supply electricity to a Spar shop after 24,000 litres of rain water flooded its cellar.

Proposal for 56 new homes close to secondary school

Proposal for 56 new homes close to secondary school

New plans have been submitted to build homes on a former plant nursery close to a secondary school.

Cricket hero fired up for future career

Cricket hero fired up for future career

From cricket balls to raging blazes, Ashes hero Geraint Jones has stumped us all with his latest career change announcement.

Golf day marks Royal Marines 355th anniversary

Golf day marks Royal Marines 355th anniversary

A golf day was held to celebrate the 355th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Marines corps at the venue of next year's Open Championship

Councillor told to 'sit down and shut up'

Councillor told to 'sit down and shut up'

A town mayor is calling for order at council meetings after a member demanded another “sit down and shut up”.

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Man in hospital after car hits wall

Man in hospital after car hits wall

A man was taken to hospital after a collision which closed a road for three hours.

Have you been offered this stolen jewellery?

Have you been offered this stolen jewellery?

Images of stolen jewellery have been released by police investigating a daytime burglary.

Bearded man image released after fuel thefts

Bearded man image released after fuel thefts

A CCTV image of a man with distinctive facial hair has been released after a series of fuels thefts.

New market launches inside church

New market launches inside church

A new indoor market is set to bring a boost to Thursdays in one Kent town.

Trial for anti-arms supply protesters

Trial for anti-arms supply protesters

Seven people go on trial in February after pleading not guilty in charges over an anti-arms supply protest in August.

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