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Parents fined for school absence next term

Parents fined for school absence next term

The government has been criticised after saying parents will be fined for school non-attendance from September.

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Pub's 'unwelcoming' name to be changed

Pub's 'unwelcoming' name to be changed

One of Kent's largest brewers has announced it will rename one of its pubs in light of recent Black Lives Matter protests.

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Hour-long delays on M25 after four-vehicle crash

Hour-long delays on M25 after four-vehicle crash

Huge queues built up on the M25 after two cars and two vans were involved in a crash.

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Enormous thunderclap 'sounded like explosion'

Enormous thunderclap 'sounded like explosion'

A large burst of thunder from an electrical storm was caught on camera.

Biker seriously hurt in crash at junction

Biker seriously hurt in crash at junction

Officers investigating a collision that left a motorcyclist in a serious condition are asking for witnesses to come forward.

Future left uncertain for leisure centres

Future left uncertain for leisure centres

A leisure company that asked a council for an emergency loan to help it recover from Covid-19 has had its request turned down.

Traffic crawling on M25 after crash

Traffic crawling on M25 after crash

Drivers are facing delays near the Clacket Lane Services this afternoon following an accident.

Children cross 'dangerous' junction after traffic light crash

Children cross 'dangerous' junction after traffic light crash

A mother was concerned for parents and pupils crossing a four-way junction after the traffic lights stopped working following a crash.

Decade of Champions: "To have done it with two clubs - that is amazing"

Decade of Champions: "To have done it with two clubs - that is amazing"

Building a championship winning team is an achievement - doing it twice is something else.

A virtual first for top Kent race driver

A virtual first for top Kent race driver

Mike Conway was back behind the wheel at the weekend as part of the first ever virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Shed fire spreads to fencing

Shed fire spreads to fencing

Firefighters were called out this morning after the blaze spread but they soon had it under control.

Shops gradually reopening in town centre

Shops gradually reopening in town centre

There were no queues in one town this morning as non-essential shops take a slower approach to easing of lockdown rules.

Road collapses from burst water main

Road collapses from burst water main

Police are at the scene of the flooding which has caused part of the carriageway to sink.

Suspected shoplifter charged after series of thefts

Suspected shoplifter charged after series of thefts

The suspect was arrested after items were stolen from a number of town centre shops over a period of almost two months.

Theatre needs £250k to survive Covid-19 crisis

Theatre needs £250k to survive Covid-19 crisis

A fundraising campaign has been launched to save a community venue from the financial devastation of the coronavirus lockdown.

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Council set to have day in court over huge housing plan

Council set to have day in court over huge housing plan

A local authority has welcomed the news that a judicial review has been granted, after its local plan was rejected.

XR want more say in Covid-19 recovery plan

XR want more say in Covid-19 recovery plan

Extinction Rebellion has staged a protest demanding a citizens' assembly to be held to discuss the best way forward after the pandemic.

Works continue at golf club throughout the pandemic

Works continue at golf club throughout the pandemic

Coronavirus may have briefly stopped play but one Kent club are full steam ahead with their plans for improving the course.

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One way system and 20mph limit plans for town centre

One way system and 20mph limit plans for town centre

Plans for a one-way system and 20mph speed limit in a town centre are being considered ahead of lockdown measures being eased.

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Charity grateful for players' close shave

Charity grateful for players' close shave

Cricketers from across Kent have ‘braved the shave’ to raise over £6,000 for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund.

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