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Space for another 10,000 homes needed

Space for another 10,000 homes needed

A Kent council has announced it is reviewing its local plan as space is needed for thousands of new homes.

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War veteran ‘betrayed’ as NHS axes medication

War veteran ‘betrayed’ as NHS axes medication

A war veteran says he feels betrayed by the NHS after medication to prevent him from going blind was stopped.

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Four fire engines sent to crop fire

Four fire engines sent to crop fire

Firefighters have been called to a crop fire which needed four fire engines and an all-terrain vehicle to help put it out.

What do you think about Kent's bomb ship?

What do you think about Kent's bomb ship?

A university researcher studying disaster risk reduction wants to hear people's views about living near the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery.

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Man bailed after armed police swoop on street

Man bailed after armed police swoop on street

A suspect has been bailed after firearms officers swooped on a street.

Brown signs and a cocktail bar: Island fights back in tourism battle

Brown signs and a cocktail bar: Island fights back in tourism battle

Kent’s holiday isle is fighting back in the battle for staycation tourists as it unveils plans for a new restaurant and cocktail bar.

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Yacht crew saved from wind

Yacht crew saved from wind

RNLI volunteers had to dash to help two people on board a boat who were having trouble with their craft.

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Burglars now behind bars

Burglars now behind bars

Two men have started prison sentences after being caught after a two-mile police chase.

Arrest after armed police incident

Arrest after armed police incident

A man has been arrested after a collision left a woman needing hospital treatment and the 999 call to police reported someone had a weapon.

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Live music is back

Live music is back

Festivals may still be a no-no but live music is tentatively returning to pubs and clubs.

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Ites assistant moves on

Ites assistant moves on

Sheppey United have announced their popular assistant manager has left the club.

Five lifeboat shouts in a day

Five lifeboat shouts in a day

Volunteer lifeboat crews had a busy 24 hours including rescuing two people stuck on a deflated kayak.

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Firms given coronavirus grants

Firms given coronavirus grants

More than 100 business have been given grants to help them through tough times as a result of coronavirus.

Train disruption due to vandalism

Train disruption due to vandalism

Train services were cancelled between two towns after an object was thrown at one and smashed a window.

Can you help name this seal which has made its home on the Isle of Sheppey?

Can you help name this seal which has made its home on the Isle of Sheppey?

Queenborough harbour bosses have launched a competition to name this seal. You'd be surprised at the suggestions so far.

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Leisure centres to reopen - but not entirely

Leisure centres to reopen - but not entirely

A trust has announced which parts of two of its leisure centres will reopen for the first time in four months.

Baby seal rescued by volunteers

Baby seal rescued by volunteers

Animal rescue volunteers have recovered a week-old baby seal after he was found washed up on a beach.

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Council trials £5k high-tech bin at beach

Council trials £5k high-tech bin at beach

A high-tech "big belly bin" that compresses rubbish and sends a message when it's full has been installed at a beach as part of a free trial.

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High Court orders rethink on council costs

High Court orders rethink on council costs

A judge has said a Kent council will be allowed to have a review looking at a decision letting a developer claim £171,000 in planning appeal costs.

Special free school to open in 2022

Special free school to open in 2022

A new special free school being planned for Kent is scheduled to open its doors to its first pupils in September 2022.

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