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When shops were shops

When shops were shops

Memories of bacon slicers, cheese cut with a wire, butter patted into shape with wooden paddles and sugar weighed into blue paper bags.

Inside night of terror at Kent prison

Inside night of terror at Kent prison

Pictures show the shocking result of a four-hour riot at one of Kent's biggest jails as more than a dozen inmates are sentenced.

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See inside £8.5m church conversion

See inside £8.5m church conversion

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is pumping £4.2m into a scheme to convert a burned-out dockyard church into mentoring hub for young entrepreneurs.

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‘I can’t do anything now for Bill, but perhaps I can help someone else’

‘I can’t do anything now for Bill, but perhaps I can help someone else’

A widow has written a variety of poems in memory of her late husband to raise money for dementia research.

‘We’d love a carnival full of joy, colour and smiles’

‘We’d love a carnival full of joy, colour and smiles’

A seaside carnival will return this year – and organisers hope it will be “bigger and more spectacular” than before.

'We have no idea why our son took his own life'

'We have no idea why our son took his own life'

The family of a man who was found dead in his shed said they don't know why he took his own life.

Inmate claimed there was £300k hit on him before cell death

Inmate claimed there was £300k hit on him before cell death

A Kent prisoner who claimed there was a £300,000 hit on him while in custody was found hanged in his cell, an inquest has heard.

Air ambulance called to four-car crash

Air ambulance called to four-car crash

One person was air-lifted to a London hospital by helicopter after a four-car-crash closed a road for nearly three hours

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Council pays £40k to helped 'deprived' children

Council pays £40k to helped 'deprived' children

A council has handed £40k to a children's charity to give early-years support to youngsters from deprived backgrounds to 'beat the poverty cycle'.

Models needed for fashion show 'with a difference'

Models needed for fashion show 'with a difference'

A mum is asking women of all ages and sizes to have their bodies painted and join her on the catwalk.

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New market set for town

New market set for town

A new artisan market is coming to a Kent town, with applications for stalls now open.

Woman treated for smoke inhalation after iron sparks blaze

Woman treated for smoke inhalation after iron sparks blaze

A woman in her 60s had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a faulty iron caused a fire in her kitchen.

Lockdowns blamed for children’s speech issues

Lockdowns blamed for children’s speech issues

Parents fear their children’s speech and language has been permanently damaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

Conservatives take seat from Labour in town's by-election

Conservatives take seat from Labour in town's by-election

The Conservatives have won the Sheerness by-election - taking a seat left vacant by Labour's Mark Ellen who died in February.

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To spell or not to spell

To spell or not to spell

Should spelling be made easier? Our columnist thinks not...

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New blood-test booking system introduced at hospital

New blood-test booking system introduced at hospital

Health bosses are introducing a book-only system for blood tests at a hospital after complaints patients had to queue outside in the cold and wet.

Volunteers help renovate burglary victim's home

Volunteers help renovate burglary victim's home

A group of kind volunteers have help renovate the home of a burglary victim who was left black and blue and had £600 stolen from him.

Union threatens strike action over plan to close town's bus depot

Union threatens strike action over plan to close town's bus depot

Arriva staff are being balloted on strike action after the bus firm announced its plan to close one of its town centre depots.

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Everything to know ahead of election day

Everything to know ahead of election day

As people across the borough gear up for election day, here is a run down of everything you need to know about candidates in this Kent borough.

Dramatic footage as police chase ends in field

Dramatic footage as police chase ends in field

A man aged 55 has been arrested after a police car chase ended in a farmer's field.

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