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kentonline.co.uk 54 minutes ago
School defies government by keeping face mask rules in class

School defies government by keeping face mask rules in class

A Kent secondary school has defied the government's ending of Plan B restrictions by asking pupils to continue wearing masks.

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kentonline.co.uk 1 hour ago
Luxury items seized from road-rage suspect

Luxury items seized from road-rage suspect

Various luxury items have been confiscated by police from a man following a road-rage incident.

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kentonline.co.uk 1 hour ago

Anti-vaxxers tell pharmacy boss clinic could be 'crime scene'

Anti-vaxxers have visited a town centre and told a vaccination clinic manager his premises are a "potential crime scene".

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kentonline.co.uk 2 hours ago
School's warning over 'bear that sings about killing'

School's warning over 'bear that sings about killing'

A primary school has issued a warning to parents over a 'sinister' video game character named Huggy Wuggy who sings about killing.

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kentonline.co.uk 3 hours ago

Camp Wildfire looking to blaze in front of Dragons

Lee Denny and Julia Lowe are looking to take Dragon's den by storm with their business Camp Wildfire.

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kentonline.co.uk 4 hours ago

Teen charged with attempted murder

A 19-year-old arrested after a man was stabbed several times has been charged with attempted murder.

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kentonline.co.uk 4 hours ago
Former car dealership of 117 years to get 'new lease of life'

Former car dealership of 117 years to get 'new lease of life'

A prime high street spot occupied by a car dealership for decades is to have a change of use for the first time in more than a century.

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kentonline.co.uk 4 hours ago
'If Uber Eats and Deliveroo can do it, why can't we?'

'If Uber Eats and Deliveroo can do it, why can't we?'

A pizza takeaway's hopes of delivering alcohol to homes has been turned down.

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kentonline.co.uk 5 hours ago
Fears shop's plan will increase street drinking

Fears shop's plan will increase street drinking

The police have warned that problem street drinking will rise if a town centre convenience store is allowed to sell booze.

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kentonline.co.uk 6 hours ago
AA blasted in row over 'not prioritising lone women'

AA blasted in row over 'not prioritising lone women'

A breakdown recovery firm has been at the centre of a row on Twitter over whether lone women should be given priority for roadside assistance.

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kentonline.co.uk 7 hours ago
Defection of former Tory MP has ‘calmed nerves’ of those jostling for PM to quit

Defection of former Tory MP has ‘calmed nerves’ of those jostling for PM to quit

Christian Wakeford said he refused to ‘defend the indefensible’ over alleged Covid rule breaches.

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kentonline.co.uk 7 hours ago
Sheppey looking to strengthen after recent departures

Sheppey looking to strengthen after recent departures

Sheppey United are keen to strengthen after losing a couple of key men in the last few weeks.

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kentonline.co.uk 8 hours ago
Two men arrested in England over Texas synagogue stand-off

Two men arrested in England over Texas synagogue stand-off

Audio footage appeared to show attempts by hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram’s younger brother to persuade him to surrender.

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kentonline.co.uk 9 hours ago
Primark set to axe around 400 jobs in UK store management overhaul

Primark set to axe around 400 jobs in UK store management overhaul

The fast fashion chain has launched a consultation with staff as part of plans to simplify its UK retail management structure.

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kentonline.co.uk 11 hours ago
Face masks make people look more attractive, study says

Face masks make people look more attractive, study says

Researchers believe the pandemic ‘has changed our psychology in how we perceive the wearers of masks’.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Great-great-gran, 100, meets family's first girl in 75 years

Great-great-gran, 100, meets family's first girl in 75 years

A 100-year-old great-great-grandmother has met the first girl to be born in her family for 75 years.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago

City's new boss says their caretaker management team have laid strong foundations

New Canterbury City boss Keith Bird has praised the club’s caretaker management team for the foundations they have laid during their time in charge.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Darts boss wants to bring in new striker

Darts boss wants to bring in new striker

Steve King believes another forward option will give Dartford’s promotion push extra impetus.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Cugley: Get on with it!

Cugley: Get on with it!

Neil Cugley is backing Folkestone to bounce back from their FA Trophy exit as their attention switches back to their Isthmian Premier promotion push.

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kentonline.co.uk 13 hours ago
What the papers say – January 20

What the papers say – January 20

Boris Johnson will reportedly need to be dragged ‘kicking and screaming’ from Downing Street.

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kentonline.co.uk 16 hours ago
Workers face first commute since Plan B axed as masks in classrooms end

Workers face first commute since Plan B axed as masks in classrooms end

Boris Johnson announced Plan B measures would be axed with work-from-home guidance scrapped immediately.

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kentonline.co.uk 20 hours ago
Couple use lottery win to transform daughter's life

Couple use lottery win to transform daughter's life

A couple who won £1 million on the lottery have been able to change their disabled daughter's life by buying her an assistance dog.

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kentonline.co.uk 21 hours ago
02:33 People in Kent and the rest of the UK won't need face coverings and Covid passports anymore

02:33 People in Kent and the rest of the UK won't need face coverings and Covid passports anymore

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announced that all Plan B measures will be dropped including the work from home advice from next Thursday.

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kentonline.co.uk 21 hours ago
Tories warned party faces ‘death of 1,000 cuts’ if Johnson not ousted

Tories warned party faces ‘death of 1,000 cuts’ if Johnson not ousted

Former Brexit secretary David Davis told the Prime Minister to quit shortly after one of the party’s newest MPs defected to Labour.

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kentonline.co.uk 22 hours ago
Family re-united with dog year after he disappeared

Family re-united with dog year after he disappeared

A French bulldog that disappeared from a family's back garden has been found a year later.

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Work-from-home guidance and face masks axed in England, says Johnson

Work-from-home guidance and face masks axed in England, says Johnson

The legal requirement for people with coronavirus to self-isolate will also be allowed to lapse when the regulations expire on March 24.

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Washing basket left on hob sparks fire

Washing basket left on hob sparks fire

Two fire engines were sent to a house after a kitchen fire, which started accidentally, took hold.

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School football team reach county final

School football team reach county final

A school football team from Thanet have made it to the final of a countywide competition.

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Man charged after three attacks in 40 minutes

A 31-year-old has been charged following three incidents on the same day including assault and attempted robbery.

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Plan B restrictions dropped

Plan B restrictions dropped

Plan B restrictions including the face mask mandate will be dropped while self isolation rules will be eased.

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Lorry driver caught with laptop on dash

Lorry driver caught with laptop on dash

A driver has been fined £100 after being caught by unmarked police vehicles with a laptop on his dashboard.

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'Dracula' murderer dies in prison

'Dracula' murderer dies in prison

A notorious murderer dubbed 'Dracula' who mutilated his victim after a drink-fuelled row has died in prison.

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'We will not rest until he is captured'

A man wanted in connection with drug smuggling in Kent has been named in a new appeal to hunt down 12 fugitives.

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MP blasts plans to retain booking system at recycling centres

MP blasts plans to retain booking system at recycling centres

An MP has criticised plans to keep a booking system in place at household recycling centres in Kent - despite widespread support from the public.

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Inflation at highest since '92 as cost-of-living crisis looms

Inflation at highest since '92 as cost-of-living crisis looms

Inflation is at its highest for 30 years, with petrol prices at record levels and energy prices soaring as a cost-of-living crisis looms.

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No 10 staff would have been better off partying in a pub, says Wetherspoon

No 10 staff would have been better off partying in a pub, says Wetherspoon

The chain’s boss, Tim Martin, said CCTV installed in the company’s central London pubs could have helped with inquiries into what happened.

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WHSmith takes Omicron hit but bosses remain confident

WHSmith takes Omicron hit but bosses remain confident

Sales in the retailer’s travel division fell, with airports and railway stations hit, but high street stores had a better time.

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Feelings of depression and anxiety ‘increased sharply over Christmas’

Feelings of depression and anxiety ‘increased sharply over Christmas’

A survey found that, despite there being fewer Covid restrictions, symptoms were on a par with levels during lockdown at the start of 2021.

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Hares: Hoops can't wait to play again!

Hares: Hoops can't wait to play again!

Deal Town boss Derek Hares concedes preparations for their Kent Senior Trophy quarter-final this weekend haven’t been ideal.

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Mum distracted by phone before fatal crash

A mum was distracted by her phone when she veered into the wrong lane and crashed with a lorry.

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HMV closes flagship store

HMV closes flagship store

Major music and film store HMV has decided to downsize one of its flagship branches.

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HMS Invincible exhibition set to sail in to dockyard

HMS Invincible exhibition set to sail in to dockyard

An exhibition taking visitors to the seabed to learn more about the Royal Navy's darling HMS Invincible, sunk two centuries ago, is to open in Kent.

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Man dead, several injured following bridge collapse

Man dead, several injured following bridge collapse

The man was among several others travelling in a vehicle which fell into a river on a farm in Lancashire.

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Johnson expected to set out plan to lift Plan B coronavirus restrictions

Johnson expected to set out plan to lift Plan B coronavirus restrictions

Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday and then update MPs on Plan B measures.

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PM’s former top aide to give evidence to parties investigation

PM’s former top aide to give evidence to parties investigation

Dominic Cummings has said that the PM intentionally misled MPs – which Boris Johnson denies.

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Police launch search for man after woman raped

Police launch search for man after woman raped

Detectives have launched a manhunt after a woman was raped in an early hours attack.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Disaster averted as asylum seekers drift towards ferries

Disaster averted as asylum seekers drift towards ferries

Disaster was averted thanks to quick-thinking port staff after a dinghy drifted perilously close to departing ferries.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Three face jail after stabbing outside snooker club

Three face jail after stabbing outside snooker club

In today's podcast, three men are facing jail following a stabbing outside a troubled bar in Maidstone, hear from our reporter who was in court.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Big Energy Saving Week: How councils are helping people pay bills

Big Energy Saving Week: How councils are helping people pay bills

Councils across the county have revealed how the Household Support Grant is letting people get the financial help they are entitled to.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Hotel barge makes it way up the river

Hotel barge makes it way up the river

A huge boat, likely to be used as a temporary hotel for construction workers, has been towed to a new home.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Raducanu wins on Australian Open debut

Raducanu wins on Australian Open debut

Emma Raducanu reached the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday with victory over Sloane Stephens in three sets.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Girl with a Pearl Earring enjoys a cuppa in new high street artwork

Girl with a Pearl Earring enjoys a cuppa in new high street artwork

A hair salon has replaced its Covid-19 mural with a painting inspired by a new business venture.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Morrisons cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff

Morrisons cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff

Morrisons has become the first supermarket to make cuts to sick pay for unjabbed staff who have to isolate after being exposed to Covid.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Weekly Covid deaths rise after bank holiday registration delays

Weekly Covid deaths rise after bank holiday registration delays

Some 922 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending January 7 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Council purchases its own offices for £7m

Council purchases its own offices for £7m

A borough council has spent now in a bid to make long-term cost savings.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Firm is ship-shape for 2022

Firm is ship-shape for 2022

A ship repairer says it enjoyed its busiest ever year in 2021 - and is planning another 12 months of growth.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Kent under-18s produce fantastic second half display to beat Essex

Kent under-18s produce fantastic second half display to beat Essex

Kent FA’s under-18 representative side returned to action for the first time in nearly two years on Sunday and enjoyed a comeback win over Essex.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago

StopKIG campaigner dies

There is funeral service tomorrow for a man who played a key role in preserving his neighbourhood.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Aldi opens first checkout-free supermarket

Aldi opens first checkout-free supermarket

Customers at the store in Greenwich, south-east London, will be closely followed on hi-tech cameras.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Covid-hit Escape room 'will close' without support

Covid-hit Escape room 'will close' without support

The owners of a visitor attraction threatened with closure because of Covid-19 fears have urged people to support the business before its too late.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Cost of living to 'devastate' poorest families

Cost of living to 'devastate' poorest families

A charity is demanding emergency payments to help families stay afloat as energy bill rises, it says, threaten to send more into deep poverty.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Gillingham midfielder confident they can turn it around

Gillingham midfielder confident they can turn it around

Ben Reeves hopes the first half display by Gillingham on Saturday is the sign of things to come.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Bold Debenhams vision now 'highly unlikely'

Bold Debenhams vision now 'highly unlikely'

A plan to turn a derelict Debenhams into a complex with activities including axe-throwing is now "highly unlikely" to happen, it has been revealed.

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kentonline.co.uk 28 minutes ago
'It hasn't been the same since the pandemic hit'

'It hasn't been the same since the pandemic hit'

An ex-pub landlord says the pandemic and rising energy prices are responsible for his exit from a village's only pub.

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kentonline.co.uk 58 minutes ago
Builder slams 'snowflake' workers who can't hack the heat

Builder slams 'snowflake' workers who can't hack the heat

A builder is close to giving up hope of finding a labourer after telling 'snowflakes' not to apply with his company.

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kentonline.co.uk 1 hour ago
Maternity staff quizzed as part of baby-scandal review

Maternity staff quizzed as part of baby-scandal review

An independent review into a baby death scandal at a Kent hospitals trust is almost complete with the findings expected in the summer or autumn.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 hours ago
Dad who stabbed daughter sues NHS

Dad who stabbed daughter sues NHS

In today's podcast, hear why a dad who launched a knife attacked on his daughter before being shot by police is suing the NHS for £1 million.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 hours ago
All-star chefs and musicians will come to Kent park this summer

All-star chefs and musicians will come to Kent park this summer

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, celebrity cook Simon Rimmer and an ex-Spice Girl are set to come to a music and food festival.

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kentonline.co.uk 3 hours ago
Kent Cricket's 2022 fixtures announced

Kent Cricket's 2022 fixtures announced

Kent’s fixtures for the 2022 season have been announced – but there won’t be any county cricket at Tunbridge Wells this summer.

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kentonline.co.uk 4 hours ago
Commuters return and masks in classrooms end as Plan B axed

Commuters return and masks in classrooms end as Plan B axed

An increase in road congestion was recorded in London and Manchester while public transport usage in the capital was also up.

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kentonline.co.uk 4 hours ago
Athletics stadium turned into makeshift hospital car park

Athletics stadium turned into makeshift hospital car park

An athletics stadium car park is being used by hospital staff as work continues on Kent's only Nightingale 'surge hub.'

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kentonline.co.uk 5 hours ago
NHS staff Covid absences dropping across every region in England, data shows

NHS staff Covid absences dropping across every region in England, data shows

Some 29,517 NHS staff at hospital trusts in England were ill with coronavirus or having to self-isolate.

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kentonline.co.uk 5 hours ago
Roadside service held for paramedic killed in crash

Roadside service held for paramedic killed in crash

A moving tribute has seen full emergency service honours given for a 21-year-old paramedic who lost her life in a crash.

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kentonline.co.uk 6 hours ago
Ambulance handover delays improve though pressure on hospitals ‘remains high’

Ambulance handover delays improve though pressure on hospitals ‘remains high’

Nearly one in five patients arriving by ambulance waited at least 30 minutes to be handed over.

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kentonline.co.uk 6 hours ago
Club seeks non-execs to help drive success

Club seeks non-execs to help drive success

Cricket chiefs in the county are recruiting specialist non-executive directors as part of a governance shake-up.

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kentonline.co.uk 7 hours ago
Dock strikers back on picket line

Dock strikers back on picket line

Dock workers protesting over 'hire and rehire' are back on strike today in a bid to delay inports of Audi, Porsche, Skoda and VW cars.

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kentonline.co.uk 7 hours ago
'They want to turn it into a patio for new flats'

'They want to turn it into a patio for new flats'

A resident has spoken of his concerns regarding the development of a popular town centre green space.

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kentonline.co.uk 8 hours ago
Tracey Emin asks 'shameful' No 10 to remove her artwork

Tracey Emin asks 'shameful' No 10 to remove her artwork

Artist Tracey Emin has demanded that Downing Street takes down an artwork she gifted to the government, saying the 'current situation is shameful'.

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kentonline.co.uk 9 hours ago
Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers ask for a new trial

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers ask for a new trial

The disgraced socialite was convicted of trafficking teenage girls for sex after a three-week trial in New York.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
'I went to HMV ahead of closing day to see how times have changed'

'I went to HMV ahead of closing day to see how times have changed'

As HMV prepared this week to leave a Kent shop after more than 20 years, our reporter popped in to see how the firm can survive into the future...

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Semi-pro gamer who 'would light up room' died playing Xbox

Semi-pro gamer who 'would light up room' died playing Xbox

A mum has paid tribute to her semi-professional gamer daughter who died while playing Xbox with friends.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
'Jamaican cabbage is my new death row meal'

'Jamaican cabbage is my new death row meal'

In a damp car park beside a traffic-choked road sits a small white trailer ready to offer you a taste of Jamaica – but is it worth the perilous trip?

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Kutrieb: Fleet are still improving

Kutrieb: Fleet are still improving

Ebbsfleet boss Dennis Kutrieb says his players’ desire to improve is driving their promotion push.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Brown sees chance to kick on

Brown sees chance to kick on

Raphe Brown believes Maidstone will only benefit from their FA Trophy experience at Boreham Wood.

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kentonline.co.uk 15 hours ago
Shadow chancellor: Labour has ditched Corbynite past and is now ‘pro-business’

Shadow chancellor: Labour has ditched Corbynite past and is now ‘pro-business’

Rachael Reeves was quoted as saying ‘it doesn’t sound totally preposterous that Labour could be in government some time quite soon’.

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kentonline.co.uk 17 hours ago
Stormont ministers to consider relaxations to Covid restrictions

Stormont ministers to consider relaxations to Covid restrictions

Business leaders earlier this week urged relaxations describing the impact on trade as ‘very real’.

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kentonline.co.uk 20 hours ago
Registrations for electric cars soar

Registrations for electric cars soar

Registrations for electric cars increase as drivers steer away from petrol and diesel vehicles.

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kentonline.co.uk 21 hours ago
06:00 Kent Says: Can Prime Minister Boris Johnson weather the storm or is his time up?

06:00 Kent Says: Can Prime Minister Boris Johnson weather the storm or is his time up?

It was a day which saw one Tory MP defect to Labour, while others submitted letters of no confidence.

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kentonline.co.uk 21 hours ago
Three more beaches rated 'excellent' for water quality

Three more beaches rated 'excellent' for water quality

Southern Water has achieved the highest ever ratings for beach bathing water quality.

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kentonline.co.uk 23 hours ago
Musician missing for five months found dead in France

Musician missing for five months found dead in France

A musician last seen more than five months ago has been confirmed dead after his body was found on a French beach.

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Man in 90s killed in skip lorry crash

Man in 90s killed in skip lorry crash

An elderly man has tragically lost his life as a result of a crash involving a Toyota Yaris and a skip lorry.

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Weston selected to make Winter Olympics debut

Weston selected to make Winter Olympics debut

Matt Weston says he cannot wait to get started after being selected to make his Winter Olympics debut.

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Police raid uncovers illegal cigarettes in ceiling

Police raid uncovers illegal cigarettes in ceiling

Illegal cigarettes hidden in a shop ceiling have been seized during a police raid.

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Disabled man 'stuck' after orders to leave mobility scooter outside

Disabled man 'stuck' after orders to leave mobility scooter outside

A stroke survivor says his housing provider has threatened to remove his mobility scooter if he continues to charge and store it in a cupboard.

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Crash victim 'devoted life to helping others'

Crash victim 'devoted life to helping others'

The devastated family of a cyclist fatally struck by a car say she spread "love and light wherever she went".

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Plan B measures to be dropped across England, Johnson says

Plan B measures to be dropped across England, Johnson says

England’s Plan B measures include guidance to work from home, the use of the Covid pass and mandatory mask-wearing in shops and on public transport.

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Man arrested and another in hospital after stabbing

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a serious assault yesterday.

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Boris Johnson hit by defection of MP to Labour just before PMQs

Boris Johnson hit by defection of MP to Labour just before PMQs

Christian Wakeford said the UK needed a government that “upholds the highest standards of integrity and probity”.

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Average UK house price £25,000 higher in November than a year earlier

Average UK house price £25,000 higher in November than a year earlier

Experts warned that, with living costs more widely also surging, it is imperative that home-buyers do not overstretch themselves.

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Boris Johnson to face MPs as he battles plot to oust him as Prime Minister

Boris Johnson to face MPs as he battles plot to oust him as Prime Minister

Boris Johnson looks likely to endure another tough session of Prime Minister’s Questions.

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City appoint new manager

City appoint new manager

Canterbury City have announced the appointment of their new manager.

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Tie-break heartache for Briscoe

Pat Briscoe failed to clinch a quarter-final spot in the Open Singles at the World Indoor Bowls Championships as he lost to Mervyn King on Tuesday.

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UK inflation hits near-30 year high as food prices surge

UK inflation hits near-30 year high as food prices surge

Consumer Prices Index inflation jumped from 5.1% in November to 5.4% in December.

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Former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley dies aged 73

Former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley dies aged 73

The ‘indomitable’ fashion designer and journalist died on Tuesday in New York, his representatives said in a statement.

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Scally holding out as Gillingham players attract interest

Scally holding out as Gillingham players attract interest

There have been “no credible bids” for any of Gillingham’s players so far in the January window.

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Grand Designs architects' vision for eco-home at country estate

Grand Designs architects' vision for eco-home at country estate

The family owners of a popular country estate have hired architects from Grand Designs to help create a 'truly outstanding' eco-friendly house.

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'I'll play wherever I'm asked'

'I'll play wherever I'm asked'

Ryan Hanson is happy to play wherever Dover need him to.

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Tory MP faces Commons suspension over ‘insincere’ apology for bullying

Tory MP faces Commons suspension over ‘insincere’ apology for bullying

The Commons Standards Committee said Daniel Kawczynski undermined his apology in comments he made to the media.

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Police and coastguard called to beach

Officers have been called after reports of a missing man.

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02:33 Hoo residents call for urgent upgrades to a junction, fearing it's a matter of time before someone is killed

02:33 Hoo residents call for urgent upgrades to a junction, fearing it's a matter of time before someone is killed

One resident says she has already witnessed many near misses while driving out of her junction into Beacon Hill Lane in Rochester.

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Girl's life-changing op to go ahead after last-ditch funding help

A charity has offered to pay for the remaining funds so a one-year-old can have her life-changing heart operation.

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Gillingham given permission to speak with Bromley boss Woodman

Gillingham given permission to speak with Bromley boss Woodman

Bromley have confirmed that their manager Andy Woodman has been given permission to talk to Gillingham.

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Firefighter injured in engine crash with car

Firefighter injured in engine crash with car

A firefighter has sustained minor injuries after a fire engine was been involved in a crash.

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Driver clocked at 157mph in Kent was 5th fastest in UK

Driver clocked at 157mph in Kent was 5th fastest in UK

New research finds the fifth fastest driver caught speeding in the country from 2018-20 was in Kent where there are now 84 cameras monitoring drivers.

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Holiday park reveals 'major' upgrade plan

Holiday park reveals 'major' upgrade plan

Holiday park operator Haven has revealed plans for new play and adventure attractions and a brand new entertainment centre at a Kent park.

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Two convicted after town centre stabbing

Two men have been convicted of assault after a stabbing outside a town centre club.

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Police shut down flat again after neighbours plagued by anti-social behaviour

A court order closing down a property has been extended for three months after residents suffered verbal abuse and intimidation.

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Calls to make electric vehicle charging points more accessible

Calls to make electric vehicle charging points more accessible

Heavy cables and poor lighting are among the problems people can encounter with EV charging points, claim disability charities and the AA.

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Landmark horse statue refurbished after 20 years

Landmark horse statue refurbished after 20 years

A striking statue of a horse along a bypass has been restored after two decades to mark its sponsor's 40th anniversary.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Sonic weapon anti-Channel crossings tactic rejected

Sonic weapon anti-Channel crossings tactic rejected

The use of controversial sound cannons as a way of deterring people seeking asylum from reaching the UK was considered by the government, say reports.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Unemployment rates continue to tumble

Unemployment rates continue to tumble

Despite the rise in Omicron cases, the county's jobs market appears to have emerged unscathed, according to the latest figures.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago

Australian fashion brand opens its first Kent store

An Australian fashion brand has chosen to open its second UK store here in the county.

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UK jobs market shrugs off Omicron as number of payrolled workers soars to record

UK jobs market shrugs off Omicron as number of payrolled workers soars to record

The Office for National Statistics said the number of UK payrolled workers jumped by a record 184,000 between November and December to 29.5 million.

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Is this the most influential man in Kent education?

Is this the most influential man in Kent education?

He's irritated and delighted teachers and education chiefs in equal measure over recent decades - but now he's bowing out.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago

Man died after trying to tackle house fire

A huge house fire which killed a man accidentally started from a log burner, an inquest has heard.

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Cugs: I'll phase youngsters into first-team action

Cugs: I'll phase youngsters into first-team action

Folkestone manager Neil Cugley says he plans to phase his young players into first-team action ahead of their Velocity Trophy match at Chichester.

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'No evidence' of fault with aircraft after pilot dies in crash

'No evidence' of fault with aircraft after pilot dies in crash

There is no evidence that a crash which killed a pilot in Kent was caused by a fault with his aircraft, a report has concluded.

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Tributes for 'legendary' teacher who taught 5,000 children

Tributes for 'legendary' teacher who taught 5,000 children

Tributes have been pouring in for a much-loved teacher who has been likened to a celebrity in the town he worked by former pupils.

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Paedophile rumbled after children's wellies found at his home

A convicted sex offender was caught having children stay at his house after police spotted wellies and a backpack during a surprise visit.

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Tributes paid to 'inspirational' mum who died after cancer battle

Tributes paid to 'inspirational' mum who died after cancer battle

A Kent mum who was battling breast cancer and hoped to take her children to Disneyland died before they were able to make the trip.

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kentonline.co.uk 4 hours ago
Crash leaves two seriously hurt

Crash leaves two seriously hurt

Two people have suffered serious injuries after a collision between a car and a van.

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Bride-to-be receives 'mortifying' freebie at wedding show

Bride-to-be receives 'mortifying' freebie at wedding show

A woman said she was not happy after receiving a diet snack bar at a wedding fair.

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Calls to combat rise in anti-social behaviour

Calls to combat rise in anti-social behaviour

Police are cracking down on anti-social behaviour at a shopping centre, as Labour councillors call for more officers to combat crime.

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Dad shot by police after stabbing daughter sues NHS for £1m

Dad shot by police after stabbing daughter sues NHS for £1m

A psychotic dad who stabbed his own daughter before being shot down by police is suing the NHS for allegedly botching his mental health treatment.

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Injured Raducanu out of Australian Open

Injured Raducanu out of Australian Open

Emma Raducanu crashed out of the Australian Open after struggling with a hand injury during her second round exit on Thursday.

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kentonline.co.uk 6 hours ago
Boat trips to see bomb ship masts selling out

Boat trips to see bomb ship masts selling out

Extra trips are having to be scheduled as people rush to get up close to the Richard Montgomery bomb ship masts which will be cut down this summer.

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kentonline.co.uk 6 hours ago
Football manager suspended after referee confrontation

Football manager suspended after referee confrontation

Sevenoaks & District Football League side West Kingsdown Reserves axed their manager after a verbal confrontation with a referee.

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kentonline.co.uk 7 hours ago
Huge outdoor concert series announced

Huge outdoor concert series announced

Katherine Jenkins, UB40 and a sparking LGBT+ event are coming to a Kent park this summer

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kentonline.co.uk 8 hours ago
Event to highlight tax benefits for landowners

Event to highlight tax benefits for landowners

A special event will take place next month to help farmers and landowners in the county take advantage of tax benefits for innovation.

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kentonline.co.uk 8 hours ago

Lorry bursts into flames on M25

A lorry has gone up in flames on the M25 leading to long delays for drivers on the clockwise carriageway.

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kentonline.co.uk 9 hours ago
Christmas cauliflowers delayed by poor growing conditions are finally harvested

Christmas cauliflowers delayed by poor growing conditions are finally harvested

A lack of cold nights in August and September delayed the growth of the brassica in the UK.

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Landlord's £5k 'out-of-the' blue bill had family living in fear

Landlord's £5k 'out-of-the' blue bill had family living in fear

A single mum faced losing her home over a £5,000 roof repair bill she got out of the blue.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Critics of Gillingham chairman Paul Scally target his teenage daughter

Critics of Gillingham chairman Paul Scally target his teenage daughter

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally says his 16-year-old daughter has been a target of abuse.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
The abandoned cinema at centre of row over town's future

The abandoned cinema at centre of row over town's future

As campaigners continue to call for a former cinema to be turned into a theatre, we look back at its history with a series of archive photos.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Rogers: We need to get a result

Rogers: We need to get a result

Manager James Rogers has described Hythe’s Kent derby at Sittingbourne as a massive game for the club.

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kentonline.co.uk 12 hours ago
Fears pier sale to Uber Boat will cause 'monopoly' on river

Fears pier sale to Uber Boat will cause 'monopoly' on river

A row is brewing over the takeover of a town's pier by a private company.

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kentonline.co.uk 15 hours ago
Disney boss Bob Chapek’s total compensation almost doubled in fiscal 2021

Disney boss Bob Chapek’s total compensation almost doubled in fiscal 2021

The firm said the senior executive had delivered a ‘strong performance given the unprecedented challenges’ of the coronavirus pandemic.

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kentonline.co.uk 17 hours ago
Partygate: Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’

Partygate: Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’

Former Brexit secretary David Davis warned Tories the party faces ‘dying a death of 1,000 cuts’ if MPs do not swiftly oust the Prime Minister.

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kentonline.co.uk 20 hours ago
Plans for Tim Horton's first Kent branch approved

Plans for Tim Horton's first Kent branch approved

Plans for a new Tim Hortons fast food restaurant and drive-thru have been approved.

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kentonline.co.uk 21 hours ago
Bay back in the Trophy

Bay back in the Trophy

Herne Bay are back in the Velocity Trophy after Whitstable were charged with fielding a cup-tied player against them and removed from the competition.

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kentonline.co.uk 22 hours ago
02:53 Ebbsfleet resident claims fire safety concerns are being ignored by property managers

02:53 Ebbsfleet resident claims fire safety concerns are being ignored by property managers

An independent health and safety inspector says unprotected pipes are increasing the risk of fire spreading between flats.

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kentonline.co.uk 23 hours ago
Stones duo sign new deals

Stones duo sign new deals

Joan Luque and Regan Booty have signed new deals with Maidstone keeping them at the club until the end of next season.

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Pup dumped over garden fence could lose leg

Pup dumped over garden fence could lose leg

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES - An injured five-month-old lurcher is likely to lose one of his legs after he was possibly used as bait in dog fighting.

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In today's podcast, hear from our reporter as an inquest is told a mum was 'most [...]

In today's podcast, hear from our reporter as an inquest is told a mum was 'most likely' distracted by her phone before a fatal crash last summer.

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After Life bench installed near park's historic fountain

After Life bench installed near park's historic fountain

A bench inspired by Ricky Gervais’ hit series After Life has now been installed in a Kent park.

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Man's body found following search

The body of a man has been found following a search for a missing person by the coast.

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Arctic blast to bring sub-zero temperatures

Arctic blast to bring sub-zero temperatures

Widespread frosts and freezing temperatures are expected until the weekend with a cold weather alert also coming into force.

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Covid-19 infections falling across most of the UK

Covid-19 infections falling across most of the UK

Boris Johnson is expected to announce an easing of England’s coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday.

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David Fuller inquiry pledges to 'put families first'

David Fuller inquiry pledges to 'put families first'

The man leading the inquiry into the crimes of a murderer and necrophiliac says: 'No-one can fail to be horrified by his crimes.'

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Meningitis B cases rising sharply among teens

Meningitis B cases rising sharply among teens

Meningitis B cases are rising with health officials warning people to be aware of the symptoms of the life-threatening infection.

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Government will continue to bring eligible Afghans to the UK ‘indefinitely’

Government will continue to bring eligible Afghans to the UK ‘indefinitely’

Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said around 250 people were being brought out a week, mostly via Pakistan.

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2021 one of seven warmest years on record despite La Nina’s cooling effect

2021 one of seven warmest years on record despite La Nina’s cooling effect

Experts say collation of six major datasets shows 2021 was seventh year in a row with temperatures more than 1C above pre-industrial times.

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Man seriously injured in early evening attack

Man seriously injured in early evening attack

A man was taken to a hospital in London with serious injuries after an assault.

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Fashion world mourns ‘indomitable’ Andre Leon Talley

Fashion world mourns ‘indomitable’ Andre Leon Talley

The former Vogue creative director died in New York on Tuesday aged 73, his representatives said.

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German historian's search for family of fallen Kent soldier

German historian's search for family of fallen Kent soldier

The search is on for family of a Kent soldier who died in 1945 just yards from the home of a German historian who wants to honour the fallen corporal.

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'Catastrophic roadworks are crippling our businesses'

'Catastrophic roadworks are crippling our businesses'

Worried shop owners have hit out at eight-month long road closures they claim are "crippling" their businesses.

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Get the basics right

Get the basics right

Sittingbourne manager Darren Blackburn has reminded the players of his expectations after their weekend defeat.

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Swans decapitated and fox drowned at 'lake of horror'

Swans decapitated and fox drowned at 'lake of horror'

Swans have been discovered beheaded and foxes shot at a lake by a Kent animal rescuer in a spate of harrowing cruelty against wildlife.

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Man remains in custody in Ashling Murphy murder probe

Man remains in custody in Ashling Murphy murder probe

The man, aged in his 30s, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday.

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Argos to close high street branch

Argos to close high street branch

Signs have gone up outside an Argos store to tell customers it will be closing next week.

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Gillingham continue talks over new manager

Gillingham continue talks over new manager

Steve Lovell remains in caretaker charge at Gillingham as the hunt for a new manager goes on.

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Experts reveal what foods are toxic to dogs

Experts reveal what foods are toxic to dogs

Nearly three in 10 dog owners have fed their pet a toxic food without knowing, this is what to do if your pooch eats something they shouldn't.

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Aldi store to close for renovation work

Aldi store to close for renovation work

A store which has only been for five years is shutting so a new layout can be created which will include and wider aisles.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Johnson denies lying about parties to Parliament after Cummings’ claim

Johnson denies lying about parties to Parliament after Cummings’ claim

The Prime Minister insisted that ‘nobody told me that what we were doing was against the rules’.

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Pie and mash shop to open this week

Pie and mash shop to open this week

A family-run pie and mash shop serving traditional London delicacies will welcome its first customers through the doors this week.

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Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

A body has been found in the search for a missing 57-year-old man from Kent.

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BBC boss questions viability of subscription-based alternative to licence fee

BBC boss questions viability of subscription-based alternative to licence fee

A Netflix-style system is among the alternative funding methods that have been floated.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Netflix donates After Life bench to Kent park

Netflix donates After Life bench to Kent park

A bench will be installed in a Kent park as part of a mental health initiative celebrating the launch of the new series of Ricky Gervais’ After Life.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
'Unviable' former pub to reopen as 1950s-themed bar

'Unviable' former pub to reopen as 1950s-themed bar

A great-grandmother has told why she believes a pub which was set to be turned into housing can be a success as a new bar.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
EastEnders' Jake opens village store

EastEnders' Jake opens village store

He may have been told to "get outta my pub" in EastEnders but actor Jake Wood was more than welcome at the opening of a revamped village store.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago
Cummings’ claim that Johnson misled Parliament is nonsense, Raab insists

Cummings’ claim that Johnson misled Parliament is nonsense, Raab insists

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab issued a defence of Boris Johnson as he faced fresh calls to resign over partygate allegations.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago

Spurs target Ajayi could stay at Rams

Josh Ajayi could end up staying at Ramsgate after all as the forward considers his options.

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Inside Sheppey's most expensive home

Inside Sheppey's most expensive home

Take a look round the most expensive house on the market in Sheppey which would be right at home in Bath, Belgravia or Brighton.

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kentonline.co.uk 2 days ago

More World Championship success for Knight

Skier Millie Knight couldn’t hide her delight as she picked up her second medal at the World Para Snow Sports Championships.

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Whisky experiences set to steam in

Whisky experiences set to steam in

A Kent heritage railway has launched its first Whisky and Steam experiences by joining forces with two South East whisky makers.

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