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Emergency services called to seafront over welfare concerns

The Coastguard, police, ambulances and the RNLI responded to concerns for a person’s welfare this evening.

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Three arrests as biker taken to hospital after crash near Tesco

Three people have been arrested after a crash involving a motorcycle and a car left a biker needing hospital treatment.

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Singer visits Kent coast to ‘talk about poo’

A popstar turned environmental campaigner has criticised water companies for “dumping sewage” into the sea.

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Council’s bid to turn car park into a water park with 93 beach chalets

A seafront car park could be transformed into a water sports area and visitors centre.

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Truck engulfed in flames near busy evening spot

Firefighters were called to the scene of a van fire near a popular harbour.

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Work to start on 93 beach huts and watersports park as plans approved

Work to build 93 beach huts and transform a seafront car park into a watersports venue and visitor centre will start next year.

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Harry Hill and Vic Reeves film TV art show at Kent landmark

Two of the country's most popular comedians have hit TV screens after filming at a Kent seaside landmark.

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Body of missing man had been found days before loved ones issued appeal

The body of a missing man had been found five days before loved ones unaware of the tragic discovery issued a heart-wrenching appeal to find him.

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Sadness as ‘iconic’ town centre shop to close after 40 years

Customers have expressed their sadness after bosses announced an “iconic” store is set to shut after 40 years in a town centre.

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‘It's been a really difficult time - staff feared for their future’

Owners of a hugely popular microbar are breathing a sigh of relief after councillors voted in favour of plans to keep their outdoor seating area.

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‘We are worried sick and just want Tom home’

The family and friends of a man who has been missing for nine days have issued a heartbreaking appeal to find him.

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New free bus serving town’s ‘top attractions’ to launch

A new free-of-charge bus service taking passengers across one of Kent’s busiest seaside towns is to launch next month.

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Hustings to be held in Weald of Kent

A general election hustings for the Weald of Kent constituency will take place later this month.

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Drunk called ticket inspector ‘snitch’ and threatened to snap his neck

A drunken ticket dodger threatened to snap a train inspector’s neck after being asked for proof he paid for the journey.

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Description of 'key witness' Kent Police are searching for after woman assaulted in Hythe

Officers are keen to hear from a cyclist who is believed to have spoken to victim shortly after the incident

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Man arrested in high street amid police crackdown

A man was arrested in a city centre amid a police crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

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Boy taken to hospital after being hit by car

A boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car.

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‘On day one I was told we’ve got a £4.5m black hole and could go bankrupt’

One year after the Green Party took control of its first Kent council, we speak to the authority's leader about his first 12 months in charge.

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‘New EU rules will only make gridlock worse - so we're closing’

A bed shop boss has blamed traffic gridlock and new EU border rules for the closure of his store after just two years of trading.

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Buses to replace trains in Kent this weekend including in Gravesend and Gillingham

Engineering works are planned along key lines, while a number of road closures will also impact journeys across the county