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Weather warnings issued for strong winds

The Met Office has issued weather warnings which kick in from midnight tonight.

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Hospital site with permission for 19 homes on market for £2.4m

Land surrounding a former hospital, which has planning permission for 19 townhouses, has hit the market at £2.4 million.

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‘Vile’ vandals destroy dementia memorial and park

An appeal has been launched after vandals left behind a trail of damage at a popular green space, including defacing a memorial bench.

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Barbie among films to play at free outdoor cinema

An outdoor cinema, which offers views over the English Channel, will return this summer and show new releases as well as fan favourites.

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Suspects arrested after spate of café and restaurant break-ins

Five suspects – including a man in his 70s – have been arrested following a spree of restaurant and cafe break-ins.

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Cafes and restaurants targeted in spate of break-ins

Business owners have been warned after a crimewave with cafés and restaurants targeted in six locations.

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Owl sanctuary home to Paul O’Grady’s pets under threat

Bosses at an owl sanctuary which looks after two of Paul O’Grady’s pets are appealing for help as the site comes under threat of closure.

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Pub named best in Kent just six months after opening

A family-run business has seen one of its pubs named the best in Kent for the third year running.

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Kent attractions make VisitEngland tourism award finals

Four attractions in the county have made it to the finals of the VisitEngland awards.

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Pair charged over alleged £5m gambling scam

Two suspects have been charged in connection with an alleged £5 million gambling investment scam with a suspected 130 victims.

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Popular coastal path to close amid concern over height of trees

A popular coastal walk is set to close over concerns about the height and weight of trees along the route contributing to further landslides.

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Use WASPI calculator to see if you can claim up to £2,950 compensation

More than 100,000 women in Kent are still waiting to find out if they will get compensation

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Air ambulance takes cyclist to hospital after crash in woods

A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a crash while riding in woodland.

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'Shock’ as Kent hospital staff admit 'we wouldn’t want loved ones treated here’

The chairman of the board said the situation is 'really bad' and there is 'a huge amount of work to do'

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‘We could build a wind farm on abandoned seafront site’

The site of an abandoned seafront development should be turned into a wind farm to power thousands of homes, it has been suggested.

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‘We’re worried coastal beauty spot could be closed to public’

Sections of a popular coastal walk have been closed off due to safety concerns after huge cracks appeared in the promenade.

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‘If you don’t like dogs in pubs - this probably isn’t the place for you’

The landlord of a pub with a special menu just for dogs admits his city centre inn is “probably not the place” for punters who don’t like pooches.

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Pregnant woman who drove car into partner’s ex-girlfriend spared jail

A “hormonal” pregnant woman “lost her temper” and mounted a pavement with her car to twice drive into her partner’s ex-girlfriend.

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Call for budding Kent actors to star in bare-knuckle brawl on Amazon Prime

Filmmakers are searching for budding actors to star in a bare-knuckle brawl for a gangster film hoping to “put Kent on the map”.

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Baby death scandal parents ‘must be shown more compassion’

An expert who led an investigation into baby deaths says families being told to prove liability by the trust shows a lack of compassion from the NHS.