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Fire service to end Channel Tunnel contract

Cost-saving measures are forcing Kent’s fire service to cease its contract to provide firefighting cover at the Channel Tunnel.

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Street food brand opens second site at seafront hotspot

The team behind a street food vendor which opened six months ago at a tourist hotspot are opening their second site.

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Council slaps £1.5m price tag on school site after slashing social housing plans

An abandoned school site has gone on the market after a council slashed their affordable housing plan to help attract buyers

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Hated seafront hoardings to be removed next month

Work to remove a stretch of hated seafront hoardings surrounding a now-scrapped development site will begin next month.

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Stinger deployed as mum fled police after smoking ‘spiked’ joint

A mum dialled 999 believing she had smoked a spiked cannabis joint only to then lead police on a car chase when she thought the officers were fake.

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Brewery latest to join tourist hotspot

A brewery is the latest to join 10 independent businesses at a harbourside food and drink hotspot.

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Councils accused of tearing up trees at landslip site

Fuming residents have been left stunned after several trees were “decimated" along a landslip-hit road.

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Man who piloted ‘overloaded’ dinghy guilty over Channel deaths

A man who piloted an "overloaded and vulnerable" dinghy across the English Channel on which four people drowned has been convicted.

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Dual carriageway closed after multi-vehicle crash

Emergency services were called to a collision which closed a main road.

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Bosses deny Kent Waitrose store could close

A supermarket chain has allayed fears that one of its Kent stores will close following 16 job losses.

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Fixing NHS finances ‘like trying to boil the ocean’

The hospital trust boss in charge of managing its finances says he is expecting to go over budget by a further £50m initial projections.

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Derelict house becomes 'overrun with rats and pigeons'

A man has been fined thousands of pounds after ignoring a council warning to drive out pigeons and rats from his property.

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‘Is this Folkestone? I thought it was France!’

Indie band The Vaccines pull out all the stops for their debut show at an intimate seaside venue as part of their current UK tour.

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Wallet ‘stolen at fast-food restaurant’

CCTV images of two women police would like to speak to have been released after a man reported his wallet had been stolen.

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Man punched and bitten by violent attacker in Folkestone town centre

Bradley Cooper launched a vicious assault on his victim after a previous altercation between the pair

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Man charged after 'imitation firearm' incident in Ashford street

Police were called to a report of two people being threatened in Sheldwich Close

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Man bit barber’s testicles in high street and said: ‘I’ve got Aids’

A racist thug sank his teeth into a stranger’s testicles “with extreme force” before claiming to have Aids in a sickening town centre attack.

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Bluetongue control zone to be lifted in Kent

A control zone set up in Kent following an outbreak of bluetongue is set to be lifted in the coming days.

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First residents to move into luxury seafront homes 'within weeks'

The first residents are set to move into a luxury seafront development “within weeks”, bosses have confirmed.

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Two arrested over serious A2 crash near Dartford which left woman with serious injuries

A passenger was airlifted to a London hospital where she remains in a serious condition