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‘First of its kind’ secure school for young offenders to open in Kent

A secure school designed to turn around the lives of some of Britain’s most violent young offenders is set to open in Kent.

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Delays on major route after car goes up in flames

Delays of up to an hour have been reported after a car towing a caravan caught fire, blocking both directions of a major route.

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Live animal exports set to finally be outlawed after 50 years

A long-awaited ban on the live export of animals is finally set to come into force - 50 years after campaigners started fighting for the rule.

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Latest closure highlights ‘urgent need’ for new swimming pool

Safety concerns forcing the closure of part of a town’s swimming pool has highlighted the urgent need for a replacement, a councillor warns.

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Dealer facing jail after selling cocaine and ecstasy

A drug dealer could be locked up after admitting selling class A drugs, including cocaine and ecstasy.

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Pupils proud to attend ‘rights respecting’ school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted again

Teachers at a grammar school have been praised for providing pupils with an “excellent learning environment” following an inspection.

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Calls for Cabinet member to resign over poor performance

Opposition councillors have accused council cabinet members of “gaslighting” the public over cracking down on anti-social behaviour.

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KCC cuts DoE funding leaving pupils in limbo

A cash-strapped local authority is ending its involvement with the youth scheme founded by the late Prince Philip 70 years ago.

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Labour backlash as Conservative Kent MP defects

A Kent MP continues to face a backlash after defecting to the Labour Party – with new and old allies criticising the move and leader Keir Starmer.

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‘We don't want to close theatre but need to find £20k’

A town’s only theatre has issued a plea for help as it tries to raise £20,000 to secure its future.

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'She's stabbed us in the back': Shock as Kent Tory MP defects to Labour

A Kent MP has defected to the Labour Party just moments before Prime Minister’s Questions began - leaving local Tories stunned.

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Family’s plea for information after dad’s mystery accident

A family is desperate to know what caused the accident which put their dad in a coma.

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Questions over £20m cost of fixing council HQ

Council bosses are defending a decision to spend millions on fixing their headquarters.

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Hour-long delays caused by motorway repair works

Drivers are facing long queues due to weekend roadworks on a busy motorway.

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Motorists braced for six months of closures on A2

Motorists face six months of closures on a busy stretch of the A2 while “essential repairs” are carried out.

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Car wrecked in crash as driver ‘flees scene’

A motorist left badly bruised after his car was totally wrecked in a crash says he is desperate to see the culprit caught.

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‘Alpaca man’ to join Kent Olympic legend on Machu Picchu trek

The boss of an alpaca farm will be taking part in a multi-day hike across Machu Picchu with a British gold Olympic champion.

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‘Unique’ outdoor pool officially recognised as ‘historically significant’

A popular lido thought to be the last riverside pool of its kind in the country has been officially recognised ahead of its summer reopening.

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‘Selfish’ sex offender subjected children to ‘vile abuse’

A paedophile has been jailed for nearly 20 years after being found guilty of rape and six other sexual offences against children.

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Fears 134-home development would strain village services ‘beyond their limits’

A housing development which could replace the site of a former social club has once again come under fire.