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Appeal launched after rough terrain buggy stolen

Officers are appealing for information after an off-road vehicle was stolen.

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Service delays after train hits tree

A train has hit a tree prompting railway delays.

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Father's fury as rapists handed ‘joke sentence’

The furious father of a teenage girl raped in a park by two men says their “joke” prison sentence has further punished his family.

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Man taken to hospital after crash closes busy route

A man has been taken to hospital after a crash on a busy road forced police to close the route.

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Five men charged after multiple vehicles stolen in less than a month

A group of men have been charged with conspiracy offences after vehicles were reported stolen during a series of break-ins across Kent.

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Carpenter killed as truck’s trailer ‘came loose and rolled into his van’

A carpenter was killed when a trailer came loose from a truck and rolled into his van, an inquest has heard.

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Migrant smugglers jailed after nine people found in lorry

Two men have been jailed after attempting to smuggle migrants in the back of a lorry - despite one claiming he was collecting a coffee table.

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Rowdy peacock rescued after “roaming” streets for six months

A noisy peacock whose loud mating calls from the tops of houses “concerned” neighbours has finally been captured - in an Ikea bag.

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Government urged to delay fresh border checks amid huge disruption fears

The government could phase in checks on imported goods entering the UK amid fears they could lead to significant disruption.

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‘How did thieves swipe our bronze garden statues while we were home?’

The owner of multiple solid bronze statues says it is like they were “beamed out of the sky” as they vanished from her garden.

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Woman, 36, accused of stealing Lindt Chocolate and Nike clothes

A woman is due in court after chocolate, sportswear and clothing were reportedly stolen from a shopping centre.

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Garden wall smashed as driver flees scene of crash

A driver fled the scene of a crash which destroyed a garden wall - sending debris into two parked vans.

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New name for struggling cinema as council to take over next week

A struggling town centre cinema has been given a new name - as council bosses prepare to start running the site next week.

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Delays as major route shut for emergency water pipe repairs

Motorists will face delays after a major route has been shut for emergency water pipe repairs.

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'Our roads are terrible, why are we not included in Pothole Blitz!'

Furious residents say they feel forgotten as their town's "terrible" roads have not been included in a multimillion-pound "pothole blitz".

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Sneak peek inside Kent's huge new Food Warehouse store

See inside the county’s new Food Warehouse which is set to open inside a former Argos store, and is a haven for those fond of bulk-buying.

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

The eye-opening secret lives of real people in a Kent street told for the first time

'From the heartbreaking, to the funny, the secret lives of real people in Tunbridge Wells are told for the first time in a book'

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‘Wasteland woods reeked of rotten eggs - it felt like I was being poisoned’

We visited a historic Kent woodland where 27,000 tonnes of waste has been dumped - which could cost £10 million to clean up.

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Cheers! Pubs where you can celebrate the May Day weekend

Kick off the month with a long weekend of craft beer, live music, outdoor BBQs and more at these Kent watering holes.

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Business park ‘bucking trend of failing high streets’

Owners of a popular business park want to expand the site as it continues to “buck the trend” of failing high streets in the county.