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The Body Shop to shut half its stores – as Kent branch closes for good today

A Kent branch of The Body Shop is among seven of the brand’s stores shutting today.

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Suspected burglar charged with break-ins

A 24-year-old has been charged with burglary after two homes were reportedly targeted.

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New brands confirmed for huge shopping centre

Two new brands are pitching up at a huge shopping centre which has just broke its record for the best year.

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Car overturns in crash outside shopping centre

A road was blocked and emergency services called after a car reportedly overturned outside a shopping centre

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M20 reopens six hours after serious crash involving tanker lorry

Part of the M20 has reopened six hours after a serious crash involving a tanker lorry closed the carriageway.

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Man charged with firearm offences after armed police swoop on residential street

A man is set to appear in court on suspicion of imitation firearm offences after armed police were spotted in a residential street.

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Hoardings appear in ‘eyesore’ street as work to start on 92-bed hotel

Contractors have installed hoardings in an “eyesore” town centre street as work is finally due to start on a 92-bed hotel.

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Arrest after armed police swoop on residential street

A man is in custody on suspicion of making threats to kill after officers descended on a street – with neighbours told to stay inside.

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Huge water leak floods homes as ‘road turns to river’

Multiple homes have been hit by flooding after a huge water leak sprung up on a main road.

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Farmers to protest over cheap imports for third time

Farmers will take part in a go-slow convoy to protest over unfair treatment and cheap imports.

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Flood warning as heavy rainfall batters the county

A flood alert has been issued as heavy rain continues to fall, with river levels expected to rise.

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Farmers invade supermarket car park

For the third time this month, farmers are protesting against cheap imports, this time by taking over a supermarket car park.

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Major road blocked after serious incident involving pedestrian

A busy road has been blocked after a serious incident involving a pedestrian.

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Man in 30s dies after being hit by tanker lorry on M20

A man has died after being hit by a lorry on the M20 in an incident that shut the carriageway for hours.

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‘Eyesore’ town centre alleyway set for revamp in flats bid

An “extremely untidy” alleyway could soon be improved after revised plans to build six flats above a high street shop were submitted.

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

Kent issued 9 flood alerts after county battered by heavy rain and strong winds

It comes after two separate weather warnings blanketed the county

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Men released without charge after armed police raid home

Three men have been released without charge after armed police swooped on a home in a dramatic raid.

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Armed police and dog teams swoop on home after ‘threats made’

Six armed officers swooped on a home as drones and police dogs were brought in during a dramatic raid.

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Urgent appeal to find missing woman, 37

An urgent appeal has been launched by police to find a missing 37-year-old woman.

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‘Dating back to the Tudors, this old inn has enough beams to build an armada’

If only all pub refurbs were like this! Secret Drinker revels in 500 years of drinking history.