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Updated: 4 hours 58 min ago

Students hit by 14-day university lecturers strike

6 hours 49 min ago
Students face disruption as union members in 74 universities begin 14 days of strike action.
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New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation

14 hours 15 min ago
A new polymer £20 banknote featuring artist JMW Turner starts to appear in ATMs on Thursday.
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Harry Richford inquest: 'Lives at risk' over locum doctor recruitment

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 18:42
A coroner probing an avoidable baby death in East Kent calls for a national review of locum medics.
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Swaleside Prison: Recruitment drive to tackle violence at jail

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 18:09
A prison, which was criticised for not having a plan to tackle violence, has launched a recruitment drive.
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South East sees lowest growth in house prices

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:06
House prices climbed 3.9% in Yorkshire and Humber last year, but just 1.2% in the South East.
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East Kent baby deaths: 'It felt like a murder charge'

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:18
Helen Gittos lost her baby Harriet when she was eight days old, and she believes the death was preventable.
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Southend United v Gillingham

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:53
Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Southend United and Gillingham.
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Barrow v Dover Athletic

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:48
Live coverage of Tuesday's National League game between Barrow and Dover Athletic.
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Sam Billings: Wicketkeeper-batsman extends Kent contract until 2022

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:47
England white-ball international Sam Billings signs a new two-year contract extension with Kent until the end of 2022.
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Cookham Wood YOI: Violence levels among inmates 'too high'

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:49
Cookham Wood Young Offender Institute is judged "not sufficiently good" following an inspection.
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Curling: 'It's not just chucking stones down the ice'

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 02:52
Felix Price, who plays for England's junior team, earns a living as a coach at an ice rink in Kent.
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Farmers face violent threats from hare coursing gangs

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 18:38
Landowners say their property is being broken into and crops damaged by gangs staging illegal hare coursing.
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Owen Kinghorn died after ecstasy overdose

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:33
Owen Kinghorn's body was found in a field behind a cricket club in Ashford, Kent.
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Storm Dennis: Tree smashes into family's car

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:28
A father and his two children are lucky to be alive after a tree fell on their car during Storm Dennis.
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M20: Operation Brock replaced by quicker barrier scheme

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:17
A moveable concrete barrier will be instead deployed in the event of congestion on the M20 in Kent.
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Storm Dennis: Major incidents declared in south Wales and Herefordshire

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 15:02
Firefighters have rescued people in south Wales and homes have also been flooded in Herefordshire.
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Herne Bay: Body of man pulled from sea off Kent coast

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 17:21
Police do not know how the man entered the water and say his death is "not being treated as suspicious".
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Body found in search for man who fell from tanker in Margate

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 15:12
He went missing from a liquid petroleum gas tanker anchored off Margate.
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Storm Dennis: Army called in to help shore up defences

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 14:52
Troops are helping bolster flood defences as flights are grounded and sporting fixtures called off.
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Eastleigh P-P Dover Athletic

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 11:26
Saturday's National League game between Eastleigh and Dover Athletic is postponed because of the anticipated arrival of Storm Dennis.
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