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Heartless doorstep criminals in Kent rob man in his 90s

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 04:35 PM

 

Kent Police is alerting residents in the county to be on their guard against doorstep criminals who could be posing as council employees. 




History in the making as 300 swimmers take part in Dover District Leisure Centre's first major Swimming Championship

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 02:50 PM

 

The new Dover District Leisure Centre, and its home swimming team, Dover Life Guard Club, host their first major competitive swimming event this weekend with up to 300 swimmers representing 24 teams competing for honours at the Kent County Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Relay Championships 2019 on Sunday, 17 March. 




Minimum living wage for workers at Kent district council soars to £9 an hour

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 12:50 PM

 

From 1st April 2019 Ashford Borough Council’s employees will be paid a minimum of £9.00 per hour and apprentices will continue to receive 15 pence per hour above the statutory national minimum wage (NMW) applicable for their age.




Folkestone and Hythe LibDems and Greens agree election pact to fight Tories in May elections

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 10:55 AM

(Left to right) Green Party candidates John Wing, Douglas Wade, Georgina Treloar and Lesley Whybrow and LibDem candidates Tim Prater and Gary Fuller.

 

The Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrats and Shepway Green Party have agreed a cooperation deal for the May 2019 elections for Folkestone & Hythe District Council (FHDC).




Folkestone and Hythe Council vows to crackdown on blight of anti-social behaviour across Shepway

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM

 

New measures to tackle anti-social behaviour that blights residents’ lives across Shepway will come into force later this year.




Arsonist who set fire to his own home in Clarence Avenue, Margate is jailed

Contributed by editor on Mar 15, 2019 - 06:15 PM

 

Lives were put at risk after Louis Mayhew set fire to his house in Margate.




Kent man who repeatedly exposed himself in public is jailed

Contributed by editor on Mar 15, 2019 - 04:05 PM

 

A man who repeatedly exposed himself at locations including in a supermarket and whilst working as a delivery driver has been sentenced to two years in prison.




First Kent Farm Expo exceeds expectations at County Showground near Maidstone

Contributed by editor on Mar 15, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Photo: Chris Lawson

By Chris Lawson

Thousands attended Farm Expo, a new event for 2019, organised by the Kent County Agricultural Society at the County Showground, Detling, last Wednesday (March 6).




Man in seventies threatened during burglary of expensive watches at a home in Westwell Ashford

Contributed by editor on Mar 15, 2019 - 10:15 AM

 

Information is being sought by Kent Police officers who are investigating a report of an aggravated burglary at an Ashford home.




Spotlight on GP services in Kent shows getting a doctor's appointment is the most challenging

Contributed by editor on Mar 15, 2019 - 07:50 AM

 

Patient organisation, Healthwatch Kent, has today published a report detailing the feedback they have heard from Kent residents about GP services.



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