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Mon, 12:59
David Fitzsimmons

A further 46 companies have set up shop in the county courtesy of the inward investment agency

cigarettes

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Smoking

It is estimated that there are around 225,000 smokers in Kent and that smoking costs the county around £391m every year

Police

Did you witness either collision?

Alan Morris

Two pupils were sexually abused in the 1980s

Police would like to talk to this man

The alleged assault took place on a Lenham bus.

A horse was found dead in Headcorn

Police want to hear from anyone who can help solve riddle of horse found dead in a field in Kent village

Mental health

The rate of suicide in Kent is higher than the national average

Police

He has been bailed until June

Jason Bowers

The crime was committed in June 2015

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The incident occurred on Upper Stone Street

Kirsty Keep. Photo: Theresa Keep, Instagram

Miss Keep has begged her mother to take her to a suicide clinic in Switzerland in order to relive her suffering

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The accident happened on Sunday morning

Blood launch edition

Our sister title’s coverage of one of the worst NHS scandals is bidding for Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards’ Making A Difference category

Live animal exports

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Dumitrou Marin

He committed a number of offences across Kent

William Charles Pearce

He went missing from open prison, HMP Standford Hill

Tom Bosworth

Kent County Council has offered support of up to £400 to some of the county’s top sportsmen and women

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Hydraulic equipment was used to free a casualty

Floss and her littermates being cared for at The Dogs Trust

Puppies are being smuggled in from Europe

Live animal exports

The trade has gained controversy in recent years

Council elections are taking place across the country today

Council elections took place yesterday

Polling stations remain open until 10pm

Full coverage - and full results as they come in, Turnout confirmed at 21.5 per cent

Police sirens

There were delays on the Londonbound carriageway

Foster family

Kent County Council wants to recruit 150 more households to its fostering service this year

Kent Police

Everything you need to know about Thursday’s big vote

Child reading a book

At the moment, the 11 mobile libraries make 651 stops at a cost of more than £367,000 per year to Kent council taxpayers

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A four-vehicle accident caused slow-moving traffic

Stagecoach bus.

Councillors will meet at 10am this morning after plans to raise the price by £20 to £270 were announced last week

Walking

KCC has joined forces with walking charity Living Streets as part of National Walking Month

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
RICHARD III
Photographer: Robert Viglasky
© 2015 Carnival Film & Television Ltd
Benedict Cumberbatch (as RICHARD III)

It coincides with the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare

Things to do this weekend

Met Office predicts it will be getting warmer every day this week

Jordan Hold was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on April 25

Jordan Holt tied up his victims before stealing thousands of pounds worth of belongings

Police

Comes as part of countywide bid to make our roads safer as part of European initiative

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