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David Fitzsimmons

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

Thanet coast

Community groups and businesses across the coast are being invited to bid for a share of the investment

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

Mental health

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

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

Have your say on this week’s topical issue

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

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

Polling stations remain open until 10pm

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

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

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

Police

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

Bus stop

To help families spread the price, they can split payment into two half-yearly passes at £135

Ambulance

The doctors are taking action on Tuesday and Wednesday in opposition to proposed new contracts

Kent Police

Let us know who you intend to vote for - links to profiles of ALL the candidates included

Snow

Wintry showers are being predicted this week

The man was seen punching, kicking and stamping on his dog

An RSPCA inspector has called for people who saw the incident to get in touch

Fergus Wilson

His application for a judicial review at the High Court on Thursday but a ruling was made in favour of Dover District Council

Kent Police

It comes following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office

Kent residents host street party for Queen's Jubilee last year

Local authorities say the bigger celebrations will come in June

James Brokenshire (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

James Brokenshire revealed that last year there was a total of 3,043 asylum applications from unaccompanied under 18s

NSPCC want all Kent PCC candidates to support its latest campaign

Comes ahead of the elections in May which will see Ann Barnes replacement elected to office

Timothy Brierley in Calais

Timothy Brierley, 54, underwent a standard gall bladder removal procedure in France

School decision day

But around four per cent failed to get any of their choices

Ann Barnes, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on her successor to keep the pressure on the Home Office

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