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Peter Read

Education advisor and former headteacher on the transfer of students from non-selectives to sixth forms at grammar schools

Lifeguard

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Ryan Kilgariff

The attacker punched and kicked his victim, and hit him with a glass bottle

Kent Police

A spokesperson said: “We only work with partners such as the Border Force, Coastguard and RNLI when it comes to policing our coastline”

Kent Police

The oldest case is the remains of a male believed to be aged between 30 and 50 found washed ashore at Lydd-on-Sea back in 1971

Team GB squad group as they arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 23, 2016. Team GB arrive back in the UK after finishing second in Rio 2016 Olympic medal table, surpassing their London 2012 medal haul. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Sports minister and Chatham MP Tracey Crouch said local athletes “made us all so proud and will go on to inspire future generations”

Petrol pump

FairFuelUK is widely accredited with stopping more than £57 billion of fuel duty being levied on businesses and the public since 2011

Police

Statistics show the county bucks the national trend towards safer roads

Ambulance

The accident happened between junctions 10 and 11

Doctor writing

A major route to Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury is undergoing major roadworks from this week, which has led to concerns about patient safety

The line between Dover and Folkestone

The line closed on Christmas Eve following extensive damage to the sea wall at Shakespeare beach

A-level results day

A record number of teenagers will be heading into higher education this year

Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat leader writes exclusively for us

Nigel Farage

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Abused child

The funding comes from Kent’s police and crime commissioner Matthew Scott

Southern

Politicians and campaigners believe it would be unfair for commuters to pay more for their tickets

Lydd search and rescue

Plans are underway to build a new search and rescue facility at the airport between Ashford and Shepway

M20 junction 10a

The junction will reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability and road safety, according to Highways England

Margate beach

Rescue teams have increased their regular patrols and stayed near the beaches in case of further emergencies

Operation Stack

Find out where you can view the plans for the £250m lorry park

Operation Stack

Your chance to comment on the proposals for a 3,600 lorry park just off junction 11 of the M20 - but, fittingly, it was held up by several hours this morning

Summer's here

Temperatures set to soar...and then drop as rain and thunder sweeps in

Aerial view of Dover

Consultation runs until October and includes host of key measures

Simon Wells

Despite extensive searches, his body has not yet been recovered

Fracking

Keith Taylor, Green MEP, says it is ‘tantamount to bribery’

File photo dated 04/08/16 of Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith during the first Labour Leadership debate at the All Nations Centre, Cardiff. Labour is failing to provide a

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Leeds Castle

Locations used in the production included Canterbury, Maidstone river path and County Hall, Leeds Castle, Aylesford, and The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Diane James

Mrs James was educated at Rochester Grammar School and is now believed to be the front-runner

Operation Stack

The Tunbridge Wells-based Freight Transport Association is calling on the Jungle camp to be moved away from the port to protect drivers

Southern

Southern has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following a row with the RMT union and a reduced timetable

Back in May it was reported that Locate in Kent helped to bring 46 companies to the region between April 2015 and 2016

Kelly Holmes. Image: mediadiversityuk.files.wordpress.com

A look at some of the county’s women who have achieved great things

Ambulance

Secamb chiefs deny suggestions it is the start of a merger with South Central but it is understood such a move may not be off the table in future

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

The Home Affairs Select Committee wants to see Navy resources used to make up for the shortfall in Border Force vessels in operation

Matthew Scott

Kent’s police and crime commissioner attended his first governance board meeting alongside the chief constable this week

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