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group of school kids and teacher in classroom

To be registered for testing, children must be resident in the UK and expecting to start their final year in primary school in September 2016

Ricky King

The victim suffered injuries across his body

Southeastern

There will be no Southeastern trains running into or out of Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Cannon Street

Not on the loose near you...

Staff at a nearby school said residents were “totally freaked” by claims it was on the loose

David Fitzsimmons

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

Swale Borough Council offices

The cabinet has been trimmed from nine members to seven

cigarettes

Have your say on this week’s topical issue

Smoking

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

Botany Bay, on the Isle of Thanet, is one of 11 Blue Flag beaches in Kent

Eleven beaches in Kent now have the internationally recognised accolade

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

Kent Police

Officers from Kent Police’s Operation Jupiter team made the arrests as part of a probe into an organised crime network with links to Liverpool

Live animal exports

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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

Major incident at the Sheppey Crossing - picture from @Jaimeemmett

Crash: Anatomy of An Accident will be aired this week on ITV

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

Drone

Both appeared in front of magistrates this week and will appear before a crown court judge next month

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

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

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