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Radical preacher Anjem Choudary

MPs say the Prevent strategy must be reviewed to produce a new and different inclusive approach to attempt to remove its “toxic” associations in the Muslim community

Peter Read

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

Kent Police

He has been jailed for seven years for raping a girl under the age of 16


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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”

Nigel Farage resigns in Thanet after the 2015 general election

A company belonging to Arron Banks has written to Kent Police claiming Douglas Carswell passed Ukip polling data to the Tories during the general election

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


Statistics show the county bucks the national trend towards safer roads


The blaze was well alight when fire crews arrived at the scene

Dreamland, Margate

The work, which is backed by a successful Coastal Communities Fund bid secured in 2014, is set to start on site with immediate effect

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

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A rally will assemble on Harbour Parade on September 3

Green MEP Keith Taylor with a protester in Ramsgate

The Kent Against Live Exports group are planning a demonstration in Ramsgate on Saturday

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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Chris Wells, leader of Thanet District Council

It brings the party’s tally of the 56 total council seats to 29

South Thanet's Craig Mackinlay

The message read: “Another MP that needs...” followed by emojis of a gun, a knife and a laughing face

Abused child

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


The MP believes the project would ‘scar’ the east Kent skyline

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Ramsgate fire station

Demolition of the existing infrastructure began earlier this month


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

Dreamland at dusk

The Margate theme park has endured a turbulent year, with its operator falling into administration

Margate beach

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

Vic Reeves and Nancy Sorrell in BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

He was spotted with his wife on Monday

Pride celebrations take place this weekend

Around 2,000 people are expected to arrive in east Kent to celebrate the event


KFRS and Secamb are on scene

RNLI lifeboat

Someone on shore thought it was someone struggling to get back into a kayak, sparking alert

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

Neal Parton stole £80,000 during his time at Morrisons

He issued a total of 188 refunds to bank accounts in his name

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