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Manston

However, one party - backed by soverign wealth - is approaching the current owners and considering investing up to £150m

Margate High Street

Kent Police is warning motorists to adhere to the rules in place on the High Street

Fire

The blaze involved an arctic lorry

Fire

The blaze is located in a former industrial unit

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

E-cigarette

A man in his mid-30s is believed to have inadvertently inserted the battery the wrong way

Mental health

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

Dreamland, Margate

Thanet District Council is looking for parties to lead the renovation of the former Sunshine cafe and part restoration of the Dreamland Cinema Foyer

South Thanet's Craig Mackinlay

It follows allegations that reported spending in the constituency last year was not national campaign spending

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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William Charles Pearce

He went missing from open prison, HMP Standford Hill

Manston Airport

North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale said the plans would not have “a snowball-in-hell’s chance” of coming to fruition

South Thanet's Craig Mackinlay

Mr Mackinlay made a bid to change UK law on the issue in the Commons this week

Manston

The roads minister revealed the plans in a letter to Helen Whately, and also confirmed spaces at the planned lorry park could be available as early as next summer

Flytipping

Ian Alexandra offered to collect and dispose of rubbish in advertisements on social media

Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs

The move has been made to help ease The Charles Dickens School’s crippling financial woes

Becky Morgan

Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses

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

Tim Bentley and Kim Burgess at Pork Farms' Board Games Championship

Tim Bentley of Bake & Ale House was crowned champion

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

Doctor writing

Under a new contract, healthcare professionals will refer patients to different services, depending on their needs when they ring the non-emergency 111 number

Becky Morgan

A 21-year-old man from Ramsgate was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail to return to a police station on June 24

South Thanet's Craig Mackinlay

Talks in a bid to not run out of time to launch possible criminal probe

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

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