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Violent prison absconder arrested

BBC Kent - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:21
A violent mugger who attacked London pensioners to fund his crack and heroin habit is arrested for absconding from a Kent prison.
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Amputation due to 'clinical error'

BBC Kent - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:34
An elderly patient who had to have a leg amputated after a clinical error was at "high risk of death", the NHS ombudsman finds.
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UK seen as soft touch - Calais mayor

BBC Kent - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:47
The UK is seen as a "soft touch" by migrants and its benefits system acts as a "magnet" to them, the mayor of the French city of Calais has told MPs.
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National Grid in winter power warning

BBC Kent - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:29
National Grid warns its capacity to supply electricity this winter will be at a seven-year low but reserve contracts in place include Littlebrook power plant.
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Why is immigration the main issue?

BBC Kent - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:06
Immigration is main by-election battleground
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VIDEO: Calais mayor questioned by UK MPs

BBC Kent - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:47
Calais mayor questioned by UK MPs on Home Affairs Select Committee over immigration
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Derelict cinema to return to use

BBC Kent - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:38
A derelict 1930s Margate cinema is to be brought back into use after coastal funding is announced for Kent, Sussex and Cumbria.
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House prices fall in September

BBC Kent - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:39
House prices in England and Wales fell by 0.2% in September - the biggest monthly fall in nearly a year, according to the Land Registry.
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The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

BBC Kent - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:30
The theft of endangered flowers has led botanic gardens to go to extreme measures to protect their plants - including crime detection methods developed by the University of Kent.
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Ex-England keeper Jones to lead Glos

BBC Kent - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00
Former Kent and England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones signs a two-year contract with Gloucestershire.
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Immigrants comments wrong - Fallon

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:33
Defence Secretary and Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon says he "misspoke" when warning that parts of the UK could be "swamped" by immigrants without changes to EU rules.
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Homes evacuated after gas leak

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:30
Roads are closed and between 15 and 20 homes evacuated following a large gas leak in Maidstone.
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Memorial unveiled to swing death boy

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:12
The family of a 13-year-old boy who died when he fell from a rope swing in Kent woodland unveil a memorial to him at the scene of the accident.
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Funding for Magna Carta exhibition

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:38
A touring exhibition celebrating Kent and Medway's connections with the Magna Carta is awarded £81,000 in Heritage Lottery Funding.
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Immigration not a menace, Welby says

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:23
Immigration must not be seen as a "deep menace", but must be managed "prudently and carefully", Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says.
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VIDEO: Burglary 'spike' after clocks change

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:05
Police forces across the South East have been working together to tackle a three-week autumn "spike" in burglaries.
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Cathedrals to get £8m for repairs

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:32
Almost £8m is awarded for work to 31 cathedrals
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Woman denies baby window fall charge

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:17
A 31-year-old mother denies a charge of child neglect after her baby fell from a first-floor window on to a man walking below.
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Worst dumper 'quadruples recycling'

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:34
A Kent council that was named as having the worst recycling rates in England four years running says it has quadrupled collections.
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'Clock-change' anti-burglary campaign

BBC Kent - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:20
Four police forces are working together for the first time in a campaign to tackle burglaries in the South East of England.
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