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Medway hospital: Thousands treated in A&E corridors

BBC Kent - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:40
As many as 12,000 people a year are being treated in the corridors of Medway Maritime Hospital's A&E unit, figures show.
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RMT announces five-day August strike on Southern rail network

BBC Kent - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:04
A five-day August strike on the Southern rail network is announced by the RMT in a dispute over the role of guards.
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MP Gordon Henderson in hospital after home accident

BBC Kent - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:30
Gordon Henderson, the Conservative MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, is taken to hospital after an accident.
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Spencer Bowen cleared of charges over Brighton shooting

BBC Kent - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:14
A man is cleared of charges linked to a shooting in Brighton where the victim was not the intended target
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Nearly £2.5m in stowaway fines are unpaid, report finds

BBC Kent - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:54
Fines of nearly £2.5m issued to lorry drivers caught with stowaways in their vehicles went unpaid in 2014-15, according to a report.
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Jamboree Kent scout Charlie Girling was a 'lovely son'

BBC Kent - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 15:13
The family of a scout who died at an international jamboree pay tribute to a "lovely son" who "lived life to the full".
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RMT calls strike ballot of Govia Thameslink station staff

BBC Kent - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:08
The RMT rail union has called a strike ballot of station staff on the troubled Govia Thameslink franchise in a new dispute about ticket office closures.
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NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

BBC Kent - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:01
Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals increasingly to rely on premium overtime pay to get consultants to do extra work, with one paid £375,000 last year, the BBC finds.
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One-Day Cup: Kent openers share 203 in victory over Hampshire

BBC Kent - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 19:52
Joe Denly hits a century and Daniel Bell-Drummond makes 91 as Kent beat Hampshire by five wickets in the One-Day Cup.
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Kent scout Charlie Girling, 12, dies at Finland jamboree

BBC Kent - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:36
A 12-year-old scout from Kent collapses and dies at an international jamboree in Finland.
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'Dangerous' prison

BBC Kent - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 06:36
A jail where a prison officer was attacked two years ago is still "not safe", and violence levels are "far too high", an inspection finds.
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New trials for delivering goods by drones

BBC Kent - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 23:02
The UK government's getting together with the retail giant Amazon, to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door.
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Desk zombies

BBC Kent - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 23:00
A Frenchman is suing his former employer for "bore out" - being "killed professionally" through boredom - but is there any such thing?
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England Lions: Ben Duckett & Daniel Bell-Drummond praised after 367-run partnership

BBC Kent - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 22:14
Andy Flower says Ben Duckett and Daniel Bell-Drummond could play for England inside a year after starring in the Lions' win over Sri Lanka A.
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P&O Ferries says Dover delays 'must never happen again'

BBC Kent - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 14:34
The delays experienced by motorists travelling to Dover "must never be allowed to happen again", P&O Ferries says.
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Heathrow passport queues: Staff brought in from ports

BBC Kent - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 13:08
Channel border staff are redeployed to Heathrow Airport where passport workers "can't cope" and targets have been missed, a whistleblower says.
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Dover delays: Queues ease but delays 'could last for weeks'

BBC Kent - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 07:09
Lengthy delays for motorists travelling to Dover ease - but Kent Police warn that some disruption at the port could last for weeks.
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One-Day Cup: Paul Stirling and Eoin Morgan hit centuries as Middlesex dominate Kent

BBC Kent - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 17:39
Centuries from Paul Stirling and Eoin Morgan guide Middlesex to a six-wicket One-Day Cup win against Kent.
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England's Big Picture: 18 - 24 July

BBC Kent - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 08:55
Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England
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Airport expansion decision needed 'urgently' - MPs

BBC Kent - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 04:24
The government must make an "urgent and immediate decision" on airport expansion in south-east England, a group of cross-party MPs say.
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