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Huge gas explosion 'shakes homes'

BBC Kent - 48 min 10 sec ago
A gas mains explodes into flames causing homes to "shake" in Whitstable, Kent.
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Becket bone relic taken to Canterbury

BBC Kent - 1 hour 53 min ago
An elbow bone fragment believed to have come from St Thomas Becket will be carried into Canterbury Cathedral, 845 years after he was murdered there.
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Charlton sign Yamfam from Stevenage

BBC Kent - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 16:16
Managerless Charlton Athletic sign winger Louis-Michel Yamfam from Stevenage for an undisclosed fee.
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'Shock' over grandmother's DNR order

BBC Kent - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 14:39
An investigation is under way after a paramedic was wrongly told an 81-year-old cancer patient did not want to be resuscitated.
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Trio in court on 'Islamic State' charges

BBC Kent - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:28
Three men are charged with Syria-related terror offences, West Midlands Police say.
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VIDEO: Cat shot three times with airgun

BBC Kent - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 18:53
An animal protection charity has called for stronger controls on airguns after a cat was shot on three separate occasions in the past five years.
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Op Stack lorry park contract awarded

BBC Kent - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:44
A contract has been awarded to build a giant lorry park for 3,600 vehicles to help prevent traffic chaos for trucks crossing the English Channel.
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Hidden warship timbers go on show

BBC Kent - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:02
The remains of an 18th Century warship that "defined this course of British history" go on display for the first time.
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Swarms in the skies: When pests descend

BBC Kent - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:55
Insects descending in swarms can sometimes be down to weather conditions, other times the reason is more of a mystery. BBC News takes a look at some of England's encounters with marauding masses.
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Rise in NHS spend on private ambulances

BBC Kent - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:56
NHS England spending on private ambulances for 999 calls trebles to £68m in four years, data gathered by the BBC shows.
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Rail strike conductor sickness doubles

BBC Kent - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:36
The rate of sickness among Southern rail conductors more than doubles since the first strike over their role, company data shows.
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Kent win after Derbyshire collapse

BBC Kent - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:03
Opener Daniel Bell-Drummond hits an unbeaten 80 as Kent win by seven wickets after bowling out Derbyshire for 94.
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Barracks to house 200 homeless families

BBC Kent - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:05
A London council is to move more than 200 families currently in temporary accommodation into a former barracks in Canterbury.
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Kent's Dickson scores maiden double ton

BBC Kent - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:49
Sean Dickson scores a career-best 207 not out for Kent, before Derbyshire collapse to 9-3 in their second innings in Derby.
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Strike hits all French oil refineries

BBC Kent - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:02
A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.
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3D wreck prints 'among world's first'

BBC Kent - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:20
Two shipwrecks in UK waters are among the world's first underwater archaeological sites to be recreated using 3D printing technology.
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'NHS delay' caused cancer patient's death

BBC Kent - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:05
A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.
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GCSE exams disrupted by bomb hoax

BBC Kent - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:41
Hundreds of students have GCSE exams disrupted following a series of bomb hoaxes.
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Thakor century gives Derbyshire control

BBC Kent - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:29
Shiv Thakor hits a Championship career-best 130 as Derbyshire pile on the runs in their Division Two match with Kent.
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Dementia fraud family must repay £25k

BBC Kent - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:28
A family who stole a pensioner's life savings and used the money to enjoy a life of luxury are ordered to repay nearly £25,000.
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