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Kent: County of England
Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.


Migrants make off at speed as dinghy lands at Kent beach [Video]

Migrants make off at speed as dinghy lands at Kent beach

A rubber dinghy packed with migrants has been seen landing on a beach in Kentafter crossing the Channel. About 10 people were crammed on board the smallboat as it was pictured approaching the shingle..

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab welcomes German and French counterparts [Video]

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab welcomes German and French counterparts

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab greets his French and German counterparts,Jean-Yves le Drian and Heiko Maas, as they arrive in Chevening, Kent, for theE3 Foreign Ministers meeting. The three..

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Baby with thick, dark hair turns heads for resemblance to Boo from film Monsters Inc [Video]

Baby with thick, dark hair turns heads for resemblance to Boo from film Monsters Inc

A mum whose baby girl is the "spitting image of Boo from Monsters Inc" toldhow she turns heads wherever she goes - because of her thick black hair.Midwives gasped when little Tayah Murphy, who was born..

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Police clash with anti-migrant protesters at Dover port [Video]

Police clash with anti-migrant protesters at Dover port

Anti-migrant protesters have clashed with police, with some arrests being made, during protests at Dover Harbour. At the same time, Kent's Anti-Racism Network activists gathered in the town centre..

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Anti-racism activists gather in support of migrant crossings [Video]

Anti-racism activists gather in support of migrant crossings

Activists from Anti-Racism Network have gathered in Kent to share their support for migrants arriving in Dover. The demonstrations coincide with anti-migrant protests taking part by the docks in the..

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Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens signs a new contract until the end of the 2021 campaign, taking him beyond his 45th birthday.
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Child killed and second seriously injured by falling tree in Kent

Met Office issued wind warns across swathes of UK
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Child killed by falling tree in Bobbing amid high winds

A second child is flown to a London hospital after being struck by a falling tree in Kent.
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Migrant attacked only moments after landing on Kent beach

Local Tory MP condemns 'vigilante behaviour' in village near Deal
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Child migrants to be sent away from Kent as council reaches capacity

Under-18s arriving in Dover alone will stay with Border Force until a council placement is found.
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British beaches lined with rubbish, faeces, vomit and urine after thousands gather during weekend heatwave

Sites in Kent, Sussex, Dorset and Cornwall left filthy after daytrippers go home
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Four police officers injured breaking up fight near Caribbean cookout on Kent beach

Organisers admit the party 'got out of hand'
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At least 26 migrants land on Kent beaches

The Coastguard and Border Force are dealing with "a number of incidents" from Saturday morning.
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'Completely dehumanising': Nigel Farage describes group of children and adults landing in Kent as 'invasion'

Charities and anti-racism campaigners point out people have right to claim asylum in the UK
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Dozens of migrants in small boats head for UK one day after record Channel crossing numbers

At least 202 people landed in Kent from France – the highest 24-hour figure
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Ex-councillor who sprayed 'Dickens racist' on museum celebrating author says he will not apologise

Ian Driver says he is campaigning against institutional racism in Thanet, Kent
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Six migrant boats intercepted off Kent coast

Seventy-nine men and three women are found on boats travelling from France to the UK.
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Sick puppies sold at Maidstone Services on M20

Authorities are investigating after a £2,150 dog dies just days after being sold in Kent.
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Woman's body found on M20 motorway

The woman, in her 20s, was found lying on the M20 near Willesborough, Kent, in the early hours.
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Grosser Kurfürst: 19th Century warship wreck off Kent protected

The SMS Grosser Kurfürst sank off the Kent coast when it was rammed by a fellow German ship.
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Eastchurch cliff fall: House hanging over edge after second collapse

A car and garage slide down a cliff face in Kent as a further landfall leaves homes at risk.
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Kent cliff collapse forces families from homes in Eastchurch

People were moved from around 20 properties, fire service says
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Lullingstone Castle: Man died 'confronting poachers'

A who died in the grounds of a medieval estate in Kent is named locally as Charles Hilder.
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More migrants intercepted at Dover amid lockdown spike

Border Force officials are dealing "with a number of small boat incidents" off Kent, officials say.
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Border Force intercepts 49 migrants off Kent coast

The nationalities and medical conditions of the 43 male and six female passengers are not yet known.
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Coronavirus: Kent couple fined for Falmouth lockdown 'mini-break'

The Kent couple also had their car seized after they were found asleep in the vehicle in Cornwall.
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Police arrest suspected armed man following incident in English town

British police said they had arrested a man after armed officers responded to reports that of a suspect brandishing weapons on the balcony of a block of apartments in Chatham, Kent, southeast England.
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Man 'seen with weapons' on Chatham balcony

Armed officers have swooped in on an area of Chatham in Kent and urged the public to stay away.
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Police in English town warn public about man with weapon: BBC

The police in Kent, southeast England, have warned the public to stay away from an area in the town of Chatham where a man with weapons has been seen on a balcony, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
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Chatham: Armed police at Kent shopping outlet after witnesses report 'man firing gun from balcony'

Armed police have been called to a shopping centre in Kent after witnesses reported an armed man on a balcony.
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Coronavirus: 150 people break lockdown advice to attend a funeral in Kent

Two men arrested as large number of motorcyclists gather for ceremony in Sittingbourne
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Woman guilty of Miss England finalist glass attack

China Gold is found guilty of causing "horrific" injuries to Olivia Cooke at a pub in Kent.
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Richborough Roman amphitheatre dig: 'Once in lifetime' opportunity

The Roman arena in Kent once held wild animal hunts, executions and gladiatorial combat.
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Curling: 'It's not just chucking stones down the ice'

Felix Price, who plays for England's junior team, earns a living as a coach at an ice rink in Kent.
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M20: Operation Brock replaced by quicker barrier scheme

A moveable concrete barrier will be instead deployed in the event of congestion on the M20 in Kent.
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Body found in search for man who fell from ship off Kent coast

A body has been found following reports that a man had fallen off a boat around the Kent coast, according to HM Coastguard.
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Storm Dennis: Royal Navy ship searching for man in sea off Kent coast as rough weather moves in

Helicopter and police boat has also been dispatched, authorities say
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Twins found dead in suspected double suicide appeared in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

Police called after Billy and Joe Smith, 32, discovered in woodland in Sevenoaks, Kent
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Britain rescues at least 15 suspected migrants off Kent - TV

British border and coastguards rescued at least 15 suspected migrants on Thursday off the Kent coast in southeastern England, Sky News reported.
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Roads and trains in Kent, Surrey and Sussex are closed by rain

The M23 was closed both ways near Gatwick, with landslips shutting train lines.
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Littlebrook Power Station: Towering chimney demolished

The landmark in Dartford, Kent, collapsed after a "powerful boom" from a controlled explosion.
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Channel migrants: 'Multiple' boats spotted off the Kent coast

Border Force is dealing with a "number of incidents" as a dinghy is found on the beach at Kingsdown.
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Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt.
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Police find nine people alive in back of truck in Kent, England: Sky News

Police in Kent, southeast England, found nine people alive in the back of a truck on the M20 motorway on Wednesday, Sky News reported.
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Nine people found in back of lorry on M20 in Kent

They are being checked over by paramedics before being passed to immigration officers, police say
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Channel migrants: Boat containing 13 people intercepted

Thirteen migrants, including children, were transferred to a Border Force vessel off the Kent coast.
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Another whale dies in the Kent stretch of the River Thames

The body of the mammal, thought to be a fin whale, was spotted in the water near Gravesend.
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Channel migrants: Border Force intercepts boats

Boats carrying suspected migrants are being dealt with off the Kent coast.
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Council chief demands police from across Britain are sent to Kent to control traffic tailbacks in no-deal Brexit

'Boots on the ground' vital to help with traffic chaos if Britain leaves EU with no deal says Kent council boss
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Channel migrants: Sixty six people found in small boats

A number of small boats carrying migrants towards the Kent coast were intercepted after searches.
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Channel migrants: Searches on Kent coast as eight held

The coastguard is looking for a "number" of boats off the coast of Kent.
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The trailer came loose on the M25 at the Kent-Surrey border

Highways England is warning drivers to make sure trailers are secure before setting off.
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Lucas Dobson: River Stour search for missing boy enters fourth day

Lucas Dobson, six, fell into the River Stour in Kent while fishing on Saturday and has not been seen since.
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Sandwich River Stour search resumes for boy aged 6

The child fell into the River Stour in Sandwich, Kent, on Saturday lunchtime.
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