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  • Annual campaign warns of dangers of drink and drug driving

    Kent County Council’s annual campaign has been launched warning about the dangers of drink and drug driving. This year, it aims to highlight how even a small amount of alcohol or drugs will affect your reaction times and ability to drive safely. The main message is that no one should die because of someone driving…

  • Innovative drainage protects Margate from effects of flooding

    Residents in Margate now have improved protection from flood risk thanks to the BEGIN project. The scheme has redesigned George V Park to provide storage for surface water from surrounding roads. The works mean water is stored and filtered slowly through the planting to remove any pollutants and help it drain through the ground. Before…

  • “Don’t let cyber scammers ruin your Christmas”

    Kent Trading Standards is urging the county’s shoppers to shop safely online ahead of the festive break. More than 28,000 customers were conned out of their money while internet shopping last Christmas, losing £15.4 million to copies of legitimate websites, or completely fictional ones, say Action Fraud. Around £4 billion is also lost to the…

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