Kent

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Home Office knew of fire risk at barracks two months before blaze, court hears
Safety inspectorate found ‘serious and significant risk’ and had ordered a plan of action within 28 days

Diane Taylor

14, Apr, 2021 @5:34 PM

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Asylum seekers told they will stay at Napier barracks for months
Home Office letter says new arrivals will reside at controversial site for at least 60 to 90 days despite legal fight

Jamie Grierson and Diane Taylor

08, Apr, 2021 @1:08 PM

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Home Office to send more asylum seekers to ‘unsuitable’ Napier barracks
Exclusive: Former military site was emptied following evidence camp is not suitable for accommodation

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

07, Apr, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Louis de Bernières reveals 'extreme cruelty' he suffered at prep school
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin author says the school, where he boarded from the age of eight, delivered routine violence and abuse to its pupils

Alison Flood

31, Mar, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Police officer sacked after telling ex-partner: 'I'll smash your face in'
PC Amarjit Dhallu’s former partner alleged officer had strangled her and hit her with a belt

Damien Gayle and agency

24, Mar, 2021 @7:53 PM

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The welcome party: how a secret group of Kent residents is helping small-boat refugees
Last year a group called Channel Rescue began watching the waters off Dover, to ensure the safety of those arriving on our shores. They explain why this is more important than ever

Freddy McConnell

24, Mar, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Brian Staley obituary
Other lives: Canterbury businessman and Liberal Democrat city councillor, who later became a Gurkha campaigner

Ted Harrison

24, Mar, 2021 @10:21 AM

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Sculpture of Dame Vera Lynn planned for cliffs of Dover
Family announce memorial for singer who died last year aged 103

Molly Blackall

20, Mar, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Outcry as UK asylum-seekers camp remains open as sister site shuts
Home Office says it will hand back Penally camp to MoD but second military barracks in Kent will remain in operation

Jamie Grierson and Diane Taylor

16, Mar, 2021 @7:14 PM

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Natural England gives proposed London Resort site protected status
Designation as SSSI welcomed by campaigners hoping to save Thames marshland habitat

Patrick Barkham

11, Mar, 2021 @2:04 PM

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Inspectors condemn Covid safety of barracks used to house asylum seekers
‘Fundamental failures of leadership and planning’ identified after visits to Napier and Penally facilities

Diane Taylor

08, Mar, 2021 @7:07 PM

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John Russell obituary
Guitarist devoted to free improvisation and collaborating with performers from jazz and beyond

John Fordham

07, Mar, 2021 @4:08 PM

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