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Kids eat free at pubs across the county

Kids eat free at pubs across the county

Take the kids for a free meal with a tasty offer from Britain's oldest brewery. Details of all the restaurants taking part here:

Worthwhile homes for outgrown kids' shoes

Worthwhile homes for outgrown kids' shoes

Outgrown shoes are now walking on the feet of children in 45 countries around the world thanks to the work of one mum and her small Kent charity.

TikTok teen leaves college to pursue video career

TikTok teen leaves college to pursue video career

A teenager with tens of thousands of followers on social media says the TikTok app has changed his life.

Weather warning for Tuesday

Weather warning for Tuesday

A weather warning in place ahead of Tuesday's afternoon school run has led the Met Office to advise against travel unless 'absolutely necessary'.

'I see a lot of shouting from parents'

'I see a lot of shouting from parents'

A former Kent footballer has written a guide for parents involved in grassroots football to ensure beautiful behaviour around the beautiful game.

Toy shop confirms closing date

Toy shop confirms closing date

A Kent toy shop, which has been open for more than 40 years, has announced when it will finally cease trading.

How to claim your free McDonald's hot drink

How to claim your free McDonald's hot drink

If you're keen to enjoy a hot drink in peace now the kids are back at school, today's offer from a fast food chain may tempt you.

Coats For Kids recycling service

Coats For Kids recycling service

If your child has outgrown their winter coat, a charity in Kent would be very glad of it to pass on to another family in need.

Will it be a white Christmas in Kent?

Will it be a white Christmas in Kent?

Are the kids asking about snow for Christmas? The Met Office has predicted what weather we can expect during the festive period.

Knitted hats for Christmas Day babies

Knitted hats for Christmas Day babies

Mums who give birth on December 25 will be able to keep their newborns warm after dozens of knitted festive-themed hats were donated to hospitals.

How to look after a real Christmas tree

How to look after a real Christmas tree

If you've a real Christmas tree, we share some expert advice on how to best take care of it.

12 retro toys making a Christmas comeback

12 retro toys making a Christmas comeback

They're kids toys that even the adults will love. We look at 12 toys from the 70s,80s and 90s which are being re-introduced this Christmas.

Mums invited to Clip n Climb

Mums invited to Clip n Climb

If you're a mum who has always fancied trying out the indoor climbing centres you take the kids to - now's your chance with ladies-only sessions.

Festive knits for all the family

Festive knits for all the family

Christmas jumpers have become a festive must-have. If you've yet to snap up some Christmas clothing, here's our pick for 2019.

Relaxed performance of panto

Relaxed performance of panto

A panto is putting on a 'relaxed performance' amongst its shows to help those with additional needs enjoy some festive fun with their families.

Be Bright and Be Seen as clocks change

Be Bright and Be Seen as clocks change

All you need to know about ensuring the kids are wearing the correct items for darker nights. There's still time to apply for free reflectors too.

Advent calendars for all the family

Advent calendars for all the family

We take a look at the best advent calendars for a Christmas countdown including this year's extremely popular LEGO range for kids.

Claim your free reflective keyrings

Claim your free reflective keyrings

Our Be Bright Be Seen road-safety campain is back with more reflective keyrings to giveaway than ever before.

Roller rink closes

Roller rink closes

A popular family attraction has closed part of its business.

Quality Street pop-up returning

Quality Street pop-up returning

A Quality Street pop-up station is returning to Kent with some exciting new added extras for Kent shoppers.

Footie fan's unique baby announcement

Footie fan's unique baby announcement

A football fan opted for an unusual way to share the news with family and friends that he is to become a dad.

Gnome house attracting big crowds

Gnome house attracting big crowds

A families collection of unusual gnomes is attracting thousands of visitors.

Ticket offer for emergency services and NHS staff

Ticket offer for emergency services and NHS staff

Heavily discounted tickets to a top Kent attraction are on offer to emergency services staff, NHS workers and members of the armed forces.

The Unmumsy Mum announces Kent visit

The Unmumsy Mum announces Kent visit

She entertains her thousands of followers with tales of life with three small boys and now bestselling author The Unsmumsy Mum is coming to Kent.

Good new kids! Haribo sweet shop to open in Kent

Good new kids! Haribo sweet shop to open in Kent

The county's first Haribo sweet store is set to open this autumn at one of Kent's biggest shopping centres

Krispy Kreme coming to shopping centre

Krispy Kreme coming to shopping centre

It's good news for doughnut lovers as popular chain Krispy Kreme announces plans to open another branch in Kent this month.

5 ways to save this summer

5 ways to save this summer

Already wondering how to make the pennies stretch for six weeks? See our top tips for tacking the school holidays sensibly when it comes to spending.

Children sought for special party

Children sought for special party

We're looking for Kent youngsters to send to a glitzy movie-themed party, complete with celebrity guest, and we need your help. Details here.

Summer holiday guide now online

Summer holiday guide now online

Our fantastic 20-page handy guide to the summer holidays in Kent is now available as an e-edition. Learn more here.

Mum prepares for triplets' birth

Mum prepares for triplets' birth

A mum-of-one is expecting to give birth to naturally conceived triplets in just five weeks.

Holiday help for disabled youngsters

Holiday help for disabled youngsters

Outings to Dreamland, the beach and London are among an array of part-funded trips being offered to disabled children and their families this summer.

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