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Police hunt for teenager missing in Kent

Search underway for 13 year old Catia Dos Santos Credit: Kent Police

A search is underway for 13-year-old Catia Dos Santos who was last seen yesterday (23rd June) in the St Nicholas Gardens area of Rochester.

The Portuguese teenager is described as 5ft 3ins with black hair. She was wearing a lime green top, blue jeans with lime green trainers and is believed to be carrying a small black shoulder bag.

The teenager may have travelled to north London.

Police are appealing for information about her whereabouts and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 23-0840.

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Elderly woman injured in collision in Kent village

An elderly woman was crossing a road in Boughton Monchelsea when a car collided with her, leaving her with serious injuries.

The grey Audi had been travelling towards the Linton crossroads on the B2163 Heath Road when the crash happened. It's thought the woman had been crossing from behind a stationary white refuse lorry. She was taken to a London hospital where her condition is said to be stable.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with information can contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538, quoting AH/138/17.

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The south's winners and losers of new university ranking system

Eight weeks today A-level students will find out if they've got into the universities of their choice.

But in the future the quality of higher education will be judged under a new grading system - the first results of that released today with a few shocks and surprises for universities here in our region.

The new system claims to focus on teaching and - not the quality of research - at the institute. It also puts a fair amount of weight on the students' views.

But it's already proving controversial with claims it's flawed and damaging - as our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford explains.

The south east's winners and losers of new university ranking system

Eight weeks today A-level students will find out if they've got into the universities of their choice.

But in the future the quality of higher education will be judged under a new grading system - the first results of that released today with a few shocks and surprises for universities here in our region.

The new system claims to focus on teaching and - not the quality of research - at the institute. It also puts a fair amount of weight on the students' views.

But it's already proving controversial with claims it's flawed and damaging - as our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford explains.

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