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First aider's life-saving skills help woman on rail track

Natalie Wood, who helped a woman who fell onto the railway track at Tenterden

A St John Ambulance volunteer leapt to help a pensioner who had fallen onto rail tracks... and is now calling on everyone to get vital skills.

Tragedy of twin who died in his mother’s arms

The hospital has apologised to Lena

A weeks-old twin tragically died in his mother's arms after she took both children to bed and fell asleep, an inquest's heard.

Fire breaks out at home in Hawkinge

Fire crews were called to the blaze on Boxing Day

People living in a house in Hawkinge were woken by their smoke alarm when fire broke out early today.

Firefighters put out blaze in van's burning engine

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

A fire in a blazing van had to be put out by firefighters in Great Chart on Thursday evening.

Writing's on wall for letter factory

A closed art materials factory in Ashford now lies nearly completely empty after its contents were sold in an online auction.

Fancy a pizza the Panorama action?

The Panorama

Entrepreneurs are being sought to take over the shops, cafes and restaurants on the ground floor of Ashford’s new Panorama apartment block.

Tragic death of quad biker on notorious bend was accident: Inquest

Flowers laid at the scene of Michael Stickells' quad bike crash

A 22-year-old quad biker died of 'traumatic' head injuries when his machine smashed into a tree, an inquest's heard.

Guest goes berserk at wedding

Tenterden Town Hall

A wedding guest said 'I do' to too much booze... before running rampage, smashing glass and headbutting a policeman.

Saw point as ancient oak tree faces the chop

Thatcher pointed a chainsaw at his estranged son. Library image.

A 16-metre high tree in Stanhope that stands in the way of building work is to be felled.

Shopper’s disgust over poor state of town centre alley

Diane Wilkins

Rubbish, dirt, graffiti and cardboard boxes in Taylors Passage in Ashford have been branded disgusting by a woman who regularly uses the through-way.

Thug caught out... by his own Facebook confession

A thug thought he was above the law when he pummelled a man and left him lying in a pool of blood... until he took to Facebook.

True grit! Ready to take on the big freeze

Preparations are well in hand to deal with cold weather on the roads this winter.

'Wave of light' remembers babies who have died

Candles were lit at Ashford’s Memorial Gardens during a poignant ceremony held to remember babies who have died.

Core! Apple fayre proves a big hit

Hundreds flocked to Perry Court Farm over the weekend for its annual fayre celebrating the apple and pear harvest.

Council promises six of the best

A new board is being set up to ensure the swift delivery of six key projects which the council says are critical to Ashford’s future.

Poaching suspects quizzed by police

Stock image.

Two suspected poachers were stopped by police in a field following reports of game birds going missing.

Man remanded in custody charged with 11 sex attacks

Forensics officers in an area around Singleton Lake where one of the assaults took place

A 46-year-old man has appeared in court today charged with a series of sex attacks on women alleged to have happened over a three-year period.

Buyers rush to snap up a share of the high life

The Panorama is closed for a week following the discovery of asbestos

It’s taken less than six months for all the lower level apartments in The Panorama apartment block in Ashford to sell out.

Care home boss jailed for 'particularly mean' theft

A care home manager entrusted to look after a man with learning difficulties instead stole £10,000 from him.

Strike action scuppers school schedules

John Walder of the Kent branch of the NUT

All six of the state secondary schools can’t find any primary schools that were also affected. across the borough were affected by the action

Mum distraught after baby picks up UK's most venomous spider

Toddler Ava Shephard picked up this false widow spider at home

A mother has been left terrified after her 15-month-old daughter picked up Britain's most venomous spider at home.

Plan for new £4 million sixth form centre

One of Kent's biggest secondary schools is planning to build a new £4 million sixth form centre.

Shoppers urged to pop in to the PopUp

A brand new retail experience is now on offer to Ashford shoppers.

Bright sparks from Supernova take Ashford Big Quiz title

A group of friends who have appeared on Mastermind, Fifteen to One and Brain of Britain were the winners of Ashford's KM Big Charity Quiz 2013.

Puppy nearly dies after swallowing mystery green objects

The green objects found in the Herberts back garden

A rough collie puppy collapsed after it ate two green bits of plastic that were thrown into a garden at Park Farm, Ashford

Helicopter called in to search for missing elderly woman

The police helicopter was used in the search. Stock picture: Kent Police

A police helicopter has been hovering over Ashford town centre as officers look for a woman, 92, who went missing this morning

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