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Government will meet Op Stack costs

Government will meet Op Stack costs

The government will meet "all reasonable, additional costs" of Operation Stack following a bill presented by crime commissioner Ann Barnes.

Man guilty of raping five-year-old daughter

Man guilty of raping five-year-old daughter

A man has been convicted of raping his five-year-old daughter more than 40 years ago - and then offering her for sex to a visiting coalman.

Council's warning over contaminated recycling

Council's warning over contaminated recycling

Entire bags of recycling are being rejected due to residents placing the wrong materials in the wrong bins.

Woman banned after neglected cat found 'half dead'

Woman banned after neglected cat found 'half dead'

A woman has been banned from keeping animals after her neglected cat was found 'half dead' and riddled with fleas.

Justice for lawyer's family over boat death

Justice for lawyer's family over boat death

Two boatmen are facing jail over the death of a lawyer in an accident in Brazil.

Railway staff help firefighters extinguish field fire

Railway staff help firefighters extinguish field fire

Staff at the Kent & East Sussex Railway helped firefighters put out a fire that had spread across two acres of undergrowth.

Blaze rips through two garden sheds

Blaze rips through two garden sheds

Two garden sheds and fence have been destroyed in an early morning blaze.

Lorry driver burnt by cooker explosion

Lorry driver burnt by cooker explosion

A lorry driver was burnt when a gas cooker exploded in his face.

It's over! Operation Stack is lifted

It's over! Operation Stack is lifted

The M20 has re-opened after police lifted Operation Stack this evening.

Station to ease Stack tailbacks

Station to ease Stack tailbacks

Around 1,000 lorries are to be held at a station car park in a bid to ease the Operation Stack crisis, as parts of the M20 re-opened this morning.

Plans for new 'boutique' cinema and family hotel go on show

Plans for new 'boutique' cinema and family hotel go on show

A public consultation was opened today detailing the plans for a new town centre multiplex and 60-bed hotel in Kent.

Crosbie: "Stack is a complete nightmare"

Crosbie: "Stack is a complete nightmare"

Ashford United are planning to switch their opening league game as Operation Stack causes more delays in laying new 3G pitch.

Child asylum seekers putting 'enormous strain' on Kent

Child asylum seekers putting 'enormous strain' on Kent

It's emerged the number of child asylum seekers in Kent has almost doubled in three months, putting "enormous strain" on social services.

Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze

Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze

Fire crews have issued a warning about preventing cooking fires after tackling a blaze in a kitchen last night.

Train services back to normal after derailment

Train services back to normal after derailment

Services are back up and running four days after a train hit cattle and derailed, meaning engineers had to replace 400 yards of track.

Pervert head teacher admits abusing eighth victim

Pervert head teacher admits abusing eighth victim

An ex-head teacher convicted of molesting young girls has admitted abusing another victim - but has been spared jail.

'Gridlocked end to end'

'Gridlocked end to end'

Commuters are facing long delays in Ashford town today due to the knock on effects of Operation Stack.

Ex-head admits defrauding school

Ex-head admits defrauding school

A former headteacher has today admitted defrauding his own school out of thousands of pounds.

Southeastern to bring in 'smart cards'

Southeastern to bring in 'smart cards'

Kent's train operator is to introduce pre-pay smart cards - potentially making journeys across the network easier.

Judge's jail warning to rugby thug

Judge's jail warning to rugby thug

A former Ashford rugby player has failed to carry out his community work punishment for attacking a police officer.

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