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Pick-up truck destroyed in blaze

A pick-up truck was destroyed in a blaze in Ashford. Picture: Emma Morris

A man's pick-up truck was left a burnt-out shell after bursting into flames in a residential street.

Three people injured in two vehicle smash

Emergency services attended a crash last night between two cars in Dymchurch High Street

Take two... huge transformer crawls through Kent

The transformer travels on the M20 en route to Sellindge. Picture: Ruth Cuerden

After a false start due to the tidal surge, a 318-tonne electricity transformer - the size of a house - is inching through Kent at 12mph today.

Emergency services attend two vehicle smash

Police, fire crews and ambulance were called to Ashford this afternoon to a report that two vehicles had collided

Couple's anger after 'offensive' religious video played on taxi journey

Picture: Martin Apps

A business owner has spoken of his anger and fear after he and his wife were locked in a taxi while the driver played an "offensive" religious video.

Crashed car set alight

Police were at the scene of the crash.

A car that crashed on Wednesday evening was set on fire last night.

'If I saw him now I'd want to kill him'

Martin Potts has been released from jail

A family's hit out after a murderer who brutally sexually abused a woman was freed from jail without being made to sign the sex offenders' register.

Corrie star pops to the shops

Corrie star Beverley Callard, aka Liz McDonald - picture courtesy of Andy Clark

Soap actress Beverley Callard was seen doing a spot of Christmas shopping in Ashford this week.

Ambitious sixth form centre scheme moves a step closer

Homewood School has unveiled plans for a new £4m sixth form centre

Large load will travel through the county this weekend

An electricity transformer that was due to travel through east Kent last weekend will now be moved this Saturday.

Overnight raid at supermarket

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Police are investigation a possible early morning raid on a cash machine outside a supermarket in Ashford.

Two hurt in three vehicle smash

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

A teenage boy and a 60 year old woman have been taken to hospital following a three vehicle crash in Ashford this afternoon

They’re really milking the festive mood!

A mystery person has taken it upon themselves to decorate the inhabitants of one of Ashford's roundabouts- just in time for Christmas.

Lottery is a winner for Pilgrims Hospices

Shiralee Riddell, the Pilgrims Hospices lottery manager

Extra income is being provided for the Pilgrims Hospices because more people are taking part in its weekly lottery.

Debate rages over legal high chain's latest store

Cannabis was grown in a tent in a child's bedroom

News of the opening of Britain's fastest growing chain of shops selling legal highs and drug paraphernalia has split opinion in Ashford.

Tidal surge halts huge electricity transformer journey

A 318-tonne transformer - the length of six double decker buses - is still at Dover Docks, after a major operation to drive it through Kent stalled.

Concerns over 'absent' councillor

Labour's Chris Clark

Questions have been raised over how a borough councillor will continue to represent residents in his ward after moving nearly 60 miles away

Minibus and sports car destroyed by fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Services attended. Stock image

A minibus picking up a disabled child for school caught fire this morning and set light to a sports car.

Boy could get £50k after eyeball injury while playing darts on holiday

Toby Corps was hit in the eye with a dart on holiday

A boy of 11 is set to receive more than £50,000 in compensation after an accident where he was hit in the eye with a dart on a family holiday.

M20 re-opened after vehicle overturned

Delays on the M20 after an overturned van

The M20 has been re-opened following an earlier incident in which a vehicle overturned, but traffic still heavy.

Burst water main creates gridlock road rage

Cable laying works have been halted in the village pending talks with the council. Stock picture

Drivers were left fuming after water main repairs created traffic chaos across Ashford.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after 3am crash

Traffic light in Somerset Road, Ashford, hit by a car

A 20-year-old driver is in custody after smashing into traffic lights in the early hours of this morning.

Driver dies after head-on crash with lorry

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A 51-year-old driver has died after his car crossed the white line on a busy road and crashed into an oncoming lorry.

Thieves vandalise holly tree in churchyard

A holly tree in the grounds of a church was badly vandalised by thieves trying to steal sprigs from its branches.

Anti-theft device fills Boots with smoke

Firefighters attend Boots

Firefighters were called to Ashford High Street chemist Boots last night, after a device meant to impede the progress of thieves went off in error.

Drug dealer tells pupils of life in toughest USA jail

Stock broker turned ecstasy importer Shaun Attwood visited pupils at an Ashford school, to tell of his life of crime and subsequent imprisonment.

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