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Storms keep firefighters in Folkestone busy

Firefighters in Folkestone dealt with five callouts throughout the night, including to a lightning strike at the home of a young family.

Soldiers beaten in attack outside pub

Royal Oak pub in Park Street, Lydd

Five friends have been jailed for attacking a group of soldiers who believed they had been targeted because they were members of the Armed Forces.

Father, 22, avoids jail after inflicting 'devastating' punch

A man has walked free from court despite leaving his victim with a 'shocking injury'.

Beach bag snatch sparks police warning

Police are warning beach-goers to be on their guard, after the theft of a bag near East Cliff in Folkestone.

Search called off after plane crashes

The Dungeness lifeboat

Rescuers have today given up on their search for a missing pilot after a plane went down in the English Channel off the Kent coast.

Dog owner creates a stink over anonymous letter

Philip Presland with his dog Maisie

A dog owner has seen red after an anonymous letter writer accused his partner of not clearing up after his labrador.

Woman taken to hospital after device explodes at War and Peace event

The War and Peace Revival at Folkestone Racecourse

An investigation has been launched after a woman was injured by an exploding pyrotechnic thunderflash at the War and Peace Revival event.

Police hunt knifeman over attack

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A large-scale police hunt was launched for a knifeman after reports of an attack in Folkestone last night.

Wrong-way driver jailed for killing dad

David Crane, who died in a head-on crash in Rolvenden Road, pictured 13 years ago

A young man who killed a father-of-two in a crash while driving on the wrong side of the road has been locked up for 18 months.

Man terrorised neighbours by howling like a wolf

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

An ex-BBC employee has been jailed after keeping his terrified neighbours up all night by shouting, swearing and repeatedly howling like a wolf.

Properties near concrete block fall 'may get warning letters'

A woman was injured by falling masonry at an estate agents in Folkestone. Picture: @Kent_999s on Twitter

Owners on a busy street where a concrete block fell on a woman may now be sent safety letters, it's been revealed.

Racist care home manager: 'I don't want any more black nurses'

Helene Coetzee shocked colleagues with her racist views

A former care home boss who voiced disgust at elderly residents being helped to the toilet by black people has been banned from nursing for a year.

Teenage girl hurt by car

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A schoolgirl was taken to hospital with leg and head injuries after being hit by a car in Ashford.

Death crash driver facing sentence

David Crane, who died in a head-on crash in Rolvenden Road, pictured 13 years ago

A French motorist is facing sentence after today being found guilty of killing a man by careless driving on a country road near Tenterden.

Student plans to film sci-fi horror in Ashford

Sammy Harris, who was an extra in Jack the Giant Slayer, has plans for a sci-fi horror film in Ashford

Sammy Harris, 23, from Hothfield, has been inspired to make his own film after starring in Les Miserables and Jack the Giant Slayer

One stolen puppy found - one still missing

Stroller and Student, two foxhound puppies stolen from the Ashford Valley Hunt earlier this month

One of the two foxhound puppies stolen from Egerton last week has been found in a garden in Pluckley. The other is still missing

War and Peace a sure bet at new home

The War and Peace Revival at Folkestone Racecourse

It may have moved home - to a racecourse - but the War and Peace Revival is still the greatest gathering of military vehicles on the planet.

Serious crash during rush hour at Ashford

The silver car involved in the collision at Romney Marsh Road, Ashford

Emergency services were called to Romney Marsh Road by the Designer Outlet after two cars crashed

Computer glitch causes X-ray delays

Doctors examine x-rays. File picture: Jochen Sand

A new computer system put in place at hospitals across Kent has led to a backlog of two weeks for patients awaiting the results of X-rays and scans.

Drug addict jailed for frenzied knife attack

Drug addict Stephen Boorman has been jailed for 15 years

A man has today been jailed for 15 years for trying to murder his friend by lashing out with a knife... when he gave him the time.

Teen glassed outside holiday park

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A 19-year-old man was seriously assaulted in a bottling outside a holiday park in Dymchurch.

Lane hogger spots police... and stops dead in the M20 fast lane

M20 road sign

A driver who spotted police as he hogged the fast lane of the M20 took dramatic action... he stopped!

Police appeal after arson attacks

The break-in and theft has been reported to Kent Police

Fires were started at two properties in Church Street, Folkestone in the early hours.

Seven people evacuated during house fire

Fire crews from Folkestone were called to a blaze at Church Street in the early hours of this morning

A little corner of Kent that is forever... Scottish!

Highland cattle have been introduced at Ashford Warren and Hoads Wood

If you go down to the woods today you could be in for a huge surprise.

Man, 21, died after being restrained by four police officers

Sean Wilkes died after being stopped by police officers in Cheriton

A young man died when he became unwell after being restrained by four police officers in the street, investigators revealed today.

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