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Alpacas mauled to death by rampaging terriers

A police investigation has begun after two Staffordshire bull terriers killed prized alpacas as they grazed in their field.

Efit released in search for suspect in Post Office theft

Suspect

Police searching for a man who snatched cash from a till at South Willesborough Post Office have released an efit of the suspect.

Valuable statues stolen from Wye

The white marble statues stolen from Olantigh Gardens, Wye

A pair of 18th century marble figures were stolen from Olantigh Gardens at Wye near Ashford

Norman the cat rises from the dead

Karen Jones, from Kennington, with pet cat Norman after his 'resurrection'

A family held a funeral service for their pet cat Norman and 'buried' him in the garden - before he turned up for breakfast the next day.

'Boris Bikes' scheme launched at Ashford station

Mark Antwis from Brompton Dock with one of the bikes

A dock of hire bicycles, similar to the ‘Boris Bikes’ scheme in London, has been installed at Ashford International Station.

'Madman' driver ordered to stay off streets as cabbie

Rofiqul Khan

An Ashford cabbie has failed to win back his licence after 'frightening the living daylights' out of customers with his fast driving.

Woman punches bank worker

Police want to speak to this woman over a disturbance at Santander in Ashford

Police want to speak to this woman after a bank worker was punched by a customer who pulled down a poster and threw leaflets across the room.

BAFTA joy for ex-Ashford schoolboy Alex

Former Norton Knatchbull pupil Alex Brooker who has been helping to lead Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympic Games

Former Norton Knatchbull pupil Alex Brooker has collected a BAFTA for Channel 4's coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics.

Rapist guilty of attacks on four women

Jeremy Smith, from Charing, has been jailed for life for sex attacks

A 52-year-old man has been found guilty of carrying out sexual attacks on four women in the Ashford area.

Welcome to The Panorama!

Hundreds of potential buyers visited the show flat at The Panorama over the weekend

Warning over 'Age Concern' meal delivery hoax

Stock picture.

Two bogus callers pretending to be from a charity stole money and prescription drugs from a pensioner.

Vandals set fire to pile of tyres

The burnt-out pile of tyres and rubbish

A pile of tyres and rubbish that had been dumped at a business entrance has been torched.

Foodbank’s new home ‘will be more welcoming’

Ashford Foodbank will benefit from the huge donation

Ashford Foodbank has been saved after finding new premises.

Plan to revive rail link between town and airport

Lydd Airport stock

Hopes for a rail service between Lydd Airport and Ashford station could be revived now that the airport has been given approval to expand.

Pileup on rural road leaves six people injured

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

A multi-car pileup on a rural road left six people injured this afternoon, with two occupants of one of the vehicles described as 'seriously injured'.

Elderly man treated after blaze breaks out at his home.

An elderly man was left needing medical treatment for smoke inhalation, after a fire broke out at his property in Western Avenue, Ashford.

Zombie Apocalypse forces lone survivor underground

Author Sean Page

An author obsessed with the living dead will be following the advice of his own books, spending a week living in an underground bunker from tomorrow.

Watersports enthusiasts take to the sea at Hythe

Windsurfers and Kite surfers make the most of strong winds off the beach in Hythe. Library picture: Gary Browne

Kite and windsurfers made the most of strong winds and intermittent sunshine in Hythe Bay yesterday (Thursday).

Hive of honey-making activity at hotel

The roof of a popular hotel in Ashford has been transformed, with a beekeeper installing hives to create honey

Police release footage in the hunt for bomb threat suspect

Police cordoned off the Hythe Imperial following a bomb threat Picture: Gary Browne

CCTV footage of a robbery in New Romney and a bomb threat to a hotel in Hythe have been released.

The purr-ice is right for Asda Cat Daisy

Daisy in her second home relaxing in Asda's gardening section in Ashford

A pet cat is causing a stir at a supermarket... after setting up its second home in the outdoor section.

Final farewell goes with a big bang

David Lowe, Jennifer's husband standing next to the Mortor Rocket that contains her ashes

A woman's last wishes have been fulfilled... after her ashes were fired into the night sky.

Coach avoids red card after attacking rival

Kennington Colts U7's manager Martin Pounds

A soccer coach was given a dressing down in court after attacking a long-standing rival during a practice session.

Councillor calls for safety measures after crash

Borough councillor Chris Clark wants the speed limit in Beaver Lane reduced to 20mph after a 16-year-old boy was hit by a car last Tuesday.

Chance to view new flats at former Charter House

Potential home buyers can take a first look this weekend at the new apartments being created inside the landmark Charter House.

Micropub set to open at former barber shop

An old barber’s shop is to be given a new lease of life .... as a micropub.

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