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M25 rapist 'could be freed' despite seven life sentences

Serial rapist Antoni Imiela dubbed the M25 rapist is being considered for parole

A serial sex attacker dubbed the M25 rapist is being considered for parole after serving less than 14 years.

Traders fear chaos as widening work begins

Gridlock at the Matalan roundabout

Business owners are warning of gridlock when work starts on a new dual carriageway over the next few weeks.


Timber! Gigantic poplar trees chopped down

A team of five tree surgeons worked to cut down the trees.

Three huge trees which dominated a suburban skyline have been chopped down by tree surgeons after causing damage in recent storms.

Troubled nightspot gets new tenants

The Auction House in New Street

New tenants have taken over a troubled town centre nightspot - and their plans for the site have been revealed.

Man injured in four-vehicle smash

Stock picture.

A busy road was closed in both directions following a multi-vehicle collision that left a man in hospital.

Three charged after high-speed chase

Police charged Cash in connection with 10 burglaries in the Towns. Stock picture.

Police have charged three suspects, including two teenage boys, after a car was stolen from a driveway.

'Multiple' burglary suspect caught

Connors appeared in court on Saturday. Stock pic.

Police are investigating a burglary suspect who they believe raided homes in three villages

Burglary suspect stopped by road police

The suspect has been released under investigation. Stock picture.

A man suspected of several burglaries in the Ashford area has been released.

Workers face job losses at garden centre

The Wyevale garden centre

Staff face losing their jobs when a garden centre closes this week to make way for a multimillion-pound junction.


Police catch burglary suspect

Police have charged a man. Stock image

A serial burglar has been caught in a stolen 4x4 after being pursued by officers and a police helicopter.

You won't want to get stuck behind this

An electricity transformer being moved along the M20 in 2013

A huge piece of equipment weighing 318 tonnes will be travelling though part of Kent at 12mph.


McDonald's set to close

McDonald's in the Designer Outlet

This McDonald's branch is set to close ... today.


Pensioner held over alleged sex attack on bus

Police have charged a man. Stock image

Police investigating reports a teenage boy was sexually assaulted on a bus have arrested a pensioner.

Patients stuck in corridors as A&E crisis deepens

Footage shows patients stuck in beds in the hospital corridors.

Video footage has laid bare the scale of the winter crisis in hospitals as patients are left waiting in ambulances and stuck on beds in corridors.


VIDEO: Terrifying near head-on crash

A dashcam captured the terrifying moment

A van has been captured on dashcam footage hurtling towards a car on the wrong side of a busy road.


Expansion work set to begin at shopping centre

Ashford Designer Outlet

A popular shopping centre is set to almost double in size as building work gets under way.


Police probe van break ins

Police are probing thefts from vans. Stock image

Van owners have been warned not to leave valuables in the vehicles and to make sure they are locked after a spate of thefts

Train services cancelled due to fallen tree

Train services are disrupted. Stock picture

Trains have been cancelled between two busy stations due to a fallen tree blocking the line.

Man who stole £290,000 told to pay back £1

James Condliffe. Picture: Kent Police

A con artist who preyed on horse enthusiasts has been ordered to pay back a nominal fee because he has 'no assets'.


Nightclub to move into former solicitors’ office

Kate Holton at the site of the new bar

A former solicitors’ office is to become the new home of a town centre nightspot.

Cabbie fined after illegal airport runs

Morgan took passengers to Heathrow and Gatwick. Stock image

An illegal taxi driver who took passengers to airports in an unlicensed vehicle has appeared in court.


Murder arrest after attack near shops

Police taped off a grassy area at the rear of the Brookfield Road shopping precinct

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after another man died in hospital following an attack near a parade of shops.

Yobs hurl rocks at police cars

Two police cars were hit. Stock pic

Three parked cars - including two patrol cars - were damaged when yobs threw rocks at a police station.


Salon and office plan for car park

An office and beauty salon is proposed

A beauty salon and office could be built on a car park after a developer ditched plans for a new farm shop.


Help to find stolen puppies

Kent Police

Thieves who stole two puppies from a victim's home while pretending to be potential buyers have triggered a police appeal for witnesses.


Anger over plans for homes by railway

Developers are proposing 14 homes

Controversial plans for new homes next to a railway line have been criticised by neighbours.

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