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Road reopened after accident

Stock picture.

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with leg injuries due to a collision with a car.

Police want to speak to this man

Police wish to speak to this man. Credit: Kent Police

Police have released an image of the man they would like to speak to in relation to a burglary.

'Shouting' woman arrested in high street

The woman was arrested by police.

A woman has been arrested for allegedly causing a disturbance by shouting at passersby in a town centre.

Truckstop turns away 250 lorries in one night

One of the clamped lorries. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Bosses at a jam-packed truckstop say they had to turn away a record number of lorries on the first night of a controversial clamping trial this week.

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Free school prepares to open sixth form

How the new building at Wye School will look

Teachers at a free school are preparing to welcome A-level students for the first time when a new sixth form opens next year.

Grammar to build £2m sports hall

Planning permission was gained last month

A multi-million-pound sports hall is to be built at a Kent grammar school after teachers gained planning permission.

Investigation launched into Kent minister

Ashford MP Damian Green

Prime Minister Theresa May has launched an investigation amid allegations Kent MP Damian Green behaved inappropriately, it’s been reported.

Is Pluckley really haunted?

A folklore researcher from Kent has set out to find out if the ghost stories from the UK's most haunted village are true.

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Controversial lorry clamping trial begins

Dozens of illegally parked lorries have been clamped after a controversial crackdown - the first of its kind in the UK - began last night.

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Monster pumpkins go on show

Dave Whitall struggles to get his large pumpkin out of his car boot

A pumpkin weighing more than 50 kilos that was grown by two young brothers was the star of Ashford Allotment Society's annual show.

New 'Banksy' roundabout sculpture

The statue and sign appeared on Tank roundabout over the weekend

The artist behind the mysterious roundabout art has finally come forward as another sculpture is revealed.

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Not one fly-tipping fine since ‘crackdown’ began

Cyclist John Goodman spotted fly-tipping between Bilsington and Sevington

A council which promised to get tough on fly-tipping has failed to issue any on-the-spot fines since new powers were introduced, new figures reveal.

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Injury ends runner's world record attempt

Mimi after she completed the double Spartathlon in 2015

A Kent woman's goal to become the fastest person to run across the US has been thwarted by injury with only a third of the journey left to complete.

Work to start on Aldi store

A large Aldi is included in the plans

Work is to restart on an 18,000 sq ft Aldi store - and it's just been revealed when it will open.

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New business park ‘can help town realise potential’

Developers building an industrial park on the edge of a town have released new images of what the site could look like.

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Motorbike dealership reveals new look

How the Triumph dealership in Ashford could look

A Triumph motorcycle dealership is due to reopen before Christmas with a new look.

'Drivers are completely ignoring the signs'

Residents have resorted to making their own signs to emphasise the point.

Exasperated villagers have been putting up their own road signs in a desperate bid to stop lorries turning in their driveways

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Vicar to bring top comedians to town

Rev Ravi Holy is to bring top comedians to Ashford.

A vicar and stand up comedian has launched a new comedy club in a bid to bring top performers to Kent

Horror film bus ads spark parents' complaints

Stagecoach bus

Worried parents have complained to advertising authorities after horror film posters depicting a ghoulish serial killer appeared on buses.

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Plans to finally transform eyesore revealed

How the building could look

Long-awaited plans to finally transform a prominent building targeted by squatters have been revealed.

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'Fake news' could lead to MP murder: Green

Ashford MP Damian Green

Kent frontbencher Damian Green has said fake news spouted by sites which spread hatred could lead to another MP's murder.

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Going the extra mile...

Mark Boorer before the start of the Givaudan 10k race

A dad who was unable to jog more than 10 yards at Christmas has lost a staggering eight stone - and swears by parkruns.

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Firefighters took on huge black-smoke blaze

Plumes of smoke pour from fire at Bliby Plastics

Crews tackled a large blaze for nearly three hours.

Black smoke at business centre

The thick smoke from the Mersham area. Picture courtesy of Steve Salter

Four fire engines were sent to a large blaze.

Crackdown on anti-social behaviour

The number of people who have died following contact with police has been revealed

Police have been given extra powers to deal with groups of people causing disturbances and being aggressive in a town centre.

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'I'm devastated and have no choice but to stop'

Mimi Anderson running the Grand Union Canal Race.

A charity fundraiser has been forced to stop her world record-breaking attempt to run across the United States because of injury

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