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Fire crews rescue horses

The number of horses trapped in water or boggy ground has been released by the fire service

Firefighters have been praised for saving the lives of several horses, many of which were at risk of drowning.

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Mum saves poorly son's life

Cody Steward has been in hospital since just before Christmas

A nine-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after his mum performed CPR when he suffered lung problems.

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VIDEO: Binman nearly hit by impatient van driver

The binman was almost hit by the van.

Shocking footage taken from a bin lorry shows the moment a binman is almost hit by an impatient driver.

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Builder, 36, dies just months before wedding

Mr Meakings was treated in London

A construction worker who was told to rest up by nurses developed a blood clot and died just months before he was due to marry.

Grounds for optimism as cafe plans revealed

The Burton store in the high street is closing down. Picture: Paul Amos

A planning application has been submitted to turn a former Burton store into a cafe.

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Ex-squaddie prosecuted for personal data leak

William Godfrey revealed personal data online. Stock image.

A former soldier broke data protection laws by revealing sensitive details from the police about a vulnerable adult on Twitter.

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Shopping centre 'assault' arrest

Tottle is off to jail for almost three years. Picture: iStock

A 14-year old boy is being questioned by police following an incident at a shopping centre, where three men reported they were assaulted.

Tributes to ‘model of kindness’ former MP

Sir Keith Speed

A long-serving MP sacked by Margaret Thatcher after he refused to accept reductions in the size of the Royal Navy has died.

Thief struck during church service

Aaaron Spendley pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud earlier this month. Picture: Kent Police

A man pinched bank cards belonging to two women during a church service and used them to buy cigarettes from three different outlets.

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Work begins at international station

Work has begun at Ashford International Station in preparation for the new trains. Credit: Network Rail

Work has begun at a busy train station, as part of a £10 million project to make it more accessible for new international trains.

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Restaurant may get CCTV after ‘baldy’ taunt

Mr Sleeper may fit CCTV

An angry tandoori owner says his customers should not have to put up with being insulted after youths called a shocked diner ‘baldy’.

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Drug dealer jailed after car park sting

Brian Daniels, 56, from Anchor Way, Rochester, has been jailed. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

A drug dealer has been jailed after he was spotted by police handing over more than £100,000 in cash in a pub car park.

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Boy in serious but stable condition after bus collision

An air ambulance transported the 10-year-old boy to a London hospital

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 10-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after the incident.

Work starts on expanding major Kent shopping centre

An artist's impression how an expanded Ashford Designer Outlet will look

Fifty new shops are being added to the Ashford Designer Outlet in a £90m scheme to almost double its size.

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Boy hit by bus to be flown to hospital

An air ambulance was called to assist.

An air ambulance has landed in a Kent town after a boy was reportedly hit by a bus.

Four arrested over attempted burglary

Tottle is off to jail for almost three years. Picture: iStock

Four teenagers have been detained on suspicion of trying to break into a house.

Man spotted on carriageway

A man was spotted on the A2070 carriageway. Picture: Gary Brown

The emergency services have been called after concerns for a man on a carriageway.

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Lorry clamping fees increase by 275%

More than 150 lorries were clamped in the first week. Picture: Barry Goodwin

A council-run scheme to "clamp down" on illegally parked lorries has been allowed to increase its fees for releasing clamps.

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M20 partly reopens lorry crash

Part of the M20 is closed due to the accident. Credit: Kent Highways

Part of the M20 has now reopened after a collision between two lorries.

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Fire beaten back with hosepipe

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A resident used a hosepipe and a duvet cover to smother a blaze inside their home caused by an electrical surge.

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Bid to buy bingo club site rejected

Mecca Bingo in Ashford town centre

An attempt by Ashford council to purchase the town's Mecca Bingo premises has been turned down.

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Three-vehicle collision blocks road

Stock photo

Police and paramedics attend three-vehicle crash.

Two bikes stolen over the weekend

The trail bike that was stolen. Credit: Kent Police

Police are investigating the theft of a quad bike and electric trail bike.

Motorists angered by road closure

There's no signs. Stock image

Motorists have been angered by the "sudden" closure of a main road.

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Dad 'murdered' near shops named

Barry Collins

A man who died in hospital after he was attacked near a parade of shops has been named.

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.

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