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Mayor's award for 'inspirational' schoolboy

Mayor of Ashford Cllr Winston Michael presents the award to nine-year-old Harrison Cummins

A schoolboy has been presented with a Mayor's award after raising more than £25,000 for a hospice in memory of his mum


Walkies in the air

Snowdogs will be coming to Ashford.

Artists and businesses are being encouraged to back a sculpture trail based on the author Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman and the Snowdog

Police probe slip road robbery

Police are at the scene. Stock picture

Officers are investigating after an elderly couple were stopped by a car with blue flashing lights on a motorway before being robbed.


Tortoises saved after heat lamp fire

Firefighters say a smoke alarm was crucial in saving three tortoises after a heat lamp caught fire

Kent's newest millionaire splashes out... on McDonald's

Charley Horton and girlfriend Emma Fisher of Ashford who broke the Friday 13th curse by winning £1 Million on the National Lottery.

A lucky railway worker who won big on the Euromillions spent his first day as a millionaire getting a haircut and heading to work.


Dribbling drunk head-butts police officer

Travis Horsford

A dribbling drunk smacked a woman in the face inside a pub before head-butting a police officer while trying to flee the scene.


Police probe distraction burglary

The elderly woman reported cash and jewellery stolen. Stock image: Thinkstock

Police have appealed for information to track down distraction burglars who targeted a pensioner by pretending to search for a football in her garden

Peacocks feared stolen from farm

Denise Dwyer keeps peacocks at her farm.

A farmer fears that poachers have stolen three peacocks from her farm after they went missing

Police appeal after jewellery stolen in raids

Do you recognise this man? Picture: Kent Police

Expensive jewellery has been stolen in a series of burglaries at homes across east Kent.


Youngster wins £1m on Friday 13th

A young man from has won the lottery

A young man has broken the curse of Friday 13th - by winning £1 million in the lottery.


Burnt to a crisp

Crisps were the cause of the fire

A couple's smokey bacon was saved after crisps set fire to their home.


Student homeless after fridge fire destroys flat

The fire started in Amanda's room (inset)

A young woman is urging people to check their smoke alarms after a fire at her flat left her homeless.


'It's larger than your house!'

This is what a typical delivery convoy for a transformer looks like

It's not your average delivery but a massive transformer is due to pass through Kent later this month.


'Mule' blew £80,000 of stolen money

Chen Guangming spent some of the money at casinos

A man earning £200 a week went on a gambling and shopping spree after using money stolen from bank accounts by a gang of fraudsters.


Immigration raid in town centre

Immigration officers have been spotted in the town centre

Immigration officers have been spotted entering a town centre barber shop.

Truckers slam 'ludicrous' new clamp threat

Angry lorry drivers have criticised a controversial new clamping trial which will stop trucks from parking overnight in a Kent town.


Historic food factory reaches 60

The Batchelors site

KentOnline looks back at 60 years of an historic food factory - which would have closed a decade ago if it wasn't for a change of heart.


Driver arrested on suspicion of kidnap

The car was stopped in Canterbury Road, Kennington. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

Police pulled over a car in the early hours with no tax or insurance - and ended up arresting the driver as part of a kidnap investigation.

Three cars crash near pub

Three cars collided near The Crusader in Ashford

Police and ambulance crews were called after three cars collided near a pub.


Crash victim's family back road improvements

Hettie Walton, who lost her mum, Chris, after a crash on the A252. Picture: Andy Jones

The family of a grandmother killed on a notorious road have backed plans to spend millions making the route safer.


Delays after train breaks down

Trains are delayed by over-running engineering works

A train has broken down and is blocking the line between two Kent towns.

Sports giant opens in town

Manager Kayleigh Smith and assistant manager Sam Unthank. Picture: Paul Amos

Dozens of people queued in a shopping centre this morning for the opening of a long-awaited new sports store.

New shop to open at former Woolies

A town's former Woolworths store is to be taken over next month, creating 40 new jobs.


Feud ends in teen being smashed with baseball bat

Inset: Michelle Beard . Credit: Kent Police

Two warring families came to blows when a mother smashed a baseball bat over a teenager's head.


JD Sports ready to open

JD Sports is set to open its doors tomorrow

A sports shop is getting set to open the doors to its newest store in Kent.


Delays after car catches alight on main road

The silver car ablaze. Picture: @Grinbins

Drivers faced delays on a dual carriageway after a Ford Focus caught alight.

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