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Flats evacuated after thunderbolt strikes roof

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Firefighters are battling to put out a blaze after the roof of a block of flats was hit by lightning this afternoon leaving the occupants homeless.


Traffic grinds to a halt on flooded roads

Flooded M20 near Ashford. Photo: Kent Highways

There was chaos on Kent's roads as heavy rain caused flash floods.


Paramedics called to crash scene

The scene in Hythe Road

A road has reopened after a crash where three people were taken to hospital

Road blocked by fly tippers

Dumped debris closes country lane

Rubbish dumped by fly tippers has caused a road closure along a country lane.


Travellers move onto playing fields

Travellers have moved onto playing fields in Herbert Road. Credit: David Smith

Around 10 caravans have moved onto playing fields, with the council taking steps to move them on.

'Water company in denial about sewage stench'

Residents have complained about the smell. Stock image.

Residents have accused a water company of being in denial about importing thousands of tonnes of sewage from outside Kent to a town's treatment works.


Traffic delays on A28

Ashford Drovers roundabout Picture: Paul Amos

An accident involving a car and coach is causing heavy delays.

Car fire on country lane

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Emergency services were called early this morning to tackle a car fire on a country lane.

Upcoming M20 road closure

Junction 10 over the M20

Part of the M20 is being closed next week to improve the junction.


Delays after crash between car and lorry

Traffic at the scene. Picture: Highways England

Drivers suffered longer journeys following a crash between a lorry and a car on a main road.

Mosquito infestation near lorry park

An Asian tiger mosquito, so-called because of its distinctive stripes

A nest of potentially deadly mosquitoes has been found near a busy international lorry park.


Police appeal after knife threats at takeaway

Police have made an arrest. Stock picture.

A teenage boy was arrested after allegedly threatening a takeaway worker with a knife. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Can't stay? I'll help you anyway!

Bailiff Paul Bohill is supporting Marie Lancaster.

A woman facing eviction has won the support of a television bailiff normally known for removing people from their homes.


Pensioner rescued from water-filled car in ditch

Lower Wall Road in Aldington. Picture: Google

Fire crews helped rescue an elderly woman trapped in a car as it rapidly filled with water after reversing into a ditch.

MP grilled over new disability payments

Damian Green answers questions on the PIP Assessment

More than 50 people – including carers and those with disabilities and long-term illnesses – attended the meeting.

Vinyl floor brings music to the eyes

Tahlula and Vincent Monticelli at The Record Store, Ashford

A town centre record shop is certainly turning heads after revealing a new floor made up of vinyl.


Mystery of 'Roundabout Banksy'

As of yet nobody has claimed ownership of either sculptures

A second mysterious sculpture has appeared on a busy Kent roundabout - yet no one knows where it's come from.


'I owe them my life'

Ray Ashman with Steve Walker, Dave Amos and Dr Ian Jutting.

A first aid volunteer has praised his colleagues for saving his life after he suffered a heart attack at a charity event.


Prepare for motorway road closures

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A series of road and lane closures will be in place this week in Kent.


Man spotted above motorway bridge

Credit: Highways England traffic cameras

Traffic is delayed on the motorway this afternoon after concerns for a man on a bridge.


Kent-born fitness concept set for launch

The activity uses sticks to help tone. Picture: Paul Amos

A new fitness concept born in Kent is set to launch next month.


Firefighters tackle huge barn fire

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze. Stock picture

A total of 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze in a traditional wood barn.


Teenager grabbed at beauty spot

E-fit issued following assault in Ashford by Kent Police

Police are hunting a dog-walker who approached a teenage girl from behind as she sat on a bench and grabbed her by the shoulder.


'It was a real life Fawlty Towers moment'

Faulty Towers with John Cleese as Basil Fawlty and Andrew Sachs as Manuel

A hotel guest claimed he saw staff bumped into each other and spill coffee all over a customer in a 'Fawlty Towers' moment.


New stores for outlet centre

Ashford Outlet. Picture: Tony Flashman

Two new stores will be making their debut at a major outlet complex next month.

Dad-of-seven threatened to kill partner

An alcoholic who spat at his partner, kicked a coffee cup past her head and threatened to kill her has been spared jail.

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