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Pair charged after immigration raids

Police in Hythe Road, Ashford, on Wednesday

Two Kent men have been charged following a series of raids in the south of England.

'Miracle' escape as car slams into busy salon

The car ploughed into the shop front

A salon owner says it is a miracle no one was killed as a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into her busy shop, leaving a trail of damage.


Arrest after heroin found in car

The man was arrested in Alfred Road

Police arrested a suspected London drug dealer after they believed drugs were being sold in a parked car.

Missing teen returns safe

Amber Thomas is missing. Picture courtesy of Dan Thomas.

A teenager who had gone missing for more than 24 hours has been found safely, her parents say.

Councillors approve plan for 'ugly' flats

Plans for the new apartment block were approved. Courtesy of Lee Evans Partnership

A derelict pub will be flattened to make way for a new block of flats, despite protests about the loss of a town's history


Ticketless parking to start next year

Barriers are set to be installed on car parks in Ashford

Fines for overstaying at pay-and-display car parks will be a thing of the past next year when a council starts to introduce ticketless parking.


Almost 900 scents swiped from lorry

Almost 900 bottles of perfume and aftershave were swiped

Police are investigating after thieves broke into a lorry and stole almost 900 bottles of perfume and aftershave.


Angry trucker threatens to set himself on fire

Ashford was the first place in England able to use clamps to stop lorries parking. Picture: Barry Goodwin

An agitated lorry driver became so upset council officials had clamped his truck he threatened to set himself alight.


Plan to make ‘death trap’ junction safer

Traffic builds up trying to enter Ashford Retail park.

After several years of campaigning, traffic lights are finally being installed at a 'death trap' junction


Rugby player's car death inquest opens

Inquest proceedings have been opened after a rugby player died in hospital following a car crash.

Eight arrests after immigration raids

Police in Hythe Road, Ashford

Officers investigating organised crime say they have made eight arrests on suspicion of immigration offences.

Young woman denies causing cyclist's death

Ayasha Penfold

A 20-year-old woman will stand trial over the death of a cyclist who was killed in a crash as he took part in an organised bike ride.

Hunt for house burglar

Stock image.

Police have released an e-fit image of a man who stole jewellery and cash.

Thug shoved pregnant woman in stomach

Daniel Groom has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A violent thug has been jailed for a string of street attacks, including on a pregnant woman who was pushed in the stomach as she tried to intervene.


Job of Kent MP facing allegations 'likely to be safe'

Damian Green MP

Kent frontbencher Damian Green is likely to hear he has avoided the sack following allegations against him, it's been claimed.


Man charged over assault and theft

Ashford Designer Outlet

A man has been charged over two incidents of assault and theft at a popular shopping centre.

Owner desperate to be reunited with stolen horses

Two horses have been stolen from Charing Heath.

A 'distraught' owner is desperate for his two horses to be returned after they were stolen just weeks before Christmas.


Child approached by stranger

Kingsnorth Primary School

Parents are being warned after a child was approached by a man at a primary school.

Disrupted trains due to fallen tree

Ashford International Station

Train journey's have been disrupted after a fallen tree blocks the line.

Hundreds of homes left without power

Engineers are working to resolve the issue

Engineers are working to restore power to hundreds of homes as temperatures drop to almost freezing.


Manager who stole £250,000 ordered to repay £1

The premises of Emmerich (Berlon) Ltd in Kingsnorth Industrial Estate, Ashford

A woman who siphoned off money from workplace to pay for her lifestyle will only pay back a nominal fee because she has no sellable assets.


M20 lanes are now re-opened

Stock image.

Police have confirmed that closed lanes on the M20 have now been re-opened after a collision.

Car ploughes into hairdressers

The car wedged into the shop front. Picture: Kerrigan Bethel

Emergency services were called after a driver lost control and went into the front of a shop.


Man arrested over copper cable theft

Copper cables. Credit: Kent Police

A man has been arrested after a tonne of stolen copper cables were discovered.


Thieves torch family firm's lorries

The remains of the lorries destroyed by arsonists

A family firm has been left to count the cost after thieves broke into their yard, stole metal, then set fire to two parked lorries.


Council chief weighs in on hospital debate

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter

A council leader has added his voice to back calls for a new hospital in east Kent, and wants the health trust to find a "third option" for patients.

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