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Wife's anger after death crash case adjourned for fourth time

Mr Copleston was described as a devoted husband to his wife Pauline of 39 years

A heartbroken widow of a hero police officer killed in a crash spoke of her distress as the man who killed avoided being sentenced for a fourth time.


‘Nothing can bring back dad, I just want answers’

Tim Wratten with his dad Peter in 2010

A man from Kent is fighting for justice after his father was infected with a deadly virus and knew nothing about it for 20 years.


Nurse receives 'amazing' gift after bike stolen

 A nurse who had her bike stolen at work has been given on by Halfords in Ashford

A nurse, who had her bike stolen whilst at work, has been left delighted after an act of goodwill from a large store.


Abracadabra! Magician joins band of elites

Richard Harrington has been accepted as a member of the Magic Circle

A magician from Kent has been accepted into The Magic Circle – the elite group of talented magicians.


Main road shut both ways after crash

 Stock image

A multi-vehicle pile-up shut a main road in both directions after a crash.

Brexit dominates Damian Green's first PMQs

Ashford MP Damian Green

The impact of Brexit on the ecomony dominated Kent MP Damian Green's first stint as stand-in during Prime Minister's Questions.


End of road for hopes lorry park will be built this year

The M20 lorry park site to ease Operation Stack traffic, near Stanford

A major lorry park will not be built this year, it's been revealed - as transport chiefs get set to disclose where others will be sited.


Unflappable saviours come to swan’s rescue

The women who helped save the swan: Sarah O'Keefe, RSPB volunteer Anna, and Velta Lacis

People sprang into action after an injured swan was spotted on a lake.


Vulnerable pensioner found safe

The search concludes. Credit: Edward Griffiths.

A vulnerable pensioner at the centre of a police search has been found.


'Concern growing' for missing OAP

Concern is growing for the safety of Edward Jones

Police are appealing for help to trace a vulnerable man in his 70s who has disappeared.


Are you the mystery winner?

Are you the prize winner? Picture: GettyImages

A winning lottery ticket worth more than £90,000 bought in Kent nearly a month ago has at last been claimed.


Shop’s new front takes it back to original look

One of the earlier shop fronts - the new front is being based on this design. Credit: Steve Salter

A 90-year old shop has been renovated to make it look like it originally did back in the 1920's.


Kent MP to stand in at PMQs

Ashford MP Damian Green

MP Damian Green will stand in for the first time for Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday.

Dad's ingenious DIY way to tackle fire

Firefighters tackle the fire Pic courtesy: Matt Lacey

A father on a family outing used his holdall as a water carrier to put out a woodland fire in an Ashford park.


Long delays for drivers due to an accident on M20

One lane is closed on the M20 London bound due to an accident

A man has been taken to hospital following an accident on a busy motorway this afternoon.

Poundland store closes its doors

The former Poundland store in Ashford High Street

One of the two branches of Poundland in Ashford had its last day of trading yesterday as the company looks to open a bigger store in the town centre.

Coach full of tourists topples into a ditch

The coach toppled over on Church Road. Credit: Gould's Commercial

A coach full of Belgians has flipped onto its side near a busy roundabout.


Yet MORE homes to be built in Ashford

Hundreds of extra homes are now expected to be constructed in Ashford

Ashford council has been told by the Government to build an extra 1,250 homes - on top of the 12,000 already earmarked for construction.


Headteacher gets a special send off

Richard Yeates received a special guard of honour on his last day

The pupils had to keep extra quiet to keep the send off of their much loved headteacher a big surprise

Flower named after brain injury charity

Reg Singleton

A brain injury survivor has named a new breed of rose in honour of the charity that has enabled his recovery.


Gun scare sparks armed police response

Armed police attended the scene. Stock image.

Armed police officers descended on an industrial estate following a firearms scare.

'Miracle baby is our little super-hero!'

Sam Phayer with his family, mum Ally and dad Ryan holding his brother George, before he was diagnosed

A couple are trying to raise awareness of a rare disease after their baby nearly died.

Pipeline work to take five months

South East Water will carry out the work. Picture from Ciaran McCrickard Photography

A water company has warned of disruption and roadworks while works gets underway on a £474,000 pipeline

Bouncing off walls at new trampoline centre

The main arena. All photos credited to the KM Group.

KentOnline can exclusively reveal the first pictures from inside Kent's newest trampolining centre.


Council told to build even more homes

Hundreds of extra homes are now expected to be constructed in Ashford

Council chiefs say difficult choices will have to be made after the government told them that even more houses must be built to keep up with demand


Poundland expansion confirmed following flash sale

Long queues for Poundland bargains in the Ashford High Street branch today

Poundland has confirmed that they will be moving into a larger unit in a shopping centre.

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