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Fireworks set off in sheep field

Fireworks were set off in the sheep field

Police and animal welfare officers are probing reports that fireworks were set off in a sheep field.

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Power station fire

A fire has been put out at Dungeness Power station

Fire services were called earlier to tackle a blaze at a nuclear power station.

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Tyres slashed in housing estate

Tyres were slashed with a knife. Picture by Andy Clark

More than a dozen residents in a housing estate have reported that their vehicle tyres were slashed overnight

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Pair charged after coffee pallets stolen

The pair tried to steal pallets of coffee

Two men have been charged after pallets of coffee were stolen from the back of a lorry.

Recycling boss fined over 'mattress mountain'

The 'mountain' of mattresses at the site. Credit: Environment Agency

A recycling site boss has been fined a further £15,000 after failing to clear a huge mountain of illegally dumped mattresses.

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Desserts parlour to open its doors

Kaspa's Desserts in Ashford, September 2017

Customers will soon be able to enjoy plenty of tasty treats when a desserts parlour opens at a site previously unoccupied for nearly five years

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'Pushed out by Parkrun'

Runners in Ashford.

Mums with prams and elderly walkers have reported their concerns about inconsiderate runners brushing them aside at a weekly Parkrun event.

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Uncovered manhole causes concern

The uncovered manhole on Bank Street

An uncovered manhole in a town centre is worrying shoppers who fear somebody could be injured.

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Family of dead cyclist refuse to give up battle for truth

Wife Sue and son Neil say not enough was done to discover what really happened on the day the 67-year-old was fatally injured

Flaws in a police investigation surrounding the death of a cyclist have left relatives of the victim demanding action against the officers involved.

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Motorway reopens after serious crash

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: @kentpoliceroads.

Three lanes of the M20 were closed following a serious crash to allow the air ambulance to land on the carriageway.

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Hundreds of jobs created in outlet expansion

The Outlet will add 50 more shops or restaurants

Work is due to start on an expansion to the Ashford Designer Outlet - which will see up to 50 more shops or restaurants.

Litter of puppies dumped in woods

Six puppies were dumped in woods in High Halden near Ashford. Pictures courtesy of RSPCA

A litter of neglected puppies suffering from mange and "in a terrible condition" have been found huddling on a pile of logs in woodland.

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Wasp nest fire spreads to house

Attempts to burn a wasp nest caused a fire at a family home.

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Boy, 6, 'punched' by man in school playground

Police were called to Willesborough Infants School

Police were called after an infant school pupil was reportedly punched in the face by a man in the playground.

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£4.5m plans approved despite spiritual retreat fears

The plans were approved this week

Bosses at a pottery company have had multi-million pound plans for a new warehouse approved - despite fears over the impact on a spiritual retreat.

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Empty shops could become six-storey apartments

How the building could look

Abandoned town centre shops will be demolished to make way for a striking six-storey apartment block if new plans are approved.

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Fire at memorial gardens

Firefighters at the scene. Picture: Cheryl Sackree

Firefighters were called after people spotted smoke coming from a public park.

Delays after motorway crash

Traffic on the M20 following a crash

One of Kent's busiest motorways was almost at a standstill following an earlier collision.

Parked cars block fire engine racing to blaze

Fire crews are calling on residents to park considerately

Drivers have been told to think about how they park after a fire engine on its way to an emergency was unable to get through a road.

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Town to get its fifth McDonald's

The McDonald's drive-through in Orbital Park

McDonald’s is planning to open a new drive-thru- its fifth restaurant in a Kent town.

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Towers School reaches 50

Towers School from above in 1967. Picture: Steve Salter

KentOnline traces the history of the Towers School in Ashford as the site marks 50 years since it threw open its doors.

New parking permit causes confusion

One of the CPM signs that have been placed in Newtown

A new parking scheme that is set to be introduced next week is causing confusion to the residents it will be affecting.

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Lorry leaves trail of destruction across town

Damage to a gate in Tannery Lane

Police have made two arrests after a lorry left a trail of destruction across a town, damaging parked cars, roadworks and street signs.

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Retailer set to close High Street shop

Evans is set to leave Ashford High Street

A retail giant has announced the closure of another of its town centre High Street stores, telling customers to shop online instead.

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Arrests after stinger stops 'stolen' lorry

The lorry was stopped by a stinger device. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

Police have arrested a driver and passenger after using a stinger device to stop a 'stolen' lorry in the early hours.

Arrest after boy 'stabbed in the back'

A 16-year-old boy was reportedly stabbed

A teenager has been arrested after a boy was reportedly stabbed in the back.

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