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Man charged with theft offences

A man has been charged. Stock image.

Police have charged a man with fraud, burglary and theft, after he is alleged to have taken a woman's handbag and used a stolen bank card

Car crashes into ditch

The car in the ditch this morning. Credit: Kent Police

A driver was taken to hospital after her car left the road and rolled into a ditch.


Traffic light nightmare during rush hour

Junction 10 is causing problems again for motorists

Motorists are being warned of long delays on the approach to Junction 10 on the M20.


Comic will take to the cobbles

Vic Reeves

Kent's very own comic star Vic Reeves is set to appear in Coronation Street, it's been revealed.


Teens arrested after alleged robbery

Ashford Designer Outlet

Three teenagers have been arrested after a group of robbers allegedly struck twice in and near a shopping centre.

Ex-chef loses use of hand after burglars stab him

Tom Wilcox was stabbed at his home in Ashford during a burglary

A former chef has been told he may never regain control of sensation in his hand after four masked men broke in to his home and stabbed him in the arm

Workers 'lied to' about asbestos

The asbestos "war zone" which greeted HSE inspectors at the Panorama building in Ashford

A group of workers put at risk at a building site dubbed an asbestos 'warzone' by health and safety inspectors say they feel lie to and betrayed.


'It turned into the holiday from hell'

Rachel Thomas with her husband Luke and sons Hugo and Pierce enjoying their holiday on the beach

A mum's described her nightmare when her Down's syndrome son was allocated a seat on his own and then fell ill on the 10-hour flight home


Thieving office worker brought company to its knees

Emmerich (Berlon) makes long-lasting wooden benches

A manager forced a firm to reduce work days and seek voluntary redundancies after siphoning off nearly £250,000 to pay for her lifestyle.


'Help me find my parents'

Jason Andrew Hales has appealed for help online

A man from Kent has posted an online appeal to track down his birth parents, which has now gone viral and been shared more than 100,000 times

College to be demolished for homes

Ashford college buildings in Jemmett Road will be knocked down

Councillors have given the green light for developers to build scores of houses on the site of a former college which has relocated.


Appeal to save The Attic music venue

Emma Plummer and Jack Bevan

A town centre music venue and educational space has one month to turn its luck around and be saved from closure.

Village school expansion plans put on hold

How the Wye School block would look. Picture from Architecture Initiative.

Councillors have criticised the school's designs, likening the proposed building to a "monstrous and boring box"


Cyclist hit by lorry on industrial estate

An ambulance rushed to the scene. Stock pic.

A cyclist was rushed to hospital after being hit by a lorry on an industrial estate.

Litter wardens rake in 'bonuses'

The litter wardens in Ashford High Street

A litter warden boasted of making nearly £1,000 in ‘bonuses’ while patrolling the streets, an investigation has revealed.


Masked raiders stab man in home

Police are investigating. Stock image

A man is reported to have been stabbed in a terrifying raid after four men with covered faces broke into a home.

Yet more strikes for train passengers

A Marshlink train passing through Appledore. The Southern route heads from Ashford via Hastings to Brighton

More strikes on Southern Rail have been planned by union members over an ongoing dispute.


Barn damaged in blaze

Stock pic: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

A barn was left damaged after a fire broke out in a pile of wood nearby on a farm last night.

Abusive 999 caller jailed

A man who made more than 50 threatening 999 calls to police emergency operators was jailed and ordered to pay £115 to fund victim's support services.

'Keep our small stations' plea

Trains are being affected by a trespass incident. Stock image

Transport chiefs have called on the government to commit to train services under threat in train operator proposals.


Bin fire on village road

Firefighters were called. Stock image

Fire crews were called to a bin fire in Wye last night.

Lights out at busy town centre junction

Traffic lights are not working on the Elwick Road/Station Road junction in Ashford. Picture: Google

Traffic lights at a busy town centre junction are not working this morning as drivers are warned to approach it with caution.

Police drop 'racist' stabbing probe

Police have appealed for witnesses. Stock image.

Police have shelved an investigation into an alleged racist attack on a teenage refugee in a town centre, due to a lack of evidence.

Appeal to grant Elke's giraffe wish

Elke with her giraffes

Time is of the essence to help send a terminally ill disabled teenager to Africa to spend time with her favourite animal.


Second reported jewellery theft

Police have appealed for witnesses. Stock image.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a burglar broke into a home and stole jewellery inside

Fire-damaged pharmacy plans temporary home

The interior of the fire-damaged Paydens Pharmacy in Mill Court, Ashford

A fire-damaged pharmacy wants to bring in a temporary mobile office so it can continue serving its customers while the building is being repaired.

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