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Truckers slam 'ludicrous' new clamp threat

Angry lorry drivers have criticised a controversial new clamping trial which will stop trucks from parking overnight in a Kent town.

Historic food factory reaches 60

The Batchelors site

KentOnline looks back at 60 years of an historic food factory - which would have closed a decade ago if it wasn't for a change of heart.


Driver arrested on suspicion of kidnap

The car was stopped in Canterbury Road, Kennington. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

Police pulled over a car in the early hours with no tax or insurance - and ended up arresting the driver as part of a kidnap investigation.

Three cars crash near pub

Three cars collided near The Crusader in Ashford

Police and ambulance crews were called after three cars collided near a pub.


Crash victim's family back road improvements

Hettie Walton, who lost her mum, Chris, after a crash on the A252. Picture: Andy Jones

The family of a grandmother killed on a notorious road have backed plans to spend millions making the route safer.


Delays after train breaks down

Trains are delayed by over-running engineering works

A train has broken down and is blocking the line between two Kent towns.

Sports giant opens in town

Manager Kayleigh Smith and assistant manager Sam Unthank. Picture: Paul Amos

Dozens of people queued in a shopping centre this morning for the opening of a long-awaited new sports store.

New shop to open at former Woolies

A town's former Woolworths store is to be taken over next month, creating 40 new jobs.


Feud ends in teen being smashed with baseball bat

One of the attacks involved a baseball bat. Stock image

Two warring families came to blows when a mother smashed a baseball bat over a teenager's head.


JD Sports ready to open

JD Sports is set to open its doors tomorrow

A sports shop is getting set to open the doors to its newest store in Kent.


Delays after car catches alight on main road

The silver car ablaze. Picture: @Grinbins

Drivers faced delays on a dual carriageway after a Ford Focus caught alight.


Bigger truckstop will 'solve' lorry parking problem

Bosses at a Kent truckstop say they can solve a town's lorry parking problem if the council approves their plans to expand.


Woman pushed over and robbed in alley

The robbery happened in an alley way. Picture from Google Street View

Police are hunting for suspected robbers who pushed a woman to the ground and stole her cash and a mobile phone.

New firm starts litter patrols

The litter wardens have started their patrols in Ashford

A council has warned litterbugs to watch out as wardens from a new contractor have started their patrols.


Stalker jailed for campaign of harassment against ex

Morrissey was convicted

A woman feared her jealous ex-husband had installed a camera in her bedroom after she refused to reveal the identity of her new lover, a court heard.

Police swooped after 'spectacularly stupid' kidnap hoax

The pair made the hoax call. Library image.

Armed police surrounded a house after receiving frantic calls about a man being snatched and held hostage - only to find two hoaxers drinking tea.


Car crashes into village pub

The Queen's Head pub in Kingsnorth. Credit: Google Maps

The landlord of a village pub was woken up to a loud bang as a car crashed into the front of the pub.


Troubled health trust gets new boss

Susan Acott has been appointed interim chief executive

A beleaguered Kent health trust has a new chief executive - but bosses have only put her in the role until early next year.


Officers urge cyclists to lock bikes

Stock photo

Police officers are urging people to lock their bikes when they leave them unattended, after a series of thefts have taken place.


Don't miss out!

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

Don't forget to grab a copy of tomorrow's paper which features a special souvenir of your child's start to life at school.

'Deputy PM' admits Britain would be better in EU

Ashford MP Damian Green

A Kent MP and top aide to the Prime Minister has admitted Britain would be better off staying in the European Union.


Former betting shop to be pizza and tapas takeaway

Thambiah Senthan is opening a takeaway in the former Starbets Gamin'

A former betting shop is to be transformed into a takeaway - and managers hope to open the new venture before Christmas.

Kent stars to feature in Hunted

Steph and Dom from Googlebox on Celebrity Hunted

Watch out for a glimpse of Kent tonight as two of the county's stars feature in a popular Channel 4 programme.

Dramatic photos show aftermath of lorry crash

Emergency crews were called just after 9am. Picture: Paul Amos

Startling photos show the aftermath of a crash that left a lorry on its side and forced police to close a main road.


Road closed after lorry overturns

The crash happened close to the Blue and White Cafe

Police have shut a main road following a crash involving a car and lorry close to a cafe.


Busy alleyway reopens to shoppers

The passage links the High Street to the taxi rank outside Wilko

A busy alleyway closed to allow for works on a shop has reopened.

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