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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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