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Sex attack reported in underpass

Police have issued this e-fit of the suspect. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

Police have released an e-fit of a suspected sex attacker after a woman reported being pushed over while she walked through an underpass.

Pensioner jailed over wrong-way tragedy

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

An 86-year-old man has been jailed for causing the death of a motorcyclist after driving the wrong way along the M20.


TV favourite weds partner in 'secret ceremony'

Paul O'Grady

Presenter Paul O'Grady has married his long-term partner, it has been reported.


'Ban kids from standing in trolleys'

A child standing in a shopping trolley. Picture posed by model

People's health is being put at risk by youngsters wearing dirty shoes smearing muck from outside onto trolleys, says an angry shopper.


Hunt for town centre gunman

Police were called after reports of a man with a firearm in New Street, Ashford. Picture: Google

Police were called after sightings of a man with a firearm.

Burglar caught on camera trying to sell stolen items

Stephen Cole was jailed for three years. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

A burglar was caught red-handed - when he tried to sell stolen items from a salon to one of the business bosses' friends.


Road shut after lorry gets stuck in ditch

The lorry is blocking the road Credit: @mrrichtoday

Motorists suffered delays after a freak accident on a busy road.


Fly-tippers strike again on country lanes

Debris found near to Homelands site

Two more rural spots have been targeted by fly-tippers who have dumped piles of rubbish on the land.


The results are in!

Students queue up for their results

Students across the nation collected their A level results this morning.

Married man jailed for sex with schoolgirl

Darren Jones. Picture: Kent Police

A lorry driver who carried on a secret relationship with an underage schoolgirl has been jailed.

Fire above Chinese restaurant

The fire brigade was called to The Paper Duck in Ashford

Fire crews have been battling a blaze above a town centre Chinese restaurant.


Wildlife park welcomes newest arrival

Port Lympne has welcomed its newest resident - Clyde

Clyde the camel is settling in well at his new home at a Kent wildlife park.


Dog walker warns others of danger

Shona Isle was out walking her dog Muriel

A dog walker is warning residents of a strange man, who she claims chased her as she was walking her pet.


Farming firm goes into administration

The KWG site in Tannery Lane, Ashford

A farming retailer has gone into administration after nearly 100 years of trading, citing a downturn in retail and account sales.

Strange red lights appear in sky

The strange red lights spotted at Camber Credit: Mark Tinsley

Do you know what these red lights are?


Mystery of 'hissing' caterpillar

Do you know what this insect is? Credit: Colleen Jeffery

Not quite the hungry caterpillar, this 'hissing' insect has left a family puzzled as to what creepy-crawly they have found in their garden.


Fake detective targets vulnerable woman

Stock picture

Police have issued safety advice after a man pretending to be a detective stole belongings from a woman's home


Walk-in clinics for mums safe... for now

Siân Jowett and her youngest daughter Marcy

A proposal, which would have had a huge impact on breastfeeding services in the county, has been temporarily withdrawn.

Police raid suspected cannabis factory

Police carried out the raid. Stock image

Officers seized dozens of plants from a house being used as a suspected cannabis factory

Cinema scheme boss proud of final project

Geoff Burningham has worked in construction for 50 years

A builder who has spent his working life on construction sites such as the Olympic Park and Bluewater will complete his final project back in Kent.


Woman cut free from car in ditch

Firefighters attended the scene. Stock image

A woman has been cut free from a car after it ended up in a ditch.


Men charged after 'false kidnap'

Ashworth was charged with escaping from lawful custody. Stock image

Two men will appear in court after being charged by police with fraud after an alleged kidnap on a housing estate

Toilet: A Love Story to be screened in Kent

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is being screened at Cineworld, Ashford

Video: Bollywood filmmakers are hoping for global success when they launch their latest blockbuster, which is set to be screened at a cinema in Kent.


Footy club gets its own punk rock anthem

The Rash in action at the Star Inn in Ashford

A football club has enlisted the help of punk rockers to help give its players a pre-match boost before kick off.


Gas explosion flats rebuilt

The badly damaged properties in Oak Tree Road have been demolished and replaced

Residents have moved back into a block of maisonettes wrecked by a massive blast two years ago.


Flats evacuated after thunderbolt strikes roof

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Firefighters are battling to put out a blaze after the roof of a block of flats was hit by lightning this afternoon leaving the occupants homeless.


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