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Disrupted trains due to fallen tree

Ashford International Station

Train journey's have been disrupted after a fallen tree blocks the line.

Hundreds of homes left without power

Work is being done to the power cables.

Engineers are working to restore power to hundreds of homes as temperatures drop to almost freezing.


M20 lanes are now re-opened

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Police have confirmed that closed lanes on the M20 have now been re-opened after a collision.

Manager who stole £250,000 ordered to repay £1

The premises of Emmerich (Berlon) Ltd in Kingsnorth Industrial Estate, Ashford

A woman who siphoned off money from workplace to pay for her lifestyle will only pay back a nominal fee because she has no sellable assets.


Car ploughes into hairdressers

The car wedged into the shop front. Picture: Kerrigan Bethel

Emergency services were called after a driver lost control and went into the front of a shop.


Man arrested over copper cable theft

Copper cables. Credit: Kent Police

A man has been arrested after a tonne of stolen copper cables were discovered.


Thieves torch family firm's lorries

The remains of the lorries destroyed by arsonists

A family firm has been left to count the cost after thieves broke into their yard, stole metal, then set fire to two parked lorries.


Council chief weighs in on hospital debate

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter

A council leader has added his voice to back calls for a new hospital in east Kent, and wants the health trust to find a "third option" for patients.


Health fears over 'filthy' hospital

Blood stains on the floor of William Harvey Hospital

A Kent hospital has been branded 'third world' after a pregnant woman encountered blood stains on the floor.


Commuters face delays

Commuters face delays because of signal fault.

Commuters are facing delays today because of a signal fault on the line.


Road reopens after woman 'run over at crossing'

Police and ambulances were at the scene

A road has been closed after a pedestrian was allegedly run over at a crossing.


New store set to open

Ashford Outlet Picture: Tony Flashman

A new shop will be opening in this popular shopping centre.


Emergency services at scene of crash

Emergency services are at the scene.

Police, paramedics and fire crews are at the scene of a two car crash along a busy road.

Car accident on roundabout

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Two people have been taken to hospital after a car accident.

Pupils perform Christmas Conga

Pupils from Highworth Grammar School doing a sponsored conga from the school to the High Street.

Shoppers in a town centre were surprised as hundreds of pupils performed a Christmas Conga down the high street.

Woman attacked in car park

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A woman suffered cuts and bruises to her face after being attacked in a car park.

Pupil’s walkout worries parents

Victoria Road Primary School, Ashford

Parents have raised concerns about a primary school's safety after a Year 6 pupil walked out without staff realising.


Man killed in crash named locally

Hamstreet Road. Picture: Google.

Tributes have been paid after a man who died following a crash on a country lane has been named locally.

Fire crews called to cosmetics factory

Fire crews were called to the Coty site at Bradfield Road, Ashford. Picture from Google Street View

Firefighters were sent to a make-up and cosmetics factory after staff reported a burning smell on the ground floor.

England and Arsenal legend takes to the ice

Ice skater Frankie Poultney with her husband ex-Arsenal goalie David Seaman at Eastwell Manor

An England and Arsenal legend took to the ice alongside other celebrities for the official opening of a luxury hotel's winter wonderland

Tamworth Two anniversary

It's almost two decades since escaped pigs were rehomed in Ashford but how's their breed baring up now?


Probe into Kent frontbencher Green nears end

Ashford MP Damian Green has denied looking at extreme pornography in his office in Parliament

An investigation into Kent minister Damien Green is believed to be winding up... as colleagues defend him.


Man dies after car crash

Hamstreet Road. Picture: Google.

A young man who was seriously injured when a car crashed into a tree has died, police have confirmed.


Heartbreak as 'neglected' horses found dead

Horse. Stock image. Pixabay

A rescue worker made a shocking discovery after getting a concerning call about allegedly neglected horses. Warning: graphic image.


Fire crews called to bedroom fire

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Fire crews attended the scene which is believed to have begun in the airing cupboard.

Station celebrates 175th anniversary

David Wornham, Cllr Gerry Clarkson and Jim Wells unveiled the specially named train.

A town's station has celebrated its 175th anniversary.

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