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Core! Kent farmers produce bumper Braeburns

Orchards across Kent are producing bumper crops, with some of the biggest apples ever seen by some farmers in the county.


Street robbery by 'baby-faced' knifeman

Police were called to the scene. Stock image

Police are searching for two men and a woman following reports of a violent knifepoint robbery.


Traffic delays clear after car hits tree

A car and van have crashed into a tree, which partially blocked a busy road earlier.


Toilet bar promising glamour

An artist's impression of how the new Privy venue will look

A bar, which has been fashioned from an old toilet block, is to be transformed into one of Kent's hottest new nightspots.


Lucky listener wins £1,000 prize

Thousand Pound Friday on kmfm

Another listener has won the best type of early Christmas present after tuning in to kmfm and winning £1,000

Poet Laureate visits Kent theatre

Poet Lemn Sissay

A Kent Poet Laureate has been busy planning Christmas events and activities for one of the county's cities.

PC hit by van after armed raid on cannabis house

Police at the scene in Edgar Road

A gang of men dumped a handgun in a car park after raiding a house filled with cannabis.


Police investigating serious assault

A police car in Rheims Way, Canterbury

Three suspects have been arrested following an alleged assault in the early hours in which a man suffered head and arm injuries.

Council leader condemns 'lethal' lorry parking

Lorries parked next to the A2 slip-road

A council boss has branded lorry drivers 'hideously dangerous' for parking next to an A-road lay-by.


Parents and teachers to open new school

The Steiner School Garlinge Green, Chartham Picture: Gary Browne

A brand new independent school is being set up following the closure of a Steiner school.


Hiccups cause slip-up over skating rink launch

The opening of the ice rink in Canterbury's Dane John Gardens has been further delayed

Operators of a much-anticipated outdoor ice skating rink admit delays in getting equipment on site has stalled its opening.

Driver rammed police car in dramatic chase

Police were called. Stock image

A man who allegedly drove on the wrong side of the road at high speeds as he fled police, before repeatedly ramming a patrol car, has been arrested.

Barman admits sex charges after secret 'sting'

Simon Burrin was snared by a paedophile hunter gang

A barman caught out by paedophile hunters has admitted grooming someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy.


Thieves steal school wheels

Orchard School pupils found their minibus had been left on breeze blocks

A school's fishing trip was almost cut short after thieves struck its minibus.


Kent city among UK's least festive

A national survey has revealed the Christmas season struggles to brighten up spirits in one part of Kent.


Missing pensioner found safe

Sallie Donaldson is missing. Picture, Kent Police.

An elderly woman whose disappearance sparked a public appeal has been found.

Family with children flee house fire

Firefighters needed to wear breathing gear. Stock image

A couple and their two children ran from their home after a blaze ripped through a bedroom.

Police tape off footpath after reported attack on teen

Police. Stock pic.

A 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of assault following an attack on a teenage boy.

'Organic food is the way to go'

People are prepared to pay a little more at the checkout to have organic food, according to research.


City park trees to be cut back

The avenue of trees will be cut back

A famous avenue of trees will look a little sparse in the new year when council contractors start heavy pruning.


Delays clear after two crashes on A2

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Kent Police Roads Unit.

Part of the A2 was shut after two separate crashes on the same stretch of road, involving a total of six vehicles.


Faulty boilers threaten to close school

Head teacher Stuart Pywell and caretaker Keith Burgess in the school's boiler room

Hundreds of pupils could be off school for weeks if officials cannot find £200,000 to fix a faulty heating system.


Christmas ice rink launch delayed

Workers have started putting up the ice rink in the Dane John

The opening of a festive ice rink in Kent has been put back.


Missing police cadet found safe

Alex Willoughby caught on CCTV

A teenage police cadet who sparked a widespread appeal when she disappeared two weeks has been found safe and well.

Dopey drug-driver stopped to ask police for directions

Omo had taken cannabis. Library image.

An uninsured drug-driver with a huge bag of weed in his car stopped to ask police for directions... and was promptly arrested.


Police appeal after man suffers serious injuries

A man was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries

Officers want witnesses of a crash which injured three people to come forward.

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