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Ice rink opening plan in meltdown

Work on the ice rink in Canterbury's Dane John Gardens is progressing but the launch has been further delayed

An ice rink due to open at the beginning of December has been branded a "complete shambles" as it still shows no signs of being finished.


Two crashes on M2

Traffic is queuing on the M2. Stock picture

Drivers suffered delays following separate traffic accidents near the same junction on both sides of the motorway.


Van crashed into fallen tree

A tree has fallen in the road. Stock picture

Motorists suffered delays after a tree fell onto telephone cables, causing an accident.

Coffee chain to open new store

Southeastern passengers have been given Costa Coffee vouchers as an apology for disrupted services

A popular coffee chain has announced it is opening another store in Kent next year.

Man who abused girls deemed 'not a risk to children'

Daniel Duffy. Picture: Kent Police.

A man who sexually abused two girls when he was a teenager has been jailed - despite a judge ruling he did not pose a risk to children.

Street targeted in spate of burglaries

John Edwards left DNA at the scene of one of his crimes. Stock image

Police are investigating after three homes in one road were targeted last night.

Engineers sort signalling problem on Southeastern

Services are disrupted due to a signalling issue. Picture: Southeastern

Services are getting back to normal on parts of Southeastern's network following signalling issues.

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

Emergency services are at the scene. 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.

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