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Emergency services called to church

Police and the ambulance service at the scene near St Mary the Virgin Church

01 October 2017

Emergency services have descended on a church in Kent after a man suffered a heart attack.


Squash tribute after player's tragic death

Alex Quealy. Picture: JustGiving.com

29 September 2017

Friends of a young man who took his own life are hoping to keep his memory alive by raising thousands of pounds for a mental health charity.

Discount retailer set to open

Home Bargains is to open a £1 million store. Stock image

29 September 2017

A discount retailer is set to open its latest £1 million store to customers.


Dangerous equipment stolen from archery club

Bows similar to the two pictured that have been stolen. Credit: Kent Police

29 September 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after a range of dangerous equipment including bows and arrows was stolen from an archery club.


Appeal to track down missing teen

Missing Erain Downes now found. Picture from Kent Police

29 September 2017

Police have issued a public appeal to find a 16-year-old girl who has not been seen for three days.

It's payday - nine things to splash the cash on

One of the new cheetah cubs at Port Lympne exercises his lungs

29 September 2017

Wages just dropped in the bank? Here's some first class ideas for how to live like a VIP in Kent this weekend.


Businesses blast 'farcical' junction plan

The Barrey Road junction on the A2070

29 September 2017

Angry business owners say they won't pay for improvements at a notorious junction after cash-strapped councillors admitted they haven't got the money.


Popular McDonald's to close

McDonald's is looking to expand its portfolio in Folkestone

29 September 2017

Managers of a popular McDonald's have revealed when their restaurant is shutting to make way for a major development.


Parking row continues

Tenterden resident Shaun Akehurst received a letter and permit from CPM

28 September 2017

A disagreement between residents and a borough council over parking permits continues as they are introduced to more area.


Dangerous road could get £3m improvement

Emergency services at a crash on the A252

28 September 2017

A major route included on a list of the country’s most dangerous roads is in line for a multi-million pound improvement.


Restaurant chain leaves designer outlet

Ashford Designer Outlet

27 September 2017

Renovation works at a shopping centre have caused an unexpected casualty after a popular food outlet decided to close permanently.


Historic jewellery stolen in raid

An antique shop was broken into in Tenterden. Stock pic

27 September 2017

Thieves broke into an antiques shop, swiping historic jewellery and silverware.

Fireworks set off in sheep field

Fireworks were set off in the sheep field

27 September 2017

Police and animal welfare officers are probing reports that fireworks were set off in a sheep field.


Tyres slashed in housing estate

Tyres were slashed with a knife. Picture by Andy Clark

27 September 2017

More than a dozen residents in a housing estate have reported that their vehicle tyres were slashed overnight


Pair charged after coffee pallets stolen

The pair tried to steal pallets of coffee

26 September 2017

Two men have been charged after pallets of coffee were stolen from the back of a lorry.

Recycling boss fined over 'mattress mountain'

The 'mountain' of mattresses at the site. Credit: Environment Agency

26 September 2017

A recycling site boss has been fined a further £15,000 after failing to clear a huge mountain of illegally dumped mattresses.


Desserts parlour to open its doors

Kaspa's Desserts in Ashford, September 2017

26 September 2017

Customers will soon be able to enjoy plenty of tasty treats when a desserts parlour opens at a site previously unoccupied for nearly five years


'Pushed out by Parkrun'

Runners in Ashford.

26 September 2017

Mums with prams and elderly walkers have reported their concerns about inconsiderate runners brushing them aside at a weekly Parkrun event.


Firm targets national prize

Kent Invicta Chamber chief executive Jo James, RIFT managing director Bradley Post and chairman Jan Post

26 September 2017

A financial company, which claims tax credits for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is heading to a UK awards after winning its regional heat.

Uncovered manhole causes concern

The uncovered manhole on Bank Street

26 September 2017

An uncovered manhole in a town centre is worrying shoppers who fear somebody could be injured.

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