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'Frantic Friday' as Christmas getaway begins

The big Christmas getaway has begun. Picture: RAC.

22 December 2017

As the big Christmas getaway gets underway, here is everything you need to know about festive travel - whether you are going by rail, road or sea.

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Delays clear after four-car crash on M20

Emergency services attend the crash. Stock picture.

21 December 2017

Drivers faced long delays on the M20 while emergency services dealt with a four-car crash.

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Kent criminals on the naughty list

The latest list of people who have been in court

21 December 2017

A violent thug, bicycle thief and workplace fraudster are among those on the naughty list after appearing at Kent's magistrates courts.

Pizza bar plans revealed for nightspot

Sourdough pizza will be available

21 December 2017

A former nightspot is to be turned into a bar and sourdough pizza restaurant run by a London businessman.

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Police search for 'most wanted' pair

Martin Doran is wanted by police

21 December 2017

Police are appealing for the public's help to find two people they have added to their most wanted list.

Cheeky squirrel sculpture under hammer

The squirrel sculpture appeared on the Drovers roundabout

21 December 2017

The first piece of artwork from the mysterious 'Roundabout Banksy' has gone on sale.

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Beleaguered MP 'overwhelmed' by messages of support

Ashford MP Damian Green

21 December 2017

Ashford MP Damian Green has tweeted his thanks to supporters following his resignation

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Damian Green sacked

Ashford MP Damian Green

20 December 2017

Kent MP Damian Green has been asked to resign from his government post by the Prime Minister.

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Shopping centre opens new store

Ashford Designer Outlet

20 December 2017

A new store has opened up at this expanding shopping centre, just in time for Christmas.

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Lights out as town’s tree lacks festive sparkle

 Only part of the Christmas Tree is lighting up

20 December 2017

The centrepiece of a town's festive decorations - its Christmas Tree - is lacking some of its sparkle.

Grinch steals Christmas decorations

Christmas lights were stolen from the property.

20 December 2017

A light-up festive St Bernard dog was among decorations stolen from the front lawn of a home just days before Christmas.

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Police and paramedics descend on housing estate

Police are at the scene in Newenden Close

20 December 2017

Police officers and an air ambulance were called to a housing estate after reports of a 'medical incident'.

'Low-lifes' break into crematorium

Two hedge trimmers were stolen from the crematorium

19 December 2017

Police are investigating after thieves broke into a crematorium just days before Christmas.

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Police and paramedics search woodland

Officers and paramedics are searching the woodlands.

19 December 2017

Emergency services have been searching a woodland for a missing man, with a helicopter also helping teams on the ground.

The astronomical price of seeing Star Wars

Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars Episode VIII. Picture: Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm Ltd

19 December 2017

The cosmic difference in the cost of a ticket to see the latest installment of Star Wars at Kent cinemas over the festive period has been revealed.

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Garage catches alight next to pub

Fire crews at the scene. Picture: @MH___________1

19 December 2017

Fire crews raced to a town centre after a garage caught alight next to a pub, spreading to a boiler room and several cars.

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Ambulance firm goes bust

In happier times, Meditech UK Ambulance Service co-founders Paul Bleach, left and Nigel Patton, right, who sold the company in June, flank Lloyds relationship manager Ian Jobson after securing funding in 2013

19 December 2017

A private ambulance business has ceased trading with the loss of dozens of jobs.

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Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Gritters were are out in force on December 10 and 11. Picture: Highways England.

19 December 2017

Meteorologists have revealed the likelihood of snow falling in Kent on Christmas Day.

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Mum tells of relief and pain over son's diagnosis

 Freddie and his big brother Thomas.

18 December 2017

A mother has told of her relief and pain after her son was diagnosed with a rare condition, as the family try to raise awareness.

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Pedestrian hit by car on main road

A pedestrian was injured in the crash in Canterbury Road

18 December 2017

A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital after he was hit by a car.

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