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Family grateful for 'absolutely massive' donation for young son

Evan Westfold, four, was diagnosed with cancer in October 2017

07 December 2017

A four-year-old boy can keep receiving lifesaving cancer treatment following a donation of £25,000.

Victorian remains discovered at promenade

Timbers removed from The Pent foundations

07 December 2017

Foundations dating back to the 16th century have been unearthed during work to transform a Kent dock.


Tributes to 'fantastic mum' killed in crash

Road accident victim Heather Couchman.Picture: Kent Police

06 December 2017

A mum-of-two has passed away after a collision with a car at a pedestrian crossing.


New skate park gets funding boost

A new skate park is planned in Aylesham

06 December 2017

More than £120,000 has been allocated to plans for a new skate park and artificial grass pitch.


Pay-and-display to become thing of the past?

Barriers will be rolled out across the Canterbury district

06 December 2017

Ticketless car parks could be rolled out across half of Kent in a £9 million scheme.


Supreme Court stops scheme for 600-plus homes

Farthingloe, Dover, saved from a 600-plus housing development. Picture: CPRE Kent

06 December 2017

Plans to build hundreds of homes on a beauty spot have been stopped in a court ruling.


Nearly 2,000 children homeless

Almost 2,000 children are facing homelessness in Kent. Library image.

06 December 2017

A national charity says growing numbers of youngsters are due to spend Christmas Day in emergency accommodation.


People smuggler jailed after teens forced to hide in tent

The tent was used to carry five teenagers

05 December 2017

A people smuggler is behind bars after Vietnamese teenagers were hidden in a tent on the back seat of a car.


Woman fights for life after being hit by car

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock image

05 December 2017

A woman in her 30s is in a critical condition in hospital with a serious head injury after being hit by a car.

Man charged with abducting child

Port of Dover

05 December 2017

A man has been charged with abduction and sexual activity with a child after allegedly trying to leave the country with a 15-year-old.

Fire crews called to chimney blaze

Clarendon Street, general view

05 December 2017

Firefighters have given safety advice after a chimney caught light.

House prices rise by £11,000

In Kent the average house price increased by more than £10,000 in a year, according to figures

05 December 2017

The average property price in Kent has gone up by more than £11,000 in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures.


Pedestrian suffers 'serious injuries'

04 December 2017

A road was closed during rush-hour as police dealt with a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Suspended sentence for child porn downloads

Mark Patman - received suspended sentence. Picture: Facebook

04 December 2017

A court has ordered therapy for a defendant who viewed child sex images.


Cows on line cause train delays

Cows have strayed onto the railway near Deal. Stock image: Paul Holt.

04 December 2017

Morning commuters were faced with train delays after cows strayed onto a railway line.


Dedicated mum collects MBE from Palace

Sue Clarke MBE dedicated her award to son Jamie

03 December 2017

A Kent mum has spoken of the moment she picked up her MBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.


Kelly mum and dad to switch on Christmas lights

Kelly Turner with mum and dad Martin and Linda last year

02 December 2017

Dover's 2017 festive illuminations will be put on by the parents of Kelly Turner in a surprise change of plan.


Smuggler hid cigarettes with asbestos

The cigarettes smuggled inside tubing with asbestos. Picture courtesy of HMRC

01 December 2017

A lorry driver tried to sneak in illicit cigarettes in containers holding a deadly material.


Tobacco smuggler jailed

Vilmantas Mikalajunas, 37, has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted smuggling tobacco in boxes of plastic waste

01 December 2017

A lorry driver who smuggled half a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK is now behind bars

Post-Brexit customs checks 'completely on track'

Delays heading to the Port of Dover. Library image.

01 December 2017

The new customs checks system for after Brexit is "completely on track", according to a senior civil servant.

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