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Man found dead on beach

Police, forensics and paramedics were called to Princes Parade in Hythe this morning. Picture: Google

20 September 2017

A man in his 80s has been found dead on a Kent beach in one of two major incidents on Kent's shores today.

Huge emergency response on beachfront

A general shot of Princes Parade in Hythe

20 September 2017

Police, ambulances and forensics have swarmed on a beach in Kent.

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Seafront housing reduced by a quarter

Concept ideas of how Folkestone seafront could look after redevelopment. Folkestone Harbour Company said the designs were likely to be different when they are submitted

20 September 2017

Concept designs are still yet to be finalised as it is revealed developers will be building far fewer homes than they have been given permission for.

'I'm scared of him - I'm scared of walking down the street'

Paul Buss, 51, of Folkestone pleaded guilty to harassment

19 September 2017

A spurned husband threatened to kill his ex-partner after she finished with him by text message, a court heard.

Lorry sheds huge chunk of metal onto motorway slip road

Stock picture.

18 September 2017

A lorry shed its load on a busy slip road, causing a huge piece of metal to block the carriageway.

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Decision finally due on new motorway junction

The junction 10 roundabout in Ashford. Picture: Ady Kerry

18 September 2017

Transport bosses are set to finally decide on plans for a new motorway junction in Kent - about a decade after the proposals were first mooted.

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Drug smuggler drove 7,000 miles - to jail

Badiani went on a 7,000 mile road trip - to prison. Picture: National Crime Agency

15 September 2017

A man who embarked on an epic five-day trip with Class A substances in his fuel tank will spend a day behind bars for every half mile he drove.

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Hospital boss quits troubled health trust

Chief executive of East Kent Hospitals Matthew Kershaw

15 September 2017

The boss of a beleaguered Kent health trust has left his position two years after taking up the role.

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Burglar snared after neighbour followed him from crime scene

Michael McDonagh has been sent to prison. Picture: Kent Police

15 September 2017

A burglar was caught when a man saw him breaking into his neighbour's house, before jumping in his car to confront him.

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Police watchdog brought in over 'murder' incident

Forensic investigators at the scene the following morning

14 September 2017

Kent Police will be investigated over how officers handled contact through 999 before a suspected murder.

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Drunk woman 'spat at, kicked and struck' restaurant manager

Tia Lambert was found guilty of assault but intends to appeal her conviction

14 September 2017

A judge has told a university hopeful to clean up her act after a drink-fuelled assault on a manager of a posh restaurant.

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Fur row mayor: 'My robe is old and smelly'

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

13 September 2017

A mayor who is getting a new robe opposes plans to use real fur - but says his current one is "old, smelly and horrible when it rains".

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Town pavilion among country's most at risk

Campaigners from the Friends of the Leas Pavilion hope to open the venue as a community space. Picture: Gary Browne/KM Group

13 September 2017

An Edwardian pavilion has been listed by the Victorian Society as one of the most endangered buildings in the country.

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Man accused of attempted murder shouted 'Up the IRA'

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

12 September 2017

A man seen kicking a dog in the street by a mum and child chased them away shouting: “Up the IRA”, a jury has been told.

GPs tell NHS: 'We're closed'

Folkestone East Family Practice

11 September 2017

Doctors' surgeries have taken drastic steps telling the NHS they will not take any new patients as the GP crisis plunges deeper in one Kent town.

Couple jailed after smuggling migrants hidden in tyres

One of the migrants hiding in tyres

11 September 2017

A couple are behind bars after trying to smuggle a dozen Vietnamese immigrants into the UK in a consignment of tyres.

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Row over 'inexcusable' mayoral robe made with real fur

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

10 September 2017

A council is considering shelling out £1,430 for an “inexcusable” mayoral robe made with real fur, sparking a backlash from animal rights campaigners.

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Duo released after being arrested in connection with burglaries

Police are appealing for witnesses. Stock photo

09 September 2017

A pair of suspected burglars arrested after two break-ins have been released.

Council plays down japanese knotweed discovery

Knotweed - A stone's throw from Princes Parade

09 September 2017

The insidious plant, capable of destroying foundations and growing through brickwork, has been discovered near land earmarked for development.

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Drink-driver who crashed on the motorway spared jail

Daniel Routhorn

08 September 2017

A drink-driver found hiding in the undergrowth of a motorway roundabout after crashing his car has been spared jail.

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