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Dead crow and note left on doorstep

Cllr Michael Lyons

09 November 2017

An ex-mayor has been left puzzled by a handwritten message left outside his front door saying 'We know who you are'.

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Charity run success

Made it. The six cross the line at Dover after the long relay. Picture courtesy of DFDS

08 November 2017

Six ferry workers have raised more than £1,700 in a 75-mile relay run to fight breast cancer.

Hotel veteran takes charge

Nick Gauntlett has been hired as executive director of the Hythe Imperial Hotel

07 November 2017

A new boss is taking charge of a hotel as it nears the end of a multi-million pound, four-year refurbishment.

Taxi driver's murder reviewed after 29 years

Taxi driver Derek Brann was murdered in 1988 - his body was found on the M20. Picture: Kent Police

06 November 2017

The sons of a taxi driver murdered 29 years ago are appealing to the public to help catch their father's killer as detectives renew the case.

Tributes paid to 'caring doctor' who died, aged 97

Dr John Barham

05 November 2017

A long-serving doctor who treated thousands of patients and co-founded a popular sailing club has died, aged 97.

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Alcoholic grandfather stole charity collection tin

Philip Goldstone was convicted of a string of thefts at Folkestone Magistrate's Court

04 November 2017

A judge rapped a weeping alcoholic grandfather for snatching a cat sanctuary’s donation tin to pay for his addiction.

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Government 'still committed to lorry park'

The government has reiterated its commitment to the M20 lorry park. Picture: Highways England

02 November 2017

Whitehall has reiterated its commitment to providing a huge lorry park amid rumours the plan had been ditched this week.

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Bridge struck but trains running as normal

Folkestone West where a vehicle has hit the bridge. Picture: Google

01 November 2017

Trains were cancelled after a vehicle struck a bridge over a busy road next to a station.

Hundreds of patients left without GP urged to register

Folkestone East Family Practice

01 November 2017

All patients who have applied for a new GP have been allocated but 1,300 still remain unregistered as NHS bosses urge them to sign up with new doctor.

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Drugs probe at family park

Radnor Park public toilets following reports of suspected drug taking

01 November 2017

Action is being taken to tackle suspected drug abuse inside a popular Kent family park.

Sadness as popular bar and restaurant closes

Googies Art Cafe in Folkestone is closing

31 October 2017

Shock and sadness after an award-winning Kent restaurant and bar announces it will be closing this weekend.

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Fears over new syringes after council clears drug den

One of three syringes spotted on Sunday afternoon

30 October 2017

Fears have been raised after used hypodermic needles appeared inside an abandoned town centre underpass - days after a council cleared a huge drug den

Notorious drunk and beggar slapped with town ban

'Eccentric' Tsige Simmons has been slapped with a community order by the courts for her drunken and threatening behaviour in Folkestone. Picture: Kent Police

30 October 2017

Her abuse towards people, begging and anti-social behaviour led police to prosecute her.

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New hospital option 'has to be on table'

Simon Perks, from the NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, speaks to campaigners trying to save the Kent & Canterbury

29 October 2017

An option for a new hospital in east Kent "has to be on the table" when future healthcare proposals are presented next year, NHS bosses are told.

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Transformer movement planned for tonight

This is what a typical delivery convoy for a transformer looks like

28 October 2017

An electricity transformer the size of a house will be moving through Kent tonight at 12mph - after two false starts!

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Vulnerable patients cut from priority list, doctors claim

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

26 October 2017

Doctors claim vulnerable patients have been cut from a priority list they made saying they needed to be registered with new doctor urgently.

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Town centre tailbacks after road closed

26 October 2017

Delays are being reported and buses cancelled after a road was forced to close in a town centre.

New festival celebrates art of diversity

26 October 2017

VIDEO: Fake news, world culture and community spirit were on the programme of a brand new festival which launched at the weekend.

Drug den cleared out by council

The drug den discovered in an abandoned underpass in Folkestone

25 October 2017

A huge drug den found with needles and other drug paraphernalia in a town centre underpass has been cleared away by the council.

Half term fun for all the family

Half term fun for Halloween across Kent

25 October 2017

Go all out for the final fling of half term with the help of our handy guide to what’s on across the county.

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