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Unique sports park building to start within weeks

Building on Folkestone's Urban Sports Park is due to start within weeks. Picture courtesy of Roger De Haan Charitable Trust

10 October 2017

Building for a unique world-first urban sports park in a Kent town is due to start in the next few weeks, project managers have announced today.

Dramatic photos show aftermath of lorry crash

Emergency crews were called just after 9am. Picture: Paul Amos

10 October 2017

Startling photos show the aftermath of a crash that left a lorry on its side and forced police to close a main road.

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Road closed after lorry overturns

The crash happened close to the Blue and White Cafe

10 October 2017

Police have shut a main road following a crash involving a car and lorry close to a cafe.

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Animal magnetism this half term

Spectacled bears at Port Lympne

06 October 2017

A roarsome half term awaits with a twilight trek and a creepy carnivore tour at two Kent attractions.

Fox found dangling upside down from tree

The fox was found dangling upside down

05 October 2017

A fiesty fox found dangling upside down from a tree just inches above a canal has been rescued.

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Bolton 'likely' to contest election in Kent

Henry Bolton, Ukip's new leader

05 October 2017

Ukip's new leader Henry Bolton says he is likely to stand as a candidate in Kent in the next general election.

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Gorilla family heading into the wild

Four gorilla brothers are going to the wild in Congo from Port Lympne

04 October 2017

Four gorilla brothers will be heading into the wild in Africa as part of a Kent conservation charity's initiative.

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Extra cash announced for garden town

An artist's impression of how the finished Otterpool Park will look at ground level

04 October 2017

More money to develop plans for the latest garden town in Kent has been announced by the government today.

Heartless thieves steal 'lifeline' mobility scooter

Stock photo

03 October 2017

A disabled woman says she has been robbed of her lifeline after 'heartless' thieves raided her garage and stole her mobility scooter.

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Knife terror at grammar school

The Harvey Grammar School in Cheriton Road, Folkestone.

02 October 2017

An 11-year-old boy has been excluded from a grammar school after threatening fellow pupils with a knife.

Council scraps fur mayoral robe

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

02 October 2017

A council will back down over plans to buy a mayoral robe made with real fur, amid pressure from animal rights campaigners.

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Funding of £80,000 secured for historic Leas Lift

The Leas Lift in Folkestone has been rebuilt in Lego

29 September 2017

A new company set up to get the Leas Lift up and running again has secured £80,000 for the project.

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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.

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Don't miss First Class!

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

29 September 2017

Youngsters across Folkestone and Hythe have started school - don't miss our brilliant keepsake souvenir.

Controversial flats plan rejected

28 September 2017

Victory for fishermen as development turned down over access to beach

Patients promised they will get a new doctor

Stock pic

25 September 2017

A town's MP has received assurances from health bosses that every patient at a GP surgery that is due to close will be given new doctor.

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Motorway reopens after serious crash

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: @kentpoliceroads.

24 September 2017

Three lanes of the M20 were closed following a serious crash to allow the air ambulance to land on the carriageway.

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Fly-tipper caught in the act

Fly tipping is causing misery for the people of Stone. File picture

23 September 2017

A man who dumped a ton of rubbish was caught after a member of the public took his registration number.

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Council to charge public for information

The old pound coin is going out of circulation this weekend. Picture: Thinkstock

23 September 2017

People seeking details from their local authority relating to development, pollution and waste management will have to pay £25 an hour per request.

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Low food hygiene score for top restaurant

The Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone

22 September 2017

An award-winning restaurant has been given two out of five stars for hygiene, after inspectors discovered ‘unsafe’ cooking procedures.

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