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Seven car pile-up near busy roundabout causes tailbacks

Emergency crews at the scene

07 March 2014

Traffic is backing up after up to seven vehicles collided on the coast-bound Thanet Way near Brenley Corner roundabout.

Cocaine worth £13m found at port

Bags of cocaine found by border staff at Dover

07 March 2014

A major drug-smuggling plot has been foiled in Kent after cocaine worth £13million was discovered.

Stranglers car explodes on way to gig

The Stranglers posted this picture on Twitter after breaking down on the way to Folkestone

07 March 2014

Punk rockers The Stranglers have had an explosive start to their gig in Kent tonight - after their car exploded en route.

Bus sprayed gold in Yarnold's honour

A gold Arriva bus was unveiled today. Picture: Steve Tervet

07 March 2014

A gold bus has been unveiled today in tribute to Kent's Winter Olympics hero Lizzy Yarnold.

River search for missing dad after medium tells family where to find body

Kieron Knowlden was reported missing on Saturday, March 1

07 March 2014

Police divers are scouring a river today in the hunt for a missing father-of-one - after a medium told his family where to find his body.

Murder squad detectives hunting man over fatal stabbing

Murder squad detectives want to speak to Timothy Keith Avril

07 March 2014

Detectives have today released a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old found stabbed.

Man arrested after car crashes into field

Fire crews cut the driver out of the mangled car

07 March 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after he was rescued from the wreckage of his car by fire crews on the Thanet Way A299.

Man 'wouldn't have killed himself in fireball horror despite rape claim'

Mark Tennyson-Smith died after setting his car on fire in Herne Bay

07 March 2014

The family of a man who died in a fireball after an allegation of rape have spoken for the first time about how he would not have killed himself.

Arrests as fight breaks out at pub wake

Police were called to The Hastings Arms. Picture: Google Street View

07 March 2014

Three men have been arrested after a fight broke out during a wake at a pub last night.

Hospital bosses stop surgery after five avoidable deaths

The hospital trust has defended paying a consultant £200,000 in one year. File picture

07 March 2014

Hospital bosses have been forced to suspend specialist surgery for cancer patients after five deaths from avoidable complications.

Apprentice misses out on date with PM

KM Group editorial apprentice Dan Wright

07 March 2014

The KM Group's editorial apprentice has visited Downing Street for an apprenticeship event - but missed out on meeting Prime Minister David Cameron.

Eyes of the world on teen skier Millie at start of Winter Paralympics

Winter Paralympian Millie Knight. Picture: Jason Dodd.

07 March 2014

A teenage skier is leading British athletes at the Winter Paralympics by carrying the flag at the opening ceremony in Sochi tonight.

Railway volunteer charged with Facebook threat to kill manager

Thousands of people visit the Kent and East Sussex Railway every year

07 March 2014

A volunteer at one of Kent's leading tourist attractions has been charged after allegedly threatening to kill the general manager on Facebook.

Cultural facelift in £600k bonanza

An artist’s impression of the Bath Hard Lane arches after cultural regeneration

07 March 2014

The cultural scene of Medway is to be revitalised in a major facelift that will bring 140 jobs thanks to a government grant announced today.

Criminal lawyers to protest again over cuts to justice system

Oliver Saxby QC leads barristers in a strike outside Maidstone Crown Court in January

07 March 2014

Barristers and solicitors are congregating outside Kent's crown courts today in a countrywide walk-out against drastic cuts in legal aid fees.

More than 40 pupils excluded as superhead tackles bad behaviour

Superhead Jon Whitcombe is cracking down on bad behaviour at The North School

07 March 2014

A new head teacher cracking down on bad behaviour at a school judged inadequate in all areas by Ofsted has excluded more than 40 pupils.

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Man 'tried to murder two mechanics over faulty car'

Armed officers were called to the Gillingham industrial plot

06 March 2014

A man on a motorbike shot two mechanics in revenge for violence over the sale of a faulty car, jurors heard today.

Pair charged with killing man found dead wrapped in clingfilm

Chef Alun Williams was found dead wrapped in clingfilm in Dover

06 March 2014

Two men have today been charged with killing a chef who was discovered wrapped in clingfilm in a flat.

Farmer loses 36 ewes and lambs in bloodbath after double dog attack

Farmer Roger Cooper in his field where sheep have been attacked for a second time

06 March 2014

A devastated farmer has lost dozens of animals after they were mauled by dogs in two horrific attacks in just days.

Pint glass thrown at drinker as football rivalry boils over into violence at pub

Violence broke out in The Goat pub in Sheerness

06 March 2014

A football fan was left with a four-inch gash to his head after a pint glass was hurled at him when violence broke out at a pub during a match.

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