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Fraudster walks free after conning relatives out of will cash

A last will and testament

01 October 2013

A grandson pocketed more than £50,000 from his grandfather's will... conning other relatives into thinking they had been left very little.

Hundreds of games stolen in Grand Theft Auto lorry heist

Logo of new Grand Theft Auto V game

01 October 2013

More than 200 copies of the new Grand Theft Auto V game - worth almost £8,500 - have been stolen from a lorry in a real-life grand theft.

New theatre brings £50m to economy

Dirty Dancing the Musical was a record breaker at the Marlowe Theatre

01 October 2013

Bosses at the Marlowe Theatre claim it has contributed nearly £50m to the county's economy in two years, with Dirty Dancing a record show.

Woman who cried rape over park 'attack' admits lying

Hartsdown Park in Margate

01 October 2013

A woman who wasted hundreds of police hours and sparked a major investigation after reporting a rape has admitted it never happened.

Ex-hockey star stole £450 of shopping in self-serve supermarket checkout scam

Nicholas Long scanned all his shopping at Sainsbury's as onions. Picture: Central

01 October 2013

A recruitment consultant stole hundreds of pounds of shopping by pretending all his items were loose onions at a self-serve Sainsbury's checkout.

Thames Estuary airport bid: 92% say 'no'

MP Mark Reckless with Friends of North Kent Marshes

01 October 2013

An MP has revealed the results of a ballot on plans for a Thames Estuary airport as campaigners hand over a petition with more than 1,500 signatures.

M2 stretch blocked after crash

Traffic held on the London-bound stretch of the M2 between J4 and J3. Picture: Highways Agency

01 October 2013

Traffic was stopped on a London-bound stretch of the M2 this morning after a crash left wood blocking the carriageway.

Police called after wallaby stops traffic

Steve Peters saw a wallaby while driving. Stock image.

01 October 2013

Traffic officers from Kent Police were called to help search for a wallaby spotted in a village road this morning.

Tunnel closed after crash

Police closed the Gillingham-bound tunnel

01 October 2013

An accident involving a lorry and a car closed one side of the Medway tunnel in Strood, causing long queues.

Tests due after man's body found on heath

The scene where a body was found along Shepherds Lane, Dartford

01 October 2013

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today after a man's body was discovered on a heath.

Woman charged with murder bid as stab victim fights for life

The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital at Margate

01 October 2013

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Fight ends 12 years on the run for drink-driver who fled court

A driver being breathalysed. Stock image

01 October 2013

A skirmish ended more than a decade of evading justice for a drink-driver who fled a courtroom just before sentencing.

Why this home is getting that sinking feeling

Even the door and windows of Alex Chinneck's 'home' appear to slide

01 October 2013

If your house started sliding away like this one you'd probably call in the builders. Not Alex Chinneck...

The thin yellow line...

01 October 2013

Staff and parents were left with restriction-free parking spaces when council workers painted yellow lines around their cars outside a school.

Peak hour boost for commuters

Maidstone East station

01 October 2013

Train passengers in parts of Kent are to get a boost in rush hour services... but not for another five years.

Falls in car park led to man's death

01 October 2013

A delivery driver died after falling twice in a supermarket car park, an inquest heard.

Teenager injured in 'unprovoked assault'

Great Lines park in Gillingham

01 October 2013

A 15-year-old boy was left with facial injuries after an "unprovoked assault" at a popular park.

Meet the human teapot!

But he soon has to take his injury on the chin!

30 September 2013

When footballer Gary Hake was injured in a football match, little did he realise he'd be able to pour tea... out of his chin!

Nurse caught up in US cannibal plot trial charged

Dale Bolinger, after he was arrested on conspiracy offences in connection with a cannibal plot

30 September 2013

A Canterbury nurse held after his name emerged in a cannibal plot trial has today been charged with 11 offences.

Kent buses and trains could get Oyster-style cards

Kent's new 'Oyster' style card can be used from today

30 September 2013

County transport chiefs are trying out a pay-as-you-go card for buses and trains that might be rolled out across Kent and Medway.

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