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Alleged victim gave 'Tory aide rape' story to press

Sam Armstrong. Picture: SWNS.

13 December 2017

A woman allegedly raped by a Tory aide in a Kent MP's Westminster office spoke to the press hours after the attack, a court heard.

New town council for Kent?

Sheerness is bidding for its own town council

13 December 2017

Councillors are to discuss creating a new town council for Kent tonight.


Rugby player's car death inquest opens

13 December 2017

Inquest proceedings have been opened after a rugby player died in hospital following a car crash.

Boy, 16, hanged himself after being banned from play

Mason Mercer, 16, was found dead at his home in September

13 December 2017

A teenager who was banned from his school's production after wandering off on a field trip was later found hanged.

Family escapes house fire

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

13 December 2017

A family-of-five and their dog fled their home in the early hours after a fire broke out.

Disagreement leads to end of pier cafe lease

Jasin Kaplin in November 2013 who said that when flood gate are closed, people with wheelchairs and buggies can't get to his business

13 December 2017

The owner of a pier cafe says a disagreement over opening hours is the reason he is leaving the prime site at the beginning of January.


Thugs guilty of 'prolonged and vicious assault'

The car used in the robbery. Picture: Kent Police

13 December 2017

Two criminals are facing prison after they repeatedly punched a man in the head, threatened him with a knife and tied him up with duct tape.

Hunt for doorstep flasher

Police are hunting a doorstep flasher Stock picture

13 December 2017

Police are hunting a delivery driver who allegedly flashed residents while visiting homes in a Kent town.


Eight arrests after immigration raids

Police in Hythe Road, Ashford

13 December 2017

Officers investigating organised crime say they have made eight arrests on suspicion of immigration offences.

VIDEO: Firefighters tackle blaze at house

13 December 2017

Smoke and flames could be seen pouring from the windows of a house after it caught fire.


Coffee chain to open new store

Southeastern passengers have been given Costa Coffee vouchers as an apology for disrupted services

13 December 2017

A popular coffee chain has announced it is opening another store in Kent next year.

Young woman denies causing cyclist's death

Ayasha Penfold

13 December 2017

A 20-year-old woman will stand trial over the death of a cyclist who was killed in a crash as he took part in an organised bike ride.

Fire at popular pub

The See-Ho. Picture: Google Streetview

13 December 2017

Tumble-dried laundry is thought to be behind a fire at a pub in the early hours.

Rise in glowing Ofsted reports for Kent schools

Ofsted's annual report has been released. Library image.

13 December 2017

More children are attending good or outstanding schools in Kent according to Ofsted - but education in one part of the county is falling behind.

Universal credit boosts claimant numbers

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Kent has risen

13 December 2017

The number of people on unemployment benefits increased across Kent in November, official figures show.

Patient falls ill after 'deadly' bacteria found at hospital

13 December 2017

A bacteria which can cause a potentially fatal disease has been discovered in 11 water outlets at a Kent hospital.


Teenage girl hit by car

stock photo

13 December 2017

Emergency services were called after a teenage girl was knocked down by a car.

Man who abused girls deemed 'not a risk to children'

Daniel Duffy. Picture: Kent Police.

13 December 2017

A man who sexually abused two girls when he was a teenager has been jailed - despite a judge ruling he did not pose a risk to children.

'I’ve seen some mean things but this is appalling'

A thief is caught red-handed on CCTV stealing one of the Christmas trees from outside the Sheppey FM studios

13 December 2017

Callous thieves have been caught on CCTV stealing two Christmas trees from a radio station, which had been planted in the ashes of former presenters.


Grieving family's nightmare as car ploughs into uninsured home

Emmie, three, and Izabella, one

13 December 2017

A family struck by a series of tragedies describe their nightmare after a stolen car crashed into their home, leaving them with a huge repair bill.

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