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Lorry fire causes traffic chaos

The lorry engulfed in flames. Picture: Sophie Child.

14 November 2017

Motorists suffered massive delays after a lorry carrying 26 tonnes of hay burst into flames.


Let there be festive lights

Lucas Farley and Jacob Park, both five, get into the festive spirit at West Malling last year. Picture: Andy Jones

14 November 2017

Christmas lights are starting to sparkle across the county. Make sure you grab a slice of the festive fun with our guide to switch-ons near you.


Extra protection for Kent's war memorials

Nackington War Memorial. Picture: Historic England

11 November 2017

Historic England has announced 11 of the county's war memorials will be listed as part of commemorations marking the First World War.

Fears killer has struck again after headless cat found

The cat was mutilated. Stock image

10 November 2017

A cat found decapitated could be the latest victim of a notorious animal killer.


Two-week amnesty on firearms

Around 100 weapons were handed in last year. Picture: Kent Police

10 November 2017

Anyone owning an illegally-held gun will be able to hand it into police during a two-week surrender.


Arrests after men attacked outside wedding venue

Two teens were arrested after an assault on New Road, East Malling. Picture: Google

09 November 2017

Four teenagers have been arrested after two men were allegedly dragged to the ground and attacked outside a wedding venue.

Schoolgirl 'assaulted in alleyway'

Police are appealing for witnesses.

08 November 2017

Police are appealing for information following the alleged sex assault of a young girl.

Man jailed for stealing charity box

The money was meant to go towards the Poppy Appeal

08 November 2017

A man has been sentenced for the theft of a charity collection box from a supermarket.


Pallet maker carves out nine jobs for veterans

Pallet company Pooling Partners has helped create nine new jobs for ex-service men and women working at Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Company

08 November 2017

A wooden pallet manufacturer has created nine jobs for ex-service personnel in the county as Britain prepares for Remembrance Sunday.

Housebuilding starts on former KM HQ

How the KM Group headquarters in Larkfield looked in 2007

07 November 2017

Work has begun on the redevelopment of the former headquarters of the KM Group, which is being turned into 12 homes.

Backlash over government house building targets grows

The target is 778 homes a year

06 November 2017

Planning chiefs question government edict for thousands more homes in Kent


GPs urged to slash prescriptions

A doctor at work. Stock picture.

06 November 2017

Doctors are being asked to restrict prescriptions for certain items under major cost-cutting plans.


Crash near train station

Picture: @kentpoliceton on Twitter

05 November 2017

Police were called and a road was partially blocked after a crash near a train station.

Let there be festive lights: switch-ons near you

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

05 November 2017

It's not long before festive lights begin to twinkle: here's our guide to where to see them switched on near you.


Man charged with threatening court witness

The pair were jailed at Maidstone Crown Court

03 November 2017

A man has been charged with threatening a witness giving evidence during a court case.

CCTV image released of alleged cash register thief

Police released CCTV after money was snatched from a till during an incident in the Lidl Quarry Hill Road

03 November 2017

Police have issued CCTV images of a man wanted over the theft of a cash from a Kent supermarket.

Car transporter and four cars in motorway crash

Police were called. Stock image

03 November 2017

Lanes of the M20 have been shut after a car transporter was in a crash with four cars.

Cocaine discovery after vehicle stopped

Stock picture.

02 November 2017

Two people were arrested on drugs offences after a vehicle stop check led to the discovery of cocaine nearby.


'Queen of Benefits' husband's co-accused cleared of theft

Cheryl and Robert Prudham

01 November 2017

A cash collector accused with the estranged husband of “Queen of Benefits” Cheryl Prudham of stealing money from car parks has been acquitted.

Appeal after security van driver threatened

Police and forensic investigators at the scene

01 November 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after the driver of a security van received a written demand for cash.

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