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'My hands, feet and nose kept growing'

Lauren Bates’ condition was diagnosed after a consultant compared old and new Facebook photos

04 August 2017

A woman with a rare condition that tormented her growing up has spoken out in the hope of helping others with the disease.


Vandals' second attack on historic lift

Courtesy Terry Begent

02 August 2017

Vandals continue to desecrate a historic abandoned lift, just a week after anarchist symbols and scrawls appeared on the building.


Election candidate in row over backing rival

David Wimble claimed he was an independent candidate but supported the nomination of his Tory opponent

02 August 2017

Independent candidate who backed his Tory rival's nomination in same election has been branded "irresponsible and lacking integrity".


Car crashes into tree near beach

Fire engine and an ambulance at the scene. Credit @ElliseHilton

30 July 2017

A motorist has been taken to hospital this afternoon after a car crashed into a tree.

Supermarket giant to move

Aldi, Hythe High Street: Courtesy Google

28 July 2017

A supermarket giant has confirmed it will up sticks from a high street and move to the outskirts of town, creating more jobs as it goes.


Hit and run joyrider writes off mum's car

Tamer Maclean: Facebook

27 July 2017

A young joyrider stole and smashed up his mum’s car - then returned to the crime scene to grab his phone.


Olympic welcome for new DIY store

Celebrating Kent's first Bunnings Warehouse opening in Folkestone. Picture: Chris Davey

25 July 2017

An Olympic champion led the celebrations as a DIY chain opened its first store in Kent today.

'Heart-wrenching' anarchist graffiti scrawled on iconic landmark

Courtesy: Terry Begent

25 July 2017

Armed with spray cans, vandals sullied the sea front landmark with huge anarchist symbols, unintelligible jibberish and the words ‘police state.'


'Floating home' prompts rescue bid

Courtesy Twitter: Kent_999s

24 July 2017

A ‘floating home’ could be seen adrift off the Kent coast this weekend, after an art installation broke free from its moorings.


Pub's £500,000 extension illegal

The Cinque Port Arms

22 July 2017

Councillors have refused an application to increase a bar's capacity after hearing a previous extension had been done without planning permission.


Electrician attacked theatre manager in parking row

Daniel Knapp was convicted of assault following a trial at Maidstone Magistrates' Court.

22 July 2017

An irate electrician took centre stage at a theatre when he attacked a deputy manager and pushed him down stairs.


Councillors back business trip to Cannes

The MIPIM conference will be held in Cannes next year

20 July 2017

Councillors approve a taxpayer-funded trip to an international conference to wave the flag for 12,000 home town scheme despite 'no volunteers' to go.


Ex-nurse jailed over 'Cop Killer' website

Keith Palmer was killed in the terror attack

19 July 2017

A voodoo practicing ex-nurse is behind bars for inciting violence against police and congratulating the killer of murdered officer Keith Palmer.


Dementia care home 'Requires Improvement' - Patients at risk of inappropriate care

Ashley House, in Julian Road, Folkestone, scored "Requires Improvement": Google maps

18 July 2017

A care home for dementia patients has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for failing to maintain accurate care plan records.

The ghost that gives you the chillis...

17 July 2017

A faceless ghoul in medieval garb is said to stalk the corridors of a restaurant, hiding ornaments, keys, and even whispering his name.

Full-steam ahead for heritage train's 90th anniversary celebrations

16 July 2017

It was full-steam ahead when celebrations abound in a special event to mark the 90th anniversary of Kent’s heritage railway.

Illegal dump in nature reserve angers residents

Photo by Michael Coombe

16 July 2017

A nature reserve rich with wildlife has been turned into an illegal dumping ground strewn with commercial waste.


Council's new parking measures a 'disgrace'

Sandgate Esplanade: Courtesy Google Maps

15 July 2017

An authority this week unveiled proposals to introduce new on-street pay and display spaces


Spate of garage break-ins sparks police warning

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

14 July 2017

More than a dozen garages were broken into prompting police to issue a warning.

Warning over 999 call abuse

Callers are wrongly using the 999 service. Library image

14 July 2017

Callers are putting lives at risk by wrongly using the 999 emergency line - with some calling the lifeline when they run out of mobile credit.

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