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This shop can't wait for Black Friday to arrive

23 November 2017

Shoppers in Ashford could be excused for feeling confused as a charity store offers them the chance to cash in on Black Friday bargains a day early.


Let there be festive light: Christmas lights across Kent

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

22 November 2017

Grab a slice of the festive action and head to a Christmas lights switch-on near you with our guide to ones happening across the county.

Surgery 'ruined my life'

Julie Knight says she regrets having the operation that was meant to help her

21 November 2017

A mum is warning other women after an operation that was meant to help her left her with life-long health complications.


Raiders ransack fledgling business

Wendy and Chris Pursglove outside their antique shop that was burgled

17 November 2017

A retired couple have been left reeling after their antiques shop was trashed by thieves.

Burglars torch cabin after stealing child's racing car

The child's car was stolen

17 November 2017

A child's racing car worth £5,000, a log burner and collectable toys were among items stolen from a cabin by burglars, who then set fire to it.


Winemaker pops cork on pop-up shop

Chapel Down has opened a pop-up store at Bluewater

14 November 2017

Chapel Down, the Kentish winemaker, and has opened a seasonal pop-up stores at the county’s largest shopping centre.


'Amazing joy' as man saves lives in organ donation

Marc with Dave, his Pondenco

11 November 2017

A devoted husband who died suddenly has given the gift of life to others by donating his organs in a final selfless act.


Duke of Kent opens big cat safari lodge

The Duke of Kent meets Kasanga at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden

10 November 2017

The Duke of Kent has visited The Big Cat Sanctuary to officially open a new lodge.

Suspicious suitcase left in town centre

The suitcase was left unattended in the High Street. Picture: @TenterdenTown

08 November 2017

Police descended on a busy high street after shoppers spotted a suspicious suitcase next to a bin.


Man given oxygen after house fire

Fire crews attended the blaze. Stock image. Credit: Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

08 November 2017

A man had to be given oxygen after breathing in smoke during a fire at a house.

Shivering foals abandoned in field

Nova and Ember were just weeks old when they were abandoned

07 November 2017

Shocked, stunned and heartbroken – that’s how one animal rescuer described her feelings on seeing seven abandoned foals.


Woman hit by vehicle is airlifted to London hospital

The air ambulance was called Stock picture.

06 November 2017

A pedestrian has been flown to hospital after being hit by a vehicle.

Memorial for victims of tragedy

Victim Hugh Roots

05 November 2017

The sister of a man killed in the Hither Green train crashing is calling for a local memorial.

Bold burglary attempt on high street jewellers

The attempted burglary at White's Jewellers caused damage to the shop front

03 November 2017

A would-be thief used a power drill on the window of the town centre shop in a bid to break in.


Murder suspect aimed shotgun at police

William Smith was shot dead in May

03 November 2017

A watchdog says a man linked to the murder of a 73-year-old was pointing a weapon at officers when he was shot dead.

Land deal for brewery plans

The planned Chapel Down brewery

31 October 2017

Wine and beer maker Chapel Down has completed the purchase of a 1.6 acre site where it plans to build its first brewery.


Monster pumpkins go on show

Dave Whitall struggles to get his large pumpkin out of his car boot

30 October 2017

A pumpkin weighing more than 50 kilos that was grown by two young brothers was the star of Ashford Allotment Society's annual show.

New hospital option 'has to be on table'

Simon Perks, from the NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, speaks to campaigners trying to save the Kent & Canterbury

29 October 2017

An option for a new hospital in east Kent "has to be on the table" when future healthcare proposals are presented next year, NHS bosses are told.


Suspected dealers arrested in police drugs busts

John Docherty was arrested at the pensioner's address. Stock picture.

26 October 2017

Officers carried out a week-long crackdown on people suspected of pushing class A drugs and arrested 16 suspects in towns across East Kent.


Ex-teacher found guilty of sex abuse

Former teacher and home tutor Geoffrey Oborn convicted of sex abuse. Picture: IKMPixs

25 October 2017

A retired teacher and home tutor who sexually abused three pupils has been convicted, more than 30 years on.

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