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Thousands left without electricity after explosion

The charred substation following the blast

28 September 2017

Engineers have worked through the night to restore electricity to more than 2,000 homes after part of Kent was rocked by a substation blast.

How Kentish is your accent?

Miners at Chislet Colliery

28 September 2017

From shuckish to nabbler... take our quiz to find out how many traditional Kentish words you know.

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Arrest after police find cannabis plants while on patrol

Cannabis plants. Stock image.

28 September 2017

A man has been arrested after police found cannabis plants being grown at a property in Thanet.

Horror as 'Croydon cat killer' strikes again

The cat was mutilated. Stock image

28 September 2017

A horrified paramedic has discovered a mutilated cat on her driveway.

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Police investigation following beach hut burglaries

Viking Bay. Pic: Google maps

27 September 2017

A spate of beach hut burglaries has sparked a police investigation.

Woman in her 50s found dead

Invicta House. Pic: Google maps

27 September 2017

A woman in her 50s has been found dead after police were called following concerns for her welfare.

Allotment engulfed in flames after arson attack

Fire at Dane Valley allotment. Pic: Frank Leppard

27 September 2017

The fire service was called to tackle two massive blazes at an allotment, which are believed to have been started deliberately.

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Dream line-up to play by the sea

The Libertines' gig at By the Sea will be at Margate Winter Gardens

27 September 2017

Over three days and with headliners Everything Everything and The Libertines, the By the Sea festival promises to be the biggest yet.

Couple who lost baby raise £10,000

Adrian and Gillian Child with children Jensen, Milo and Hallie

27 September 2017

The tragic loss of a child has inspired a mum and dad to raise money to ensure better hospital facilities for grieving parents.

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'Inadequate' care home closing down

White Lodge care home was rated 'good' in all categories last October

27 September 2017

A couple say they have been forced out of business by a watchdog because of some paperwork was not up to standard.

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A feast of a festival

Tuck in at Victoria Gardens this weekend

27 September 2017

An annual food festival will bring more than 100 stalls selling regional produce, a chef's theatre and family activities, returns this weekend.

Burglars caught by DNA on screwdriver

26 September 2017

Two men who carried out a string of burglaries in Kent causing 'untold misery' to their victims have been brought to justice.

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Man caught with nearly 900 child sex images

Colin Fisher. Picture: Kent Police

26 September 2017

A raid by police acting on suspicious online activity uncovered a massive haul of illegal photographs and videos of children at a man's home.

Tom Hardy spotted at Dreamland

Tom Hardy at Dreamland. Pic: Screen grab from YouTube

26 September 2017

Film favourite Tom Hardy has starred in an advert filmed at a Kent amusement park.

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Emergency services called to crash

Police have been called to the crash scene. Stock pic

26 September 2017

Traffic had to be diverted following a crash between two cars on a busy a-road.

PICTURES: Thousands enjoy classic car show

The Stevens with their 1958 Oldsmobile Rocket. Picture: Tony Flashman

26 September 2017

The Oh So Retro show saw success with thousands flocking to enjoy the annual classic car show.

Fly-tipping costing councils thousands

This is the state one fly-tipper left. Picture: Joe Wright

26 September 2017

Kent's borough and district councils are effectively pouring hundreds of thousands of pounds 'down the drain' cleaning up rampant fly-tipping.

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Trains disrupted by car on tracks

The car even straddled a live wire. Picture courtesy of Network Rail

25 September 2017

A car, unbelievably parked on railway tracks and straddling a live wire, caused disruption to train services

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Anger as toilets at popular beach close for the year

Dumpton Gap Bay in Broadstairs

25 September 2017

Locals have called the seasonal closure of public toilets 'preposterous', but the council say they do not have the resources to keep them open.

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Man flown to hospital after cliff fall

Emergency services at Joss Bay. Pic: Jamie Kight

25 September 2017

A man has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after plunging 70ft from cliffs.

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