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Fire sweeps grassland

There were three outdoor fires in east Kent yesterday. File picture

Firefighters were called out to a fire on the heath

Fire crews battle heath blazes

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

Police are investigating after 30 firefighters tackled a series of blazes on heathland last night.

Firefighters issue warning after rubbish fire

Firefighters are reminding residents to dispose of rubbish carefully after a fire in Swanscombe.

Family helps uncle start a new chapter in his life

Shaun Mark Stone, Kass Alldred, Amy Alldred and author Bob Clarke, with an anchor dragged from the River Thames near Gravesend in 1972

Writing a book recalling tales of life on and below the ocean waves turned into a family affair.

Missing boy found... at home

The police helicopter was used in the search. Stock picture: Kent Police

Just as the police search helicopter took to the sky, the youngster was found.

Jury out in street shooting case

Dartford shooting victim Kevin McKinley

The jury is considering its verdict after a father of three was allegedly gunned down in a Dartford street.

Wasps in a bin bag

A mum says the new NHS emergency phone number is not good enough after her hand ballooned in size when she was attacked by wasps.

Bean robbers hunted after tying up victim

This is one of the men police are hunting after a grandfather was threatened at knifepoint and had his hands tied behind his back by robbers.

Murder case suspect 'feared for his children's lives': Court

Kevin McKinley was fatally shot in Merryweather Close in February

A man accused of helping a murder suspect claimed in court he brought a gun into his house after people threatened to decapitate his children.

Mum has no memory of pulling trigger in fatal shooting: Court

Kevin Mckinley, who was shot dead in Dartford

A mother accused of murdering a man by shooting him outside her home told a court how she has no recollection of pulling the trigger.

Woman charged after 'nose biting' at Butlin's

Butlin's at Bognor

A Dartford woman's due in court after allegedly biting off another woman's nose during a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at Butlin's.

Appeal after car windows smashed

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Officers are investigating four separate reports of damage to parked cars and are looking for a group of 10 teenagers armed with golf clubs.

Man arrested after assault in family restaurant

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A 23-year-old is in custody after a man is believed to have run into a family pub dripping in blood following an attack.

Home of murder trial witness petrol-bombed

Damage to a house in Howard Road, Dartford, after a fire

The home of a key witness in a fatal shooting case has been petrol-bombed with his three children inside, it's been revealed.

Murder suspect's boyfriend 'lied to protect her': Court

Kevin McKinley was fatally shot in Merryweather Close in February

A man accused alongside a murder suspect repeatedly changed his story to police to protect her, a court heard.

Dishwasher blaze

Fire crews from Dartford were called out last night after a dishwasher went up in flames.

Go-ahead for technical college

How the new Leigh UTC could look

Plans for a multi-million pound technical college for up to 600 students in north Kent has been been approved.

Suspect weeps in dock as 'murder' weapon is fired

Kevin Mckinley, who was shot dead in Dartford

A defendant in a murder case broke down and shook in the dock as she watched footage of the weapon being fired.

House damaged in petrol bombing

Damage to a house in Howard Road, Dartford, after a fire

Forensic officers have been examining a house badly damaged in a petrol bomb attack early today.

Police appeal after stolen car and drugs ring

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Police are asking people to keep an eagle eye out for suspicious activity involving the storage and breaking down of cars...

Passers-by rushed to help gunshot victim

Kevin McKinley was fatally shot in Merryweather Close in February

People desperately tried to help a man who died after being shot in the street, a murder trial has heard.

Murder suspect 'concocted story about boyfriend's machete attack'

Kevin McKinley was fatally shot in Merryweather Close in February

A woman accused of murder made up a story about her boyfriend being attacked by several men, a jury heard.

Two boys injured at motocross track

An image released to promote the family fun day at Canada Heights

Two young boys aged nine and 10 were taken to hospital after being thrown off their bikes in separate accidents at a motocross track.

Cancer patient renews wedding vows

Ron Osman popped the question again to beloved wife Jacky.

Married for over 40 years, cancer patient ROn renewed his wedding vows after being diagnosed with a cancer linked to asbestos.

Scientific challenges for school pupils

Firing rockets, making life-size astronauts and broadcasting news from another planet - all in a day’s work for these pupils.

Gran injured and pet dog killed after terriers attack

Samantha Ripley with surviving dog Sophie

Woman left covered in blood after vicious attack by three Staffordshire Bull terriers left one dog dead and another with injuries.

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