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Volunteers forced to dig up memorial garden

The garden as it looks now

A council has forced volunteers to dig up much-loved flower displays in a memorial garden - just days before Remembrance Sunday.

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Man jailed for life for bludgeoning pensioner to death

A man who killed his friend and neighbour in a brutal and frenzied hammer attack in a row over "something silly" has been jailed for life.

Cabbie guilty of holding journalist prisoner in taxi

James Wilkinson. Picture: SWNS.

A "blustering bully" taxi driver who held a Channel 4 correspondent prisoner in his taxi before knocking her down over a trivial row has avoided jail.

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Man guilty of murdering friend

Tony Goodwin. Picture: Kent Police

A pensioner who denied bludgeoning a friend to death with a hammer has been convicted following a trial.

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Crash sparks long delays

The crash happened this morning. Stock picture

There a long delays on a busy A-road following a crash this morning.

Cabbie 'held journalist prisoner in taxi in heater row'

The Channel 4 correspondent was allegedly held prisoner in the black cab. Stock image.

A Kent taxi driver has gone on trial accused of holding a Channel 4 correspondent prisoner in his cab on the day of the Westminster terror attack.

Pilot charged with dropping cocaine into Kent

The barrels which were packed with drugs

A Belgian pilot has appeared in court after barrels packed with millions of pounds worth of drugs were dropped into the Kent countryside.

Man bludgeoned neighbour with 18 hammer blows: Court

Harry Messenger was murdered in his home in Crispin Close in Faversham

A man killed an elderly neighbour with repeated hammer blows after an argument over "something silly", a court heard

'Drivers to blame' for M2 crash chaos

The high number of crashes on the M2 has been blamed on poor driving

More than 160 people have been injured in crashes on a notorious stretch of motorway, but experts say there is nothing wrong with the road.

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Workshop goes up in flames

Fire crews were called. Stock image

Firefighters were called to deal with a blaze at a workshop.

Anger as swans found shot dead

The swans were found off Monkshill Road in Graveney. Picture: Instant Street View

The RSPCA is backing a government review of airgun laws amid increasing attacks on animals.

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Person cut free after hard shoulder crash

Emergency crews at the scene of a crash on the M2. Pic: @kentpoliceroads

Police had to close one lane on a stretch of motorway after two cars crashed on the hard shoulder.

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Three-vehicle crash on M2

Motorists are being warned of delays

Traffic is returning to normal following a rush-hour accident that partially blocked a motorway.

Boy, 14, arrested after burglary

The teen was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Stock image.

A teenage boy has been bailed on suspicion of burglary after a house was allegedly raided.

Driver trapped after car rolls on to its side

Fire crews were called

Fire crews were called after a car tipped on to its side, trapping the driver.

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Police baffled after driver flees crash scene

The driver fled the scene at Dunkirk

A helicopter and police dog were drafted in after officers could not find a driver following a crash on a dual carriageway.

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Message in bottle found after 30 years

The message was released 30 years ago off Admiralty Pier in Dover

A carer is to be reunited with a message he wrote as a child after it was discovered almost 400 miles away in Holland.

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Churches targeted as thieves take lead

Davington Church was one of two to be targeted.

Two Kent churches have been targeted in daylight raids - with thieves fleeing with lead and tiles.

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Road closed as river bursts its banks

The Environment Agency has implemented flood defences in the surrounding areas.

Flood defences have been deployed after a tidal surge caused flooding to neighbouring streets.

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OAP stabbed bed-bound resident in face 50 times

The alleged attempted murder was at the Kingsfield Care Home

An elderly dementia sufferer is facing sentence after stabbing a bed-bound care home resident in the face almost 50 times with a blunt table knife.

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Lengthy delays after trailer crash

The car and overturned trailer. Picture: Highways England

Part of a motorway has been closed after a trailer and car overturned.

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Town centre becomes Bollywood movie set

Soldiers have been marching through the streets

Bollywood stars have transformed a Kent town into a movie set after arriving for filming.

Man charged after sex attack

A 27-year-old has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and four counts of indecent exposure.

A 27-year-old man has been charged following reports of sexual assaults.

Actor to stand trial over pub gun scare

John McEnery. Picture: John Westhrop

A BAFTA-nominated actor will stand trial after allegedly brandishing a water pistol at a Wetherspoon's pub.

Delays clear after A2 pile-up

 Stock image

A busy stretch of the A2 was partially shut while emergency services dealt with a crash involving several vehicles.

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Driver air-lifted to hospital after crash

The air ambulance landed in a nearby field. Picture: @cedricelf on Twitter

Police, firefighters, paramedics and the air ambulance were called to a collision on a country road.

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