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Full steam ahead! Caravan cruises down the coast

The caravan boat spotted in the Swale

Puzzled locals looked on in disbelief as a caravan fixed to the base of a catamaran was spotted floating down the Swale estuary.


Crash causes major tailbacks on M2

Long tailbacks on the M2. Picture: @The_Vintage_Cat.

Rush-hour drivers faced long delays on the M2 this evening after a crash involving two cars on the London-bound carriageway.


Fire crews tackling woodland blaze near motorway

Remains of a fire earlier today.

Three fire engines are at the scene of a large fire in a wooded area just 30 metres from the M2.

Bogus callers stealing from the elderly

CCTV released in hunt to find distraction thieves.

CCTV has been released in a hunt to find two men who have targeted at least 11 homes across the county in the last five days.

Is king under school fields?

King Stephen holds Faversham Abbey

As the country celebrates the reburial of King Richard III, the body of another medieval king could be discovered under a school playing field.


Crash causing rush hour delays on busy road

Stock picture.

Drivers warned to expect delays after a crash has closed a lane of the Thanet Way.

Leader of council apologises for 'strange' jest

Swale council leader Cllr Andrew Bowles.

A councillor sparked outrage when he said 'all sorts of strange people' are standing for election in a Kent town.

Warning over bird-brained scam

Hoaxers demanding cash for "compulsory bird bath".

People are warned to beware of a bizarre new scam in which a hoax caller tries to convince residents they need a bird bath installed in their garden.

Woman travels in pink limousine to 100th party

Doris Johnson celebrating her 100th birthday.

Doris Johnson celebrated her 100th birthday in style, with a pink limousine ride to her party.

Doctor's life saved by emergency crews

Simon Wyeth was involved in a serious accident

A popular GP needed surgery after he was seriously hurt in an accident.


Farage sparks pub walkout after popping in for pint

Nigel Farage enjoys a pint

The surprise appearance of Nigel Farage prompted drinkers to up and leave a town centre pub.


Kent company behind urine-powered electricity!

Pee-power in action.

A Kent firm is helping to extract electricity... out of human urine!


Second canary theft in less than a week

Margaret Tompkins' canaries were stolen from her garden.

Two separate flocks of canaries were snatched from their avaries by two separate bird thieves.

Council chips in £1,000 to help peel spuds

Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

A town council has handed out more than £1,000 after a charity ap-peel for a potato peeler.


Passengers trapped as minibus overturns on M2

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Three people had to be cut free from the wreckage of a minibus which crashed and flipped over on a motorway.


Friend records song for brain cancer victim

Silas Pullen in hospital.

The friend of an 11-year-old boy who died from a brain tumour has released a song in his memory to raise awareness of the killer disease.


Motorway re-opens after earlier five-car pile-up

Police temporarily closed the carriageway

Part of the M2 was closed during the rush hour as emergency crews dealt with a crash involving five cars.


Iconic barge targeted by burglars...again

The Cambria was burgled

The Cambria Trust have warned Faversham's cherished vessel may not return to Quay after second burglary this year.


Man breaks his leg during football game

A player has broken his leg during a football match. PICTURE: Twitter - @CarshaltonA_FC

A football game has been called off after reports a player broke their leg.

Care home hires unlikely boss - a miniature schnauzer

86-year-old Hazel Jenkinson and 90-year-old Doris Bennett with Morse.

A five-year-old dog sits in on meetings, has been branded head of security and trots around giving his manager a helping hand - or paw.


Tory candidate picked for Faversham and Mid Kent

Helen Whately, MP for Faversham and Mid Kent

Helen Whately is to replace Sir Hugh Robertson in May's elections after the all-woman shortlist was whittled down.


Independent candidates step up their game

A campaign for an independent town council free of party politics is gaining momentum in Faversham.


Costa withdraws application for town centre spot

The Market Street store.

The coffee giant has abandoned its plans for a new cafe in Market Place.

'Make stem cell treatment available in UK'

Roisin Kelleher with her daily medication. Picture: Tony Flashman

Roisin Kelleher, the first person in the UK to get stem cell therapy for cystic fibrosis, launches a petition to make the treatment available here.


'Junkies have left us too scared to walk the woods'

Syringes have been found in the woods in Faversham

Families say they're living in fear of drug users who gather in woods near their homes - making them no-go zones.


Let’s go clubbing, mummy!

Frankie Bullivant, 2, clubbing in Faversham. Picture: Chris Davey

A Kent mum has launched a raving revolution with a daytime clubbing event… for babies.

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