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Battle of beards begins

The winner of a charity beard competition, raising thousands for Pilgrims Hospice, will be announced tonight.

Houses proposed for former garden centre

A former sign outside the garden centre in London Road

A 'new village' could be built on a slice of brownfield land along a busy road.


Woman freed from two-car crash

Firefighters during a call-out. Library image

Fire crews used specialist cutting equipment to free a woman after a car crash.


Appeal to bring joy for brave little Coral

Coral Scott has Crouzons syndrome

Friends are rallying round to help make the dreams of five-year-old girl with a rare bone disorder come true.


Faversham missing out on crucial cash

Faversham town centre

A town councillor has claimed Faversham is being neglected, as council cash is poured into other areas of the borough.


Three homes raided in a day

Hilton Close and Canterbury Road properties were burgled on Tuesday evening. There was an attempted burglary in Windermere.

A victim has spoken out after three houses in a one-mile radius were targeted by burglars and thousands of pounds worth of personal items snatched.

Mystery car fire outside home

Crews attend St Mary's Road

Emergency crews were called to reports of fire 'well alight' in driveway.

'Our lives will never be the same again'

Sacha Wheeler died when she was hit by a train

The heartbroken family of a schoolgirl who was hit and killed by a train have released a heartfelt tribute to an "amazing daughter".


Woman's three-year battle over house "riddled with mould"

Hayley Flanagan with curtains which have had to be replaced because of continuous damp problem.

A woman says she has lived a "nightmare" for the past three years because of a worsening mould problem in her beloved home.

Man in custody after 'violent' break-in

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A man accused of breaking into a house and being violent to the people inside has been charged.

Girl's warning after man tries to drag her into car

A 16-year-old has sent out a warning to other young women after a man tried to grab her and yelled at her to get in his car as she walked home.


Fire crews free elderly man from overturned people carrier

Accident. Stock Image

A man in his 70's was trapped in his vehicle this morning after it rolled on to its roof on a major road.

'Support Costa – they turned my life around'

Ben Martin, who is supporting Costa in Market Place.

Amid a barrage of opposition fighting to keep the coffee chain out of Market Place, one Faversham man says we NEED Costa in the town centre.


'Cruel' rapist jailed for sex abuse

Robert Thrift has been jailed

A cruel, controlling and manipulative pervert has been jailed for 14 years for raping a woman and sexually abusing two girls.

Roisin first in UK to receive life-saving treatment

Roisin and her mum Anntoinette lying in bed, with brother Cian

Pioneering patient Roisin Kelleher has become the first person in the UK to receive life-saving treatment for cystic fibrosis.


Pregnant sheep mauled by dog

Clive Burgess at Syndale Farm with the sheep attacked by a dog

A farmer has warned dog owners after a pregnant sheep was so badly mauled it had to be shot. WARNING: graphic image.


Child neglect suspects released on bail

The boy was reportedly seen alone. Library image.

A man and woman arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a toddler was found wandering the streets have been released on bail.

Brewery fined £10,000 after worker has finger amputated

The Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham.

A Kent-based brewery has been handed a hefty fine after one of its employees lost his finger after it became stuck in machinery.


Woman's jealous ex jailed for stealing contraceptive pills

Paschal Wall

A woman's jealous ex-lover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after stealing items from her home - including her contraceptive pills.

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Body found in town centre

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Police were called out to a house in the town centre after a body was discovered.

Holocaust heroine speaks out 70 years on

Clara, aged 22.

A Kent woman who saved hundreds of Jews during the Nazi regime has told her remarkable story on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.


Land Rover and trailer crashes into ditch off major road

Land Rover has come off the road and landed in a ditch.

The A2 is partially blocked after a Land Rover and its trailer veered off the road and crashed into trees.

Poorly pup needs £2k for lifesaving surgery

Puppy Matilda has proved vets wrong after surviving a cyst on her stomach

An eight-week-old puppy - which has already baffled vets by living past a week - needs £2,000 to pay for emergency surgery for a rare condition.


Stolen puppy reunited with his owners

Bolly was stolen a few days before Christmas, but has now been reunited with his owners.

A man has been arrested after a five-month-old puppy was stolen from a family home before Christmas.

Bitter taste as lorry spills orange peel load

Police at the scene after lorry shed its load

Police and highways crews were called this morning after a lorry shed its load.

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