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Mum's anguish at baby son's epilepsy nightmare

Harry with his parents Kayleigh Rigden and Lee Town

Mother Kayleigh Rigden had to fight to convince doctors something was wrong as her baby son suffered a series of violent spasms.


By royal appointment...

Shepherd Neame has invested heavily in marketing its Spitfire beer

Britain's oldest brewer has got the royal seal of approval... let's drink to that!


'I have a death wish. Shoot me.'

Armed police surrounded a taxi. Stock picture.

A drunken father armed with knives and an axe has walked free after challenging armed police to shoot him during a four-hour siege.


Royal approval for brewery

The Queen

Britain's oldest brewer has been granted a royal warrant for its flagship beer.


Girl injured after fall from horse

An 11-year-old girl was flown to hospital after she fell from a horse during an equestrian show.

Intruder captured in Google Street View photo?

The Google Street View image of a woman climbing through a window in Faversham

The mystery of a Google Street View image that appeared to show a burglar breaking into a house has been solved.


Kent singer urges Scots to vote no at packed rally

Sir Bob Geldof and Eddie Izzard at the rally

Sir Bob Geldof received a mixed reaction as he addressed crowds ahead of this week's independence referendum.


Fears as loner armed with gun circles Southcliffe pub

Steven, played by Sean Harris, in Channel 4 show Southcliffe that was filmed around Faversham

A couple locked themselves in the pub where gritty crime drama Southcliffe was filmed when a gunman circled in what they feared was a copycat attack.


Firefighters called to oast house fire

Fire engines at the scene

About 20 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze in Homestall Lane this afternoon.

Arrests after shop robbery

McColl's in Preston Street, Faversham was robbed

A man has been charged and a woman arrested in connection with an alleged knifepoint robbery at a newsagents.

Retrial for man accused of imprisoning ex-girlfriend?

After six hours the jury could not decide whether Jess Collins had falsely imprisoned his ex-girlfriend

A jury failed to reach a verdict today over whether a man had falsely imprisoned his ex-girlfriend - he could now face a retrial.

Young mum 'bound with phone cord by jealous ex-lover'

After six hours the jury could not decide whether Jess Collins had falsely imprisoned his ex-girlfriend

A jealous ex-boyfriend searched for a young mother's mobile phone after tying her up with a charger cord and blockading her home, a court heard.

Newsagents targeted in knife-point robbery

Stock image.

A shop worker was threatened by knife-wielding robbers who raided a town centre newsagents and fled with cash.


Thousands flock to Hop Festival

It was all smiles in the sunshine as more than 30,000 people enjoyed the Hop Festival 2014 in Faversham

Ay caramba! Festival has a Mexican twist

Emma Standen, Steve Hoad and Ruth Taylor of Dead Horse Morris take a break from dancing at the Faversham Hop Festival last year. Picture: Chris Davey.

A Google blunder has seen the venue for the Faversham Hop Festival - which gets under way this weekend - listed as Mexico.


Horrific ordeal of DJ 'tortured and beaten' by police

The bruised face of DJ Oliver Sebastien

A man spent three days in intensive care and was close to kidney failure after what he claims was a savage attack by police.


Shock at complaints over charity gig's banner

Thomas Knaves with his grandma Julie Knaves

Complaints about a banner advertising a charity gig for a disabled teenager have been branded "disgraceful".


Car slams into road barrier

A car crashed into the barrier on the side of the Thanet Way

A sports car has careered off a busy main road after slamming into the barrier at the side of the road.

Teenager cleared of raping girl

Both men had been drinking vodka. Picture: Library image

A jury has cleared a teenager of rape after he was alleged to have forced himself on a girl after drinking half a bottle of vodka.

Teen 'drank half bottle of vodka before raping virgin'

Both men had been drinking vodka. Picture: Library image

A teenager raped a 16-year-old virgin he met on the internet after downing half a bottle of vodka, a court heard.

Vicious dog’s trail of destruction as sheep are mauled

Farm owner Julie Murray with her sheep

A dog "ripped the face" off a sheep and left ewes dead or fighting for their lives in a vicious attack. Warning: graphic images.


Gun charge after pub break-in

Landlord of the Shipwrights Derek Cole

A man has been charged with threatening the landlord of a pub while armed with a rifle.

Woman suffers serious head injuries after falling from horse

A woman was flown to hospital after falling from a horse.


Dog with contagious disease stolen from charity event

Picasso has been stolen from Happy Endings Rescue

A dog that needs daily injections to stop its disease from being contagious has been stolen during a charity fun-day at an animal rescue centre.


Artists remember the children killed in Gaza

A bouquet for Dina

Bouquets are beginning to emerge around the county in memory of the children killed during conflicts in Gaza.


Cow dies in late-night crash

A cow similar to the one killed in the crash at Aycliffe

A cow has died after a crash involving three cars on a busy road late at night.

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