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Great British Bake Off finalist causes stir at open gardens day

The Great British Bake Off's Jane Beedle, left, at Faversham Open Gardens

Gorgeous gardens were open to the public for a day – and a visit from a Great British Bake Off favourite was the icing on the cake.

Comment: My friend was broken by his crusade against 1960s tower blocks

Fire ripped through the Grenfell Tower in London. Picture: @Natalie_Oxford

A man who raised concerns about the dangers of high-rise tower block became broken man by the vitriolic attacks against him over his views.

Flood alert lifted

Faversham Creek is expected to flood due to the exceptionally high tide. Picture: Tony Flashman

People were warned to prepare for possible flooding along the coast due to high tide.

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Emergency services called to crash

Stock picture.

A crash on the M2 is causing long delays.

Mum loses cancer battle aged 38

Clare with her family

A woman whose plight captured the hearts of thousands devoted the last year of her life to making it memorable for her four children.

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kmfm gives away £1,000

Sarah husband Mark and their children with the cash

Another Kent family is celebrating after winning a cash prize by turning into their favourite radio station.

Motorcyclist dies after motorway crash

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Picture: Dan Wright

Police are appealing for dashcam footage after a biker in his 20s was killed in a crash that shut a motorway for more than five hours.

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Car lands in field after crash on M2

A car has ended up in a field after coming off the M2 following a crash.

Emergency crews are at the scene of accident where a vehicle has left the road and ended up in a field.

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Angry drivers hit out after hours of traffic delays

A car came of the transporter, picture Kent 999s

Furious drivers, forced to queue for hours after a serious crash, have hit out at the length of the delays.

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Crash involving lorries caused severe M2 delays

The aftermath of the crash. Picture: Kent 999s?

Part of one of Kent's busiest motorways was shut for several hours as emergency crews dealt with a serious accident.

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Man seriously injured after being hit by car

Police at the scene

Police closed a road near a brewery after a pedestrian was knocked down by a car and suffered serious injuries.

Police close investigation into how huge fire started

The damage inside. Picture: Richard Murr

After more than a month since a blaze in a Kent town, shops are yet to reopen and mystery remains as to how the fire was sparked.

Helen Whately re-elected as MP

Helen Whately MP

Conservative Helen Whately has been re-elected as MP in Faversham and Mid Kent.

Petition launched to stop bullying at Kent school

The Abbey School.

Stories from parents and pupils who have faced bullying at a Kent school have been brought to light after a petition received almost 300 signatures.

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GPs plea for no more new homes

Faversham medical practice.

Doctors have called on the council to refuse any planning applications for new houses as they struggle to cope with the growing demand.

Two cars and motorbike crash

Brenley Corner. Stock pic.

Police and paramedics were called to a collision on the A2 near a busy junction.

'It made me feel sick to my heart'

Artist Paul Joyce with his unfinished Eastwell Manor piece. Picture by Chris Davey

Artist painted 50 pictures and spent thousands after being told he would be an artist in residence at luxury hotel - only to be told he wasn't wanted.

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Missing pensioner found

Police had been searching for Alan Gordon

A 78-year-old who had not been seen for more than 24 hours has been located safe and well.

Queues after vehicle catches light

Rush-hour traffic was held up after a vehicle caught fire on the M2.

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Shop to close after 40 years

The Yamaha bike shop in The Mall, Faversham, is closing after 40 years of business.

A motorbike shop which has been serving motorists for more than 40 years has announced it will close its doors.

Police search for missing pensioner

Police had been searching for Alan Gordon

Officers have launched an urgent appeal to find a 78-year-old man who has gone missing from his Kent home.

'Murdered' pensioner died from head injury

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

A pensioner who was allegedly murdered by a friend had suffered a "blunt force head injury", an inquest has been told.

CCTV released after bank card burglary

Police want to speak to this woman.

Officers have released a photo of a woman they want to speak to following a bank card burglary.

Ambulance targeted by thieves

An ambulance was targeted by thieves as paramedics responded to an emergency.

Opportunist thieves snuck into the back of an ambulance and swiped a paramedic's jacket, an NHS tablet computer and sat-nav system.

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Crash at accident blackspot roundabout

The M2 near Brenley Corner. Stock picture.

There were delays on the M2 and A2 after a crash at one of the busiest junctions in Kent.

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Man accused of pensioner's murder appears in court

Police taped off this bungalow in Crispin Close, Faversham

A man accused of murdering a pensioner in the cul-de-sac where they both lived has appeared in court.

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