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Man charged with murdering a pensioner

Police tape around bungalows in Crispin Close

Police have charged a 62-year-old with the murder of a 75-year-old neighbour in a quiet cul-de-sac.

"NHS bureaucracy is to blame for financial crisis"

Helen Whately

A Parliamentary candidate has blamed “NHS bureaucracy” for a financial crisis at a GP surgery.

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Murder arrest after pensioner found dead

Police tape around bungalows in Crispin Close

A man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a pensioner was found inside a house.

'We have hope now instead of despair'

Twins Samuel and Jacob, 12

A couple who were told to give up their severely autistic twins have bravely described their struggle to cope - and determination not to abandon them.

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Man accused of trying to kill care home resident to stand trial

Kingsfield Care Home in Faversham

A 78-year-old man is to stand trial accused of attempting to murder a fellow care home resident - even though he's unfit to plead.

Car overturns in village

The car overturned in Colegates Road

A driver has escaped with minor injuries after their car ended up on its roof in a narrow lane.

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Extraordinary discovery in farmer's field worth a mint

The rare Anglo Saxon coin found by a detectorist which could sell for £12,000

A metal detectorist thought he'd dug up a button - only to find it was an extremely rare 1,200 year-old coin valued at £12,000.

Disruption to Southeastern train services

A train has broken down between Faversham and Canterbury East

A broken engineer's train is causing delays between stations in east Kent.

French police blow up couple's vehicle in terror scare

Louis Cole was on a romantic weekend away with girlfriend when it happened.

Police used a controlled explosion on a roofer's van after mistaking it for a terror threat.

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Councillor attacked hours after being elected

Lib-dem candidate for Faversham Antony Hook.

A newly elected county councillor was attacked just hours after the election results last night.

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Creek referendum result: The reaction

Faversham Creek.

A plan will now be put in place to decide future development along the creek and the swing bridge will be built after 88% of voters said yes.

Mountain challenge for trio

Lisa Blythin with stepdaughter Caity and Caity's boyfriend Brad, who are all climbing Kilimanjaro for charity.

A family hope to raise thousands of pounds for Childreach International when they climb to the top of one of the world's tallest mountains.

Who are you voting for?

The KCC election.

The doors are open at the polling stations for the Kent County Council elections. Find out more about the candidates hoping to win your vote.

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The return of Faversham 365

Tony Gostling, Nathalie Banaigs and Bob Lamoon.

The photography project where thousands of pictures are taken across the town over the year will launch again exactly a decade since the original.

Vandal brags on Facebook as he walks free from court

Ryan Hilden.

A man who crashed his brother’s car into the side of a pub bragged on Facebook “I’m a free man” just minutes after stepping out of court.

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Council worker busted by paedophile hunters

James Hope appeared at Maidstone Magistrates Court.

A former primary school teacher who helped vulnerable children in care has admitted arranging to have sex with a 15-year-old boy.

School head accused of 'making' 160,000 child sex images

Primary school head teacher Richard Williams leaving Maidstone Magistrates' Court

A head teacher has appeared in court facing charges relating to indecent pictures and videos of children.

Vandalism branded 'political intimidation'

Some of the stake boards vandalised in Faversham

Dozens of Liberal Democrat election stake boards around a Kent town have been damaged in what the party says is an "orchestrated attack".

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Roof blaze drama

Firefighters at the scene

Firefighters tacked a blaze on a thatched roof that caused extensive damage.

Fire crews tackle woodland blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

Firefighters had to spend two hours dealing with a blaze covering 150 square metres.

Biker hurt in crash with car

The scene at the A2 Canterbury Road, Faversham. Picture: @Garethcook7 via Kent 999s.

A motorcyclist needed hospital treatment following a collision with a car.

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Woodland fire near Faversham

Fire crews attended the scene - stock image

Firefighters tackled a woodland blaze outside Faversham earlier today.

Thug who boasted 'free pizza for me' jailed after robbery

Reece Thomas boasted: "Free pizza for me tonight."

Tearaway Reece Thomas stole a pizza delivery driver's cap and wore it during a sick social media taunt.

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One week to go before Creek referendum

Faversham Creek.

There is exactly a week to go before a crucial vote which will decide the future of Faversham Creek.

Exciting times ahead for community garden

A brand new cabin has been built at the Abbey Physic Garden thanks to lottery funding.

A garden which helps people with mental health problems and disabilities is offering a number of new initiatives thanks to a lottery grant.

Lorry stuck for two hours causing gridlock

The lorry is stuck as Court Street meets Quay Lane - a key route through the town.

A HGV which has broken down in a busy town centre road has been stuck there for more than two hours, causing long delays for motorists.

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