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Tree dubbed town's greatest is vandalised

Paul Durkin and the Himalayan Silver Burch tree in his garden which has been vandalised.

A man returned home from a holiday to find his beloved tree had its branches hacked off by vandals.


VIDEO: Clumsy thieves caught on camera

CCTV inside the Empire men's clothing store.

CCTV footage has captured two bungling burglars breaking into a store, before one of them pulls an entire unit off the wall on top of him.

Toddler death spot is still a danger

Brian Head is concerned that despite a child being killed when a van was turning in the road here 17 years ago, nothing has been done to make the road safer.

A road where a child was crushed to death in her pushchair is still another “accident waiting to happen” – 17 years after the tragedy.


County councillor's new rules 'risking safety of elderly and disabled'

Tony Pout at the entrance to Reeves Taxi's.

A councillor has barred a taxi firm from parking outside its office, which has resulted in the elderly and parents with prams waiting in the road.


‘I just want to be treated as a normal person’

Stephen Wren just wants to be treated well

A daughter has pleaded for people to stop picking on her father - who, at just 55, is battling the cruellest disease.


Teenager arrest after theft from car

The man has been charged with the robbery of a vehicle. Picture: Thinkstock

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a purse and a tablet computer were swiped from a vehicle.

'Teddy saves Phoebe's life every single day'

Phoebe Denton, seven, with her Hypo Hound Teddy.

Phoebe, seven, has brittle type 1 diabetes, and her life was transformed when she welcomed a labrador puppy into her home.

Thieves steal church sign

The handmade sign at Sheldwich Church.

A handmade church sign was taken by thieves less than 24 hours after it had been put in the ground.

10 four-storey luxury homes plan for creek

The plans for Abbey Wharf.

Plans have been submitted for a historic wharf just metres from a quay which has been at the centre of controversy.

VIDEO: Petrol station evacuated as car catches light

The Vauxhall Astra alight at the Gate Services at Dunkirk

There was drama on the A2 as a Vauxhall Astra went up in flames near petrol pumps on filling station forecourt.


Man wrestled to the ground by police

A number of police vehicles and an ambulance are in Market Place, Faversham.

Police and paramedics have descended on a town centre, where a barefoot man was seen being tackled to the floor by officers.

Police swoop on gun plot suspects

The armed police chase took place on the M2 between Faversham and Sittingbourne.

Two men have been charged with firearms offences after armed police from a specialist team tackling gang violence chased vehicles on the M2.

Patient forced to wait 14 hours for life-saving surgery

Eddie Thomas waited 14 hours for urgent surgery

A man in need of urgent lifesaving surgery for a perforated bowel was left waiting in agony for 14 hours before finally going under the knife.


Police pursuit leads to huge delays

Police were called. Stock image.

There were huge delays on one of Kent's busiest roads tonight following a police incident.


Spate of thefts from cars

The man has been charged with the robbery of a vehicle. Picture: Thinkstock

Tools, a brand new printer, a phone and other items have been swiped from cars across a Kent town.


Sunlight reflecting on mirror sparks blaze

Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue

Fire crews have issued a warning to keep mirrors out of direct sunlight after a fire ripped through a bedroom this morning.


Chimney fire prompts warning

Stock pic: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters say people are putting themselves and their homes at risk.

Crash on A2

Picture: Trevor Martin

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene of a traffic accident on a busy road.

Police hunt to track down railway trespasser

Southeastern reported an incident on a train. Picture: British Transport Police

Police have been trying to track down a man seen trespassing on the railway this afternoon.


Burst water main causes flooding on A2

Traffic chaos caused by the burst water pipe. Picture: Suz Elvey

Temporary traffic lights have been installed as engineers work to fix a burst water main in a busy road.

High Court decision clears path for Creek referendum

Swan Quay is another site in the plan, which was the subject of a recent legal battle.

A postponed referendum for the future of the Creek can now go ahead after one of the country's top judges dismissed a legal challenge by developers.

Flats evacuated after fire

Fire crews were called to the chimney fire. Stock image

Fire crews tackled a blaze in block of flats.


Wooden building destroyed by blaze

The woman was badly burned by the flames. Stock image

A wooden commercial building used to store timber has been destroyed by a fire this afternoon.

Ladder helps lead woman to safety

Firefighters led the woman to safety. Stock image.

Firefighters used a ladder to help rescue a woman involved in a crash.


Woman, 89, 'stabbed in face by 78-year-old' at care home

The alleged attempted murder was at the Kingsfield Care Home

An elderly man has been charged with the attempted murder of a fellow care home resident after she was stabbed multiple times in the face.

Bobby Davro pops into Kent town

Event organiser Colin Phillips and Bobby Davro.

The comedian, actor and former Celebrity Big Brother housemate joined Bob Geldof and champion snooker players to support a charity event.

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