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Ousted Ukip leader quits party

Henry Bolton

Henry Bolton has quit Ukip after being ousted from the party over racist texts sent by his girlfriend.

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Two men in court accused of MP office break-in

The area near Damian Collins' office. Picture: Google Street View

Two men have denied breaking into an MP's office and a beauty salon below it.

Suspected burglar charged

Police have made an arrest

Police investigating reports a man returned home to find a suspected burglar in his house have charged a man.

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Singing siblings appear on The Voice

Tom and Abbie Dixon appeared on The Voice Credit: ITV

The spotlight was on brother and sister Tom and Abbie Dixon when they sung their hearts out on The Voice UK.

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Chickens finger lickin' gone

KFC at Sandgate Road, Folkestone, not yet listed as reopened

Only six Kent KFCs remain open as the company's new suppliers suffer "teething problems".

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Ukip councillors quit threat

Ukip leader Henry Bolton

Five councillors are considering quitting en masse in protest at the sacking of former party leader Henry Bolton.

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Party leader to learn fate

Ukip leader Henry Bolton

Ukip members are meeting today to decide whether to allow leader Henry Bolton to continue in his role.

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Cancer survivor Caitlin, 16, ignites new charity campaign

Caitlin Kydd, 15, has survived cancer twice and is now running a fundraising campaign to help the charity which granted her wish when she was ill

A child who fought and defeated a rare bone cancer, twice, is rallying support for the charity that helped her through her darkest moments.

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Victim's fingers bent back in robbery

Google - St John's Church Road, Folkestone

Robberies where a victim’s house was stormed and another had their fingers bent back in a street attack have been linked.

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Leas Lift revamp to cost £500,000

The Leas Lift - put at 'half track' to symbolise closure

A historic Kent attraction will not re-open this summer after it emerged it will take substantial funds to bring it back to its former glory.

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Hundreds of parents prosecuted for child truancy

School stock

Hundreds of parents are being prosecuted for taking their children out of Kent and Medway schools without permission, new figures reveal.

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Claw hammer attack suspect appears in court

Google - Harbour Way

A man has appeared in court charged with attacking two teenage girls with a claw hammer.

Drugs raid uncovers 30 cocaine wraps

Google - the Durlocks

A group of suspected drug dealers - including a 16-year-old boy - were arrested following a raid at a Kent property.

Street death 'not suspicious'

Dover Road. Picture: Google

Police say they have ruled out foul play following the death of a man found in the street.

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Man charged after hammer attack on teenage girls

Google - Harbour Way

A man will appear in court charged with assaulting two teenage girls who were found in the street with head injuries following a hammer attack.

Signalling problem sparks train chaos

A Southeastern train. Picture: Southeastern

Trains were delayed or diverted due to a signalling problem on part of Kent's rail network.

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Teenage girls injured in street attacks

Harbour Way, Folkestone. Picture: Google.

A man has been arrested after two teenage girls were taken to hospital - one with a serious head injury - following two street attacks.

Owners could be forced to sell land

Land earmarked for Otterpool Park Garden Town

A council has given itself the power to buy land against an owner's will - to make way for a 12,000-home town.

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Worker distraught as knifeman targets pharmacy

Vision Pharmacy

A knife-wielding robber masked in a bandana threatened a pharmacy worker and fled with cash, in a crime which has "rocked the community".

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Duo charged over cannabis factory

Canterbury Road - Folkestone

A cannabis factory discovery has led to a duo being charged in connection with production of the drug.

Woman cut free in four-vehicle crash

Firefighters helped free the man. Stock picture

Two cars and two vans collided in a horror smash which blocked a road in both directions.

High Street bank axed

Lloyds Bank in Hythe

Lloyds Banking Group has revealed it is pulling out of a Kent town after announcing 100 branch closures nationally.

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Burglars steal sex toys in raid at transgender shop

Sue with her partner Ken

Police are searching for two men who broke into a specialist transgender shop to steal cash and sex toys.

Knives found in pupil's bag

The Folkestone Academy

A head teacher has written to parents after knives were discovered inside a school.

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Suspect arrested in landlord murder probe bailed

Joe Daniels was found alongside a gun

A suspect arrested in connection with the alleged murder of popular pub landlord Joe Daniels has been released on bail.

Government 'committed to building lorry park'

Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

The transport secretary says the government is committed to building a lorry park in Kent to deal with issues caused by Operation Stack.

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