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Patients' shock at dental surgery's sudden closure

Earlsgate Dental Practice

A dental practice that abruptly shut its doors was under investigation by health authorities for "wide-ranging failings".

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Fresh murder appeal brings new leads

Taxi driver Derek Brann was murdered in 1988 - his body was found on the M20. Picture: Kent Police

A renewed investigation into the murder of a taxi driver 29 years ago has had an "encouraging response", say police.

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Film star stuns shoppers

Sir Anthony Hopkins in Sandgate with Peter Troy

An Oscar-winning Hollywood actor shared a joke with passers-by after being spotted in a Kent high street.

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Two hurt in head-on crash

Canterbury Road has been closed near Folkestone after a crash. Picture: Chloe-Jade Graham

Police and ambulance crews were called after a head-on smash on a hill left two people hurt and one in hospital.

Takeaways score 1 out of 5 for food hygiene

Sunshine Grill in Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone

The latest probe into food hygiene standards in south Kent has given two takeaways ratings of just one out of five.

Explosion during Remembrance parade

Smoke filled the pavement. Picture: Andy Payton

An area has been cordoned off following an underground explosion during a Remembrance Sunday parade.

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Hendrix festival to celebrate links with town

Jimi Hendrix

A weekend of entertainment is being laid on to honour one of the world's most famous musicians who frequently visited Kent.

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Taxi driver's murder reviewed after 29 years

Taxi driver Derek Brann was murdered in 1988 - his body was found on the M20. Picture: Kent Police

The sons of a taxi driver murdered 29 years ago are appealing to the public to help catch their father's killer as detectives renew the case.

Alcoholic grandfather stole charity collection tin

Philip Goldstone was convicted of a string of thefts at Folkestone Magistrate's Court

A judge rapped a weeping alcoholic grandfather for snatching a cat sanctuary’s donation tin to pay for his addiction.

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Medical chiefs' fears over deepening GP crisis

Folkestone East Family Practice

Medical chiefs today have warned the GP crisis is deepening, with a surgery in Folkestone with 4,500 patients forced to close its doors this week.

Hitch-hiker forces driver to crash

Charlie Gisby - Google

A hitchhiker ‘nearly killed’ himself by leaping in front of an oncoming car, waving his arms and forcing the driver to swerve and crash to avoid him.

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Jealous thug slashed man's neck on doorstep

Gerard Keogh. Picture: Kent Police.

A "controlling, aggressive and jealous" thug stabbed and slashed his ex's stepfather in the neck after making death threats and trashing her home.

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Bridge struck but trains running as normal

Folkestone West where a vehicle has hit the bridge. Picture: Google

Trains were cancelled after a vehicle struck a bridge over a busy road next to a station.

Hundreds of patients left without GP urged to register

Folkestone East Family Practice

All patients who have applied for a new GP have been allocated but 1,300 still remain unregistered as NHS bosses urge them to sign up with new doctor.

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Drugs probe at family park

Radnor Park public toilets following reports of suspected drug taking

Action is being taken to tackle suspected drug abuse inside a popular Kent family park.

Sadness as popular bar and restaurant closes

Googies Art Cafe in Folkestone is closing

Shock and sadness after an award-winning Kent restaurant and bar announces it will be closing this weekend.

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Brexit monument could be built in Kent

The monument is proposed to be built on land overlooking the Channel Tunnel

A design competition for a £17,500 'Brexit monument' has been launched by a school in Paris.

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Fears over new syringes after council clears drug den

One of three syringes spotted on Sunday afternoon

Fears have been raised after used hypodermic needles appeared inside an abandoned town centre underpass - days after a council cleared a huge drug den

Notorious drunk and beggar slapped with town ban

'Eccentric' Tsige Simmons has been slapped with a community order by the courts for her drunken and threatening behaviour in Folkestone. Picture: Kent Police

Her abuse towards people, begging and anti-social behaviour led police to prosecute her.

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Vulnerable patients cut from priority list, doctors claim

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

Doctors claim vulnerable patients have been cut from a priority list they made saying they needed to be registered with new doctor urgently.

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Drug den cleared out by council

The drug den discovered in an abandoned underpass in Folkestone

A huge drug den found with needles and other drug paraphernalia in a town centre underpass has been cleared away by the council.

Two arrested after police chase

Two arrested after Folkestone police chase. Picture: Kent Police

A car crashed into a lamppost while trying to escape from officers during a town centre pursuit.

Huge drug den discovered in town centre subway

The drug den discovered in an abandoned underpass in Folkestone

Shocking pictures reveal a huge drug den found by town centre sprucers.

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Triennial graffiti sparks homeless debate

The graffiti on Triennial artwork has sparked a debate about homelessness. Picture: Facebook

Is graffiti on this "pretentious" piece of art posing a question about homelessness or was it a spelling mistake?

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Storm Brian hits Kent

Waves batter the sea wall at Folkestone

High winds and rain are battering the county as a predicted storm arrives in Kent.

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Former hospital goes up for sale

The Royal Victoria Hospital in Folkestone

A Kent hospital is likely to be turned into housing following a deal between Kent County Council and the NHS.

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