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Bolton 'likely' to contest election in Kent

Henry Bolton, Ukip's new leader

Ukip's new leader Henry Bolton says he is likely to stand as a candidate in Kent in the next general election.


Arrests in town centre park after stabbing

Police at Radnor Park in Folkestone. Picture: @monsieurijh

Police descended on a town centre park after a man was injured in a knife attack.

Police descend on park

Police at Radnor Park in Folkestone. Picture: @monsieurijh

Three police cars have been spotted at a popular town centre park.

Extra cash announced for garden town

An artist's impression of how the finished Otterpool Park will look at ground level

More money to develop plans for the latest garden town in Kent has been announced by the government today.

Heartless thieves steal 'lifeline' mobility scooter

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A disabled woman says she has been robbed of her lifeline after 'heartless' thieves raided her garage and stole her mobility scooter.


Man 'acting inappropriately' towards teenage girl

Do you recognise this man? Picture: Kent Police.

Police are hunting a man who was reported to be 'acting inappropriately' when he approached a teenage girl at a bus stop.


'Keep border controls at Calais'

The Port of Calais

Council leaders have written to Brexit minister David Davis calling for border controls to be kept at Calais after the UK leaves the EU.


Park rape case - latest

Police are appealing for information following the crash.

A 17-year-old youth has been arrested after a rape in a park.

Teenager accused of rape in park

Police are investigating an alleged rape in Lower Radnor Park. Picture: Instant Street View.

A 17-year-old has been questioned by police following an alleged attack in a public park.

Knife terror at grammar school

The Harvey Grammar School in Cheriton Road, Folkestone.

An 11-year-old boy has been excluded from a grammar school after threatening fellow pupils with a knife.

Council scraps fur mayoral robe

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

A council will back down over plans to buy a mayoral robe made with real fur, amid pressure from animal rights campaigners.


Driver's car seized after licence expired 30 years ago

The man's license expired in 1983!

A driver has had his car seized after his provisional licence was more than 30 years out of date.


Funding of £80,000 secured for historic Leas Lift

The Leas Lift in Folkestone has been rebuilt in Lego

A new company set up to get the Leas Lift up and running again has secured £80,000 for the project.


Don't miss First Class!

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

Youngsters across Folkestone and Hythe have started school - don't miss our brilliant keepsake souvenir.

Drunk jailed for racist rampage

Kevin Friend has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A builder abused and slapped schoolchildren during a racist 'rampage', a court heard.


Top lawyer orders re-think over death crash sentence

Leonard Pettifer

The Attorney General has ordered a re-think over the 'unduly lenient' sentence handed to a pensioner who killed a biker while driving the wrong way.


Top restaurant paid ill customer £3,000

The Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone

An award-winning restaurant has denied responsibility for a man ending up in hospital with suspected food poisoning - despite paying him thousands.


Serial sex attacker jailed for 'campaign of brutal rapes'

Jamie Taylor. Picture: Kent Police.

A former bouncer who carried out a series of humiliating and brutal rapes involving weapons has been locked up for 23 years.

Patients promised they will get a new doctor

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A town's MP has received assurances from health bosses that every patient at a GP surgery that is due to close will be given new doctor.


Three charged after man 'kidnapped and assaulted' in car park

Police have made an arrest. Picture: iStock

Police have charged three people on kidnap and assault charges after a man suffered facial injuries in a car park attack.

Violent thug jailed for pub attacks

Jack Daniels. Picture: Kent Police.

A powerfully-built thug with a 'very bad history of explosive violence' who went on the run after a series of attacks at a pub has been jailed.


Four arrested after car park assault

The boy was arrested on Monday, November 6.

Police have arrested four people after a man suffered facial injuries in a car park attack.

Celebrity chef hits out at inspector's food rating

Executive chef Mark Sargeant

A chef has hit out at "powers that be" who warned diners were at risk of food poisoning - saying they would have customers eat "rancid crumbly paste".


Dog roaming railway lines reunited with owners

Danny with Southeastern driver John Coatman.

Railway staff have found the owners of a dog rescued from the tracks today.


Fly-tipper caught in the act

Fly tipping is causing misery for the people of Stone. File picture

A man who dumped a ton of rubbish was caught after a member of the public took his registration number.


Council to charge public for information

The old pound coin is going out of circulation this weekend. Picture: Thinkstock

People seeking details from their local authority relating to development, pollution and waste management will have to pay £25 an hour per request.

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