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Low food hygiene score for top restaurant

The Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone

An award-winning restaurant has been given two out of five stars for hygiene, after inspectors discovered ‘unsafe’ cooking procedures.


Drunk attacked partner days before wedding

Lee Woolacott - Facebook

A man hit his fiancee just days before their wedding, cutting her face with his engagement ring, a court heard.

EXCLUSIVE: New location for town's Banksy revealed

The Art Buff piece created by Banksy in 2014

A piece of artwork that became a huge tourist attraction before being ruined by graffiti is being specially built into the new building.


NHS explains why its not attending GP crisis public meeting

Folkestone East Family Practice

A public meeting is being held tonight about the GP crisis in a Kent town but it won't be attended by the NHS, which has explained the reason why.


Man found dead on beach

Police, forensics and paramedics were called to Princes Parade in Hythe this morning. Picture: Google

A man in his 80s has been found dead on a Kent beach in one of two major incidents on Kent's shores today.

Seafront housing reduced by a quarter

Concept ideas of how Folkestone seafront could look after redevelopment. Folkestone Harbour Company said the designs were likely to be different when they are submitted

Concept designs are still yet to be finalised as it is revealed developers will be building far fewer homes than they have been given permission for.

'I'm scared of him - I'm scared of walking down the street'

Paul Buss, 51, of Folkestone pleaded guilty to harassment

A spurned husband threatened to kill his ex-partner after she finished with him by text message, a court heard.

Lorry sheds huge chunk of metal onto motorway slip road

Stock picture.

A lorry shed its load on a busy slip road, causing a huge piece of metal to block the carriageway.


Burglar snared after neighbour followed him from crime scene

Michael McDonagh has been sent to prison. Picture: Kent Police

A burglar was caught when a man saw him breaking into his neighbour's house, before jumping in his car to confront him.


Police watchdog brought in over 'murder' incident

Forensic investigators at the scene the following morning

Kent Police will be investigated over how officers handled contact through 999 before a suspected murder.


Drunk woman 'spat at, kicked and struck' restaurant manager

Tia Lambert was found guilty of assault but intends to appeal her conviction

A judge has told a university hopeful to clean up her act after a drink-fuelled assault on a manager of a posh restaurant.


Town pavilion among country's most at risk

Campaigners from the Friends of the Leas Pavilion hope to open the venue as a community space. Picture: Gary Browne/KM Group

An Edwardian pavilion has been listed by the Victorian Society as one of the most endangered buildings in the country.


Man accused of attempted murder shouted 'Up the IRA'

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

A man seen kicking a dog in the street by a mum and child chased them away shouting: “Up the IRA”, a jury has been told.

GPs tell NHS: 'We're closed'

Folkestone East Family Practice

Doctors' surgeries have taken drastic steps telling the NHS they will not take any new patients as the GP crisis plunges deeper in one Kent town.

Duo released after being arrested in connection with burglaries

Police are appealing for witnesses. Stock photo

A pair of suspected burglars arrested after two break-ins have been released.

Drink-driver who crashed on the motorway spared jail

Daniel Routhorn

A drink-driver found hiding in the undergrowth of a motorway roundabout after crashing his car has been spared jail.


GP practice closure 'will put patients at risk'

Folkestone East Family Practice

Fears have been raised about patient safety when a doctors' surgery closes, with Labour warning of a "catastrophic failure of the local GP system".


Jewellery and cash stolen in daytime house raid

The burglary was reported in Wear Bay Road, Folkestone. Picture: Google

Police have launched an investigation after jewellery and cash was stolen in a raid on a house.


Ripper postcard to go under the hammer

The postcard claiming to be penned by Jack the Ripper will go under the hammer in Folkestone

A postcard supposedly penned by Jack the Ripper and sent to an east London police station is due to go under the hammer.

Lying pervert back in jail

Daniel Davis, formerly Daniel Bussell has been jailed for breaching his prison licence

A pervert who tried to hide his past by changing his name is back behind bars... after sleeping in the same home as a child.


Southeastern services getting back to normal

A Southeastern train. Stock image

A signalling problem has been rectified, with trains running the line "with caution".


Vicar: 'I will forgive thieves who smashed up our church'

Rev Christopher Maclean

A vicar will “forgive” the would-be-thieves who smashed their way into an historic church, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.


Internationally-renowned arts festival returns

Antony Gormley's statue in Folkestone's Harbour Arm Picture: Thierry Bal

Nine weeks of art exhibitions have started as a seaside town's regeneration continues.

New 'Banksy' has appeared

'Fake' Bansky outside New Look, Bouverie Place, Folkestone

A new 'fake' Banksy piece has appeared in a busy town centre.


Popular pub sold

The True Briton pub in Folkestone

A seaside pub is under new ownership.

Residents evacuated after gas leak

Emergency services at the scene

Around 60 residents have had to been evacuated from their homes after flash floods ruptured a gas main.

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