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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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Southeastern services getting back to normal

A Southeastern train. Stock image

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Child smuggler jailed as migrants found hidden in cabinets

A child was one of the five people Musa was caught smuggling through the Channel Tunnel. Picture: Home Office

Migrants including a child were found hidden in cabinets as the man found driving the van by police is sent to prison.

'I own the vintage Mini cop car that makes you smile'

Ian Creighton with his 1979 Police Mini Panda

VIDEO:Many depression sufferers temper their symptoms with therapy... but one father’s cure comes from driving his vintage police car on Kent’s roads.

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Knife-wielding robbers make off with safe

Knife-wielding robbers threatened a man in Risborough Lane, Folkestone. Picture: Google

Robbers with a Yorkshire accent targeted a house wielding a knife and threatening the resident before making off with a safe.

Mayor hits back at 'bigots' who slam Pride attendance

Cllr Roger West (back row second from right) called the couple bigots and said their views could not be accepted

A mayor has described a couple who called his attendance at his town's first gay pride parade "shameful" as a pair of bigots.

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Corn fields alight in huge blaze

Stock pic: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

More than 30 acres of corn is on fire in fields this evening as firefighters are sent to the scene.

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Appeal after shop ram-raided

The scene of the Folkestone ram raid. Picture: @Kent_999s

Police are appealing for witnesses after a shop was ram-raided in the early hours of this morning.

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Car stolen after burglary

A general scene of Canterbury Road, Hawkinge. Picture: Google Maps

Police need witnesses after a car was taken following a bungalow break-in.

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School closes restaurant and salons

Folkestone Academy.

A secondary school has shut its restaurant and hair and beauty salons to make room for more pupils.

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Man in court after seven thefts across Kent

Police have made an arrest. Picture: iStock

A man is due to appear in court today accused of carrying out a spate of thefts and a burglary in towns throughout the county.

Delighted pupils pick up their GCSEs

William Westcott is celebrating a good set of GCSEs

Folkestone schools reported a bumper year in GCSE results today despite a dip in the national pass rate and tougher exams.

Homeless man's 'bedroom' in cemetery

Courtesy Damon Robinson

A double bunk-bed complete with duvet set, a food pantry and broom, and even a fireplace complete with a hearth sits atop graves in one Kent cemetery.

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Odds shorten on Kent Ukip leader candidate

Henry Bolton stood for Ukip in the recent PCC elections

A candidate running to be the next Ukip leader has pulled out of the race - and backed a Kent campaigner.

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Man bailed in connection with 'murder'

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

A 28-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead near a harbour wall has been released on bail.

Prisoner back behind bars after 20 years on the run

Ashworth was stopped at the Channel Tunnel entrance at Coquelles

A convict on the run since escaping prison in 1995 is back in prison after he was caught at the Channel Tunnel trying to enter the UK.

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Overturned car blocks road

Stock picture.

An overturned car has partially blocked a busy road.

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