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Mystery leak solved after 75 years

Bullet damage from a German attack during the Second World War to the roof and central supporting timber at St Peter’s Church

Holes in a roof that baffled experts for decades are thought to have been caused by bullets from German Messerschmitt planes.


Bolton will stand for Ukip leadership

Henry Bolton, who stood in the police and crime commissioner election

A Kent politician and former police and crime commissioner candidate has confirmed he will stand in the battle to become the next leader of Ukip.


Crews tackle flat fire

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

Fire crews were called to a ground-floor flat fire in Folkestone this afternoon.

Ex-nurse jailed over 'Cop Killer' website

Keith Palmer was killed in the terror attack

A voodoo practicing ex-nurse is behind bars for inciting violence against police and congratulating the killer of murdered officer Keith Palmer.


Muslims hid inside mosque after naked man's violence threats

Dan Morrison was jailed for a hate crime outside a mosque in Folkestone

Muslims were left hiding in fear inside a mosque as a man hurled abuse and threatened to hurt them before stripping off and exposing himself.


Dementia care home 'Requires Improvement' - Patients at risk of inappropriate care

Ashley House, in Julian Road, Folkestone, scored "Requires Improvement": Google maps

A care home for dementia patients has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for failing to maintain accurate care plan records.

Kent recognised for fantastic parks with Green Flag Awards

The Green Flag will continue to fly over Whitstable Castle

Nature lovers in Kent are sure to be celebrating today after parks and gardens across the county have been recognised for their excellence.


Primark recalls flip-flops

Primark have issued a recall on these flip flops

Primark has recalled thousands of flip-flops following concerns that they may contain dangerous levels of a cancer-causing chemical.


Super sand sculptures liven up Kent beach

Dragons, sea creatures and entire villages were sculpted in sand and it was all in aid of a worthy cause.

The ghost that gives you the chillis...

A faceless ghoul in medieval garb is said to stalk the corridors of a restaurant, hiding ornaments, keys, and even whispering his name.

Full-steam ahead for heritage train's 90th anniversary celebrations

It was full-steam ahead when celebrations abound in a special event to mark the 90th anniversary of Kent’s heritage railway.

Council's new parking measures a 'disgrace'

Sandgate Esplanade: Courtesy Google Maps

An authority this week unveiled proposals to introduce new on-street pay and display spaces


Spate of garage break-ins sparks police warning

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

More than a dozen garages were broken into prompting police to issue a warning.

'World first' skate park downsized due to higher build cost

The planned new Folkestone Urban Sports Park has been delayed while technical designs for the skate facilities are finalised. Picture courtesy of Roger De Haan Charitable Trust

A unique skate park under construction has had to be downsized due to building costs being double what was first expected.


Man remains in serious condition after M20 crash

Emergency vehicles at the scene of the M20 crash. Picture: @Kent_999s

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a crash on the M20 yesterday as police launch an appeal for witnesses.

'It does not help him to avoid sentencing'

Michael Copleston

Judge tells pensioner who killed an ex-police motorcycle instructor he needs to face the law after his GP said he could not face sentencing.


Bus damaged after crashing into building

A bus has crashed into a building in Tontine Street, Folkestone. Picture: Legends of Folkestone

A bus smashed into a building on a street recently made two-way which residents warned is too narrow to accommodate traffic in both directions.


Motorway reopens after serious crash

Emergency vehicles at the scene of the M20 crash. Picture: @Kent_999s

A lorry driver was airlifted to a London hospital after a serious pile-up that closed part of the M20 for more than seven hours.


Mystery surrounds blaze in hotel store room

Emergency crews at the scene of the hotel fire. Picture: @Kent_999s

Police are investigating a blaze that broke out in the store room of a Kent hotel, it has emerged

Duo's cross-Channel paddle board

L-R: Paul Nash, Rachel Martin, Gill Cornaby, Andy Peck: Courtesy Parkinson's UK

A husband and wife team will embark on the voyage of a lifetime, by attempting a 26-mile cross-Channel paddle board.

Huge crowds join town's colourful carnival

The Charivari Day in Folkestone drew huge crowds along the route through the town. Picture: Gary Browne/KM Group

Hundreds of people took the streets as the colourful Charivari Day parade made its way through town.


Guests evacuated in hotel blaze

Emergency crews at the scene of the hotel fire. Picture: @Kent_999s

A hotel was evacuated as fire crews battled a blaze which started in the kitchen.

Combine harvester gutted by fire

The burnt-out combine harvester

This picture shows how this valuable combine harvester was destroyed by fire in a blaze in a field near Lyminge.

Missing woman found safe

Alison Button is missing

A woman who had been missing since Wednesday has been found safe and well.

Bright white spider spooks resident

A resident became spooked when she uncovered this bright white eight-legged critter lurking in her garden shed.


Homes without power

electricity pylons

Engineers are trying to fix a power outage which has affected several homes and businesses.

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