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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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