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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.


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.


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.


Overturned car blocks road

Stock picture.

An overturned car has partially blocked a busy road.

Seven arrested in harbour 'murder' probe

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

Detectives investigating a murder have now arrested seven people in connection with the death of a 54-year-old man.

Prisoner 'caught after 20 years on the run'

Ashworth was stopped at the Channel Tunnel entrance at Coquelles

A convict thought to have escaped from prison in 1995 was arrested after he tried to enter the UK via the Channel Tunnel.

'Murder' victim named as more arrests made

Police shut off the area. Picture: Tony Flashman

A suspected murder victim has been named as police make two more arrests following an attack near a harbour.

Floral tributes left for 'murder' victim Steve

Tributes have been left overnight. Picture: Paul Amos

Moving tributes have been left overnight at the scene of a suspected murder near a harbour, as police release two men pending further inquiries.

Detectives arrest second man over harbour 'murder'

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

Police investigating the suspected murder of a man in his 50s near a harbour have made a second arrest.

Man dies after seafront attack

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

Forensic officers remain at the scene after a man in his 50s lost his life in an attack near a Kent harbour, sparking a murder investigation.

Fears mount over welfare of missing teenage girls

Olivia Worton has been reported missing

Fears are mounting over the welfare of two teenage girls, missing for almost two weeks.

Trucker 'lucky to be alive' after driving non-stop

Lorry driver. Picture: Thinkstock

Police pulled over a German lorry driver who had been driving for days without taking a break in the worst case officers had ever seen.

Performing arts school: 'Best A-Levels in 3 years"

Pupils celebrate latest grades

Pupils at a performing arts college achieved the best A Levels in 3-years, a headteacher has said.


Academy praises students as 70 are off to uni

Scott Broom achieved an A*in A Level Geography, a C in A Level Maths, Distinction* in BTEC Business ICT

The headteacher of an academy school has sung pupils' praise for an "excellent set of results" this year.

'Record A Level results' for boys' grammar school

Joseph Horsnell, from Hawkinge, scored 1 A* and 3 As

Pupils scored the “best results ever” in this year’s A Level results, one headteacher said.

A taste of Venice comes to Kent

The Samba Pelomar float

Thousands of spectators descended on Hythe to watch a waterborne spectacular that dates back to 1890.

Teen entrepreneur targeting youth opportunities

Matthew Bridger, Managing Director Folkestone Business Hub

After facing own struggles, a teenage businessman has set up a social enterprise to help other youths find success.

Driver caught going wrong way along M20

Police stop the car caught driving against the flow of traffic. Picture: Alan Watkins

A motorway had to be closed while police intercepted a vehicle reportedly driving against the flow of traffic.

Firefighters race to blazing car on motorway

Stock photo

The inside lane of a motorway had to be closed while firefighters tackled a car which had caught light.

Police called as travellers pitch up in cemetery

Police have been called to the cemetery

Travellers have been given until this evening to move from a cemetery after setting up camp just metres away from graves.


Residents launch bid to save historic building

More graffiti has appeared on Folkestone’s Leas Lift

A committee is being formed to get a Kent attraction up and running again after vandals attacked the Grade II listed property for a second time.


Video: Baby ostrich joins gang as dogs' new best friend

Baby ostrich Cambridge has befriended dogs as he prepares for life at Port Lympne. Picture: Port Lympne Reserve

At just two months old little Cambridge has made some rather unusual but great new friends.


MP hopes for 'swift justice' after office broken into

Vanity Flair owner Stacey McLaughlin hit out at the "junkies" for breaking into her spa causing damage to equipment. Picture: Google

An MP has called for quick arrests amid concerns for a neighbour's beauty spa business which was damaged at the same time his office was broken into.

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