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Life-saving op saves mum's heart and her baby

Margaret Wang with her new baby and her partner Peter Warren. Both mum and baby are doing well after the operation

A heavily pregnant woman had an extraordinary life-saving operation to give birth to her son and repair a tear in her heart.


Guns discovered hidden in engine blocks

Weapons were found hidden in adapted engine blocks. Picture: National Crime Agency

Two people have been charged with trying to smuggle guns into Kent after 79 weapons were found hidden inside adapted engine blocks.

Ski legend Eddie the Eagle soars into town

British skiing legend Eddie the Eagle Edwards touched down in Shepway to help one Folkestone business celebrate its grand re-opening.

Quick-thinking teen recognised for saving drowning father's life

Morgan Johnson and the police constable: Courtesy Kent Police

A quick-thinking teenager who helped pull his father from a canal following a heart attack has been recognised for his courage.

Woman's baby joy after being paralysed by concrete block

Caption: Kirsty, Ben, and Harry Bell: Courtesy Channel 5: 29.6.17

A young woman paralysed in a freak accident when a 70kg concrete block fell from a building has told of her delight at giving birth.

Unborn baby 'lucky to survive' town centre crash

Emergency services at the scene

A heavily pregnant carer has told how her unborn baby was lucky to survive after she was involved in a terrifying town centre car crash.

School scheme puts latest crazes in their own place

Children playing with fidget spinners

A deputy head teacher told how encouraging controversial “craze toys” among children, rather than banning them, has led to an improvement in behaviour


School 'craze zone' proves a hit

Children at Sandgate Primary enjoy the Craze Zone

A special area has been designated for youngsters to play with toys such as fidget spinners that are banned by many schools.


Duo rushed to hospital after town crash

Crash in Dover Road, Folkestone, has closed the road. Picture: @Kent_999s

A man and heavily pregnant woman were taken to hospital after a car crash on a busy town route.


Seafront boardwalk plans approved

An artist's impression of the proposed boardwalk as part of the Folkestone Seafront redevelopment

A boardwalk along Folkestone seafront has been approved as part of the area’s ambitious redevelopment plans.


Travellers moved on as new group pitches up

Travellers at a previous encampment in Radnor Park. File picture

Council officers took action after a second group of travellers moved on to parkland in a town in the space of a few days.

Dance school 'legend' loses cancer battle

Roz Wilson, right, with friend and colleague, Laura Gibson, who have run Studio Six together for 15 years

A dance legend who taught hundreds of students has passed away after a long battle with cancer.


Academy head steps down after 10 years

Warren Smith, head teacher of Folkestone Academy, is stepping down after 10 years

A school headteacher has decided to step down after a decade with a new team to take charge from September.

Woman burned in barbecue horror

The woman was badly burned by the flames. Stock image

Fire crews have issued a warning after a woman was burned putting petrol on a barbecue.

Boy, 16, arrested after man stabbed in neck

The stabbing happened in Claremont Road, Folkestone. Picture: Google.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a man suffered a serious neck injury when he was stabbed in a residential street.

Private ambulance fails to show up

Bedbound Warren Hartley, 89,

A vulnerable 89-year-old missed a hospital appointment for an operation after being let down by a transport service.


Police arrest man 'carrying meat cleaver'

Police are investigating a burglary at Paddock Wood Primary School. Stock picture.

Police have arrested a man after a reported disturbance in a residential street, and witnesses say he was carrying a meat cleaver

Travellers ordered to move on

Travellers at a previous encampment in Radnor Park. File picture

A court order has been passed telling travellers to move on after pitching up an illegal campsite on a recreation ground.


Restaurant owner punched in blind date violence

Folkestone Magistrates' Court

A restaurant owner was punched in the face during a violent flare-up between a couple on a blind date.


Masterplan revealed for 12,000 home garden town

Otterpool Park site looking back towards Sellindge where 12,000 homes are planned. Picture: Gary Browne

Plans for an ambitious 12,000 home garden town in Kent were met with a cold reception in the latest round of public consultations.


What to do in Shepway this weekend

Cadets take part in a tug of war competition in Folkestone

Looking to keep yourselves or the kids entertained this weekend? Here's five events you could head to:

Beehive blazes suspected to be deliberate

Beehives were burnt down in what police are treating as a suspicious fire

Several beehives were burnt down killing thousands of bees in what police are dealing as a suspected arson attack.


Sprucer funding battle reaches halfway mark

Sprucer Pete Phillips and his team is campaigning for donations to keep the scheme running through the summer

Popular town sprucer scheme threatened as vital fundraising campaign launched to keep it running until more funds come in.


Anger after town's beaches and parks strewn with litter

Questions have been raised about whether more bins are required. Pictures: Bradley Burgess

Idiocy has been blamed for litter being left strewn across parks and beaches in a Kent town after the scorching weekend.


Man, 38, charged in connection with stabbing

Police are investigating the attack in Ingoldsby Road. Picture: Instant Streetview

Police have charged a 38-year-old-man in connection with a stabbing in a Kent town.

Helicopter hunt for man

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

A driver was hunted from the air in a dramatic motorway incident.

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