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Jealous thug slashed man's neck on doorstep

Gerard Keogh. Picture: Kent Police.

A "controlling, aggressive and jealous" thug stabbed and slashed his ex's stepfather in the neck after making death threats and trashing her home.


Bridge struck but trains running as normal

Folkestone West where a vehicle has hit the bridge. Picture: Google

Trains were cancelled after a vehicle struck a bridge over a busy road next to a station.

Hundreds of patients left without GP urged to register

Folkestone East Family Practice

All patients who have applied for a new GP have been allocated but 1,300 still remain unregistered as NHS bosses urge them to sign up with new doctor.


Drugs probe at family park

Radnor Park public toilets following reports of suspected drug taking

Action is being taken to tackle suspected drug abuse inside a popular Kent family park.

Sadness as popular bar and restaurant closes

Googies Art Cafe in Folkestone is closing

Shock and sadness after an award-winning Kent restaurant and bar announces it will be closing this weekend.


Brexit monument could be built in Kent

The monument is proposed to be built on land overlooking the Channel Tunnel

A design competition for a £17,500 'Brexit monument' has been launched by a school in Paris.


Fears over new syringes after council clears drug den

One of three syringes spotted on Sunday afternoon

Fears have been raised after used hypodermic needles appeared inside an abandoned town centre underpass - days after a council cleared a huge drug den

Notorious drunk and beggar slapped with town ban

'Eccentric' Tsige Simmons has been slapped with a community order by the courts for her drunken and threatening behaviour in Folkestone. Picture: Kent Police

Her abuse towards people, begging and anti-social behaviour led police to prosecute her.


Vulnerable patients cut from priority list, doctors claim

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

Doctors claim vulnerable patients have been cut from a priority list they made saying they needed to be registered with new doctor urgently.


Drug den cleared out by council

The drug den discovered in an abandoned underpass in Folkestone

A huge drug den found with needles and other drug paraphernalia in a town centre underpass has been cleared away by the council.

Two arrested after police chase

Two arrested after Folkestone police chase. Picture: Kent Police

A car crashed into a lamppost while trying to escape from officers during a town centre pursuit.

Huge drug den discovered in town centre subway

The drug den discovered in an abandoned underpass in Folkestone

Shocking pictures reveal a huge drug den found by town centre sprucers.


Triennial graffiti sparks homeless debate

The graffiti on Triennial artwork has sparked a debate about homelessness. Picture: Facebook

Is graffiti on this "pretentious" piece of art posing a question about homelessness or was it a spelling mistake?


Storm Brian hits Kent

Waves batter the sea wall at Folkestone

High winds and rain are battering the county as a predicted storm arrives in Kent.


Former hospital goes up for sale

The Royal Victoria Hospital in Folkestone

A Kent hospital is likely to be turned into housing following a deal between Kent County Council and the NHS.


Distressed children hidden in 'coffin'

The lorry which was used to hide three children and two adults

Three youngsters, aged between two and six, were smuggled into the UK in a secret compartment underneath a flat-bed lorry.


Baby-faced thug called disabled woman 'flea ridden'

Jonathan Rolfe - Google

A baby-faced thug called a woman in a wheelchair ‘flea ridden’ in a tirade of abuse, then threatened to bottle her if she called the police.


GP crisis deepens as doctors at busy surgery retire

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

Kent's GP shortage intensified this week with news that two long-standing doctors at a surgery with 10,000 patients on its books are to retire.


Baby found dead by gran at holiday home

Robin van Reyn was found unresponsive by his grandmother. Library image, posed by model.

A six-month-old baby died after his grandmother left him to sleep in a double bed while holidaying on the Kent coast, an inquest heard.

New town centre restaurant set for opening

The tearoom where Kent chef David Hart is opening The Folkestone Wine Company next month. Picture: @folkestonewine/Twitter

A chef who has worked in a Michelin-starred Kent restaurant is opening a new place in one of the county's seaside towns.

Teenagers arrested in connection with school raid

Morehall Primary School. Picture: Google.

A pair of teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of raiding a Kent primary school.

A fine mess!

Three gardens in Folkestone with piles of rubbish stacked up has left the residents with huge fines

Three people have been fined thousands of pounds after leaving piles of rubbish in their gardens.


Fire next to takeaway shop

Firefighters were called after smoke was seen coming out of a house in a residential street.

Kent GP surgeries set to benefit from £4m cash injection

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Care home that 'smells of cat urine' in special measures

Dementia patients were discovered with unexplained cuts and bruises at St Claire Care Home, Folkestone: Google

Residents at a Kent care home suffered unexplained bruising and tears to their skin and were unable to complain to untrained staff.


Child in costume filmed in 'bizarre' bar burglary

The masked raiders sized up the phone left on the bar

Bizarre footage of a child dressed in a Halloween costume has emerged showing him stealing from a club's bar.

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