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Daredevil swimmers ride the waves

Cross-Channel swimmers brave the water in Folkestone despite high tides

Cross-Channel swimmers turned heads as they tackled choppy waves in Kent during stormy conditions - but were they brave or reckless?

Men arrested after teenager wakes to find burglars in room

Garden Road where a woman was attacked after disturbing an intruder

Two men have been arrested after a girl woke to find two burglars in her room who attacked her.

Wind farm test plan rejected

A wind turbine

A small community in the Kent countryside is rejoicing after councillors voted against proposals to see whether the area was suitable for a wind farm.

Lights, camera, bread suit... action!

Ashley Main walks among Folkestone’s seagulls covered in bread

Why did this man walk among seagulls on a seafront while covered in bread? Click here to find out...

Woman threatened with violence during attempted robbery

Police were called after a foiled robbery attempt in Guildhall Street, Folkestone

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman carrying cash was threatened by a man covering his face

Mother's heartbreak as baby's grave is vandalised twice

Natalie Snape at son Devlin's grave

A mother is calling for action against vandals after her baby's gravestone was destroyed for a second time.

What's in this week's Folkestone and Hythe Express?

Folkestone and Hythe Express - out every Wednesday

Here's a rundown of what's been making the news in Folkestone and Hythe this week.

Man appears in court following aggravated burglary

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A man has appeared in court charged with burglary and assault in which a 15-year-old boy was punched in the face.

Woman and boy bailed after stabbing

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A woman and a teenage boy have been released on bail after a young man suffered knife wounds.

Three injured in Cheriton crash

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Fire crews had to cut two people free from a car following a crash involving two vehicles in Cheriton Road last night.

Witness appeal after assault in Cheriton

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged assault in Cheriton involving two men, one armed with a 'wooden implement'.

'Public outcry will grow' says Step Short petition organiser

Artist's impressions of the First World War commemorative arch in Folkestone

Organiser of a petition against the Step Short project funding says 'public outcry will grow' despite it only getting around 160 signatures so far.

Biker, 21, fights for life after crash

Police pulled over the delivery driver. Stock picture

A motorcyclist was today critical in hospital after a crash with a Peugeot car late last night.

Cannabis found in police raid

A cannabis plant. Stock image

Man arrested after police raided a property in Folkestone and seized a quantity of cannabis as well as cash and phones.

Pictured: Grandfather killed by reversing dustcart at depot

John Head was killed by a dustcart

The family of a grandfather who died after he is believed to have been crushed by a reversing dustcart at a waste depot have paid tribute to him.

Security worker targeted in foiled robbery

The scene of the attempted robbery. Picture: @Kent_999s

A would-be robber demanded cash as a Loomis worker was returning to her van with a cash box.

Fake policeman aids burglary on elderly woman

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A man pretending to be a police officer helped another man steal from an elderly woman at her home in Hawkinge

Slip road lives up to its name... after spillage of lard

A motorway exit slip road was shut after a spillage... of lard!

Masked axe raiders hold up bookies

Police are investigating. Stock picture

Axe-wielding raiders have escaped with cash after threatening the owner of a bookmaker's in a terrifying raid.

What's in this week's Folkestone and Hythe Express?

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Emotional debut for cute red panda cubs

The two red panda cubs greet the world. Picture: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

This is the moment a pair of shy red panda cubs made their first foray into the big wide world.

Boy, 15, punched by 'threatening' attacker

A vicious robber punched three family members, including a boy of 15, as he demanded money.

Tributes left to worker killed by dustcart

A floral tribute at the scene

An investigation is continuing into the death of a man struck by a rubbish lorry in Folkestone.

Man held over public toilet 'death threats'

Police are investigating. Stock picture

A man has been arrested in Folkestone on suspicion of making death threats after public toilets in the town were closed this morning.

Two teenagers arrested after bag stolen

Kent Police sign

Two teenage boys have been arrested following the theft of a handbag from a 65-year-old woman

We confess... we had sticky fingers for Mick's doughnuts!

Christine Allcock(left) and friend Julia Pugh

Two women have confessed a sickly secret... they had a Beggar's Banquet on doughnuts stolen from the Rolling Stones half a century ago!

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