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Police arrest man 'carrying meat cleaver'

Inspectors have rated Kent Police as inadequate. 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.

Smuggler jailed after migrant found in suitcase

The Iraqi man was discovered trying to hide in the suitcase in the back of a car. Picture: Home Office

A people smuggler has been jailed for trying to sneak a man into the UK .... hidden in a suitcase.


'We let Sarah down'

Sarah Stringer

A health trust has admitted it did not care for a patient in its care as well as it should have before she died and promises to improve in all areas.

Eagle lands to open company's new office

Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards is opening Red Eagle Recruitment's new Folkestone office

Olympian to land in county to open business's new office.

Blown cable knocks out power to 700 homes

Engineers brought in a generator to power up homes

A power cable blow out cut electricity to hundreds of homes.

Armed police descend on town harbour

Police deployed armed officers

Armed officers attended a harbour early this morning.


Family hopes for mental health changes after daughter's death

Sarah Stringer

The family of a woman battling mental illness who lost her life is calling for changes to mental health services to prevent it happening to others.


Work on 'garden town' to begin in 2020

Otterpool housing development consultation at Lympne Village Hall

The date is set for when builders will begin working on Kent’s controversial 12,000 homes ‘garden town’, it has emerged.


Man's serious park injuries 'not suspicious'

Police taped off Payers Park on Monday after a man was found with serious head injuries

Police say there were no suspicious circumstances around a man's injuries after he was found seriously hurt in a town centre park.

'Wrong way' driver caused death crash

Mr Copleston was described as a devoted husband to his wife Pauline of 39 years

An 86-year-old man has admitted driving the wrong way on a motorway, causing the death of an ex-police motorcyclist.


Patient needed 'further evaluation' months before death

Sarah Stringer

An updated assessment of a mentally ill woman needed "further evaluation" by mental health services months before she died, an inquest has heard.

Overturned 4x4 causes motorway delays

A crash involving three vehicles, which has left one on its roof, led to long delays on a motorway this afternoon.


Park taped off after man suffers serious head injury

Police have taped off Payers Park in Folkestone this morning

A man with a serious head injury is in hospital following an incident in a town centre park.

Paramedics treat woman after house fire

Paramedics treated a woman after a house fire.

Fire crews were called to a blaze at a house, where a woman was treated by paramedics.

Victim punched in face in attempted park robbery

Police stock picture

A man was shoved and punched in the face after being approached by three men.


'Being part of Cannes was incredible'

Folkestone filmmaker Ben Barton says being at Cannes for the premiere of his new film was a "crazy, unreal experience"

A filmmaker says seeing his work in front a packed cinema at the Cannes Film Festival was an incredible experience.

Gang faces people smuggling charges

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Eight men have been charged with people smuggling after an inflatable dingy was found abandoned on a Kent beach.

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