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Ousted Ukip leader quits party

Henry Bolton

Henry Bolton has quit Ukip after being ousted from the party over racist texts sent by his girlfriend.


Two men in court accused of MP office break-in

The area near Damian Collins' office. Picture: Google Street View

Two men have denied breaking into an MP's office and a beauty salon below it.

Suspected burglar charged

Police have made an arrest

Police investigating reports a man returned home to find a suspected burglar in his house have charged a man.


Singing siblings appear on The Voice

Tom and Abbie Dixon appeared on The Voice Credit: ITV

The spotlight was on brother and sister Tom and Abbie Dixon when they sung their hearts out on The Voice UK.


Chickens finger lickin' gone

KFC at Sandgate Road, Folkestone, not yet listed as reopened

Only six Kent KFCs remain open as the company's new suppliers suffer "teething problems".


Ukip councillors quit threat

Ukip leader Henry Bolton

Five councillors are considering quitting en masse in protest at the sacking of former party leader Henry Bolton.


Party leader to learn fate

Ukip leader Henry Bolton

Ukip members are meeting today to decide whether to allow leader Henry Bolton to continue in his role.


Cancer survivor Caitlin, 16, ignites new charity campaign

Caitlin Kydd, 15, has survived cancer twice and is now running a fundraising campaign to help the charity which granted her wish when she was ill

A child who fought and defeated a rare bone cancer, twice, is rallying support for the charity that helped her through her darkest moments.


Victim's fingers bent back in robbery

Google - St John's Church Road, Folkestone

Robberies where a victim’s house was stormed and another had their fingers bent back in a street attack have been linked.


Leas Lift revamp to cost £500,000

The Leas Lift - put at 'half track' to symbolise closure

A historic Kent attraction will not re-open this summer after it emerged it will take substantial funds to bring it back to its former glory.


Hundreds of parents prosecuted for child truancy

School stock

Hundreds of parents are being prosecuted for taking their children out of Kent and Medway schools without permission, new figures reveal.


Claw hammer attack suspect appears in court

Google - Harbour Way

A man has appeared in court charged with attacking two teenage girls with a claw hammer.

Drugs raid uncovers 30 cocaine wraps

Google - the Durlocks

A group of suspected drug dealers - including a 16-year-old boy - were arrested following a raid at a Kent property.

Street death 'not suspicious'

Dover Road. Picture: Google

Police say they have ruled out foul play following the death of a man found in the street.


Man charged after hammer attack on teenage girls

Google - Harbour Way

A man will appear in court charged with assaulting two teenage girls who were found in the street with head injuries following a hammer attack.

Signalling problem sparks train chaos

A Southeastern train. Picture: Southeastern

Trains were delayed or diverted due to a signalling problem on part of Kent's rail network.


Teenage girls injured in street attacks

Harbour Way, Folkestone. Picture: Google.

A man has been arrested after two teenage girls were taken to hospital - one with a serious head injury - following two street attacks.

Owners could be forced to sell land

Land earmarked for Otterpool Park Garden Town

A council has given itself the power to buy land against an owner's will - to make way for a 12,000-home town.


Worker distraught as knifeman targets pharmacy

Vision Pharmacy

A knife-wielding robber masked in a bandana threatened a pharmacy worker and fled with cash, in a crime which has "rocked the community".


Duo charged over cannabis factory

Canterbury Road - Folkestone

A cannabis factory discovery has led to a duo being charged in connection with production of the drug.

Woman cut free in four-vehicle crash

Firefighters helped free the man. Stock picture

Two cars and two vans collided in a horror smash which blocked a road in both directions.

High Street bank axed

Lloyds Bank in Hythe

Lloyds Banking Group has revealed it is pulling out of a Kent town after announcing 100 branch closures nationally.


Burglars steal sex toys in raid at transgender shop

Sue with her partner Ken

Police are searching for two men who broke into a specialist transgender shop to steal cash and sex toys.

Knives found in pupil's bag

The Folkestone Academy

A head teacher has written to parents after knives were discovered inside a school.


Suspect arrested in landlord murder probe bailed

Joe Daniels was found alongside a gun

A suspect arrested in connection with the alleged murder of popular pub landlord Joe Daniels has been released on bail.

Government 'committed to building lorry park'

Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

The transport secretary says the government is committed to building a lorry park in Kent to deal with issues caused by Operation Stack.

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