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"Dangerously loose" window at department store

A window was "hanging dangerously" from a department store as Storm Doris struck the county, yesterday.


Historic hall's future saved

A 1930s dance hall is no longer under threat of demolition after plans for retirement flats were refused by on the grounds they were “unsustainable.”

Garden town being 'railroaded against community'

Plans for a 12,000 home garden town is being railroaded through against community wishes and will not serve local needs, Lib Dems say.


Missing person found after beach search

A search and rescue operation was launched to find a missing man who was found seven hours later and detained under the Mental Health Act.

Cannabis plants found amid fatal fire

Officers investigating the cause of a fatal flat fire also discovered "several" cannabis plants in the same building.

Thousands to visit trade show

More than 15,000 people are expected at a three-day tools exhibition this weekend.

Bin scheme hot-spot 'still blighted by rats and rubbish'

Rats are plaguing an area where thousands of pounds have been spent on a scheme to combat litter and fly-tipping, a councillor claims.

Thousands of 999 calls unanswered

Police in Kent have registered one of the biggest increases in the number of 'abandoned' emergency calls.


Hunt launched for plant thieves

Three men seen bundling rare wild plants into the back of a van are being hunted by police following a second incident in the space of a month.

Smoke alarm alerted passer-by...in the bin

A pedestrian dialed 999 when they heard a loud smoke alarm, and when firefighters arrived they managed to locate "half a dozen" of them in a bin.

Car park barrier causes lorry jam

A lorry trying to enter a cash and carry store became stuck after trying to drive under a car park height restriction barrier.


Man who died after flat fire named

An inquest will open tomorrow into the death of a pensioner who died after a fire engulfed his flat.


Man arrested after police chase

A man has been bailed on suspicion of firearm and other offences after a police chase.

Major harbour regeneration set to begin

Long-awaited work to a derelict seafront is set to start next month, which will give a town a 500 jobs boost along with 1,000 new homes.


Rare plants stolen from reserve

Wild plants have allegedly been stolen from a rural area for the second time in a matter of weeks.


Huge emergency response at foot of cliffs

Several police and ambulance vehicles descended on the scene of a major incident at the foot of cliffs this afternoon.


Armed police respond to 'firearm incident'

Armed police descended on a residential street this afternoon following reports of a "disturbance" involving a firearm.


Flat fire victim fights for life

A man remains in a critical condition in hospital a day after a fire swept through his flat.

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