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Rogue firm admits botched driveway jobs

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A rogue trader has admitted ripping off residents and taking thousands more than needed.


Dad marks miracle daughter's long road to recovery

Darren Parr is doing a charity bike ride

A father is celebrating the miracle of life - after his daughter stopped breathing and he was told she would not live to see her first birthday.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash

Scene of the crash near Wildwood. Picture: Amy Larking

A man has been taken to hospital after a crash between a car and a motorbike on a busy road this afternoon.

Are carnival queens outdated?

Left: Princess Emma Hudson, centre Miss Herne Bay, Alice Upton, right, princess Kelly Roy

A carnival chairman has hit back at claims queens and princesses are old fashioned and present the wrong image of girls.


Family left homeless after devastating fire

The fire damage to the back of the house

A house was gutted by a blaze which quickly ripped through the property as firefighters battled to bring it under control.


Fighting breaks out as crews tackle blaze at family home

Crews are directing water at the flames

Five fire engines have been called to a family house this evening, where a fight is said to have broken out among onlookers.


Drug dealer's downfall after using phone behind wheel

Officers found £5,000 in cash at Aylward's home

A drug-dealing dad was caught by the police after officers spotted him using a mobile phone at the wheel.


Shock at prison officer's death

Andy Foad's death caused shock in the town

Friends and family have been left in shock after the sudden death of a well-loved and respected prison officer.


Delays after man hit and killed by train

Firefighters were called. Stock picture

A stretch of track was shut in both directions after a man was hit and killed by a train this morning.

Man arrested after car and van collide

Stock image.

Police have arrested a man who left the the scene of an accident on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink.

Compensation for couple booked into hotel full of clubbers

The Moores turned up to find their hotel full of clubbers on an 18-30 holiday

A travel agent mistakenly booked a 56-year-old man and his wife on an 18-30 holiday for young clubbers.


Man in school toilets 'may have been a parent'

Police were called to Reculver Primary School

Primary school bosses admit they do not know the identity of a man found in its children's toilets - but say he may have been the parent of a pupil.


Missing teen found safe and well

Jamie Charles was last contacted by officers on March 9

A teenager who went missing from her home on March 1 has been found safe and well following a police appeal.

Alert after driver tries to coax pupil into van

The child was walking to Herne Bay Junior School

A school has issued a stranger danger warning after a driver tried to coax a child into his van during the school-run.


Crack addict jailed for her part in knifepoint robbery

Margaret Smith has been jailed for the knifepoint robbery

A crack and heroin addict who threatened a shop worker during a terrifying knifepoint robbery to fund her habit has been jailed.


Staffie muzzled after seafront attack

Susan Colley and her dog Bailey were hurt in the attack

A dog owner has told police she will muzzle her dog after it attacked a Jack Russell and injured its owner.


Hunt for suspected drugs dealer

Lewis Zotiades is wanted by Southwark Police

Police are searching for a man charged with drugs offences after he failed to show up in court - and believe he may be hiding in Kent.

Hospital 'sorry' after frail patient walks out of secure ward

John Langridge was able to walk out of the high dependency unit into freezing rain

A seriously ill man was able to walk out of a secure high dependency ward into freezing rain, it's been revealed.


Apprentice star caught up in speeding case

Apprentice winner Stella English, who lives in Hernhill

Ex-Apprentice star Stella English claimed her nanny was driving her courtesy car when it was caught speeding in Kent.


Benefits cheat mum lied to pocket £7,000

Donnamarie Derrick pleaded guilty to the charges

A single mum-of-four has admitted pretending to be jobless so she could rake in thousands of pounds in benefits.


Knife-wielding teen shopped by dad

Calvin Saward was convicted of possessing a knife in a public place

A teen who was shopped by his dad after going armed for a street fight with a knife has re-named his electronic tag his "ankle Rolex" on Facebook.


New play centre owners want clean break from past

Teresa Hertzer and Fiona Rennie have taken on the play centre

Two mums who have taken over an indoor play centre say they are determined to restore its reputation after its last owner landed in court.


War veteran bitten by rat as he slept at care home

The rat bites suffered by Cyril Neame

An 83-year-old war veteran with dementia has been moved from a care home after he was bitten on the hand by a rat while he slept.


Stranger danger after man approaches schoolboy

The boy was reportedly approached in Wrentham Avenue, Herne Bay. Picture: Google Street View.

A worried parent has warned others to be vigilant after her 13-year-old son was approached by a strange man and offered a lift to school.

Supermarkets reveal opening plans

The new Aldi store will be built in King's Road

Two superstores have revealed when construction work is set to begin and when they hope to be finished.

Sampling the bear necessities...

Wildwood's bears are lapping up the marmalade treat. Pictures: Wildwood Trust

This rescued animal followed in the footsteps of another marmalade-loving bear when it tried the sweet treat for the first time.

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