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Helicopter launched as police shut dual carriageway

The Thanet Way was shut last night. Stock picture: Adrian Bennett

Police shut a dual carriageway and launched helicopter over concerns for a woman on a bridge.


Window cleaner chases robber armed with axe

A heroic window cleaner has described the moment he chased a hooded robber wielding an axe in a town centre.

Talented Holly wows in The Voice Kids contest

Holly Firmin, from the Spires Academy, is through to next round on The Voice Kids

A talented singer is through to the next stage of The Voice Kids competition after wowing the audience on national television.

New career for Bay bodybuilder

Ben Claringbold in action at a bodybuilding contest

A muscleman who turned building bodies into an artform has now started fixing them.

Chopper hunt for axeman after jeweller raid

The robbery happened at Claybrooks

Officers are hunting an axe-wielding robber in a balaclava following a raid at a jewellers.

Hunt for man who pretended to be policeman

The incident happened in Strode Park Road in Herne

Officers are hunting for a man who tricked his way into a pensioner’s home after pretending to be a policeman.

'His warm, loving smile will stay with us forever'

Jordan Lupton was brought to the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart church in Herne Bay in a horse drawn carriage

Hundreds of family and friends packed a church to say a final farewell to a sports mad young man killed in a jet ski tragedy.

Up to 20 caravans move onto park

Canterbury City Council says it is aware "of a traveller incursion". Picture: Chris Davey

Council bosses say a group of travellers have moved on after occupying an area dedicated to some of Kent's war dead.

Travellers set up camp on town centre park

Travellers on the Memorial Park. Picture: Amber Hodge

Council bosses say they are working with police after travellers set up camp on a town park.


Police arrest trio after garden shop break-in

Applejacks in Herne Bay was broken into

Officers have arrested three people on suspicion of burglary after a garden supplies shop was broken into in a town centre.

Man killed in jetski tragedy to be given 'best send-off'

Jordan Lupton was struck by a jet ski while in a rubber ring

The family of a man killed in a jetski accident say they have been 'blown away' by the generosity of well-wishers who donated to his funeral fund.


Fans thrilled by sci-fi show

Titan the Robot wowed the crowds. Picture: Tony Flashman

The force was strong as thousands of science fiction fans descended on a town for an annual festival.

Alert at train station amid concerns for woman

Police were called to Herne Bay train station

Train services were temporarily postponed after concerns were raised for the welfare of a woman.


Factory bosses tell of shock after huge fire

The fire at Crown Products

Bosses at a furniture factory have told of their shock after a huge fire seen from miles away engulfed their warehouse.

Minor injuries unit opening date revealed

The Queen Victoria Hospital in Herne Bay

Health bosses have revealed when a town's long-awaited minor injuries unit will open its doors.

Smoke fills sky as fire rips through warehouse

The fire at Crown Products

Firefighters spent hours tackling a blaze at a warehouse which sent black clouds over a town.


Train station sex attack on teen

The incident happened near Herne Bay train station

A teenage girl has been sexually assaulted near a railway station car park.

House struck by lightning in square

Fire crews raced to Viscount Square. Picture: Lee Grieve

Fire crews raced to a house after it was struck by lightning as a thunderstorm swept across Kent.

Homeowners will keep swapping Whitstable for Herne Bay

Average house prices are higher in Whitstable than Herne Bay

Homeowners in Whitstable will keep selling up and moving to Herne Bay even if prices in the town continue to rise, property experts say.


Thieves swipe straighteners from salon

Police were called to Salon 123 in the High Street

A salon owner has spoken of her disappointment after thieves stole equipment worth £2,000 and a charity box from her High Street business.

Mum launches appeal to find missing iguana

Mikey the green iguana is missing in Herne Bay

A heartbroken mum has appealed for help after her 4ft iguana went missing.


VIDEO: Bears tuck into ice lollies as temperatures soar

One of the bears tucks into a ice lolly

Two bears bred to be hunted but now enjoying life in Kent have been keeping cool in the sweltering heat – by tucking into ice lollies.


Police charge man with samurai sword attack

The scene of the alleged attack in Charles Street, Herne Bay

A 41-year-old man has appeared in court accused of attacking and severely injuring a man with a sword.

Body in sea was retired postman

Police at the scene on Herne Bay beach

A body found floating in the water was a retired postman in his 80s, it has emerged.

Safety review after huge London tower blaze

A huge fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in London

A housing provider is reviewing safety at tower blocks in Kent following a devastating blaze in London.


Thug jailed after smashing pensioner in face with shovel

Michael Good has released a photo of his injuries

A thug who smashed a pensioner round the face with a shovel in a row over landscape gardening has been jailed for nine years.

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