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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.


Rats scare at hospital

The Queen Victoria Hospital in Herne Bay

Pest control experts had to be called in after rodents were seen outside a ward building.


Police release photo of samurai sword attack suspect

Darren Selby. Picture: Kent Police

Officers investigating an attack in which the victim's hand was nearly sliced off have released a photo of a man they want to speak to.

Woman trapped after car flips on side

Firefighters removing the roof off one of the cars involved. Pictures: Geoff Gambrill

Firefighters had to cut the roof off a vehicle to free a driver following a crash between two cars in a Kent town.

'Our lives were hanging in the balance'

Kurtis Malik and partner Hannah Ruby with daughter Lola

A dad feared a road rage trial would tear his family apart - after he was accused of running over a hospital doctor.


Appeal after man killed in jet ski accident smashes its target

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

People touched by the tragic death of Jordan Lupton in a jet ski accident have donated more than £6,000 to give him a fitting farewell.


Man's hand 'hanging off' after sword attack

A pool of blood on the pavement in Charles Street

Armed police stormed a flat after a man was reportedly attacked with a samurai sword.

'Cheeky' Jordan killed in jet ski tragedy

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

A sports-mad 25-year-old has died after he was struck by a jet ski while being towed in a rubber ring.


Chopper in search for paddle boarder

The helicopter spotted hovering above houses in Herne Bay. Picture: Suzi Ballnman via Kent_999s

A beach search was carried out and a coastguard helicopter scrambled after reports of a paddle boarder in trouble.

Dramatic storm hits Kent

Lightning over Sturry Road in Canterbury. Pic: Kyle Lee

An intense storm hit Kent in the early hours of the morning.


Fishing boat in near miss with sandbank

The lifeboat towing the fishing vessel. Picture: RNLI

A volunteer lifeboat crew came to the rescue of two people as their vessel drifted towards an offshore sandbank.

Emergency services called to jetski crash

The air ambulance was called to the scene. Stock picture.

Rescue crews, including the air ambulance, have been called after a jetski crash at a seaside town.

Police called after man found dead

Police activity in Chestnut Drive, Herne Bay. Picture: Tanya Cross

Police cars, including a forensics van, were called to a residential street after a man in his 30s was found dead.


Trio arrested on suspicion of drugs offences

Police arrested three people. Stock pic

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after police stopped a car on a main road.

Developer pledges thousands to air show

The Red Arrows in action

A property mogul has pledged thousands of pounds to a town's air show, taking organisers close to their £100,000 target.

Bun Penny luxury flats taken off market

The new seafront apartments still await their first occupants

Luxury apartments on the seafront site of the old Bun Penny pub still await their first occupants after a contractual dispute.

Guide dog is ‘a life changer’ for Harry

Jolly is always by Harry's side

A blind teenager has had his life changed by his guide dog Jolly, a black labrador-cross.

Blaze damages roof and wood paneling at house

Fire crews were called to a car blaze

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jet to extinguish flames.

Fuel scam allegations probed

The Esso garage in Herne Bay has come in for widespread criticism on Facebook

Facebook claims that a petrol station is ripping off motorists have been investigated by KentOnline.


Man cut free from car after crash

Firefighters helped free the man. Stock picture

Firefighters helped cut a man free from the wreckage of a car after a crash.

Crews tackle grass fire

Stock image

Residents were asked to keep doors and windows closed as fire crews tackled a grass and undergrowth blaze.


Candidate offers rivals boxing classes amid security fears

Ed Targett (right) with his brother at a Margate boxing show

A keen boxer and parliamentary candidate is offering self-defence classes to his rivals after prospective MPs were offered security advice.


Festival replaced by month-long event

Take the young ones along to a family festival

A new month-long event – dubbed BayFest – will replace a defunct Kent festival this year.

Bold plans for former bus station revealed

Plans to develop Herne Bay's former bus station have been revealed

Plans to transform a town's former bus station have been revealed - and the developer is now asking residents what shops they would like to see built.


Firefighters called to smoking manure pile

Firefighters tackled the blaze. Stock pic.

Two fire engines were sent after a pile of manure started emitting smoke.


Police join raid on caravan site

Officers descended on a caravan park in a joint operation with the local council.

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