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Reaction as lorry park plans are scrapped

Operation Stack causing queues on the M20

There is plenty of reaction to the news the M20 lorry park plans have been ditched by the government.

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Lorry park plan axed

Computer images of the proposals for how the proposed M20 lorry park could look. Picture: Highways England

Controversial plans for a huge lorry park off the M20 as a solution to Operation Stack have been dropped by the government.

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Woman crushed between two cars

The incident happened outside Lympne village stores. Picture: Google

A woman had to be taken to hospital after being left trapped between two cars outside a village post office and shop.

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Dead crow and note left on doorstep

Cllr Michael Lyons

An ex-mayor has been left puzzled by a handwritten message left outside his front door saying 'We know who you are'.

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Tributes paid to 'caring doctor' who died, aged 97

Dr John Barham

A long-serving doctor who treated thousands of patients and co-founded a popular sailing club has died, aged 97.

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Government 'still committed to lorry park'

The government has reiterated its commitment to the M20 lorry park. Picture: Highways England

Whitehall has reiterated its commitment to providing a huge lorry park amid rumours the plan had been ditched this week.

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Town centre tailbacks after road closed

Delays are being reported and buses cancelled after a road was forced to close in a town centre.

Hunt for thieves after Merc stolen from driveway

The owner of the Mercedes had a tracking app that helped catch the men.

Police are trying to track down thieves who stole a Mercedes from a driveway.

Princes Parade protests step up

Plans: Artist's impression of Princes Parade - Shepway District Council

The showdown over a controversial beachfront housing estate and leisure centre in Hythe is escalating, after a parish council refused to back the plan

Cyclist hurt in hit and run

The incident happened as the vehicle turned into Stade Street, Hythe. Picture: Google.

A cyclist was injured in an alleged hit and run incident in which a car struck him and failed to stop.

Fox found dangling upside down from tree

The fox was found dangling upside down

A fiesty fox found dangling upside down from a tree just inches above a canal has been rescued.

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Gorilla family heading into the wild

Four gorilla brothers are going to the wild in Congo from Port Lympne

Four gorilla brothers will be heading into the wild in Africa as part of a Kent conservation charity's initiative.

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Controversial flats plan rejected

Victory for fishermen as development turned down over access to beach

Leisure centre and housing plan revealed

The designs for the proposed leisure centre at Princes Parade in Hythe have been submitted today. Picture: Shepway District Council

Designs for a new leisure centre and housing on a Kent seafront have today been revealed by the local council.

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Huge emergency response on beachfront

A general shot of Princes Parade in Hythe

Police, ambulances and forensics have swarmed on a beach in Kent.

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Fur row mayor: 'My robe is old and smelly'

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

A mayor who is getting a new robe opposes plans to use real fur - but says his current one is "old, smelly and horrible when it rains".

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Missing teenager found

Police thanked the public who helped with the search

A 14-year-old boy who has been missing since last Thursday has been found.

Row over 'inexcusable' mayoral robe made with real fur

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

A council is considering shelling out £1,430 for an “inexcusable” mayoral robe made with real fur, sparking a backlash from animal rights campaigners.

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Bizarre 20mph paint job baffles villagers

School Road, Saltwood

These shoddy road markings outside of a school in one Kent village have amused and bemused its residents.

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Council plays down japanese knotweed discovery

Knotweed - A stone's throw from Princes Parade

The insidious plant, capable of destroying foundations and growing through brickwork, has been discovered near land earmarked for development.

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Car overturns on motorway

A vehicle overturned on the Londonbound M20 carriageway at Hythe

An overturned car and trailer caused delays on a motorway.

Car crashes into house

A building inspector attended to survey the damage

Paramedics helped an elderly woman out of her car after she crashed into a house

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Hotel turned into Ferrari forecourt

Dozens of Ferrari cars have turned up at the Hythe Imperial. Picture: Rena Piller

Dozens of Ferrari cars have taken over the car park of a Kent hotel today - and here is why...

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Diner revived after restaurant collapse

Emergency services are at the scene.

Restaurant waiting staff had to perform CPR treatment on an elderly customer who had collapsed while waiting for a table.

Police dog helps trap drink driving suspect

PC Ed Goldswain and Eli on the job. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

A suspected drink driver has been charged after he was found in the bushes of a motorway roundabout by a police sniffer dog.

Who's a clever boy then?

Eli with handler PC Ed Goldswain. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

Police dog Eli tracked down a suspected drink driver who had fled from a crash scene and hidden among bushes at a motorway roundabout

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