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Hundreds join anti-development march

Picture: Sam Matthews

Banner waving protestors have marched through Hythe town centre in a show of force.

Criminal 'punished' with zoo job

An Amur tiger at Howletts Wild Animal Park

A criminal was "punished" by being ordered to work at an animal park - an opportunity some would pay hundreds for - and he still didn't turn up.


Woman hit by car in town centre

Scanlon's Bridge in Hythe

A pedestrian suffered hip and neck injuries as a result of the accident on a main road.

Damage caused to bungalow after blaze

The fire destroyed 20% of the roof. Picture: Callum Erskine

A single storey lean-to extension was destroyed after flames set fire to a bungalow.

Man locked up after breaking taxi driver's jaw

James Stewart will spend 20 months in a young offender institute following the assault. Picture: Kent Police

A man has been locked up after punching and kicking a taxi driver, leaving him with a broken jaw.


Air ambulance at green

The air ambulance on The Green. Credit: Sam Glover.

Air ambulance and land paramedics have been called to a green in Kent this afternoon.

Would-be burglar hit shop window with hammer

A Simmonds jewellers. Picture: Google

The police are hunting a man who "hit a shop window repeatedly with a hammer" in an attempted burglary.


Worker in nail bar 'entered country illegally'

Two immigration vans and a police car were pictured in Station Road earlier today.

A Vietnamese man who was working in a nail bar is now in immigration detention after he was found to have entered the UK illegally.


Worker foils baseball bat-wielding robber

Alan Pithman who has been given a High Sheriff award

A petrol pump attendant has been given a bravery award after tackling a masked raider who was hitting him with a baseball bat.

Backing singer claims 'utter rubbish' says Take That star

Gary Barlow said the claims were "utter rubbish".

Claims that a Kent man, who won a TV talent competition, will be a mere “backing singer” in a musical have been branded “utter rubbish”.


Veil of secrecy shrouds Otterpool Park report

Otterpool housing development consultation at Lympne Village Hall

Council chiefs have refused to publish details about a proposed 12,000 home garden town ahead of a meeting tonight.


'I've been dreaming about this my whole life'

AJ Bentley stands next to Gary Barlow as Five to Five were crowned winners of BBC1's Let it Shine on Saturday. Picture: BBC

A man who has wanted to perform since he was a toddler has spoken of the moment he won a talent show, watched by millions of people.


School rallies support for TV finalist

AJ gained 18 stars to secure his place on the show. Picture: BBC

A secondary school is backing its former pupil as he prepares himself for the final of a TV talent show this weekend.

Dinosaur delivered to reserve by crane

Incoming! The Spinosaurus heading to the Dinosaur Forest

A true-to-life model dinosaur, weighing 20 tonnes and spanning 1.6 metres, has been delivered at an animal reserve via crane.


Kent singer reaches final of TV show

AJ performed Mmm Bop by Hanson with his band mates Five to Five to win a place in the semi final of Let it Shine. Picture: BBC

An aspiring singer is in the running to win a TV talent show as he prepares to perform in the potentially life-changing final this weekend.

First mud bath for baby rhino

Rukuru and mum Nyasa at Port Lympne Reserve

A baby rhino ventured outside of enclosures for the first time in its life this week - sharing a mud bath with her mother.

Firefighters tackle fuse box blaze

Fire crews are at the scene. Stock pic

Fire crews tackled a house blaze last night caused by an electrical fault in a fuse box.

'Performing in front of Gary Barlow was dream come true'

AJ Bentley sang Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder on Saturday's Let it Shine. Picture: BBC

A man from Kent won the seal of approval from celebrity judges on TV competition Let it Shine.

Broken traffic lights on busy route

Dymchurch Road in Hythe. Picture: Google

Motorists have been warned of potential rush-hour delays on a busy route as a set of traffic lights have stopped working.

Performer's audition in front of the stars

AJ Bentley is set to perform on BBC1's Let It Shine this weekend

A 22-year-old man will have his audition in front of stars such as Gary Barlow and Dannii Minogue broadcast on television this weekend.

Road reopens after crash

The A20 Ashford Road was closed both directions. Picture: Google.

A woman has been injured in the incident

Woman cut free from car after crash

The London-bound carriageway of the M20, near junction 11. Picture: Google

A woman has been cut free from her car after crashing with a lorry and a lamppost on the M20.

Pupils 'push window out' of bus in icy conditions

Sandling Road, near Sandling Station in Saltwood near Hythe. Picture: Google

Pupils “pushed a window out” of a school bus that became momentarily stuck on ice in a country lane.

Corbyn activist who blamed Tories for shoplifting avoids jail

He stole bottles of booze from Waitrose

A Jeremy Corbyn activist who said the Tories were to blame for him stealing booze from a supermarket has avoided going to jail.


Deer rescued from canal verge

A deer was struck. Stock image

Firefighters and the RSPCA managed to stop a road deer from entering the water in a canal in a dramatic rescue.


Fat, bearded, bald man chases girl

Prospect Road in Hythe near Waitrose where the incident was alleged to have happened. Picture: Google

Police are hunting a fat, bearded bald man who tried to follow an 11-year-old girl with a beer in his hand.

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