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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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Family's freezing festive period

Kevin and Janine Ridgway and their son Kristion have been adding the layers in their home due to no heating or hot water. Picture: Gary Browne

A family living in a council flat claim they were forced to spend Christmas in the cold with no heating as temperatures plummeted to below freezing.

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Battery charger blaze in garage

A garage caught light in Woodlands Drive, Hythe. Picture: Google

Fire crews were called to put out a fire in a garage after a battery charger overheated.

Road closed after crash

Passengers being picked up by car from Sandling Station in Saltwood may experience delays after a crash. Picture: Paul Amos

A rural road has closed after a crash which has caused delays to a bus service and potential inconvenience to train passengers arriving a station.

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Fire crews rescue trapped pensioner

Crews wearing breathing apparatus are in the flats. Stock picture

Fire crews led an elderly man to safety after he became trapped by a fire in his home

Javan langurs flown back to natural habitat

The langurs have been returned to their Indonesian habitat by the Aspinall Foundation. Picture: Aspinall Foundation

A total of 15 Javan langurs have been returned to their natural Indonesian habitat from a Kent animal reserve in a bid to prevent their extinction.

Pool reopening date announced after storm damage

Part of Hythe Pool's roof collapsed as the Storm Angus swept through Kent. Picture: Alex Giddings

A swimming pool which was damaged and has been closed since Storm Angus hit a month ago is due to reopen as work starts to repair the roof.

Baby giraffe's birth an early Christmas present

The baby with mum Luhana was born at Port Lympne last week. Picture courtesy of Port Lympne Reserve

Keepers at an animal park in Kent say the arrival of a baby giraffe is like Christmas coming early.

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Membership bills suspended after roof collapse

Part of Hythe Pool's roof collapsed as the Storm Angus swept through Kent. Picture: Michelle Tanya Grant

A public swimming pool is running into its third week of closure after Storm Angus claimed a part of its roof, and it is not known when it'll re-open.

VIDEO: Protesters march on council over 'destructive development'

Protestors carried placards and banners

Hundreds of people marched on council offices today to protest at a tide of new development planned in the area.

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Bank to pull out of town centre

NatWest in Hythe is due to close. Picture: Wayne McCabe

A national bank has today confirmed it will be axing its services from a town after a decrease in people using its branch.

Retirement homes plans rejected

The bed and breakfast Fern Lodge in Seabrook Road. Picture: Google

Proposals to knock down a bed and breakfast and replace it with a block of 20 sheltered homes has been unanimously refused.

Pool closed for second time in seven weeks

Part of Hythe Pool's roof collapsed as the Storm Angus swept through Kent. Picture: Alex Giddings

A newly fitted roof on a public swimming pool's building has been torn apart after the county's first winter storm.

Swimming pool loses roof in winds

The roof tiles could not withstand the strong winds. Picture: Michelle Tanya Grant

People are being warned to stay indoors after strong winds ripped a large part of a swimming pool's roof off.

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Shed housing rare pigs is destroyed by fire

 A Visayan Warty Pig

As if being on the criticially endangered list isn't bad enough, rare pigs at a Kent wildlife centre have now seen their house accidentally burn down.

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Have you seen James the 'Irish smiler'?

The large banner was tied to the railings at the beach at Princes Parade in Hythe

Forget social media and the telephone - this 40-year-old woman has appealed for a man to get in touch with her by placing a large banner on railings.

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Drugs factory with over £1m of cannabis destroyed

Credit: Kent Police Shepway Twitter

Kent Police have destroyed a drugs factory containing more than £1 million worth of cannabis - a 59-year-old man from Margate has been arrested.

Car plunges into canal

The white car plunged into the canal. Picture uploaded to Facebook by Jane Whitlock

The driver of a car escaped from his vehicle unharmed after it plunged into a canal.

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Eggs of zika-carrying mosquito found in Kent

The eggs were discovered in the village of Stanford, near Hythe

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in Kent.

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Honeymooner cured of fear of flying... at airport!

James Roberts on a flight from Gatwick with hypnotherapist Jason O'Callaghan. Picture: SWNS

A groom was cured of his fear of flying in the airport as he was waiting to go on his honeymoon with his new wife.

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Dangerous poison stolen in industrial estate raid

Riverside Industrial Estate in Hythe. Picture: Google

Police are worried dangerous poison could get into the wrong hands after it was stolen along with other items during an industrial estate burglary.

Plans for 2,500 homes in Shepway go on public display

Proposals for 2,500 extra houses across Shepway go on display this week

Details of how 2,500 homes could be built across the district went on public display this week.

Skip fire spreads to three garages

Firefighters tackled the blaze. Stock pic.

Fire crews were called to a skip fire that spread to three garages last night.

Three taken to hospital after car smashes into bus stop

Two cars crashed in Prospect Road, Hythe. Picture: Graham Adams

Police were forced to partly shut a main road after a car ploughed into a bus stop outside a supermarket, leaving three people in hospital.

Boy, 15, arrested after 'attack' near canal

Police arrested two men

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a man was assaulted while walking next to a canal.

Man 'seriously injured' after getting off bus

The man suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Dymchurch Road, Hythe. Picture: Google

A man has been left with serious injuries after being hit by a car as he got off a bus.

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