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Bogus callers take jewellery from house

Kingfisher Avenue in Hythe. Picture: Google

Police are warning people to be on their guard after two bogus callers tricked their way into a home and made off with jewellery.

Railway reopens day after crash drama

A train has derailed in Dymchurch.

The operators of a light railway say the attraction will open as normal today despite yesterday's derailment drama.


Five hurt as train derails after crash with tractor

Emergency services are at the scene.

A driver reportedly jumped out of his carriage to safety just seconds before a train derailed, leaving five hurt and a boiler at risk of explosion.


Lifeboats' £1m funding announced on minister's Kent visit

The government has announced a £1m grant available for lifeboat and lifesaving charities. Picture: Department for Transport

A government pot worth £1m has been announced for lifeboat and livesaving charities on a minister's visit to Kent.


Father’s anger after son gets covered in dog waste on beach

A father has told of his anger after his little boy picked up a handful of stones – and dog muck – from a Kent beach.


Airship spotted in cross-Channel challenge

The calm morning waters at Hythe show Mr Martin attempt his cross-Channel task. Picture: Barbara Woods

Early risers assembled at a Kent beach this morning to watch a large blimp working its way across the water. Here's what it was up to...

Motorcyclist injured after crash

Only two thirds of ambulances reach emergency calls in the eight minute target

A motorcyclist is being treated for injuries after a crash on the A20.

Man 'made inappropriate comments' to teenage girl

Police were called. Stock image.

The police are looking into an incident involving a man apparently making inappropriate comments to a teenage girl in a village.

Fizz bar opens at hotel

Cllr Michael Lyons, Hythe's town mayor opened the new bar

A hotel that overlooks the Channel has launched a Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar for guests and residents.


Off to conquer Kilimanjaro to help grandad

Eleanor Weekes with grandad Michael Watson

An ambitious woman is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness of Parkison's disease

Missing lynx escaped from zoo returned

Flaviu has been found after escaping her enclosure

A lynx that used to live in Kent and had gone missing from a zoo in Devon has been recaptured and taken home.


Baby giraffe's big role for species' future

Keepers are delighted with the calf's arrival at Port Lympne

Keepers are over the moon at the birth of a baby giraffe at a Kent wildlife park - the first one born there for eight years.


Thieves steal charity cash donated for cancer girl's treatment

The CCTV footage has been passed to the police, who confirmed they are investigating

A shop owner raising money to fund a teenager's cancer treatment in the USA says he was left angry after thieves stole a collection box.

Video: Just the bear necessities in life...

Oberon (male, left) and his mate Rina will be part of International Bear Day

The first bears to move into a Kent wildlife park are making their first appearance and keepers are hoping for the pitter patter of paws soon.


Cyclist pulled from canal 'fighting for life'

The air ambulance on Hythe Green. Picture: Sam Rolfe

A cyclist in his 40s has been taken to hospital in a "life threatening" condition after he was found unconscious in a canal.


Ten roads targeted in widespread criminal damage act

The police station in Folkestone

A total of 10 roads in a small town were targeted in a spate of criminal damage earlier this week where vehicles and houses had objects thrown at them

CAT-ch me if you can!

Flaviu the Lynx escaped overnight from Dartmoor Zoo

Zookeepers hope to lure an escaped wild cat back to it's home with a reduced search team and recorded calls from it's mother at a Kent zoo.


Huge Op Stack lorry park site confirmed

 The chaos of Operation Stack last July. Picture: Paul Amos.

The government has confirmed where a huge lorry park will be built to alleviate chaos caused by Operation Stack when freight cannot cross the Channel.


Starbucks is not coming to town after-all

Lucy Duffy and Claire Pryke celebrate holding their 2,000 signature strong petition which aimed to stop Starbucks from coming to town

Coffee giant Starbucks has ended rumours that it is setting up shop in Hythe, much to the delight of 2,000 people who signed a petition against it.


Pool set to be closed for months

Hythe Pool

A popular swimming pool is closing its doors to the public for the summer while repair works totalling £184,000 begin.

Three vehicle crash claimed life of motorcyclist

The road was closed for more than eight hours

A major route was closed for more than eight hours on Friday after a serious crash involving three vehicles claimed the life of a motorcyclist.


Road closed after serious crash

The road has been closed for more than three hours

A major road has been closed following a crash with a horsebox and a motorbike this afternoon.

Police probe 'suspicious behaviour' at animal park

Port Lympne, near Hythe

Officers are investigating reports of unusual activity in the early hours at a wildlife park.


'Gone for help' - drink-driver's note after crash

Some people have been convicted of drink-driving. Stock picture

The drink-driver who downed seven pints and then smashed into two parked cars and a road sign left a note to say "gone to get help" before fleeing.


Protesters hold sit in as council discusses 12,000 homes plan

Protesters staged a sit in regarding the private session of the meeting as councillors and officers moved to another room

Residents against proposals for a huge 12,000 home garden town plan stage sit-in in council chamber last night to "hold the council in contempt".


Water cut 'potential disaster' for Kent animal park

Port Lympne, near Hythe

Animal park bosses say a water shut-off could affect its creatures and thousands of half-term visitors - but water firm says no need to worry.

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