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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.


TV star attracts crowd during filming

Filming attracted a bit of a crowd on Hythe seafront. Picture: Damien Harrow/Spotted in Folkestone

A TV star headed on to a Kent beach as part of filming for a new show.


Op Stack park could open 'by next summer'

Scenes at Ashford like this were all too regular last year during the Operation Stack chaos. Picture: Andy Clark

A huge lorry park to alleviate Operation Stack in Kent could open as early as next summer, it has today been announced.


A trail-er destruction

It is believed the lorry was en route to Heathrow. Picture: Gary Browne

A lorry has crashed into properties in the middle of a quiet village, causing extensive damage to walls and drives.

Man charged with wounding with intent

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police have charged a man with wounding with intent after being called to an incident at a housing estate.

Sadness over death of park's popular lion

Samira the lion at Port Lympne who has died. Picture: Port Lympne Reserve

Keepers and staff at a Kent wildlife park have announced the death of a popular and loved lion who suffered a crippling injury as a cub.


Motorcyclist injured in collision at service station

Stop 24 services, where a motorcyclist was injured.

A motorcyclist was injured in a collision at a service station

'The doctor said he wouldn’t be here by the end of the day'

Little Noah Foley, who was born 16 weeks early, is now about to celebrate his first birthday against all the odds

Born four months early, Noah Foley was given just the faintest chance of survival - yet somehow, he beat all the odds.


Chip shop fined for maggot-infested bins

The offending bin belonging to Golden Fish and Chips in Hythe

A chip shop boss has been fined after admitting having maggot-infested bins overflowing with food waste.


Petrol station worker assaulted in raid

The garage in Seabrook Road. Picture: Google

A petrol station worker was assaulted and left with head injuries when robbers demanded money from the till.

Jail for care home manager who stole from vulnerable men

Luker was convicted of fraud

A care home manager who siphoned nearly £60,000 from bank accounts set up for three vulnerable men has been jailed.


'Secret' development plans made public

A report detailing proposals for controversial development that were due to be secret have been made public revealing who a mystery third party is.

Jewellery thief spotted by officer leaving scene

Steven Parker has been jailed for four and a half years for burglary in Hythe

A burglar who swiped jewellery and electronics from a home has been jailed.

'Wrong way' driver released on bail

Picture of the wreckage of the car struck supplied by Carys Pugh

A driver who was arrested after going the wrong way down a motorway and crashing into another car has been released from custody.

New images released in hunt for missing teen

Police have released CCTV images of Lan Pham in Canterbury on the day she was reported missing

Police have released new images in an appeal to track down a missing teenager who disappeared more than a week ago.

Crews deal with flooding car

Lower Wall Road in West Hythe where a car ended up in a dyke running along the lane. Picture: Google

Fire crews were called to reports a car was flooding after it had gone into a dyke along a country lane.

Puppy power - spring debut for wild dogs

The latest successful breeding of African painted dog pups at Port Lympne.

Ten new African painted dog pups at Port Lympne animal park.

Concern for missing teenager

Missing 17-year-old Lan Pham from Hythe has not been seen since the weekend

An appeal has been launched to find a missing teenager who has not been seen since the weekend.

Pool to reopen after roof damage and chemical spill

Workers have been repairing the roof and the cherry picker has been at the site today. Picture: Shepway District Council

An eventful week for staff at a swimming pool is set to come to an end as it reopens as normal following a hole in the roof and a chemical spill.

Pool evacuated after chemical leak

Firefighters have been called to Hythe pool following a chlorine leak. Pic Ben Gibbons

One man needed oxygen therapy following a chlorine leak at a Kent swimming pool.

Spate of laser pen attacks leaves woman injured

A spate of laser pen incidents have taken place around Hawthorn Close, Hythe

A spate of laser pen attacks is being investigated by police following a number of incidents that has left at least one woman with vision problems.


Pool shut after 'roof breached' in storm

Hythe Swimming Pool is closed after damage by Storm Katie

A swimming pool has been forced to close over safety fears after storm damage.

Lambing day forced to close as rain causes parking chaos

Brockhill's school farm on Sandling Road, Saltwood

A popular lambing event shut early as fields used for parking turned into mudbaths and police were called as cars began to block road.

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