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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.

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'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.

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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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Pedestrian hit by cyclist

Princess Parade, Hythe. Picture: Google

At least one person has been injured after a cyclist hit a pedestrian on a popular seafront parade this evening.

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Fire ladder used to rescue ailing trucker from cab

The Stop 24 motorway services.

A fire ladder was needed to get a sick lorry driver down from his cab.

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Dinosaur park opening date revealed

The huge Centrosaurus spotted in Ashford this morning. Picture @samanthagiff/Twitter

There really was a full size dinosaur on the loose around Kent today. Did you see it and wonder why?

Burglars steal councillor's medals just days after death

The late Chris Capon. Home raided after his death.

Burglars have targeted the home of a veteran councillor just days after his death, stealing items including medals.

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Family takeaway forced to close after broken phone line

Anwar, Mazdul, Mahidull and Tajrian at the Polash Take-Away in Martello Drive, Hythe. Picture: Chris Davey

A family’s Indian takeaway has been forced to close after they claim failure to fix a phone line cost them thousands of pounds.

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Leisure centre for Hythe Green scrapped

Hythe Green - leisure centre plans dropped over issues with an historic legal covenant

District council decides against building on historic open space because of an old covenant.

Veteran councillor passes away

Chris Capon, who served as a Hythe councillor for 46 years, has died

A long-standing councillor, former mayor, honorary freeman, Cinque Ports speaker and activist has passed away.

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Can you explain mysterious lights in the sky?

The lights in the sky, thought to be flares, although the MOD say none were being used in the area. Picture: Fred Parker

The origin of lights spotted glowing eerily through the clouds over Kent remains a mystery.

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VIDEO: Monkeys have a flippin' good Pancake Day

Capuchin monkeys enjoyed pancakes at Port Lympne

A troop of black capped capuchin monkeys grabbed fistfuls of pancakes and devoured them as a Kent animal park celebrated Shrove Tuesday.

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Wind rips section off garage roof

Fire crews were called to the scene. Stock image.

A petrol station was damaged in high winds in the run-up to Storm Imogen

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Car plunges into ditch

Fire crews were called to the scene. Stock image.

A young woman escaped after her car toppled into a ditch in Hythe.

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Dinosaurs take up home in Kent

Dinosaurs at Port Lympne Reserve

Visitors were left wide-eyed as they arrived at a Kent attraction to be greeted by a herd of dinosaurs.

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At least someone's got a sense of humour...

Missing posters for The Green have been posted around Hythe. Picture: Gary Browne

Missing posters have been put up after town councillors voted to back plans to develop on an historic piece of land in Hythe.

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