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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

Help pay for my 'boobies'

Transgender woman Karen SJ Clark at home in Hythe

A transgender woman hopes the public will help her raise £6,000 to complete her transformation, after claiming she has been let down by NHS delays.

Firm faces six-figure fine after worker's roof fall

Solar panel firm PV Solar was fined after a worker was injured

A solar panel company is set to be be slapped with a fine of at least £100,000 after a worker plummeted through a roof.

Lorry blocks town centre road

Lorry stuck in Malthouse Hill. Pic by @nickelf on Twitter

A lorry got stuck while manoeuvring around a tight bend in a town centre


Villagers grill MP over Stack park

Hundreds of villagers and nearby residents turned out to Westenhanger Castle. Picture: Gary Browne

Hundreds of people attended a public meeting to question MP Damian Collins over the proposals for a 3,600 space lorry park.


Calls for more safety signs after girl swept out to sea

Warnings to walkers at Dymchurch

A councillor has backed calls for more safety signs at a coastal spot where a girl was swept out to sea.


Pressure group to tackle MP over lorry park tonight

Operation Stack on the M20

Protesters will tonight ramp up the pressure over plans for a huge lorry park off the M20.

Hitler rants against lorry park

The Hitler rant has been posted on YouTube by an opponent to the lorry park

A Hitler rant video has been posted online by opponents to the proposed Operation Stack lorry park.


Green backed as new pool site

Artists impressions of a new leisure centre for Hythe

A controversial public space has been backed by councillors for the site of a brand new leisure centre after councillors voted to support plans.

Crunch time for new leisure centre debate

Artists impression of a new pool and leisure centre in Hythe

Councillors will tonight vote over controversial plans to put a new leisure centre on an historically protected piece of land.

Jurassic park coming to Kent

Dinosaurs are taking up resident at Port Lympne this year

The largest collection of life size dinosaurs in Europe will take up residence at a Kent zoo this year.


Hotel issues CCTV proof after 'no Santa' complaint

CCTV proof of Santa at the Hythe ImperiaL Hotel on Christmas Day, with a member of staff carrying presents.

A hotel has released a CCTV picture of Santa visiting - after a mother complained he didn't turn up on Christmas Day.


Mum survives crash to become hairdresser to the stars

Award-winning hairdresser Vicki Lord from Beltinge

A hairdresser who was told she would never do the job she loves again after a crash is now stylist to celebrities.


Delays as car blocks motorway

One lane is blocked on the M20. File picture

Drivers have been suffering delays this morning after a car crashed and blocked the M20.

Trapped driver cut free from overturned car

The accident happened in School Road, Hythe. Picture: Google.

Fire crews helped cut a driver free from the wreckage of a car which had crashed and flipped onto its side.

Car bursts into flames in motorway crash

Emergency services closed two lanes. Picture: @Jakeyb14

Emergency services called to a car on fire which closed part of the M20 after it crashed and burst into flames this morning.

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