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PICTURES: Fantastic Venetian Fete 2015

Thousands lined the banks of the canal. Picture: Paul Amos

View pictures of the excellent 2015 Venetian Fete and see if you can spot yourself.

St Saviour's closing date announced

St Saviours Hospital, Hythe will close next month. Picture: Gary Browne

The closing date for St Saviour's hospital has been confirmed by the company which currently runs it after takeover deal collapses


It's Venetian Fete day!

Hythe Venetian Fete

The sun is shining and thousands of people are expected to line the banks of the canal for Venetian Fete carnival this evening.

Daredevil granny's 12,000ft leap

Lilian Cardy.

A 78-year-old grandmother of six is skydiving for charity.

Leader pours scorn on lorry park

Shepway District Council leader David Monk at the Stop 24 site at Junction 11 of the M20.

A council leader's vowed to "fight every inch of the way" plans to create a lorry park in his area to ease Op Stack misery.

Elderly woman targeted by cold caller burglar

Police have warned residents to "remain vigilant" to cold callers after a burglary in Shepherd's Walk, Hythe. Picture: Google Street View

Residents are being warned about cold callers after an elderly woman was burgled at her home.

Dad walks free after driving kills son, 7

Alin Mosa was pronounced dead at the scene. Picture: Rossparry.co.uk/SWNS.com

A father who cradled his dying son in his arms has walked free - despite driving the wrong way before a head-on crash.


Eight people taken to hospital after minibus crash

Several lines have been shut on the M20. Stock image

All eight occupants of a minibus were taken to hospital this morning after a two-vehicle crash.


Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

Mrs Baxter was flown to hospital by air ambulance. Stock picture

A biker has been airlifted to hospital this evening after colliding with a car.

Death crash driver pleads: 'send me to jail'

Kerry Hearn organised the Marsh Star Pub Music Festival and other events

A guilt-stricken lorry driver whose "catastrophic" mistake caused the death of a well-known folk musician pleaded with a judge to send him to jail.


Teenager charged over high street stabbing

The scene of the stabbing in Hythe High Street

An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with a stabbing in a Kent high street.

Hospital set to close

St Saviours Hospital, Hythe

Health bosses are planning to close a Hythe hospital - which last year celebrated its 50th birthday - it is announced.

Baseball bat-wielding robbers attack taxi driver and steal his wallet

Police e-fit of suspected robber

Police issue e-fit of a suspect after a cabbie is assaulted in early morning robbery as he sat in his car.

Former mayor died after fall at home

Former Mayor of Hythe, Cllr Keren Belcourt, who has died suddenly at her home.

A former mayor fell down stairs and hit her head after attending a Conservative Party fundraiser, an inquest heard.

Beer taken in lorry theft

Lympne Industrial Estate where the theft took place. Picture: Google

A lorry holding thousands of cans of beer has been stolen from an industrial estate.


Isn’t it a bit late for Christmas?

Hythe Aldi store still has its Christmas lights up. Picture: Paul Amos

Should Christmas lights be left up all year? Residents of one Kent town say leaving the decorations in place makes it look neglected in summer.


Fire crews called to burning office

Fire crews were called out. Stock image

Firefighters were called this afternoon to a burning office hut near Hythe.

Lorry driver apologises to family of death crash victim

Kerry Hearn organised the Marsh Star Pub Music Festival and other events

A lorry driver convicted of killing of a well-known folk singer by driving dangerously has publicly apologised to his family for causing his death.


Lifeguards and schoolgirls save young swimmer

Hythe Pool

A proud dad has described how two children helped swimming pool staff save a woman's life when her heart stopped.


Relieving news for Nepalese workers after quake

The Everest Inn at Hythe High Street.

Workers at a Nepalese restaurant have found that their loved ones have survived last week's earthquake.

Dad admits causing son's death in crash

Abdul Mosa with children Arda Mosa (dad holding), Ara Mosa (left) and Alin Mosa (right) who died in the crash. Picture: Rossparry.co.uk/SWNS.com

A father has admitted causing the death of his seven-year-old son and seriously injuring his wife and two other children in a crash.


Video: Serial burglar jailed after being caught on CCTV

Foord can be seen climbing through the door after smashing it in

Watch the dramatic moment a serial burglar breaks into a celebrity antiques dealer's store - as the culprit is given a long stretch behind bars.


'Murder' arrests followed lorry driver's death

Stop 24 services, where a motorcyclist was injured.

Fellow truckers were arrested over the death of a drunken Polish driver killed by a lorry at a service station, an inquest heard.


Video: Ambam - the gorilla who thinks he's a human - turns 25

So this is it then...?

A gorilla internet sensation - who walks on his hind legs like a human - celebrated his quarter century today... with a cake!


Lorry driver charged after fatal crash

A driver has been charged after the Sellindge crash

Police have charged a lorry driver with causing death by dangerous driving after a crash last year.

Man in 90s in road smash

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Victim thought to have fallen ill at the wheel.

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