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Huge emergency response on beachfront

A general shot of Princes Parade in Hythe

Police, ambulances and forensics have swarmed on a beach in Kent.

Fur row mayor: 'My robe is old and smelly'

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

A mayor who is getting a new robe opposes plans to use real fur - but says his current one is "old, smelly and horrible when it rains".

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Have you seen missing teenager?

Have you seen Blu? Picture, Kent Police.

Concern is growing for a 14-year-old boy who has been missing since last Thursday.

Row over 'inexcusable' mayoral robe made with real fur

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

A council is considering shelling out £1,430 for an “inexcusable” mayoral robe made with real fur, sparking a backlash from animal rights campaigners.

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Bizarre 20mph paint job baffles villagers

School Road, Saltwood

These shoddy road markings outside of a school in one Kent village have amused and bemused its residents.

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Council plays down japanese knotweed discovery

Knotweed - A stone's throw from Princes Parade

The insidious plant, capable of destroying foundations and growing through brickwork, has been discovered near land earmarked for development.

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Car overturns on motorway

A vehicle overturned on the Londonbound M20 carriageway at Hythe

An overturned car and trailer caused delays on a motorway.

Car crashes into house

A building inspector attended to survey the damage

Paramedics helped an elderly woman out of her car after she crashed into a house

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Hotel turned into Ferrari forecourt

Dozens of Ferrari cars have turned up at the Hythe Imperial. Picture: Rena Piller

Dozens of Ferrari cars have taken over the car park of a Kent hotel today - and here is why...

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Diner revived after restaurant collapse

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock picture

Restaurant waiting staff had to perform CPR treatment on an elderly customer who had collapsed while waiting for a table.

Police dog helps trap drink driving suspect

PC Ed Goldswain and Eli on the job. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

A suspected drink driver has been charged after he was found in the bushes of a motorway roundabout by a police sniffer dog.

Who's a clever boy then?

Eli with handler PC Ed Goldswain. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

Police dog Eli tracked down a suspected drink driver who had fled from a crash scene and hidden among bushes at a motorway roundabout

'Medical emergency' causes crash

Stock picture.

Part of the M20 is blocked following a collision between two vehicles.

Homes evacuated after gas leak fire 'disaster'

Homes have been evacuated in Lympne after a gas leak

Residents called it "a disaster" after being forced out of their homes, when road workers cut through a gas pipe.

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Councillors back business trip to Cannes

The MIPIM conference will be held in Cannes next year

Councillors approve a taxpayer-funded trip to an international conference to wave the flag for 12,000 home town scheme despite 'no volunteers' to go.

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Council forces ice cream van to move

Shepway District Council has ordered Rio’s ice cream van to from its traditional pitch

A business that has been a fixture of a seafront for 59 years has been ordered to shift to a new location - just 100 metres down the road.

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Series of bangs heard across town

Residents have complained the music at One Love is too loud

Residents have reported hearing several loud bangs across towns and villages in Kent this afternoon.

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Part of M20 closed after crash

Motorists are warned of possible delays. Stock image

Emergency services were sent to the scene of an accident on a busy motorway.

Crash leaves cyclist unable to walk for months

Cyclist Dawn Shoard broke her tibia and elbow in the accident

A woman is demanding action from the council after suffering a broken elbow and leg when she clipped a kerb and flew over the handlebars.

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VIDEO: Park welcomes baby monkey

Baby drill monkey, Nyombe

A Kent animal park has welcomed an adorable baby drill monkey - one of Africa's most endangered mammals.

Pothole injures cyclist battling for road repairs

Clare Pryke shows her scarred face and bandaged hands which are still healing from the accident

A woman who feared the poor state of a road would lead to a crash ended up needing hospital treatment after it sent her flying over the handlebars.

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Police appeal after allotments are damaged

Stock picture.

Police have appealed for witnesses after six reports of damage at allotments, including plants being trampled and sheds being broken

Road closure after car ends up on roof

The car overturned in Dymchurch Road, Hythe. Picture: Glenn Bryant

Emergency services are at the scene of an overturned vehicle which has caused a busy road to be closed.

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Restaurant serves up a green exterior

he green building is home to a new Follies pizzeria and cicchetti bar in Hythe High Street. Picture: Janice Carrera

Love it or hate it - a new business is opening its doors in a town and has divided opinion over the bright colour of its exterior.

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Car rammed in road rage row at busy junction

Red Lion Square. Picture: Google

An alleged road rage incident which saw one car 'bump' into the back of another three times at a busy junction has sparked an appeal for witnesses.

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Man hurt after 20ft fall

The air ambulance landed nearby, although the patient was taken to hospital by road. Picture: Janis Evans

A man was rushed to hospital after falling 20ft from the top of a ladder.

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