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Council boss rules out bid to become Ukip party leader

The Ukip leader of a Kent council says he won't be standing in the contest to be the party's next leader.


'The first thing I remember is waking up in hospital'

Steve Beal, centre and his life-savers

A heart attack victim is backing a campaign to teach CPR after colleagues at a gym saved his life.

Man caught with nearly 900 child sex images

Colin Fisher. Picture: Kent Police

A raid by police acting on suspicious online activity uncovered a massive haul of illegal photographs and videos of children at a man's home.

Man airlifted after industrial accident

The air ambulance was called to Chatham Docks

A man suffered a suspected fractured leg when a heavy load fell on him at a dockyard.

PC fined £1,800 after skipping fare

A Southeastern train. Picture: Southeastern

A police officer specialising in transport has been fined £1,800 after repeatedly skipping his train fare.


Recycling boss fined over 'mattress mountain'

The 'mountain' of mattresses at the site. Credit: Environment Agency

A recycling site boss has been fined a further £15,000 after failing to clear a huge mountain of illegally dumped mattresses.


Chatham Town FC player to star in The Apprentice

BBC/ Jim Marks

Danny Grant will face the fierce Alan Sugar this autumn.

Boy, 2, gets head stuck in toilet seat

Ronnie Watkins got himself in a tight spot

Supermarket staff were forced to fetch the butter when a little boy got his head stuck in a potty seat while his mother shopped.


Man, 22, found dead on A2 after 'hit and run'

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock picture

Police have issued an appeal after a young man was found dead on the A2 following a suspected hit and run.


Scam warning after 'deaf' people knock on doors

People are being warned against a potential scam which sees people, who say they are deaf, asking residents to buy pictures. Picture: Heather Syers

People in Kent are being warned of a potential scam which involves 'deaf' people door-stepping residents to ask them to buy pictures.


Tom Hardy spotted at Dreamland

Tom Hardy at Dreamland. Pic: Screen grab from YouTube

Film favourite Tom Hardy has starred in an advert filmed at a Kent amusement park.


'Pushed out by Parkrun'

Runners in Ashford.

Mums with prams and elderly walkers have reported their concerns about inconsiderate runners brushing them aside at a weekly Parkrun event.


Kebab shop supplier found with six tonnes of 'unfit' meat

Pallets of raw meat were found stacked up by health inspectors

A meat supplier to the kebab industry was caught with a freezer stocked with tonnes of poultry not fit for human consumption.


Flats evacuated after chip pan fire

Stock image

A block of flats had to be evacuated after a chip pan fire broke out in one of the homes.


Car park murder trial collapses

Giles Metcalfe was the victim in this murder investigation.

The jury has been discharged in the trial of two men accused of murdering a rough sleeper by dousing him in barbecue fluid and setting him alight.

Fight in road causes jams

Traffic built on the A228 due to the alleged fight. Picture: Google

Traffic was held up on a dual carriageway after two men reportedly got into a fight in the road.

Serial sex attacker jailed for 'campaign of brutal rapes'

Jamie Taylor. Picture: Kent Police.

A former bouncer who carried out a series of humiliating and brutal rapes involving weapons has been locked up for 23 years.

Approval for major riverside development

Almost 600 homes will be built on the banks of the River Thames at Northfleet

Almost 600 homes and a primary school are to be built on the banks of the River Thames.


Drug dealer must pay back £228,000

Hall will have to pay back more than £200,000. Picture, Kent Police.

A drug dealer involved in the importation of heroin, cocaine and cannabis has been ordered to pay back more £228,000.


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