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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.


Teacher blasts council for £80 littering fine

Nayelli Navarro was fined after a letter with her son's name on it was traced back to her

A mum-of-two says she is being treated unfairly after being fined when a card with her son's name was found discarded in a car park.

'I'm being blackmailed over my family’s grave'

Robert last repaired the gravestone in 1993, and now want to lift the fallen gravestone, repair missing letters and clean it

A man has been refused permission to repair his father and brothers' graves, who were killed by a bomb during the Second World War.

A Kent country life is the life for me, says Paul O'Grady

Paul has many animals at home in Kent Picture: Nicky Johnston/PA

For the Love of Dogs presenter Paul O'Grady opens up about his life in rural Kent, which includes pigs, sheep, ducks and goats, in his new book.

Medical emergency in street

Ambulances at the scene. Picture: Steve Salter

Paramedics are at the scene of an ongoing incident in a Kent town.

Prize winner's tears of joy

Emma Burns with her two children

A mum made it the perfect countdown to Christmas when she was randomly selected for a £1,000 cash prize.

Crash caused huge delays

Traffic is building on A249. Picture: Highways England

Traffic was queuing all the way back to Detling Hill following a crash near the Stockbury roundabout.


Long delays of 90 minutes on M25

Congestion near Dartford Tunnel

Drivers are facing stop-start traffic and long queues at the Dartford Tunnel this evening.

New steps to prevent acid attacks

Your local store could ask for ID when buying cleaning products. Picture: GettyImages

Council asks retailers to sign up to scheme to prevent selling dangerous substances to children.


Five-vehicle pile-up on A-road

Stock image

Motorists suffered long delays following a crash between five vehicles during rush-hour.


Man charged over harbour killing

Police shut off the area. Picture: Tony Flashman

A man has been charged over the death of a grandfather found dead by the harbour in the summer.

Tourist attraction to keep reindeer after animal rights criticism

Reindeer at the Leeds Castle Christmas market in 2016.

A popular tourist attraction has stuck with plans to have reindeer at Christmas events after opposition from animal rights activists.


Gills win big in the High Court

Gills chairman Paul Scally Picture: Ady Kerry

Gillingham Football Club are celebrating a financial windfall after being awarded substantial damages off their former caterers.


'The baby just came out!'

Onlookers managed to get the distressed woman to a spot near Go Outdoors.

Onlookers were forced to "catch" a baby after a mother gave birth in a busy high street... just outside Go Outdoors.


Charity staff face losing jobs before Christmas

Sue Cliffe

Workers at a charity centre face losing their jobs just days before Christmas.


Police 'extremely concerned' for missing cadet

Alex Willoughby

Police say they are "extremely concerned" for the welfare of a 17-year-old cadet who has not been seen for more than a week.

'Breathtaking betrayal' of fraudster

Peter Phillips defrauded friends out of thousands in cash

A conman ripped off more than £700,000 from friends - some of whom he'd known for decades.


Man arrested after vigilante clash

The exchange was posted on social media.

A man has been charged with grooming after a confrontation involving a group of so-called 'paedophile hunters'.

Trust to consider 'super hospital' - at expense of other two

The urgent care centre at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Health chiefs are to formally consider plans for a 'super' hospital in east Kent - which could mean the loss of A&E departments in two towns.

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