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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.


Calls for new system for recording dog thefts

DogLost says more needs to be done about dog thefts. Stock picture.

Calls for a new system to record dog thefts have been made after more than 50 pets have been stolen in Kent.

Girl terrified after being woken by burglar

Brad Neville has been jailed after sneaking through a home in Greenhithe. Picture: Kent Police

A thief who put his hand over a young girl's mouth to 'stifle her screams' after he woke her during a burglary has been jailed.


Severe snow warning upgraded

We might be greeted by scenes like this, from Dover, in 2013

A weather warning has been upgraded and extended, with experts predicting snow chaos to last into a fourth day.


Man arrested after police chase

A man remains in police custody after failing to stop for officers when requested.

VIDEO: Two arrests after motorway chase

The police safely stopped a vehicle just before midnight on the M25 where they arrested two men.

Police find 5-inch blade in woman's bag

Police found this knife in the woman's bag. Pic: Kent Police

A woman stopped after being suspected of meat theft was arrested after officers found a knife in her bag.

Fire which forced family to flee 'was accident'

The fire in Norfolk Road was accident.

Fire investigators have determined what started a fire which left two people in hospital.

Sister won't give up fight for 'Justice for Carl'

Kerrie Stewart with her brother Carl Davies who was killed on Reunion Island

Family of a man murdered on a remote island are hoping a video campaign will pressure the government into action.

Fairytale wedding is mum's final wish

Asher Arnold and Trevor Seager

The family of a mother given just six months to live are hoping to give her a dream wedding.


Plans for 'upmarket' steakhouse revealed

There are plans for a 170-seat steakhouse

A steakhouse seating 170 diners could soon open next to a Starbucks on the site of a former social club.


VIDEO: Pair taken to hospital after house fire

Two people have been taken to hospital and a dog has been treated for breathing in smoke after a house caught fire.

Hillside 'the size of three football pitches' ablaze

The hillside fire in Dover

Dozens of firefighters worked to tackle several fires which spread across five acres of trees, bushes and scrubland.


Pile-up closes A249

Police and secamb are at the scene. Stock image

A dual carriageway was shut for several hours after a crash involving at least four vehicles.


Stun gun disguised as mobile phone seized

The taser was disguised as a mobile

A man is to appear in court after a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone was seized by police.

Toaster fire destroys kitchen

Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire this morning.

People were forced to flee a house after a toaster caught light and destroyed a kitchen.


Horsebox fire blocks key road

A horsebox was on fire. Pic: Ben Hussell

A horse and its owner had a lucky escape after a horsebox caught fire on a key route.


Ex-Kent pupil tops charts

Dan Caplen

A former Kent choir boy is topping the charts these days, having swapped his chorister roots for rap.


Campaign for baby Tony smashes target

The Kent Messenger has launched a fundraising campaign for baby Tony and his new family.

A fundraising campaign set up to help an abused baby who had to have his legs amputated has smashed its £5,000 target in just two days.

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