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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.


Delays after lorry crash on busy junction

Tailbacks are affecting the QEII bridge after a lorry crash. Stock image

A lorry has crashed on one of the county's busiest junctions, causing delays.

Gogglebox's Scarlett to come to the county

Scarlett Moffatt will be in Bluewater

She’s the lass that watched the stars on telly – and now she’s one herself: down-to-earth reality star Scarlett Moffatt is coming to Kent.


Knife crime punishments 'too soft'

Kyle’s stepdad Samir Ghailan, right, has launched the Families Against Knives campaign with fiance Leanne Delaney and Kyle’s friend Jayson Beer

Family of a teenage boy stabbed to death near his home have launched a campaign for tougher sentences for people carrying blades as weapons.

Christmas misery for train commuters

Commuters can expect Christmas misery. Picture: Southeastern

Anyone who's planning to travel to London around Christmas is being warned of disruption as work continues on a major project.


Councils 'overpaying' for staff mileage

Four councils in Kent have been accused of paying more than they need for staff mileage allowances

Four authorities in Kent have been accused of wasting taxpayers' money by paying over the odds for car mileage expense claims.


Anger as swans found shot dead

The swans were found off Monkshill Road in Graveney. Picture: Instant Street View

The RSPCA is backing a government review of airgun laws amid increasing attacks on animals.


Yobs caught on video

Vandals watch as one urinates on the staircase carpet

Police are searching for a group of youngsters who broke into a block of flats and urinated in the hallway.


New twist in NHS 111 crisis

Doctors have been told NHS 111 services will be provided on an interim basis by a new provider. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

A company accused by a watchdog of putting the lives of patients at risk is reportedly speeding up the termination of its contact.


Bumper crop for spooky celebration

The latest crop at Pumpkin Moon in Maidstone

Pumpkin farmers across Kent are gearing up for their busiest week of the year.

Man charged over bomb hoax

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A man who made a bomb threat assaulted a number of police officers after a search of his home revealed it was a hoax.

Man charged after 'trying to mow down two people'

The scene of the smash. Picture: Temple Hill News & Views

A man has been charged after a car was allegedly driven at two people in a Kent town.

Cannabis farm minder jailed

Nicholas Cox. Picture: Kent Police

A father minding a cannabis factory was caught lying down on the job when police raided a remote £829,000 house, a court heard.


TOWIE star set for town centre appearance

Pete Wicks will be in Maidstone on Saturday.

A TV reality star will be on hand for selfies and autographs as he launches his calendar for 2018.


Train hits van at level crossing

The damage to the front of a van after it was hit by a train off Lower Road, Teynham

A delivery driver has been taken to hospital with a head injury after his vehicle was hit by a high-speed train.


Man charged over pub stabbing

The Prince Albert pub in Whitstable

A man has appeared at court charged with GBH and having a weapon after a stabbing in a pub.

Gareth Gates gets hair transplant in Kent

Gareth Gates was treated at the KSL clinic. Picture: SWNS

Ex-Pop Idol star Gareth Gates turned to a Kent specialist clinic to give him a new hairline when his own hair started receding.


'Fake news' could lead to MP murder: Green

Ashford MP Damian Green

Kent frontbencher Damian Green has said fake news spouted by sites which spread hatred could lead to another MP's murder.


Attackers sought after man beaten unconscious

Police are investigating after a man was reportedly beaten unconscious in a High Street.

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