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Teen found with hammer during suspected drug deal

Police are investigating a burglary at Paddock Wood Primary School. Stock picture.

A teenager was found to have a claw hammer when police swooped on a suspected drug deal on a river towpath.

Woman charged with supplying contraband to prison

Maidstone Prison

A woman is set to appear before magistrates after being charged with plotting to take drugs and mobile phones into a prison.

Crash leaves woman trapped

An ambulance car. Stock image

A driver had to be given first aid at the roadside after collision between a car and a van on a single lane road.

Minister asked to intervene in housing plans

Helen Whately MP: speaking at the Local Plan hearing

An MP has asked the Government to call in a town's Local Plan over concerns about developments and traffic congestion.

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Cars overturn in motorway crash

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Picture: Mike Mahoney

All lanes of the M20 are now open after two cars overturned in a crash - and another accident on the opposite carriageway caused delays.

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Police make arrested following spate of thefts

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Police investigating a spate of thefts from vehicles in a village have made an arrest.

Man arrested as travellers move onto park

Police were called to the site

Travellers in more than 20 caravans have set up camp at a popular park used by dog walkers and families.

Education chiefs rule out eviction investigation

Kent pupils fared better than the country's average in English and maths GCSEs. Stock image

Kent education leaders have ruled out an investigation into whether sixth form students are being ejected from schools for poor results.

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Luxury retirement village fails to pay business rates

Audley Mote House

A council is owed more than £50,000 by the firms that run a luxury retirement village, after they failed to pay business rates for five years.

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Car fire causes travel tailbacks

The car has burst into flames on the M20. Picture: @niamhhoulan

A car burst into flames on a major Kent route, causing tailbacks.

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Christmas is coming – what, really?

Ben Hughes, dressed as Santa, poses with John Smith, four, and his brother, Rocky, five, at The Village Hotel's Yule Fest during the launch of their Christmas parties

The summer holidays may have just ended, but some are fast-tracking their Christmas celebrations - with one Kent hotel hosting a Yule Fest in August!

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Man hit by car in high street

Police were in Maidstone High Street earlier today. Picture: Google

A man has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car in a Kent high street this morning.

Fundraiser in Tash's honour

Tash with her beloved dog Bailey

A fundraiser in honour of a young woman who lost her fight with cystic fibrosis on Boxing Day last year was a huge success.

Mum's warning of 'predator who tried to snatch son'

Angelika Shepherd and son Sasha

A mum who experienced every parent's worst nightmare when her son was the victim of a suspected abduction bid is warning others to be on their guard.

One in five staff injuries at hospital result of violence

Dozens of injuries reported at two Kent hospitals were the result of violence. Stock image

Dozens of reports of violence, abuse or harassment were reported at two Kent hospitals in the last year, it's been revealed.

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Bridge repair works delayed by a month after damage

Images of scaffolding being constructed at Teston Bridge so workmen can begin repairs after it was hit by a car. Pictures: Mike Mahoney.

Repair works to a medieval bridge which was damaged by a drunk driver during a crash have been extended.

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Horse trailers seized as police make arrest

Police investigating the theft of a horse trailer have made an arrest.

Return of world-record breaking craft from the 1930s

Karl Foulkes-Halbard tries his restored Bluebird K3, once owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell Location:

Sir Malcolm Campbell's powerboat - which he used to set three world speed records in the 1930s - will ride the waves again in Kent this month.

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Waitrose pulls out of retail park

Images of Waitrose which is planned for Eclipse Park

A luxury supermarket chain will no longer be opening a new store - set to be Kent's biggest - at a retail park.

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Puppies seized by police

A general shot of Well Street in Maidstone, where the puppies were seized. Picture: Google.

Police, working with the RSPCA, have seized half a dozen puppies and their mother from a home.

Couple win big on lottery

A couple who won £1 million on the lottery are thanking Lady Luck for turning their lives around.

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Man charged with harrassment

Steven Farris

A man is due in court charges with harassment causing fear of violence following incidents in the past month.

Sex offender in court over alleged order breach

Jamie Lee Stevens is accused of breaching his order

A convicted sex offender has been remanded in custody after allegedly breaching a sexual offences prevention order twice in a month.

'Stabbing' in town centre

Police are searching for the attackers. Stock image

Three people were injured and two of them arrested following a row near a popular shopping street.

Delays clear after two-car crash

Kent Fire and Rescue.

Paramedics and fire crews were called to a crash involving two cars.

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Pictures: Official opening of town lock

Environment Agency have completed the project to refurbish East Farleigh

A key river lock has been official reopened at the end of a £3.6 million project.

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