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Kent event organisers step up security

Crowds at last year's Kent County Show

The person in charge of organising one of the county's biggest summer events says there will be extra security checks in light of national events.

Medical emergency at gym

Police and paramedics are at the scene

An air ambulance crew was scrambled to a busy gym after a person suffered a suspected heart attack.


Police shut road after car engulfed in flames

Pic: Hayley Sowerby

A car fire caused traffic problems as emergency services closed a busy road.

Dealer refused to hand over drugs to bar doorman

Jordan West narrowly avoided prison for drug dealing

A drug-dealing clubber caught with 64 ecstasy tablets was arrested after he took the "bizarre" decision to refuse door staff's offer of an amnesty.


Tragic gran was hit by sign, inquest hears

Jean Downing tragically died after she was struck by a sign

A great-grandmother died from multiple injuries after being hit by a sign outside a hospital.


Buses can't get to village after illegal parking

Arriva buses

A bus company says services can no longer stop at a Kent village today, due to bad parking.


Claims police 'escorted' travellers to illegal encampment

Around 16 caravans pitched up on the field

Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner says he will look into complaints that officers did nothing to stop a group of travellers setting up camp.


Car damaged in crash

A car was badly damaged. Picture: Owen Harfleet

A car was left badly damaged following a crash this morning.


Cricketers plan all-star match for Grenfell victims

Yasir Arafat bats for Lashings

Top cricketers will be taking on a team of MPs to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Appeal after pensioner hit by car

There is slow traffic in both directions on the B2163 Heath Road in Boughton Monchelsea

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was hit by a car.

Motorway shut for resurfacing works

The road has been closed. Stock image

Part of a Kent motorway will be closed for resurfacing work next week.

Grenfell Tower firm finishing Kent project

The contractor at the centre of the controversy surrounding the Grenfell Tower disaster is in charge of the final phase of Park Wood’s multi-million pound regeneration

A contractor behind the controversial refurbishment of a fire-ravaged London high-rise block is in charge of the final phase of a housing project.


Police called after fuel theft

Police are hunting a man accused of 'bilking'. Stock image

Petrol station owners called police after a man filled up his vehicle and drove off.


Search underway for man in woods

Police were called to woodland in Bearsted. Picture: Google Street View

Police were called to woodland after concerns were raised about a man seen lying on the ground.

Secret camera found in shopping centre toilet

The secret camera was found in toilets at Broadway Shopping Centre

A security guard alerted police after discovering a secret camera hidden in a public toilet used by hundreds of Lidl and Matalan shoppers every day.


Disgraced firm fined £50k for nuisance calls

The firm was fined for nuisance calls

A firm which was exposed on national TV for pressure-selling to the elderly has been fined £50,000 for nuisance calls.


Birthday earns centenarian place in exclusive list

Cecilia Larner, celebrating her 107th birthday with a card from the Queen, with her daughter Sheila Bodle

A Kent great-great-grandmother can rank herself among some of the oldest living people in England.

Delays after two crashes on same stretch of motorway

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

Drivers are warned of delays following two crash on the same stretch of motorway.

More arrests in drug dealing crack down

Police have made arrests. Pic: Getty Images

Three people have been arrested as part of an ongoing operation to crack down on drugs in a Kent town.

Delays clear after roundabout crash

There are delays in the area. Stock picture.

Traffic is flowing freely following a crash on a roundabout.

POLL: Retail park to introduce time limits

South Aylesford Retail Park. Stock image

Time limits on parking have been introduced at a popular Kent retail park.


Crash driver claimed car had been stolen

Maidstone Magistrates' Court

A man who falsely claimed someone had stolen his car when it was found abandoned after a crash has been banned from driving.

Delays clear after lorry crash

Delays are expected into rush hour

Drivers faced long delays after lanes were closed on the M25 following a crash involving a lorry.

Pick up truck bursts into flames

A pick up truck on fire near Detling Hill

A truck was engulfed in flames after catching fire on the A249.

Schools put on lockdown after threat

Tiger Primary School

A number of schools were put on lockdown following police advice.


Police issue security warning to horse owners

Some of the youngsters who use the charity

Police are warning horse owners after two high-value thefts at stables in west Kent.

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