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Police crack down on drug and drink-driving

Officers are tackling the scourge of people driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal substances.

Tributes to 'loving, gentle' grandfather

John Stewart

A grandfather who died after being hit by a car has been remembered as a "loving, gentle man" who loved the great outdoors in a touching tribute.

Traffic held after crash

Drivers came to a standstill on a busy motorway after an accident.


Officers face misconduct allegations over man's death

The man died while in custody. Stock picture.

Police have been told to review how they handle defendants in custody after a suspect collapsed while his fingerprints were being taken and died.

Wheelchair delays leave disabled gran in limbo

Rosemary Norris and her son John who have been waiting almost a year for parts for their wheelchairs

A 67-year-old grandmother placed an order for spare parts for her wheelchair seven months ago...but is still waiting for them to be delivered.


"Family from Hell" all behind bars for Christmas

Shameless: Neighbours say the Selwood;s are like Channel 4's Gallagher family in the TV series Shameless. Picture: Channel 4

Neighbours are celebrating after a Kent family, likened to the Gallaghers in TV's Shameless, are jailed for the festive period.


TOWIE's Megan McKenna visits Kent

December: Country girl Megan McKenna in her calendar

The Only Way Is Essex celebrity Megan McKenna broke off her singing tour to sign calendars in A Kent town.


Reality star appears at shopping centre

Megan McKenna

A reality TV and country music star is set to meet and greet fans at a Kent shopping centre today.


Volunteer shortage puts winter shelter in jepardy

Picture: stock image posed by model

The County Town’s only winter shelter for homeless people has been put in jeopardy by a shortage of volunteers.


Homeless man hurled abuse during parade

Remembrance parade. High Street, Maidstone. Picture: Andy Jones

A man who threatened to headbutt an officer at a Remembrance Day parade has escaped punishment.


River patrols launch to stop drowning deaths

Teams aim to help anyone who may be in trouble near the river. Picture Kent Search and Rescue

Kent Search and Rescue boats can be seen on the River Medway tonight - as Christmas party season gets going.


Jail for 'greedy' fuel thief

Roger Gull has been jailed. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

A thief who siphoned off millions of gallons of fuel from high-pressure pipelines has been jailed


Teen denies murder following single punch

Wayne Chester died after suffering a head injury during an altercation in Maidstone town centre

A 16-year-old boy faces trial after denying murdering a middle-aged man with a single punch.

Crash driver thanks rescuers

The crash happened next to the Fremlin Walk shopping centre car park on the A229 Fairmeadow and left debris strewn across the road on Wednesday, November 30

A woman had a lucky escape when an out-of-control car careered across the central reservation of a dual carriageway and ploughed into oncoming traffic

Man arrested on suspicion of rape

Emergency services were called. Stock image

A 26-year-old man is in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of rape.

Man harassed law firm

Ron Avery

A road accident victim sent nearly 100 letters to a firm of solicitors years after they had secured him compensation.


Camel heads and crocheted gorilla prove hit

You don't have to be a knit to enjoy the new camel and gorilla exhibits at a control tower gallery... but it helps.


Teenager arrested and pocket knife seized

Police seized the lock knife.

Officers have arrested a teenager and seized a lock knife just metres away from a police station.

CCTV released after theft

Do you know this man? Picture: Kent Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection to a theft from a van.

Wine returns to teetotal church

St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Yalding

A place of worship which became one of the first in the UK to ban wine is reintroducing the traditional Holy Communion.


Development consultants announced

The Vic will be demolished when work begins

The lead consultants for a multi-million pound scheme have been appointed.


Pram race struck by tragedy will go ahead

Francis 'Titch' O'Sullivan was taking part in last year's pram race when the accident happened

A New Year's Day pram race which was struck by tragedy when one of the participants died last year will return for 2018.

Mum's fears after attempted robbery on teens

Louisa Demery is hoping security in the park can be improved. Picture: Chris Davey

A mum is appealing for better security in a park after her son and his friends became the victims of an attempted robbery.


Pedestrian hit by vehicle

Police at the scene of the incident. Picture from Kent Police RPU Twitter

Police have closed a road following a 'serious' accident involving pedestrian and a vehicle.

Man suffers head injury in fall

Kent Air Ambulance. Stock photo

The air ambulance was called this morning after a man suffered a head injury in a fall.

Caravan destroyed in fire

Fire crews battled the caravan blaze. Stock picture.

Fire crews are tackling a blaze which has destroyed a caravan and has spread to an out-building.

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