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Thousands of animals abused at Christmas

Reports of animal cruelty in Kent tipped over 3,000, according to the latest figures from a nationwide charity.


Toilet bar promising glamour

An artist's impression of how the new Privy venue will look

A bar, which has been fashioned from an old toilet block, is to be transformed into one of Kent's hottest new nightspots.

Off-duty firefighters save home

Paul Dennis and son Steven

A dad has praised two men who sprung into action to help save a house from going up in flames.


End of an era for high street shop

The former home to WJ Cox printworks and stationers has gone on the market

A Victorian building in the heart of a town is up for sale for the first time since the mid 1800s.

A woman reported missing since the early hours has been found

Shifrah Derry-Simpson has been reported missing

Shifrah Derry-Simpson had not been heard from since about 1am and police were growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.


Men arrested over reported robbery

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Two men have been arrested following a reported robbery.

Cross Channel ferry runs aground

A P&O ferry bound for Dover has run aground in bad weather near the Port of Calais. Pic: Dean Carguillo

A ferry heading to Kent has run aground as it tried to leave the Port of Calais in bad weather.


Disrupted trains due to fallen tree

Ashford International Station

Train journey's have been disrupted after a fallen tree blocks the line.

Hundreds of homes left without power

Work is being done to the power cables.

Engineers are working to restore power to hundreds of homes as temperatures drop to almost freezing.


Passengers injured as bus hits building

An Arriva bus. Stock image

Some passengers have been hurt after a bus crashed into a building in a busy town centre.


M20 lanes are now re-opened

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Police have confirmed that closed lanes on the M20 have now been re-opened after a collision.

Missing Leah found

Missing: Leah Hazelton. Picture: Kent Police

Police say missing teenager Leah Hazelton has been found safe and well.

Snow settling in Kent

Snow settling in Tankerton

Snow is starting to settle in parts of Kent, with a white blanket covering roads and gardens.


'Save buses with people power'

Dover district buses - fight to stop journey cuts

Residents have been called on to rally to stop bus journey cut plans.


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.


Man caught with homemade guns

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A judge has warned an offender to expect a lengthy jail sentence after being caught with disguised handguns.

Why homeless appeal matters so much

Homelessness is prevalent in many parts of Kent. Library image

Writer and former homeless man David George explains the difference charities like Sanctuary make to the lives of those on the streets.


Manager who stole £250,000 ordered to repay £1

The premises of Emmerich (Berlon) Ltd in Kingsnorth Industrial Estate, Ashford

A woman who siphoned off money from workplace to pay for her lifestyle will only pay back a nominal fee because she has no sellable assets.


"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.


Car ploughes into hairdressers

The car wedged into the shop front. Picture: Kerrigan Bethel

Emergency services were called after a driver lost control and went into the front of a shop.


Bus 'crashes into building'

An Arriva bus. Stock image

A road was partially blocked after a bus ploughed into a building in a town centre.


Game of Thrones star to attend festival

The Iron Throne from Game of Throne

A Game of Thrones star has been confirmed to attend a festival in Kent dedicated to the show.

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.


Man dies in collision

Deal Dover road. Road closed due to serious accident.

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a car crash in the early hours of this morning.


Police appeal after man robbed

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was reportedly robbed in the early hours of this morning.

Ritz ordered to pay claim over 'rock hard' scones

Stock image. The scones were 'rock hard'.

A family have won a claim against the Ritz after being served 'rock hard' scones and having their tea spilt.

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