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Van and police car crash during chase

Police were called to the scene. Stock image

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit.

Crash at busy roundabout

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A two car collision on a busy roundabout in the Towns caused one of the vehicles to end up on a grass verge.

Man charged over harbour killing

Police shut off the area. Picture: Tony Flashman

A man has been charged over the death of a grandfather found dead by the harbour in the summer.

Tourist attraction to keep reindeer after animal rights criticism

Reindeer at the Leeds Castle Christmas market in 2016.

A popular tourist attraction has stuck with plans to have reindeer at Christmas events after opposition from animal rights activists.


You Can Help

Maidstone Day Centre launch of You Can Help campaign. Jerry Davies and David Holland. Picture: Matthew Walker FM4998670

The Kent Messenger is teaming up with Homeless Care to collect food and other useful items to support vulnerable people.


Resident angered after ‘petty’ note left on car

Somebody has been leaving aggressive notes on parked cars in Hales Close

A resident was angry to find that a 'petty' note had been left on her grandson's car, as they attended her mother's wake.


Brazen drug dealers jailed

The drugs found on the pair

Two homeless men caught selling class A drugs in the street have both been jailed for more than three years.


'The baby just came out!'

Onlookers managed to get the distressed woman to a spot near Go Outdoors.

Onlookers were forced to "catch" a baby after a mother gave birth in a busy high street... just outside Go Outdoors.


Charity staff face losing jobs before Christmas

Sue Cliffe

Workers at a charity centre face losing their jobs just days before Christmas.


Police 'extremely concerned' for missing cadet

Alex Willoughby

Police say they are "extremely concerned" for the welfare of a 17-year-old cadet who has not been seen for more than a week.

'Breathtaking betrayal' of fraudster

Peter Phillips defrauded friends out of thousands in cash

A conman ripped off more than £700,000 from friends - some of whom he'd known for decades.


Man arrested after vigilante clash

The exchange was posted on social media.

A man has been charged with grooming after a confrontation involving a group of so-called 'paedophile hunters'.

County council responds in relief road spat

Traffic heading back to junction 7 of the M20. Picture: Simon Burchett.

A county council has accused its borough rival of failing to secure developer contributions to a much needed relief road.

Businessman elected as new DDC councillor

Cllr Peter Jull, elected on to Dover District Council for the St Margaret's area

Conservative Peter Jull has been elected to represent St Margaret's on Dover District Council at a by-election

Sex offender guilty of breaching order

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A man has been convicted of breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

Bus users given chance to rate park and ride service

The Park and Ride site at Sittingbourne Road is to close

Bus users are being given the opportunity to express their views on park and ride services.


Trust to consider 'super hospital' - at expense of other two

The urgent care centre at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Health chiefs are to formally consider plans for a 'super' hospital in east Kent - which could mean the loss of A&E departments in two towns.


Kent schools rank high

The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge

Five of the county's top schools have ranked highly in a prestigious schools guide.

Housing plans cut down to size

View of Swanley Square Shopping Centre

Controversial plans for a massive development in Swanley town centre have been crushed by councillors.

Children among 16 immigrants found in van

Children were among 16 immigrants found in the van

A van driver who tried to smuggle 16 immigrants including a five-month-old baby into the country claimed he thought he was delivering furniture.


Man cut free from car after crash

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A man has been cut free from a car by firefighters following a crash on a rural road.

Event to remember lost loved ones

Heart of Kent Hospice is inviting members of the public to its Light up a Life event

A charity is gearing up for two services of remembrance ahead of the festive period.

Women tackle anxiety and depression with running

Novice runners are introduced to the sport gradually to build confidence

Up and Running is a unique group helping women to beat anxiety and depression through exercise.

Fears grow for missing boy

Missing Kieran Kenton

The family of a 14-year-old boy who disappeared three days ago have launched a desperate appeal to find him.

Elana has her wheels

Elana Lamb from Deal in her Special Push Chair with her Nan Ann Gardiner who fundraisesed the money to buy it

The grandmother of a toddler with a rare disease says Christmas has come early after the arrival of the tot’s much-needed specialist push chair


Wartime pistol handed to police to go to museum

A wartime FP45 Liberator pistol has been handed in during a Kent Police gun amnesty campaign. Picture: Kent Police

A wartime pistol is to be sent to a museum after it was handed in to police during an amnesty aimed at tackling gun crime.

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