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Jail for Italian lorry driver Salvatore De Pasquale who was caught at Dover with £2.5 million drugs

Salvatore De Pasquale

An Italian lorry driver who attempted to smuggle class A drugs worth around £2.5 million into the UK has been jailed for nine and a half years.

Drivers `not prepared for winter'

Winter driving on roads. Library picture

Many drivers are poorly prepared for the perils of winter motoring, according to the Highways Agency

With oak-frame garden room

Eastside, Hamstreet, near Ashford

This late Georgian detached village house has two symmetrical front facing reception rooms, with a sash bay window and an open fireplace at Hamstreet

Police release images of Margate robbery suspects

Kent Police has been to court to ask for more time to probe election expenses

Police have released electronic images of two suspects after a man was assaulted and robbed in Margate after a night out.

Efit released after 'fake policeman' burglary

Police have released an efit of a suspect who tricked an elderly woman during a distraction burglary in Hawkinge.

Hanged man's brother offers reward in bid to unearth 'murder' evidence

Magistrates court

The Kent brother of a former SAS soldier found hanged in Zimbabwe says he believes he was murdered... and is offering a £15,000 for evidence.

Monkey escapes from enclosure at wild animal park... to avoid injection

A lion-tailed macaque monkey. Picture: Library image

Wild animal park staff have been on the hunt for a monkey that escaped when keepers entered the enclosure to carry out vaccinations.

Delays as man injured in lorry crash

Police are at the scene

A man has been taken to hospital after two lorries collided on a bypass, causing delays for motorists.

Terror as building collapses into street

A collapsed wall in Ramsgate High Street. Picture: Mike Pett

A woman has told of the terrifying moment bricks and rubble began falling into a high street today as a building collapsed yards away from her.

Burglar showed no remorse after ransacking home

Lee Conroy

A thief who broke into his elderly victims’ home and ransacked it while they were out has been jailed for almost three years.

Appeal as all-tide landing is closed

An appeal has been issued to save Queenborough's all-tide landing

The all-tide landing has reached the end of its life and has been shut until funds can be found to repair it.

River Medway death inquest opened

A man's body was found in the River Medway at Strood

The inquest into the death of a man found in the River Medway and Strood has been opened and adjourned.

'Illegal immigrants' hunted after fleeing lorry at docks

Dover's Western Docks

Police are hunting for seven suspected illegal immigrants - after 10 are understood to have been detained when a group of men ran from a lorry today.

Women jailed after illegally selling 100,000 slimming pills

Some of the pills illegally sent to customers by the women

Two women who made thousands of pounds by illegally selling prescription slimming pills to customers across the country have been jailed.

Man dies after collapsing at caravan park

Allhallows Leisure Park

A man who died at a holiday park suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest, it has been revealed today.

Young man held over two 'sex attacks'

Stock image

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after reports of two separate attacks.

Medway coastguard team in search after 'flare' alert

Medway Coastguard. Library image.

Rescue teams were alerted after reports of flares on bonfire night.

Revealed: New look for old colliery site to create 1,000 jobs

An artist's impression of how the old colliery could look at Betteshanger

A former colliery site is to be transformed into a global green energy business park with 1,000 jobs for Kent in a scheme unveiled today.

Man rescued after falling 100ft over cliffs

The satnav tried to send Mr Butcher across the English Channel

A man has been taken to hospital after a dramatic rescue operation early today when he plunged about 100ft over cliffs.

New store laid bare

The new John Lewis at Home store in Ashford

More than £3m of stock has been put in place inside a new John Lewis at Home store set to open this week.

New loans firm has a heart

A new business to business lender is aiming to kick start the county's economy by offering cheap finance - with profits going to good causes.

Young people engineering their future

Engineering apprentice Liam Byford at IPS International in Medway City Estate, Strood

The latest batch of recruits from firms across the county have just begun their apprenticeships.

Building relationships

Building and design companies will network and show off their services at the Kent Construction Expo

Scores of companies will be touting for business at the Kent Construction Expo today.

Junk food straight to your door

Hangover Angel Donna Docherty with driver Nadine Pearce.

Ever woken up with your head spinning, mouth dry and craving some junk food after a night out on the town?

Boozed-up school burglar caught by fingerprints... on champagne bottle

A burglar left his fingerprints on a bottle of champagne. Picture: Library image

A burglar snatched computers and cameras in a raid on a school - but left his fingerprints on a bottle of champagne he couldn't resist quaffing.

Heating or eating dilemma for mum of heart-disease toddler

Little Tiffany Halliday has heart problems

The mum of a sick tot with three holes in her heart is being forced to choose between heating her home and eating after her care benefits were cut.

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