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The washing machine and chairs at Old Charlton Road, Dover. Picture: Peter Sherred.

Campaigners have released depressing images of rural fly-tipping.


'Ban kids from standing in trolleys'

A child standing in a shopping trolley. Picture posed by model

People's health is being put at risk by youngsters wearing dirty shoes smearing muck from outside onto trolleys, says an angry shopper.


Father and daughter accused of revenge attack

The English bull terrier was a rescue dog

The owners of a dog which had to be put down after it was allegedly attacked by a man with a sword are facing charges of grievous bodily harm.

Magistrate lunged at son for spilling drink at table

Steve Charman

A magistrate and Rotarian who beat his wife after she intervened when he lunged at their son has been given a restraining order.


Hospital showing signs of recovery

Fawkham Manor Hospital is showing signs of improvement

Five months after being deemed inadequate progress is being made, but there's still a long way to go.

Midwives’ fun day hopes to make childbirth cool

Jenny Woolley and Claire Smith

A group of midwives are raising funds to help make giving birth a little easier - by buying an air conditioner.


Brave sister inspires skydive

Alice Costen and brother Luke Dower

The brother of a teenager who is going blind as well as deaf, will be jumping out of a plane to raise money for charity.

Pedestrian 'seriously injured' in crash with motorbike

The accident happened in Northdown Road, Cliftonville

A pedestrian has reportedly suffered serious injuries after being hit by a motorbike.


Detectives arrest second man over harbour 'murder'

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

Police investigating the suspected murder of a man in his 50s near a harbour have made a second arrest.

Red Arrows thrill thousands with stunning seaside display

The Red Arrows thrilled crowds with their display

Thousands of people were given a seaside treat by the mighty Red Arrows and a host of other aerobatic teams.


Missing school boy's family head to Spain

Julian Alessandro Cadman

The family of a seven-year-old missing after the Barcelona terror attack head to Spain.


Serious crash injures five

The scene of the crash. Picture: Graham McCall

A serious crash has injured five people including a two-year-old and a 10-month-old baby.


Man dies after seafront attack

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

Forensic officers remain at the scene after a man in his 50s lost his life in an attack near a Kent harbour, sparking a murder investigation.

Charity events to keep 'memory of Luke alive'

Luke with Linda

Fundraising event Williams Weekender returns today in memory of a young teacher from Margate who died of cancer.

"I'm just keeping my options open"

Sir Julian Brazier who lost his seat as MP for Cantebury and Whitstable

Former MP Sir Julian Brazier could make a comeback after applying for his name to be added to the Conservative list of approved candidates.


Old pub is spiced up for new life as restaurant

Tacos Locos will be in the former Bull Inn pub in Sittingbourne High Street.

Progress is being made on two new restaurants in one town centre.


Child care under review after baby’s tragic death

Danny Shepherd and Katherine Cox outside Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: Andy Payton.

The case of tragic Eli Cox - who died of a catastrophic brain injury - is one of four serious reviews on a council's radar.


Mice spotted scurrying around Wetherspoons pub

A mouse. Stock image.

Pest control teams have been called in to a popular town centre pub after mice were spotted running across the floor.


Disgust as gangs take drugs and urinate on floors

Drug paraphernalia crafted from plastic bottle

Residents of a block of flats have hit out at gangs who urinate and discard drugs paraphernalia in communal areas.


Housing development hits snag

View from park to new access route to Lowfield Street

Plans to build 548 homes on the dilapidated site have been delayed while details are finalised.


Beefeater honour for long-serving former sailor

Gary Burridge joins the Tower of London as a Yeoman Warder. Pic: Historic Royal Palaces

A grandfather has been sent to the Tower of London - to become a Beefeater.


Daniel, 13, clocks up 500 laps and £2.5k for Demelza

David Holmes, community fundraiser for Demelza Hospice, Daniel Gale, 13, and John Gale

Teenage go-kart champ Daniel Gale has raised thousands of pounds for charity by doing what he does best.

Teen arrested after fight at Dreamland

Police were called to Dreamland. Stock pic

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after violence erupted at Dreamland.

Delays after A2 crash

Traffic queuing on the A2. Pic: Highways England

Motorists faced delays on a busy motorway this morning following reports of crash.

Hunt for town centre gunman

Police were called after reports of a man with a firearm in New Street, Ashford. Picture: Google

Police were called after sightings of a man with a firearm.

Men charged with attempted robbery

Arrested. stock photo

Three suspects, including a teenager, have appeared in court after a man was allegedly threatened with a bladed weapon.

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