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Grenfell report findings to have 'huge effect' on Kent

Fire ripped through the Grenfell Tower in London. Picture: @Natalie_Oxford

Councillors say a high-level interim report about building regulations shows existing fire safety practices are "not fit for purpose".


Drug dealer admits causing 'catastrophic' injuries in hit and run

The woman was injured at the bottom of Manor Road.

A drug dealer has admitted causing a crash which left a woman in a coma and paralysed from the neck down.


Patient dies after crash in private ambulance

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

Detectives have launched an investigation after a pensioner died following a crash involving a private ambulance.


Shock as school seals deal with developer

Phil Burgess, Tenterden town clerk

The town council is at loggerheads with a school that has signed up to a housing developer's plans to build a football hub on its land.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital

The air ambulance was called to the scene to take the biker to hospital

A major road is expected to remain closed throughout the evening rush hour following a smash between a motorbike and another vehicle.

Police arrest car theft suspect

Police arrested a man on suspicion of stealing the car. Stock image

Officers investigating a report of a stolen car say they stopped a 43-year-old man driving it in a town centre.

Tube bomber - the Dover hours

Freedom nears its end. The bomber in the passenger lounge just before his arrest. Picture courtesy of Metropolitan Police.

These images show Parsons Green attacker in a Kent port where he was arrested.


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Cyclist still in hospital one week after hit and run

The incident was in Bowling Green Lane in Deal. Google Maps image.

Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses after a hit and run involving a BMW and a cyclist.

Anti-social behavour blighting beauty spot

Contractors clearing vegetation at Bingley Island in Canterbury

A nature reserve plagued by discarded drug needles, knives, broken glass and human waste, has had to be cleared of vegetation.


Archaeologists celebrate return of treasured items

A tip-off has led to the recovery of a haul of treasured artefacts stolen from an archaeological store.


Appeal to find missing boy

Brandon Chalcroft. Credit: Kent Police

The police have renewed their appeal to find a missing 16-year-old.

Murder bid probe after man stabbed in home

Forensic investigators are at the scene in Benover Road

Detectives have launched an attempted murder investigation after a man was stabbed at his home.

Teen killed pal while speeding in torrential rain

Jack Burmingham died in a crash on the A2

A teenager who lost control and killed his friend in a "horrific" crash while speeding at more than twice the limit in heavy rain has been jailed.


Police cars 'deliberately rammed' after race track break-in

Stock picture.

Two teenagers and a man have been arrested after a car smashed through the gates of a racing circuit before crashing into police cars.

Town set to welcome its first Aldi store

An Aldi store could open in Deal by July 2019

Aldi has bought another site in the county with plans to open a new store by Christmas 2019, KentOnline can reveal.


Council under fire for cigarette investments

KCC's come under fire for investing in tobacco companies. Picture: Getty Images

A council's investment in tobacco companies has come in for renewed criticism, with some dubbing it hypocritical.


Plea to find missing owl

Merlin has been missing since Saturday.

The 'gutted' owners of a missing owl, called Merlin, are urging people to keep a look out for him.


Jail term extended for prison absconder

East Sutton Park Women's Prison in Maidstone

A prisoner who failed to return while on day release has had her sentence extended after handing herself in to police.


Paramedics arrive at High Street shopping centre

Paramedics have been called to Maidstone High Street.

An ambulance and paramedic car have arrived at a town centre shopping centre.


Parsons Green bomber convicted

Guilty: Ahmed Hassan. Picture courtesy of Metropolitan Police

A terrorist who fled to Kent after planting a bomb on a train, which partially exploded and injured 30 people, has been convicted of attempted murder.


Protester who hurled brick is jailed

Masked Awad was filmed throwing a brick

A protester caught on CCTV throwing a brick and brawling in the street during the Dover riots has been jailed more than two years on.


Kent Charity Awards finals

The 2018 Kent Charity Awards finalists.

Last night's Kent Charity Awards recognised charitable organisations from across the county for their contributions to Kent.


Port chief faces inquiry

Tim Waggott. Library picture: Dover Harbour Board

A Kent port authority is looking into allegations concerning the behaviour of its chief executive.

Boris Johnson visits Kent tennis centre

Staff at Avenue Tennis with MP Rehman Chishti, Boris Johnson and owner of the facility Colin Jarvis.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been visiting a sports centre in Kent, where he was presented with a Gillingham FC shirt.


View across river changed after station demolition

The aftermath of the tenth demolition at Tilbury power Station. Picture Credit: Jason Arthur

Two bunkers and a tower have been brought crashing down in the latest demolition of a power station.

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