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Car crashes into ditch

The car in the ditch this morning. Credit: Kent Police

A driver was taken to hospital after her car left the road and rolled into a ditch.


Developer pledges thousands to air show

The Red Arrows in action

A property mogul has pledged thousands of pounds to a town's air show, taking organisers close to their £100,000 target.

Man in court accused of murder

Police taped off this bungalow in Crispin Close, Faversham

A man has appeared in court via video link accused of the murder of a pensioner found at a home in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Traffic light nightmare during rush hour

Junction 10 is causing problems again for motorists

Motorists are being warned of long delays on the approach to Junction 10 on the M20.


Comic will take to the cobbles

Vic Reeves

Kent's very own comic star Vic Reeves is set to appear in Coronation Street, it's been revealed.


Time is ticking for Tank

The micropub, which opened in 2013, was the first of its kind in Whitstable.

A popular micropub could be flattened to make way for a three-storey block of shops, offices and apartments.

Blaze destroys workshop

Fire crews were called. Stock pic

A blaze devastated a derelict workshop yesterday afternoon.

Camper van goes up in flames

The flames could be seen from nearby Hawkinge. Picture: Gina Fuller

Smoke from a camper van fire could be seen from a neighbouring village as it burst into flames in a rural area.


Publication of housing plan delayed

Swale House, headquarters of Swale Borough Council in East Street, Sittingbourne

Plans for the future of housing have been delayed due to the election.


Father and son found guilty of drugs offences

Mark Copping, 27, was jailed for three years. Picture Kent Police.

A father and son were arrested for drug offences after officers spotted white powder on the back seat of the car they were in, a court heard.


Delays clear after tunnel briefly shuts

Delays are building around the Dartford tunnels. File picture

All lanes have now reopened after the Dartford tunnel briefly shut.


New mum swaps nappies for a gumshield and gloves

 Boxing mum Kiya Mills with daughter Miracle

Just 17 weeks after giving birth, Kiya Mills is putting on a pair of boxing gloves for her first ever competition bout.


Kent set to sizzle

Kent is set to sizzle again this week

After days of miserable weather, Kent is set for a scorcher - with temperatures well into the 20s.


Two roads closed this morning

Fly tipping can be a big problem as well as being unsightly

Motorists are being forced to seek alternative routes after KCC closed two roads this morning - one because of this fly-tipping mound.


'You feel like you are contaminated'

Stock image of a depressed man. Picture: Getty Images.

A suicidal man who spent nearly two days behind bars has accused the NHS of using police officers as lackeys to deal with mental health cases.


Vulnerable people kept behind bars

The latest figures show dozens of people with mental health issues ended up in a police cell because there was nowhere else for them to go. Picture: Getty Images

People who suffer a mental health breakdown should never be locked up in a police cell, says a top official pressing for change.


Woman saved from car park sex attack by heroes

From left, Charlie Vanstone, Sam Eagleson and Edd Withers

A judge has praised three men who prevented a failed asylum-seeker from carrying out a sex assault on a vulnerable woman.

Big plans as church wins lottery grant

The building dates back to 1325, although extensive work was carried out in the 17th and 18th centuries. Picture: Simon Hildrew

The money will be used for conservation and heating improvements at the Grade I listed building, which dates back to 1325.

Family fear of increased cost of Theo’s aftercare

Theo Knott, five Pictured with mum Naomi, dad Steven and sister Indie, two Family is trying to raise £50,000 for an operation to help Theo who has cerebral palsy

A boy's fundraising target to pay for surgery to help him walk has been increases by £20k so he can access full aftercare

Thousands of flies infesting house

The pair are having to hoover up the insects. Picture: Getty Images

A couple have told of their horror after swarms of flies filled every room in their house.


Care home takes money from son after mum's death

Mick Carr with his mum Elsie

A care home took £2,731 from a grieving son, citing a 14-day notice period following the passing of one of its residents.


Teens arrested after alleged robbery

Ashford Designer Outlet

Three teenagers have been arrested after a group of robbers allegedly struck twice in and near a shopping centre.

Woman impaled on railings

The railings cut through by firefighters to release the woman. Photo: Kent 999s

Firefighters had to cut through metal railings to free a woman who had become impaled near a bridge.

Man dies after suspected cliff fall

White Cliffs of Dover above the Eastern Docks

A man in his 50s was declared dead at the scene following a suspected cliff fall. Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.


Man charged with murdering a pensioner

Police tape around bungalows in Crispin Close

Police have charged a 62-year-old with the murder of a 75-year-old neighbour in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Damian Green defends plans for care shake-up

Damian Green MP

The Conservative pensions minister denies claims that plans for care amount to a "dementia tax."


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