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Kent's buzzard population 'could be wiped out': Bird group

Kent Ornithological Society has condemned Natural England's decision to allow the destruction of buzzard nests. Picture: Brendan Ryan

The county's buzzards could become extinct if a cull is allowed to protect pheasant shooting, a campaigning bird group fears.

Deputy PM visits nursery

Nick Clegg in Gravesend today

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has visited a nursery in Gravesend today to promote the government’s free childcare offer for two-year-olds.

Attempted murder charge after hammer attack on teen

Police standing guard at the house in Athelstan Road, Margate

A young man is due in court today accused of trying to murder an 18-year-old seriously injured in a hammer attack.

Drunk's racist tirade at cabbie

Drunken Ramon Verdaguer has been jailed for attacking a taxi driver

A drug-taking drunk who launched a vile tirade of racial abuse against a cabbie claims he isn't racist - because he has a Pakistani half-brother.

Pair bailed over father's murder

Strood scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi was shot dead

Two more people arrested in connection with the street shooting murder of a father-of-two have been released on police bail.

Table hurled through shop window

The boarded up shop

Vandals threw a table through a shop window, causing hundreds of pounds of damage.

Man killed in bridge crash

Scene of a fatal crash on the A2070 near Ashford. Picture: Gary Browne

A driver has died after coming off the road and smashing into a bridge in Ashford early today.

Hollywood actor surprises dying mum

Batman star Tom Hardy surprised a terminally-ill mum by wining and dining her and buying her a diamond necklace.

Kuwaiti owners set to complete takeover at football club

Ebbsfleet can finally start preparing for next season with their new owners set to finally take full control of the club

Boxing clever

Clipped box

Lucy Hewett is thinking outside the box in her weekly column

Actress boosts sales for Ashford firm

Actress Roxanne Pallett

An Ashford-based diet supplements firm has seen a seven-fold increase in sales after a former Emmerdale actress backed their products.

Business students lead community improvement project

Henry Mallett, Inspirational Student of the Year at Marlowe Academy, Ramsgate, with Debbie Snell, Asda Community Officer and sponsor

Business students at Marlowe Academy, Ramsgate, host World Cafe event to involve young people in improvement of local services

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Teenager punched as thousands descend on dog show

The queue for registration at Higham Memorial Field in School Lane

Fur flew when a popular dog show erupted into violence... with one teenager punched in the face.

Fight Club culture at prison

HMP Rochester

Inspectors have uncovered a catalogue of failings at a Kent prison - including a Fight Club culture, drug use... and a mouse infestation.

Calls intensify to get children vaccinated against measles

Garrod threatened to inject a patient if he didn't behave. Library image.

Doctors have called for parents in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling to waste no more time in immunizing their children

Cannabis stash seized in police raid

More than 100 cannabis plants have been seized from a house in Goudhurst

Bomb uncovered

People have been evacuated and a library closed after a suspected bomb was found on a building site this morning.

Pictured: Man feared dead in ferry plunge

Richard Fearnside is feared dead after suspected ferry fall

A man thought to have fallen into the sea while having a cigarette during a cross-Channel crossing has today been named as Richard Fearnside.

Elderly woman airlifted after bike smash

The air ambulance was called to High Brooms. Stock picture.

A 74-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a motorbike in Canterbury this afternoon.

Travellers comments 'more akin to the BNP'

Cllr David Carr

Top councillor David Carr has lost the support of Conservative colleagues after saying travellers "screw everything up".

Mayhem on the dancefloor

Onyx nightclub in Marine Pavilion Parade, Folkestone

A drunk cafe owner left five revellers nursing injuries after lashing out when he was rebuffed on a nightclub dancefloor by two girls.

Sittingbourne Carnival back for another year

The annual town carnival will parade through the town next month despite worries for its future.

Almost £2,000 raised for good causes

The sun shone and tills rung as a pub played host to a charity fun day.

Steam railway all fired up over Russian coal

The Kent and East Sussex Railway

A railway has been forced to travel further afield to source its supplies of coal... from Russia, with love.

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