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Two people taken to hospital after a fire in an airing cupboard

A man and a woman had to be treated for smoke inhalation last night.

Biker viciously beats old soldier in road rage attack

Brian Deacon, from East Peckham, was jailed for attacking disabled Harry Harrison

A motorcyclist repeatedly punched a disabled former soldier and beat him with his own walking stick when he pulled out in front of him.

Giant badger 'causing hysteria' at school

Badgers unearthed what was initially thought to be a human bone

A giant stray badger in a school's grounds is leaving pupils terrified and hiding in classrooms, according to a parent.

Commuters warned of rail chaos

Artist's impression of revamped London Bridge platform

Kent rail passengers have been warned to expect serious disruption on services to and from London... for up to two years.

Flying the flag for our beaches

Botany Bay has won awards for its cleanliness

Thanet has retained its crown for having the most beaches in England with Blue Flag awards today despite tough new rules.

Bus passengers might have witnessed horror crash

Emergency crews at the scene after serious crash.

Passengers on a double decker bus might have vital information about a crash that left a young man fighting for his life, police believe.

Huge rush for jobs at new Tesco

New Tesco Express store, Whinfell Way, Gravesend

A controversial Tesco Express store will open next month – and more than 450 people have applied for the 19 jobs on offer.

Town team gets to work on Maidstone

Mary Portas, "Queen of Shops"

You can help Maidstone's town team get started by designing them a logo

Museum launches 2013 season

Deal mayor Marlene Burnham and museum trustees

Deal Maritime and Local History Museum has launched its new 2013 season in style.

Free school to open in Medway

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A free school is to open in Medway in September 2014, it has been announced.

Man storms dock as pervert admits abusing children

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A man had to be dragged away by police officers after angrily storming the dock at Maidstone Crown Court where a pervert admitted child abuse.

Anger at static home annex

A static home has caused controversy after it was sited in a garden in Cavell Square

Would you be happy if this was in your street?

FSB calls for action on cyber security

Nash looked at girls in provocative poses

Small firms have been urged to take more precautions against cyber crime which could be costing them each up to £4,000 a year

Police release CCTV image of suspected credit card fraudster

Card fraud suspect

An image of a man who used a credit card at Ashford's Asda supermarket has been released by officers investigating a fraud case.

Family dispute 'led to father's shooting murder'

Police at the spot where Xhem Krasniqi was shot in Hove. Picture: The Argus

A row between two warring families could have led to the murder of a Strood father-of-two gunned down in the street, police have revealed.

Making a noise about sound problems

Isle of Sheppey Academy students have created a film to promote Noise Awareness Week

Isle of Sheppey Academy students have made a video about noise pollution.

Mum lucky to be alive after tornado horror

Herne Bay mum Suzy Shearing, who was caught up in the tornado which swept through Texas.

A Kent mother says she is lucky to be alive as she recovers in hospital after being caught up in a devastating tornado in the US.

Hero John gets medal at last

Arctic Convoys hero John Francis from Deal

A war veteran from Deal has finally received his Arctic Convoy medal after waiting 70 years.

"Don't miss out on measles jab" parents urged

NHS logo

Families of children who may have missed out on their measles jabs are being urged to make sure the youngsters are protected against the disease.

Illegal workers found during chippy raid

The men were arrested as part of an operation targeting suspected illegal working within the construction industry. Stock picture

Two men have been caught working illegally at a fish and chip shop in Strood.

Paramount Park could be scuppered by new crossing plan

Computer-generated image showing what Paramount Park could look like on the Swanscombe Peninsula

The man behind Paramount Park has warned a new river crossing could ruin plans for the Disney-style resort as the government unveiled its plans.

Kent Savers boosted by credit union

Gail Devries, president of Kent Savers

Kent financial co-operative signs up for £38 million project to help savers on low incomes

Family evacuate smoke-filled home

A family had to evacuate their home in Albert Road, Chatham, after smoke started coming out of a washing machine.

Man cleared of £70k jewellery raid

A Rochester man has been formally cleared of involvement in a burglary in which £70,000 of jewellery was stolen and kidnap.

Curtain goes up on production of West Side Story

A scene from West Side Story

Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society members are staging their first ever production of the musical West Side Story this week.

Celebrity magic boosts country castle

Dermot O'Leary

Kent brides are flocking to book tucked away Chiddingstone Castle after X Factor host Dermot O'Leary and his bride held their reception there.

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