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Supermarket bust-up leads to appeal for witnesses

Police are hoping to speak to ASDA shoppers, after a woman is alleged to have been assaulted in their Folkestone branch on Monday.

Under-threat park named one of UK's best

Shorne Woods Country Park near Gravesend

A country park threatened by plans for a new Thames crossing has been named as one of Britain's best green spaces for the sixth year running.

MP: 'We must push ahead with fracking'

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon

An MP has been condemned by opponents of fracking in Kent by saying the government has a duty to allow companies to explore for shale gas.

Rita stuns Sound Island festival crowd

Some of the crowd at Sound Island.

The weekend’s wet weather didn’t stop play at the Sound Island festival – especially for Rita Ora.

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Margate Carnival is on Sunday

Brazilian samba group Paraiso are taking part in Margate Carnival

Margate Carnival will take spectators on a trip to Rio this year, via the Caribbean and Australia.

Baby blue for Dartford light experts

The lights went blue in Westminster

A Dartford business lit up Westminster bridge to celebrate the birth of the royal baby.

Boy taken to hospital after falling into water

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

An 11-year-old boy was taken to hospital after falling from a boat and hitting his head.

Work starts to pull down old eyesore

An artist's impression of the new-look Quarterdeck site in Deal, due to be completed in the autumn of 2014

Contractors started work on Monday to demolish the derelict Quarterdeck, Deal's biggest seafront eyesore.

Mental health wards to close

Medway Maritime Hospital. Library image

Plans to shut the mental health crisis block at Medway Maritime Hospital have been approved.

More young people needed in food production

Farming minister David Heath calls in Kent for more young people to go into food production to meet rising demand

Noise complaints spark pub review

Landlords Simon and Debbie Pettit are facing losing their entertainment licence after people complained about noise levels from the pub

The landlord of a town pub says his business will be at risk if he loses his entertainment licence.

Tribute to caring Salvation Army Major

Major David Ramsay of Milton Salvation Army who died last Friday.

Major David Ramsay, 59, of Milton Salvation Army, passed away at his home in Hobart Gardens, Sittingbourne on Friday.

Sex attack victim's anger as pervert spared prison

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

A young mother has told of her fury after a plumber who sexually assaulted her avoided an immediate prison sentence for his "vile" behaviour.

More water pollution checks after inferno

A fireball erupts from the fire at the Sweeep recycling centre in Milton Regis. Picture: Andy Ives

Environment Agency officials are continuing to analyse water supplies near a recycling plant devastated by a huge blaze more than three weeks ago.

Petition calls for tougher knife crime laws after dad's death

David Young died after being stabbed in Windmill Road, Gillingham

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition calling for tougher knife crime sentences after the stabbing death of a young father.

Two new special editions for Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia

Two new value-rich Fabias have arrived to tempt UK buyers as Skoda continues to push sales of the aging model before its replacement

Help to Buy scheme boosts sales at new Kent development

Typical Whitfield two bedroom house

Kent developer Hillreed Homes credits the new government Help to Buy scheme for half of sales at its fast-selling new development

Eyesore to go as Dover scheme looks set to be approved

Cllr Paul Watkins at the St James' Street area of Dover

Planners are being asked to give the go-ahead for the redevelopment of the St James’ area of Dover.

Teen charged with possessing heroin and cocaine

Kent Police

A 17-year-old has been charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine. The teen was arrested in Maidstone.

Extra free events in Maidstone town centre

Events in Jubilee Square, Maidstone

Jubilee Square will be hosting more music and art events, after they proved popular.

Next-gen Mini concept showcased

Mini Vision concept car

Mini has showcased what the next generation of the popular hatchback might look like.

Automatic right to shares for Royal Mail staff

Michael Fallon

Royal Mail staff will be automatically enrolled in share scheme, says Michael Fallon, Business minister and Sevenoaks MP

Pub campaign under threat

Regulars at the Medway Queen pub

Plans to keep a community pub open are under threat after a supermarket giant applied take it over.

Prison officer 'stabbed in chest' in riot

Trouble at HMP Swaleside has been blamed on understaffing

A prison officer is said to have been stabbed in the chest and another slashed with a makeshift knife during a riot at a Kent prison, it has emerged.

Man hunted over 'alleyway rape'

Efit of a man being hunted after a woman was raped in Chatham

Detectives are hunting this man after a woman was said to have been raped in an alleyway following a night out.

Riders honour UK's bravest village

Thankful Villages Run riders Medwyn Parry and Dougie Bancroft set off from Knowlton

A village once dubbed the bravest in the UK after the First World War has had a special visit to mark its achievement.

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