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Ill-health forces club owner to shut

Krystals Nightclub, New Road, Chatham

A Chatham nightclub is closing until a new owner can be found.

Lucky escape for burnt moggy Robbie

Robbie the cat, who was badly burned and being treated in Herne Bay

Robbie the cat is recovering from horrific burns after being found with injuries to his face and paws. Warning: graphic pictures

Police appeal after assaults on men in Dover

An appeal for witnesses is being made after two men were assaulted in Dover town centre. Arrests have been made.

Market banners were removed by officials

Dover Bluebird Market banner

Thieves were not responsible for the disappearance of banners advertising the weekly Bluebird market in Dover after all, it has been revealed.

Tesco unveils Meopham plans

Colin Hargrave

The manager of Spar, a few doors down from the proposed Tesco, has been collecting signatures on a petition opposing the plans.

Emergency services called to shopping centre

Police were called just after 6pm to reports of a man suffering a cardiac arrest.

Store lends a hand as foodbank demand grows

Co-op manager Mujdat Gulum with the Foodbank collection bin now in the Deal store

A new and urgent appeal for donations has been launched by Deal Area Emergency Foodbank as more people are asking the charity for short-term help.

New Ashford snooker club will have a maximum impact

Mavericks Snooker Club owner Lorraine Fivey

A new snooker club is set to open its doors to customers in Ashford.

Mum's horror after girl, 6, finds porn movie on used phone

Laura Leconte Pais' new phone had pornographic images on it

A mum was horrified when her daughter discovered pornographic home video footage on a mobile phone sold as 'as new'.

Toddler locked in car

Asda Greenhithe

A toddler had to be rescued by fire crews from a locked car outside a supermarket.

Post office on the move

The Post Office, Delce Road, Rochester will close

A post office will be moved half a mile away up a hill despite a petition signed by 270 residents.

Critical shared space report

Tiny Tots shop owner Sally Starley points out the damage

A report criticising the controversial Ashford shared space scheme is due to be discussed by councillors next week.

Car fire causes long tailbacks

A car burst into flames after it hit another vehicle on the slip road leaving the M2 during rush hour.

Sleeping pills slipped into dwarf's beer 'could have led to death': Court

Jason Wood died after his beer was spiked with a month's dose of anti-depressants

Dozens of anti-depressant pills slipped into the beer of a hard-drinking dwarf could have alone led to his death, a court's heard.

Firefighters cut man free after crash

The scene on Valley Drive

A man was cut free and taken to hospital by ambulance after a crash between a van and car in Gravesend.

Driver, 22, dies after crashing into pole

Road in Blean shut by police after Laurie Hazrati hit a telegraph pole

A young driver has died more than a week after his car crashed into a telegraph pole near Blean

Burglary suspect arrested

Medway Magistrates' Court

A man is due before magistrates after being arrested by police investigating a burglary.

800 cannabis plants found at derelict club

Sturdee Sports and Social Club

Police are appealing for witnesses after discovering what is thought to be one of the largest hauls of cannabis in Medway at a disused social club.

Jobs in doubt as Eurotunnel ordered to stop cross-Channel ferries

MyFerryLink's ship Berlioz

Cross-Channel ferry operator Eurotunnel has been told to stop its My Ferry Link service within six months in a Competition Commission ruling.

Competition Commission blocks Eurotunnel's Dover ferry operation

MyFerryLink's ship Berlioz

Eurotunnel will have to stop operating ferry services at the port of Dover, after a shock decision by the Competition Commission.

Hard work pays off as open day ‘buzzes’

Melody Hossaini with Restoration Youth director Dan Pyke

They had a mountain to climb to get everything ready – but an open day for a converted centre for young people went ahead.

Ferry operators welcome Competition Commission ruling

P&O ferry the Pride of Burgundy

P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways have welcomed the Competition Commission's ruling on Eurotunnel support for My Ferry Link

Vox Pop: How Dartford made the Sixties swing

Dick Denney invented the Vox amplifier. Picture: Emily Turner

Today marks the anniversary of the death of the man who made the music of the Sixties sound so iconic – all out of a factory in Dartford.

Jealous lover's rage sparks Jack Nicholson-style attack

Jack Nicholson in The Shining

A drunken thug was so incensed at his ex-lover's 'boyfriend' he plunged a knife through a door in a scene straight out of The Shining.

Pastor arrested as part of Rwanda genocide investigation

Fountain Church in Ashford Montpelier Business Park

A Rwandan man - now Pastor at an Ashford church - has been quizzed as part of an investigation into the country's 1994 genocide.

Sex infections soar by a third in Kent

 A couple kissing. Posed by models

The number of sex infection cases in Kent has rocketed... and one area is particularly badly hit.

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