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Ex-chef loses use of hand after burglars stab him

Tom Wilcox was stabbed at his home in Ashford during a burglary

A former chef has been told he may never regain control of sensation in his hand after four masked men broke in to his home and stabbed him in the arm

Cats, dogs, a rat and a duck turned up for a church service

Caitlin Underwood with her pet hamster Alice, with the Rev Cindy Kent

It was all creatures great and small when the Rev Cindy Kent staged a special thanksgiving service for pets.


Olympic gold medal skier to start 10-mile road race today

And they're off! Start of the two-mile fun run from Minster Leas last year.

More than 400 runners and walkers are expected to take part in a 10-mile charity run across one of Kent's top seaside attractions.

Worldwide support for terminally ill Ethan

Eight-year-old Ethan is suffering from a life-threatening condition called Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome

A terminally ill boy with a rare degenerative disease has gained support from well-wishers around the world.

Kent University campus plan raises house price fears

Lecturers say the strike will continue until demands are met

Kent University's ambitious masterplan to expand over the next half century have raising fears over house prices in the area.


Train fares rise

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Off-peak train travellers will have to pay more for their trips on Southeastern services.


Man took police uniform and wore it in Facebook pic

Police officers. Stock picture

Police hunting the person who took a uniform from one of their cars were given a big clue where it had gone - on Facebook.


Former journo seeks actors for disaster film

Stuart White

A journalist turned screenwriter is on a recruitment drive to cast actors for a short film set to form part of an epic cinema feature.


Beautiful canvases to show we care

All of the canvases before the artist placed them around the Towns

Have you spotted one of 200 hand-painted canvases which have been placed around the Towns?


Hollyoaks reunion in Sleeping Beauty

Andy Moss from Hollyoaks set to appear in Sleeping Beauty at the Central Theatre, Chatham as Prince Valiant

There will be a Hollyoaks reunion in a town centre theatre this Christmas as two of its former stars are set to appear in a pantomime.


Bun Penny luxury flats taken off market

The new seafront apartments still await their first occupants

Luxury apartments on the seafront site of the old Bun Penny pub still await their first occupants after a contractual dispute.

'It's like we're at the bottom of the food chain'

Travellers who move on to sites and turn them into tips help reinforce the negative stereotypes

Generations of travellers say they face constant abuse, but they are not all bad and everyone should not be tarred with the same brush.

Fire crews fight blaze at docks

People have been urged to keep window closed

Ten fire engines have been at the scene of a major blaze at Chatham docks where smoke has been seen billowing for miles around.


Opening of electronics store delayed

The new Maplin store

Shoppers will have to wait a little longer after the opening date for the new Maplin store in Sittingbourne was put back.


Creams to open in town

Creams cafe is coming to Sittingbourne.

People with a sweet tooth are in for a treat when the popular ice cream parlour Creams opens its doors.


Soldiers march through town

The civic parade makes its way along Maidstone's Week Street

Soldiers and members of other military organisations took part in a parade through the County Town.


Salesman sexually assaulted woman in her home

John Adams. Picture: Kent Police

He was visiting in an attempt to get her to sign up to a new energy deal.

Motorway reopen following crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock picture

A motorway was closed following a three-car crash, and police and ambulance crews were at the scene

Roadworks delays on dual carriageway

Roadworks on the A20 between Folkestone and Dover

Motorists face delays and diversions while roadworks are carried out on a coastbound dual carriageway


Elderly woman rescued from blaze by neighbour in his underpants

Fire in Green Lane, Broadstairs

A man went to the aid of an elderly neighbour who was trapped in a burning home and helped her to escape, wearing only his underpants.


Work on church will take three months

The Elim Pentecostal Church repairs will take about three months.

A road is set to be closed for at least another three months as repairs to a church continue.


Services cancelled after train derails

A train carrying freight in another part of the county. Picture: Lance Corley, Blacksmedia/Steve Carter

There was no service on the high speed line to London after a freight train came off the tracks.


Student flats branded ‘a disaster’

The proposed frontage of Barretts in St Peter's Street will not significantly change. Picture: Mike Goddard

Proposals to develop a historic building into student flats have been met with criticism and branded a 'disaster'.


Archive photograph of workers in the "furnace of hell"

Photos of Sheerness steel mill in its heyday taken by George Poules of Studio 137. This is of the melting pot

As Kent's only steel mill bites the dust we get sight of what it was really like toiling in conditions said to be "hotter than hell."

Workers 'lied to' about asbestos

The asbestos "war zone" which greeted HSE inspectors at the Panorama building in Ashford

A group of workers put at risk at a building site dubbed an asbestos 'warzone' by health and safety inspectors say they feel lie to and betrayed.


The party’s finally over for ‘Martini girl’ mayor

Cllr Harold Craske is the new Mayor of Gravesham, taking over from Cllr Greta Goatley. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

An outgoing mayor reflects on a year of culture, community festivities and dancing with celebrities, managing to mention vermouth and Shirley Bassey.


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