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Worker 'crushed between forklift and post'

The air ambulance was called

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following an accident on a building site within a new housing estate.

New weather warning issued as Kent hit by storms

Kent is expecting a battering during the weather warning

After a night of severe thunderstorms and flooding, we're being warned there could be more of the same to come.


Resident only parking scheme approved

Joss Bay car park. Picture: Google.

Five seasonal car parks will see the introduction of a new resident only parking scheme.


Plane used in migrant smuggling bid

The north French coast with Calais. Marck is just to the east

An MP has spoken out following the use of an aircraft to try to bring in illegal immigrants.

Dealer locked up for five years

Luke Taylor has been locked up. Picture Kent Police.

A driver’s erratic behaviour on a motorway led to his home being raided and the discovery of almost 2,800 ecstasy tablets.

Cyclist injured in 'hit and run'

Police were called. Stock image

Police say a driver is believed to have left the scene of an accident involving a car and a bike.

Former Ofsted inspector to become head teacher

Head teacher Fiona Trigwell is to leave Sittingbourne Community College.

A secondary school head teacher is set to leave at the end of term, with a former Ofsted inspector to take over.


Floods cause signal failure

Gillingham level crossing, Ingram Road, Gillingham. Picture: Andy Payton

Motorists faced long delays at a level crossing after flooding damaged signalling equipment.

Woman flown to hospital after 'difficult' rescue

Walpole Bay

A woman was plucked from the sea after a major rescue operation involving police and coastguard rescue teams.


Reduced funding forces school to cut its hours

Head teacher Mr Lee Hunter

A top secondary school has been forced to shorten its hours on a Friday due to crippling budget cuts.


Pool complex shut after thunderstorm

Disappointed school children turned away from the pool this morning

A swimming pool is still closed to the public after severe thunderstorms hit its electricity supply last night.

Spectacular lightning storm strikes district

Paul Darby took this stunning photo of Herne Bay clock tower

Keen photographers captured some stunning photos as the district was battered by a spectacular storm last night.

Council apply for court order to move travellers

Maidstone Borough Council will now apply for a court order to move them on.

A council has applied for a court order to move on travellers who were originally ordered to leave yesterday.


Road reopens after lorry and four cars in motorway crash

Police were called to the crash. Picture: Stock image

Delays have cleared after a multi-vehicle crash on the M2 this morning.


Several hundred tonnes of trees alight

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

Fire crews were called out to tackle a blaze in hundreds of tonnes of felled trees.

Estranged son 'stabbed' dad 14 times

The alleged attack happened outside Warden Bay Convenience Store. Picture: Instant Street View

A man has denied attempting to murder his father during a reunion after 20 years after the break-up of his parents' marriage.

Childhood obesity a 'serious challenge'

Childhood obesity is on the rise. Stock image

Families in Kent have been taking part in a fitness challenge to improve their diets as one in five children in Kent start primary school overweight.


Historic house opens after £2.1 million revamp

Eastgate House is now open to the public

An Elizabethan building famously referenced in Charles Dickens’ novels can now be fully viewed for the first time in three decades.


Homes flooded as storms hit Kent

Paul Darby took this stunning photo of Herne Bay clock tower

Dozens of homes and businesses were flooded and a leisure centre shut as storms hit Kent in the early hours of the morning.


Teen friends organise charity ball

Saffron Davis and Tom Mackelden are hosting a charity ball

A pair of teenagers are hosting a red carpet charity ball in aid of two good causes.

Girl hailed a life-saver after smoke drama

Isabelle Lowden, 7, with dad, Andy, and firefighters from Dartford fire station

A girl aged just seven saved the life of an elderly neighbour after seeing smoke pouring from her home.


Crash causes M2 delays

Police and paramedics at the scene

Police and paramedics were called to an accident that led to massive queues of traffic building up.

Car crashes into telegraph pole

The aftermath of the crash

A driver escaped injury after their car left the road and ended up facing against the flow of traffic.


Coach evacuated after fire

Firefighters tackled the blaze. Stock pic.

A coach was evacuated following a fire this afternoon in a Kent village.

Snail's pace speed limit ends

The controversial 40mph restriction, now gone

A controversial low speed restriction on a key road has been removed two years after it was introduced.


Tower block evacuation after scaffolding collapses

Gas engineers at the scene

A high-rise residential building was evacuated after scaffolding collapsed on to a gas main.


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