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Kent town celebrates 350th anniversary of Dutch invasion

Sheppey Pirates made a bang at the Queenborough Independence Day celebrations.

Dutch mayor says "sorry" for his Navy invading Britain as 350th anniversary celebrations go with a bang.

Cabbie attacked by passenger

Police are hunting a "largely built" thug who hurled abuse at a taxi driver before throwing a punch at him.

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Who's been named and shamed?

Criminals face justice in Kent's courts

In our regular look at what has been going on in Kent's courts, we tell you who has been facing justice.

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Plans for 300-truck lorry park revealed

Lorries parked in Poulton Close, Dover

People are invited to have their say on a proposed lorry park in Kent which aims to take up to 300 trucks off the road.

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Teen robbed at knifepoint near station

Police are investigating. Stock Image

Two men reportedly punched and threatened a boy before stealing his bag, which contained an iPhone, cash and his asthma pump.

More arrests in drug dealing crack down

Police have made arrests. Pic: Getty Images

Three people have been arrested as part of an ongoing operation to crack down on drugs in a Kent town.

Heavy rain to finish sunny week

Heavy rainfall is expected

After an almost record-breaking spell of hot and sunny weather, we're set to go back to rain as a weather warning is issued.

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Domino's Pizza confirm store opening

Credit: Domino's Pizza Group Ltd.

The newest branch of the pizza takeaway chain is set to open in August.

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Delays clear after roundabout crash

There are delays in the area. Stock picture.

Traffic is flowing freely following a crash on a roundabout.

School cuts 25 jobs as it moves onto single site

Simon Smith Principal at Goodwin Academy in Deal

A loss of 25 jobs is afoot as a school merges its two sites to create one super school - five of them are redundancies

Man arrested after alleged affray

The scene at Coombe Valley Road, Dover

A man has been arrested on suspicion of affray after officers in 10 police cars descended on a residential street.

POLL: Retail park to introduce time limits

South Aylesford Retail Park. Stock image

Time limits on parking have been introduced at a popular Kent retail park.

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Cadets tackle Army exercises

Heavy plant exercises were staged during the open day.

Youngsters worked hard to complete an assault course and other Army-style activities when they went along to an open day.

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White Cliffs is among the best for British walks

The White Cliffs of Dover ranked nine in a list of Britain's Best Walks

The iconic White Cliffs of Dover is among the best places to walk in Britain in a new list released today

Crash driver claimed car had been stolen

Maidstone Magistrates' Court

A man who falsely claimed someone had stolen his car when it was found abandoned after a crash has been banned from driving.

Man arrested after helicopter search released

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

A man arrested following a helicopter search has been released without charge.

Swimmers rescued from drowning

Sheerness Inshore Lifeboat in action. Photo: RNLI

Two young girls and a man were given oxygen and taken to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea.

Gas terminal tests warning siren

The National Grid LNG importation terminal at the Isle of Grain

A siren to warn residents of an emergency at a Kent gas terminal will sound today.

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Arrest after gun found at home

The raid was carried out in Thorold Road, Chatham.

A man is due to appear in court charged with possession of firearm after police raided his home.

Coastguard and lifeboat crews called out

Coastguard teams, lifeboat crew and the search and rescue helicopter were launched. Picture: Dungeness Coastguard

Lifeboat and coastguard crews - including the search and rescue helicopeter - were called out after reports of a person in distress last night.

Multiple injuries after motorway pile-up

The collision involved two lorries, a coach and three cars. Picture: Matt Edwards

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses as they reveal people, including children, were injured in a crash involving lorries, cars and a coach.

Missing pensioner found alive in woodland

A huge search and rescue mission involving 100 people, and specially trained dogs, found a woman who had been lost for three nights.

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Man dies after being hit by train

Services are affected. Stock picture.

A man has died after being hit by a train near a railway station.

Owner arrested and pet seized after dog left in hot van

Police are warning owners not to leave their dogs in the car - even for 20 minutes. Stock image

A dog was found "in a major state of distress" after being locked in a van for more than four hours in yesterday's sweltering heat.

Colourful way to raise funds

Emily Champion and family from Dartford took part for Holding on Letting Go.

More than £23,000 was raised at the KM Colour Run

Mum dedicates Queen’s honour to disabled son

Sue Clark and her son Jamie

A mum who has been awarded a Queen's honour for her services to children with disabilities has dedicated it to her son who has Down's syndrome.

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