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Owner used pitbull as weapon in 'unforgivable' attack

Michael Hook

A man has been locked up after using his pitbull as a weapon to attack a theft victim, leaving her with permanent scarring.


Old buildings to be replaced at High Weald Academy

Building work is expected to start in January

A new block will be built to replace facilities that are "no longer fit for purpose," according to school

Children's centre faces closure as cuts continue

Naomi McNally (left) with Frank, and Helen Catmull, with Harry and Freddie

A vital children’s centre used by hundreds of families is facing the axe as part of a council cost-cutting drive.


Golf club considering plans to sell land to developers

Mid-Kent Golf Club, have discussed with the club’s members at a meeting about selling their land. Picture Caption: Google Images

Mid Kent Golf Club held a meeting with members to decide one three proposals, one of which is to sell their 88-acre plot to builders.


Prime retail outlets on market for £24 million

A valuable retail site hosting a major department store has been put up for sale.


Cinema announces opening date

The St James development in Dover

The opening date of a new Cineworld six screen cinema has been announced.

New head appointed for hospitals

Miles Scott has been appointed the new of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

The trust which manages some major hospitals in Kent has appointed a new chief executive.

And the crash sweepstake winner is...

Seven cars have crashed through Guy Ruddy's fence

A Martello Tower owner has announced the winner of a public sweepstake for guessing the date a car would next smash through his fence.


Trio charged after two hurt in early hours assault

Incident took place close to St Andrew's Close

Three people will appear in court after being charged over an early-hours assault which left two hurt.

Wild birds caught and caged in garden

Thirteen of the birds were goldfinches

A man who used sticks coated in glue to trap wild birds as they ate from feeders in his garden has been fined.


Kent man named as victim of fatal crash

Police arrested a man later that morning. Stock picture.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 36-year-old was killed in a crash.

Kebab shop gang fight spills onto street

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Police want witnesses to a fight between two gangs at a kebab shop which spilt out on to the street.

Crews carry out tower block exercise

The height ladder in action fire fighting exercise Melville Court.

Six months on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Kent firefighters have been testing their skills at one of the county's tallest blocks of flats.


Pair in court over armed robbery

The area was taped off. Picture: Phil Lee

Two men have appeared in court after an armed robbery on a village post office.

Ice rink opening plan in meltdown

Work on the ice rink in Canterbury's Dane John Gardens is progressing but the launch has been further delayed

An ice rink due to open at the beginning of December has been branded a "complete shambles" as it still shows no signs of being finished.


Poetic tribute to former teacher

Nick Matthews and wife Joy on a cruise earlier this year

Poems written by a retired teacher will not be left unread after his wife has pledged to publish them in his memory.


Funding to end on free guided walks for pensioners

The Age UK coffee morning regulars have been enjoying the trips

Pensioners have been enjoying free guided nature walks, but the funding is soon to come to an end meaning just one more trip is organised.

Pensioner to stand trial over crash death

Ollie Sherwood (right) was killed in a collision between his motorbike and a Vauxhall Insignia in Shepherds Lane, Dartford

A 77-year-old will stand trial accused of causing the death of a 29-year-old biker due to his careless driving.

Woman dies in crash

Police were called to the scene. Library image.

A woman has died and three others are in hospital after three cars were involved in a crash on a road near a Kent village.


Police arrest alleged doorstep flasher

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Police hunting a rogue delivery driver who allegedly flashed residents on their doorsteps have arrested a man.

Passenger dies in crash

Police were called to the scene. Library image.

A passenger has been killed in a crash involving three vehicles.

Angry trucker threatens to set himself on fire

One of the clamped lorries. Picture: Barry Goodwin

An agitated lorry driver became so upset council officials had clamped his truck he threatened to set himself alight.


Hospitals bring in winter troubleshooter

There are fears hospitals in parts of Kent will struggle to cope with the number of patients this winter

NHS officials have taken an unusual step amid concerns hospitals will struggle to cope with patient numbers in the coming months.


Man found slumped against sea wall

The steps in Marine Parade on the sea wall where the mystery man was found

A passer-by saved the life of a man thought to have knocked himself out having fallen down some stairs at a seafront.


Cannon from historic ship to go under hammer

Jo Kavanagh poses with this old George ll ship's cannon

A rare chance has come up to buy a cannon rescued from a 290-year-old ship.


New road layout signals beginning of regeneration

The roadworks in St Michael's Road, Sittingbourne, as part of the town centre regeneration

The first set of works as part of Sittingbourne’s £57 million regeneration have been completed.

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