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Huge rise in dog attacks in Kent

Police recorded more than 700 offences involving dangerous dogs. Stock image

Poor training by owners is thought to be responsible for the number of attacks by dangerous dogs in Kent rocketing 46-fold in the past five years.

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Student molested by home tutor

Gopalan Srinivasan was convicted of sexually assaulting a student

A vulnerable woman was sexually assaulted by a man she'd gone to for help with her exams.

Hospice volunteer ‘humbled’ by prize

Kate Browning has been awarded for services to Rochester's Wisdom Hospice

A dedicated hospice volunteer has been given a top award.

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Widow wins pay out after late husband's suicide

Peter Franklin, who died after falling from a bridge onto the M20

The widow of a mentally ill man who jumped from a motorway bridge after being turned away from A&E five times has won a pay out from two NHS trusts.

Concert in amphitheatre for blaze survivors

Pupils put on the concert to raise funds for the Grenfell Tower survivors. Picture: Simon Hildrew

Youngsters who were moved by the Grenfell Towers tragedy used their talents to help those involved.

Having a merry old time at the castle

Annie Cetal, Rohan Cetal (two), Daniel and Thomas Pullen (11 and 12). Pic: Steve Crispe

A castle went back in time over the weekend with archery and falconry displays, jesters and a trebuchet.

Firm loses contract over failings in health care

Iwade Health Centre.

The private company that runs a Kent health centre will leave next month after the practice was placed in special measures.

Union lobbies passengers over rail ticket price rises

Mike Sargent of Dover RMT

Train passengers have been urged to protest against the latest rail fare rises coming into force.

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Work starts on £1m community centre

Artist's impression of what the new Herne community centre could look like

Bosses behind plans for a new £1 million community centre expect the site to open next year after building work finally began.

Collapsed manhole shuts lanes

The Medway Bridge. Picture: Christopher Hilton

Two lanes of a Kent motorway have been closed after a manhole cover collapsed.

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Police appeal for missing man

Andrew Abbott is missing. Picture: Kent Police

Officers are concerned for the welfare of a middle aged man not seen for more than a fortnight.

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Twenty cars keyed in vandal attack

Cars were scratched in Wellington Road, Deal. Picture: Google Maps

A resident is appealing for information after her car was one of more than 20 'keyed' by a vandal.

London duo charged with theft attempt

Two men have been charged by police. Stock image

Two men from east London have been charged with attempting to steal a woman's handbag in a Kent town.

Two dead and one arrested in Brazil mum shooting case

Eloise Dixon was shot in front of her family in Brazil. Picture: Eloise Dixon/Facebook

A shootout between police and civilians in the South American country resulted in the death of two suspects and one man being questioned by officers.

Motorcycles and mopeds go missing across town

Stock picture

Police have issued a warning to motorbike owners after a spate of thefts.

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Dog walker warns others of danger

Shona Isle was out walking her dog Muriel

A dog walker is warning residents of a strange man, who she claims chased her as she was walking her pet.

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Mass police response after robbery at estate

Police at Woolley Road

Police descended on a Kent estate on Sunday evening after a robbery earlier in the day.

Farming firm goes into administration

The KWG site in Tannery Lane, Ashford

A farming retailer has gone into administration after nearly 100 years of trading, citing a downturn in retail and account sales.

Drink driving charge after £75k historic bridge damage

A driver went through temporary barriers set up after Teston Bridge was damaged by an alleged drink driver. Picture by Mike Mahoney

A man has been charged with drink driving after a car caused £75,000 of damage to a medieval bridge.

Police in five-hour stand-off with couple on building roof

Police. Stock pic

Police were called in the early hours of the morning after a couple were seen on the roof of an insecure, empty building.

Driver caught going wrong way along M20

Police stop the car caught driving against the flow of traffic. Picture: Alan Watkins

A motorway had to be closed while police intercepted a vehicle reportedly driving against the flow of traffic.

Man charged with rape

Police. Stock pic

A man has appeared in court charged with rape - as police search for a fast food worker who went to the alleged victim's aid.

Teen 'raped and sexually assaulted four women'

One of the alleged incidents happened in woodland in Harmony Street, Rusthall

A teenager launched a series of sex attacks against four young women over a four-month period, a rape trial has been told.

Have you got panto talent?

The cast of Sleeping Beauty. Pic: Martin Smith at Orgin8 Photography

Young dancers could star in this year's panto alongside TV stars Claire Sweeney, Andy Moss and Joe Tracini.

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Safety fears grow for missing man

Stephen McGowan

Fears are growing for the welfare of a 57-year-old man reported missing from a holiday park.

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Teenager hit by car in high street

The woman was hit by a car in Northfleet High Street

A 19-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after being knocked down by a car in a high street.

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