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M20 traffic slow

Congestion on M20

Motorists commuting on the M20 this morning have faced problems in both directions.


Fire erupts in former school grounds

Firefighters tackled the flames. Pic: Liz Wingrove

Fire crews were called to a former school site in the early hours of this morning to tackle a blaze.


Driver remains critical after bus crash

Pean Hill. Picture: Instant Street View

Police are appealing for dashcam footage following a head-on crash between a double decker bus and a car, as a driver continues to fight for life.


Man assaulted after wife licked face of party host

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A Christmas party ended with a man suffering "horrendous" injuries after being punched to the ground.


Kent's housing market secrets revealed

A report has been published on the housing market in Kent

You might be surprised to learn how long it takes to sell a home - and why first-time buyers find it so hard to get on the property ladder in Kent.


Driver in court over cyclist's death

John Durey was on his bike at the time of the crash

A young woman has appeared in court accused of causing the death of a cyclist by dangerous driving.

Man charged after break-in

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Detectives investigating a burglary in which power tools were stolen have charged a man.

Christmas reindeer event slammed as 'cruel'

Reindeer at Hawley Garden Centre

A garden centre has defended the use of reindeer in its Christmas grotto, after being targeted in an online campaign.


Heads demand more cash for schools

More and more teachers needed

Head teachers are lobbying the chancellor for more money to put into schools ahead of next week's Budget.


Compulsory eye tests for drivers?

Eye tests can also detect signs of wider health problems

A group of optometrists is calling on driving authorities to bring in compulsory eye tests every 10 years to make the roads safer.


Fresh arrest in rape investigation

Police cordoned off Downs Road in Canterbury

Police have confirmed a teenage man has been detained following an attack on a woman at a house.

Motorway reopens after lorry overturns

Queues on the M20

The M20 has reopened after a lorry crashed and ended up on its roof.

Crash involving car and push bikes

An ambulance crew is at the scene. Stock picture.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash involving a car and two push bikes.


Knitting club poppy wreath tribute gets town talking

A detailed history is attached to the wreath in Blenheim Road

A series of knitted poppy wreaths located around a Kent town was a secret project carefully created by a knitting group.


Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Bell Road, Sittingbourne. Image: Google

A 61-year-old woman was was taken into custody after a pensioner was found with stab wounds.

Woman crushed between two cars

The incident happened outside Lympne village stores. Picture: Google

A woman had to be taken to hospital after being left trapped between two cars outside a village post office and shop.


Baby killer and girlfriend jailed for 21 years

Danny Shepherd and Katherine Cox.

A thug who killed his girlfriend's baby as she sat back and let him inflict catastrophic injuries has been beaten by inmates in jail, it has emerged.


Dad's dip to thank charity after hospital emergency

Freddie is now a happy, healthy three-year-old

Following a hospital emergency with his nine-week old baby three years ago, one dad will be taking an icy dip to fundraise for charity.

Police called to town centre theft

Police were called to Week Street

Police were called to a Kent town centre this lunchtime following a reported theft.

Man held after stolen bikes found

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

A man is in custody following a raid earlier this year which uncovered guns and stolen motorbikes.

Armed police called to street after gun sighting

Armed police were sent to the scene. Stock image.

Firearms officers were called to a residential street after reports someone had a gun at a home.

'Disgusting' sex offender jailed for abusing girl

Clevio Borges. Picture: Kent Police.

A judge praised a sex abuse victim for her bravery in confronting her attacker in court, as he jailed the "disgusting" predator for five years.

Two hurt in head-on crash

Canterbury Road has been closed near Folkestone after a crash. Picture: Chloe-Jade Graham

Police and ambulance crews were called after a head-on smash on a hill left two people hurt and one in hospital.

Food rotting in trucks... a taste of post-Brexit Britain?

Food could be left to rot in trucks if a Brexit deal is not struck, it's been claimed. Stock image

Massive queues could be caused at Dover and food left to rot in trucks if a new customs system is not set up in time for Brexit.


Council search for fly-tipping culprits

The council is appealing for information. Pic: Thanet District Council

The council is searching for fly-tipping culprits after a large load of waste, including asbestos sheets which need specialist disposal, was dumped.


Jail threat for defendants who refuse to declare nationality

Defendants who don't declare their nationality could be jailed. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

Suspects in criminal cases will now have to declare their nationality to the courts - or face a six-month jail stint.

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