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Care home that 'smells of cat urine' in special measures

Dementia patients were discovered with unexplained cuts and bruises at St Claire Care Home, Folkestone: Google

Residents at a Kent care home suffered unexplained bruising and tears to their skin and were unable to complain to untrained staff.


Target date set to open restaurant

What Tacos Locos in Sittingbourne High Street could look like.

Food lovers are eagerly awaiting a new place to enjoy Mexican cuisine, which is set to open soon.

Cars damaged in hit and run

A VW parked in the private lot was dented

A driver is alleged to have driven through a fence and damaged a number of cars in a private car park, before fleeing the scene.


Child in costume filmed in 'bizarre' bar burglary

The masked raiders sized up the phone left on the bar

Bizarre footage of a child dressed in a Halloween costume has emerged showing him stealing from a club's bar.


Admiral cuts ribbon on new £25million school

Admiral The Lord Boyce accompanied by head teacher Simon Smith cut the ribbon

A new £25 million secondary school in Kent was officially opened by the highest ranking officer of the Royal Navy.


Man charged with suspected drug possession

Westgate car park, Kent Road, Dartford

A man will appear in court after allegedly being found with cocaine in a notorious car park.

Two charged with supplying drugs

Bag of heroin, stock picture. Thinkstock Image Library

Two men have been charged with possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply after being arrested earlier this week.

Village defibrillator installed in memory of pub manager

 First aid trainer David Pinkney, pub owner John Walsh and first responder Zella Nerssessian with the new defibrillator outside The Five Bells in Ringwould

A new defibrillator has been installed outside the Five Bells in Ringwould for use of residents and motorists on the busy A258 Dover to Deal road

Council agrees to clamp down on selling acid after attacks

There are calls for tougher laws on selling acid

A council has agreed to toughen up laws on the sale of corrosive substances after a series of acid attacks.


Man charged with stealing from car

Stock picture.

A man has been charged with stealing from a car in Maidstone.

Kent town is one of the happiest in Britain

The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Matthew Walker

An affluent Kent town has been named the fifth happiest place to live in Britain, according to an annual survey.


TV comic calls in – what are the chances of that?

Comedian Harry Hill visited Willmington Academy on Monday, to chat to pupils from both the academy and schools in the Leigh Trust, about his new childrens book, Matt Millz

Comedian Harry Hill looked on as school children took a break from lessons to deliver their best gags.


Five arrests after firm's computers 'hacked'

Stock image.

Five people have been arrested by officers investigating the alleged hacking of a Kent company following a series of raids.

Teen hit by car

The teen was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Stock image.

A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car.


Missing man found safe

Michael Browne

A pensioner who went missing without his medication has been found safe and well.

Mum's fear for daughter in Tesco car park knife terror

Mum Charlene Gibbard was stabbed while sitting in her car parked at Tesco, Sheerness, as her two-year-old daughter Eila slept in the back seat

A mum has spoken of the terrifying moment she was attacked by a knifeman who climbed into her car as she waited outside Tesco with her young daughter.

Moment of truth as Kent Test results released

The Kent Test determines which children can apply for a place at one of Kent's grammar schools

Thousands of pupils will get their 11-plus results today - but there could be a scramble for grammar places as more children from outside Kent pass.


Three on trial for 'professional hit murder' 16 years ago

Leonard Naylor had been in trouble before he was killed in a drive-by shooting. Picture: PA/Peter J Jordan

Three men have gone on trial accused of murdering a drug dealer who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting more than 16 years ago.

Migrant moths swooping on Kent

The Silver Striped Hawk Moth. Picture: Roger Wasley

Nature lovers across the county are reporting sightings of a migrating moth coming to Kent from the continent.


Part of the city's fabric for three centuries

Since 1717 the Kentish Gazette has stood side by side with the people, to become one of the country's oldest surviving publications. Here's its story.

Council facing £75 million black hole

KCC is struggling to save £75 million

Frontline services could be affected by budget cuts while Kent's main authority seeks to balance the books.


Kent's newest Aldi store opens

An Olympic silver medallist helped launch the newest branch of a discount supermarket today.


Fancy making a living from witchcraft?

Caroline Hardinges is offering apprenticeships in witchery

A Kent woman has launched a scheme to help people become real-life sorcerers.


Tributes pour in for 'generous and caring' son

Alex Politowicz. Picture: Kent Police.

The family of a biker who died after a crash with a car have paid tribute to a beloved son, brother and friend.


Three more arrests over teen's death

Kyle Yule was stabbed to death

A 15-year-old, a 17-year-old and 20-year-old have all been arrested in connection with the death of Kyle Yule who was stabbed to death in the street.

Kent County Council poised to increase council tax by 4%

County Hall in Maidstone

Council chiefs warn of service cuts and increase in the council tax

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