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Snow flurries hit Kent as temperature drops

Gritters are out in force. Picture: Highways England.

Parts of Kent have been hit by snow flurries, causing crashes and travel disruption, as temperatures look set to drop to -4c.


'Panto is like therapy to me'

Lloyd Hollett

Having starred in a string of Marlowe Theatre pantos, Thanet's own Lloyd Hollett tells all.

Review: Sleeping Beauty at The Woodville

Linda Lusardi is the Wicked Fairy in Sleeping Beauty which is at The Woodville, Gravesend, until New Year's Day

It’s that time of year (Oh, yes it is!) when we head off to the panto. Ed McConnell headed to Sleeping Beauty.

Street robbery by 'baby-faced' knifeman

Police were called to the scene. Stock image

Police are searching for two men and a woman following reports of a violent knifepoint robbery.


Jack-knifed lorry sparks motorway chaos

Courtesy Kent Police

The driver of a huge articulated lorry lost control on the M20, causing the vehicle to jack-knife.


Tributes to 'loving, gentle' grandfather

John Stewart

A grandfather who died after being hit by a car has been remembered as a "loving, gentle man" who loved the great outdoors in a touching tribute.

Railway station reopens after £2.6m refurb

West Malling train station

Builders have been upgrading a station over the last nine months and it has reopened today.


Emergency accommodation offered to rough sleepers

Emergency accommodation is being offered to rough sleepers.

The council has extended the severe weather emergency protocol as temperatures are expected to stay below freezing

Child approached by stranger

Kingsnorth Primary School

Parents are being warned after a child was approached by a man at a primary school.

4x4 flips as driver dodges squirrel

 A Land Rover overturned in Sparepenny Lane, Eynsford, when its driver swerved to avoid a squirrel

An animal-loving motorist overturned her Land Rover as she swerved to avoid a squirrel.

Course for ex-offenders receives cash boost

Kent Police & Crime Commissioner logo

A course for ex-offenders, unemployed people and those deemed at risk of offending has been awarded a cash boost.

Pier closed due to high winds

A tree has fallen in Liverpool Road in Deal

A pier has been closed and a road is blocked as high winds and rain lash the county.


Traffic held after crash

Drivers came to a standstill on a busy motorway after an accident.


Best lights ever at Christmas house

Pat and Kevin Green turning on the Christmas lights on their house in Oak Drive, Larkfield Picture: Gary Browne

Fundraising couple Pat and Kevin Green have switched on their renowned Christmas lights.

Firefighters tackle lorry blaze

The lorry on fire at the roundabout on Staplehurst Road. Picture: Ricky Gray

Crews spent an hour fighting a fire which destroyed a lorry at a busy junction.

Wood-burning stove sets loft alight

Fire crews tackled the blaze. Stock image

Fire crews raced to a home after a wood-burning stove set fire to a loft.

Animal-loving couple nominated for award

Natasha McPhee and Dee Potter, have been nominated for a Pride in Medway Award.

Two women who have dedicated their lives to helping animals have been nominated for a Pride in Medway Award.


Town hit by flooding

The westbound carriageway of the A20 London Road is flooded. Picture: KCC Highways

Drivers using a key road this morning are facing heavy rain, ice and flooding.


Gridlock after multiple car crash on motorway

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A multiple car crash on the M20 has brought gridlock.


Emergency repairs cause delays at tunnel... again!

Traffic at the Dartford tunnel. Stock picture

The Dartford tunnel has reopened after being closed twice to allow emergency repairs to be carried out.

Traffic delays clear after car hits tree

A car and van have crashed into a tree, which partially blocked a busy road earlier.


Suspected child groomer confronted by group

Police have arrested a 64-year-old man following a sting by Facebook paedophile hunters.

Head-on crash leaves biker in serious condition

Police are appealing for witnesses after a biker suffered serious head injuries in a crash.


Ice and snow warning for parts of Kent

Forecasters have warned of icy conditions

Drivers face a yellow warning for snow and ice on what's being dubbed Black Ice Monday.


Thousands of animals abused at Christmas

Reports of animal cruelty in Kent tipped over 3,000, according to the latest figures from a nationwide charity.


Toilet bar promising glamour

An artist's impression of how the new Privy venue will look

A bar, which has been fashioned from an old toilet block, is to be transformed into one of Kent's hottest new nightspots.

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