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Warning after seven water deaths in Kent

An RNLI lifeguard in action. Picture: RNLI

Life-saving experts are advising bathers how to stay alive in the water - as it's revealed seven people died off Kent's shores last year.

£100k charity bonanza to build stronger community

Samphire, the migrant charity, received £15,500 from the Port of Dover Community Fund

Eighteen good causes in Dover, Deal and Sandwich have received their share of cash grants totaling £103,000

Awards for community heroes

Fourteen-year-old Courtney Trimming was recognised for her work in volunteering. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

From teenagers to adults, sportsmen to scout leaders, volunteers who go the extra mile for others have been recognised.

Murderer's throat slit in jail

Ruslanas Ignatenka died in his cell in Swaleside prison

A murderer serving a life sentence at a Kent jail was found dead in his cell with his throat slashed, an inquest heard.

'Loved by so many and sadly missed'

Frank Attree died on a cruise ship

A much-loved dock worker died on a cruise ship off Spain after being told he was terminally ill.

Children in tears during 'mass evacuation'

A school has been forced to apologise after leaving pupils distressed and in tears.

Travellers move onto popular park

The caravans have been pitched at Mote Park in Maidstone

A group of caravans has moved on to a popular park.

Police cars called to house

Police activity in Chestnut Drive, Herne Bay. Picture: Tanya Cross

Police cars, including a forensics van, have been called to an incident in a quiet street.


Army disposal experts called in to school

Sandwich Technology School

Army specialists were called in to a school after two pupils brought in a suspicious device as students sat exams.

Did you see tragic crash?

Jack Burmingham, 17, lived in Rainham.

A dark-coloured hatchback car could hold vital clues in the police investigation into the death of a teenager in a crash.

Police arrest pair after garden items found

Stock image

Officers have arrested two men after tools and a lawnmower, suspected stolen, were found by the roadside.

Firefighters tackle blaze involving vehicles and trees

Fire crews were at the scene. Stock image

Fire crews have attended a fire involving two vehicles and trees.

Campaign to save derelict tower

A campaign has been launched to save Sheerness Water Tower

People are being urged to highlight the plight of an historic water tower to safeguard its future.


Shoe artist standing tall and raising awareness

Sittingbourne artist Sarah Woods is hoping to raise awareness of mental health by painting and selling shoes and handbags all over the world

An artist is painting shoes and handbags to raise awareness of mental health.

Security stepped up at Kent theatre

The Marlowe Theatre.

Theatre-goers are being advised not to bring big bags to the venue following the Manchester terror attack.

Royal visit will mark 350th anniversary of battle

Year Six pupils from All Faiths School learnt about the Dutch raid with education officer Jeremy Clark at the Guildhall Museum

A Kent town will welcome a royal visitor next month as part of commemorations to remember the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway.


Arrests as police probe dead squirrel scam

A dead squirrel was used in the scam as proof of a fictional pest infestation

Two people have been arrested after reports of a scam involving a dead squirrel.

Warning as Kent gets set for 30C scorcher

Hot and hazy days in Hythe. File picture

Kent is set to swelter in temperatures that could nudge the low 30s by the weekend.


A quiet spring day... then bombs fell

The shops after the May 1917 bombing

Civilians were caught up in the First World War when the first aeroplane bombing raid on Britain claimed 97 lives - as Kent remembers 100 years on.

Spitting out gum could lead to sticky situation

Trodden in chewing gum leaves tax payers footing the cleaning bill. Stock pic

It takes street cleaners days to mop up ground-in chewing gum from the streets - and now a council's warned that fines will be handed to those caught.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

The air ambulance was called to the scene. Stock picture.

A man has been flown to a London hospital after falling off his bike.

One-way system reopens after crash

Picture: KCC Highways

A one-way system is now cleared after a crash earlier on this afternoon.


Celebrity to launch cafe at sports centre

The cafe will open at Cyclopark where young Teagan Jacobs is pictured. Picture: John Westhrop

A sports star will meet fans and fitness fanatics when they visit the outdoor venue for the opening of their new eatery.

Police appeal after court fire

Do you know these men?

Police have released a CCTV image of two men wanted for questioning in relation to a fire at one of the county's courts.

Man dies in hospital after fall at marina

Gillingham Marina, Pier Road. Picture: Google Street View

A man who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a boat in a dry dock has died in hospital, it has emerged.


HGV fuel theft arrests made

Lorry. Stock pic.

Three men have been arrested by police following reports of HGV fuel thefts.

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