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Giant buoy washed up on beach

The buoy that was washed up on the beach

A buoy as big as a double-decker bus has washed ashore on a Kent beach... all the way from France.


Mystery of human ashes left in church

The Church of Saint Mary in the Marsh where the ashes were found

Parishioners are trying to track down relatives of woman whose ashes were left in an urn inside a place of worship.


Fire crews race to out of control bonfire

Fire crews were called. Stock pic

Two fire engines raced to the scene after a bonfire became out of control.

Man sought after mobile homes torched

Photo by Rebecca Knight

Police are hunting an arsonist after two new mobile homes were set alight at a holiday park.

Police catch on-the-run fraudster

Rogue trader Raymond Sharpless

A rogue trader who failed to show up in court to be sentenced for cheating victims out of thousands of pounds, is now behind bars.


Cannabis factory and stolen mower uncovered in raid

Stolen mower

Officers from the Rural Task Force arrested two people in Romney Marsh after a cannabis factory was discovered.


Fraudster on the run after dodging court hearing

Rogue trader Raymond Sharpless

A rogue trader who conned victims out of thousands failed to show up to court to be sentenced.

Patients left queuing in the cold

Poorly patients at the Church Lane Surgery in New Romney queueing in the cold

Questions have been asked after more than a dozen people had to wait for up to an hour outside a doctor's surgery.


Third arrest after nine people rescued from boat

One man is in court following the sea rescue. Library image

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after an inflatable boat carrying suspected migrants ran into difficulty.

Nine rescued from inflatable 'migrant' boat

Maritime & Coastguard Agency helicopter. Stock image.

A total of nine people have been rescued after an inflatable boat ran into trouble 20 miles off the Kent coast.

Animal rescue forced into quarantine

The Last Chance Animal Rescue in New Romney. Credit: Last Chance Animal Rescue.

An animal rescue centre has been quarantined for several months after a diseased dog was discovered.


Banksy 'saved from destruction'

The rescued Banksy

Residents joined forces to ensure a potentially valuable piece of artwork was not destroyed.


Teachers in hoax 'meteorite' claim

Greatstone Primary School

A school has admitted a story about a meteorite hitting its grounds was a hoax.


Cash and jewellery stolen in burglary

A general shot of Cedar Crescent in St Mary's Bay. Picture: Google

Police are appealing for witnesses after a reported burglary of cash and jewellery.

Women cut free from cars after crash

Fire crews are at the scene. Stockpic

Two women were cut free from their vehicles before being taken to hospital after a crash.

Police and paramedics called to 'car transporter' crash

Emergency services were called to the scene.

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a road crash, reportedly involving a car transporter.


Body found on beach

The beach at Greatstone.

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on a Kent beach.

High Street cordoned off

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Russell Clarke

Part of a town centre was closed to traffic in both directions following a "medical incident".


Teenager cut from car after crashing into tree

Fire crews are at the scene. Stockpic

Firefighters found a teenager injured and trapped after her vehicle crashed into a tree.


Probe after major fire at holiday park

Crews at the scene of the fire

An investigation has been launched after more than 30 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a holiday park.

Missing man found safe and well

Peter Mortlock was last seen at Romney Marsh earlier today

A vulnerable man with learning difficulties who went missing from Romney Marsh has been found.

Bride-to-be wins £1,000

Terri with her winnings

A Kent woman became the last winner of this year's Thousand Pound Friday competition.

Kent's most expensive war building?

A Martello Tower in Romney Marsh went under the hammer today at a property auction

An historic building went under the hammer today - and sold for more than double its guide price.


Ritz ordered to pay claim over 'rock hard' scones

Stock image. The scones were 'rock hard'.

A family have won a claim against the Ritz after being served 'rock hard' scones and having their tea spilt.


Speeding driver lost control of car on school run

The Jaguar involved in the crash. Picture: Paul Amos

A father-of-five has been locked up after losing control of his Jaguar while speeding and injuring a woman and child.


Man charged with nine offences after pub crash

The silver Vauxhall Corsa hit the pub. Picture: UK News in Pictures

Police have charged a man with nine offences after four people were injured when a car crashed into a pub.

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