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'Youths think they are untouchable'

CCTV captures one of a gang of eight teenagers causing trouble in Lydd

Householders being terrorised by a gang of youths say a lack of police officers means the vandals think they are 'untouchable'.

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Full marks all round for New Romney nursery

Outstanding - another top Ofsted report for the Abacus nursery in New Romney.

Ofsted inspectors have given centre top grades in all categories.

Chimney fire at Mayor's former pub

The Royal Mail pub, Lydd.

A pub once run by the Mayor of Lydd has had a small fire.

As plague ravaged London, Shakespeare looked further afield...

William Shakespeare

Determined to stage his plays despite plague decimating London, Shakespeare looked to the provinces - and ended up performing some surprising places.

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Car crashes through pub wall

The smashed front of the Cinque Port Arms in New Romney after today's crash.

Pub manager Beryl Swift was quietly pulling pints when a car smashed through the wall of her pub, narrowly missing customers.

Woman hit by car in high street

Library image.

A woman has been injured after being knocked down by a car in a town centre.

Man makes gruesome find on a Kent beach

The wild boar was found on washed up on the shoreline at Lydd

A nature expert was shocked to find the rotting carcass of a large wild boar as he walked along the shoreline on Romney Marsh

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School joins forces with Gills to form Football Academy

Jake Hessenthaler Picture: Barry Goodwin

Youngsters in Shepway and Ashford are being given a chance toward becoming pro as a school agrees to set up Football Academy with Gillingham FC.

Mum’s horror as she sees daughter swept out to sea

The promenade at Dymchurch. Library picture.

A mother has described the terrifying moment her daughter slipped on a sea wall and was swept into the water by a huge wave.

Man arrested after car crashes into pub

The smashed front of the Cinque Port Arms in New Romney after today's crash.

A man has been arrested after a car ploughed into the wall of a pub.

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New Year, old enemy for lifeboat crew

The hair-raising moment a Dungeness lifeboat tilts sharply in rough seas during a rescue. Picture by RNLI crew member Mark Richardson.

Weather treachery is New Year greeting for brave Dungeness crew's first callout of 2016.

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Video: Archbishop's New Year Message

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

The Archbishop of Canterbury has praised the response of a Kent school towards the plight of refugees in his televised New Year Message

Girl rescued after being swept into the sea

The promenade at Dymchurch. Library picture.

A dog walker jumped in to the sea to rescue a girl who had been swept away by a wave while walking along the promenade.

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Is the Costa too high?

Costa Coffee

Townsfolk split over plans to turn 14th century pub into coffee chain outlet.

Appeal after double break-in

Police are appealing for witnesses after two incidents in Rolfe Lane, New Romney. Picture: Google

Police are appealing and have issued a warning to residents after two break-ins in the same street last night.

Airport may have to force-buy land to expand

How Lydd Airport may look after the expansion

A Kent airport may be forced to compulsorily purchase land for its runway extension.

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Young man seriously injured in car crash

March saw more than 10,000 people turning up at the department

A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash.

Patients forced to queue outside as surgery overwhelmed

Church Lane Surgery, New Romney. Picture: Gary Browne

Patients are having to queue outside a doctor’s surgery because it is so overwhelmed.

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Another Banksy in Kent?

The stencil image of a boy found at Greatstone - is it a Banksy?

A stencilled image of a boy that mysteriously appeared on a restaurant wall has sparked rumours Kent could have another Bansky.

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Motorcyclist injured in collision with car

The A2070 was closed at Ivychurch. Stock picture: Gary Browne

A motorcyclist has been hurt in a collision with a car that closed a road this evening.

Primates prepare for wild... by watching TV!

A lemur at Port Lympne

When these lemurs and langurs wanted a taste of the wild life... they switched on the telly!

One metre from disaster

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. Picture: Danny Martin

A steam train packed with passengers missed a car by barely a metre after a motorist jumped the lights at a level crossing.

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Woman dies from choking after crash

Traffic cones left by highway workers dealing with the A2070 crash.

A woman choked to death after suffering stomach injuries in a crash, an inquest heard.

Maniac driver on phone almost smashes into family

The High Street and Station Road junction near Sainsbury's, New Romney.

A reckless driver almost hit a mother and her children as he ran a red light while using his mobile phone on a dangerous junction.

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Wasp infestation school shut again after pupil stung

A primary school has been forced to close for the third day this week after a boy was stung following another wasp infestation.

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First Citizen, last customer

 New Romney Mayor Patricia Rolfe with NatWest staff on the closing day of the town branch.

New Romney Mayor becomes the final resident to use the town's NatWest before it closes.

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