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Free housing call for Marsh GPs

Church Lane Surgery, New Romney.

A councillor wants to tackle the chronic shortage of Marsh GPs by offering them free housing.

Plans for 200 homes held back as decision delayed

Up to 110 homes are planned on the second half of the Cockreed Lane area of New Romney, opposite Dorland

Councillors deferred making a decision on plans for more than 200 homes on Romney Marsh to investigate issues over flooding and healthcare.

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Woman shocked to discover she has dementia aged 49

Lorayne Minahan, 49, with her grandson Bradon, one

A dementia patient, who has been diagnosed with the disease aged 49, is calling on the Prime Minister to bring in testing for younger people.

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Delays as lorry slides into ditch

Recovery work is under way to bring the lorry out of the ditch. Picture: Alan Langley

A lorry is being recovered after coming off the road and plunging into a ditch as motorists are warned to expect delays on a busy road.

Drama as fishing vessel sinks

The doomed French fishing boat off Dungeness.

A doomed French boat sank underwater off Dungeness.

Man charged after death of woman in crash

The area of the death crash, the A259 and Tickner's Lane junction near Brenzett

A Lydd man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a 62-year-old died in a collision.

Flooding pandemonium on Marsh town

Like a river - New Romney High Street during flash flooding.

New Romney High Street was struck by flash flooding during rainstorms.

New Kent search and rescue base set to open

The Bristow search and rescue helicopter

A helicopter search and rescue base is due to take its first missions in Kent from tomorrow.

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'Desert' for sale - yours for £1.5m

Dungeness Estate is the UK's only desert. Picture: Strutt and Parker.

A unique seaside landscape described as the country's only desert, which has attracted supermodels, rock stars and TV personalities, is on the market.

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Man, 22, celebrates £100,000 lottery win

Clinton Coffey is celebrating a £100,000 win

A lucky man has won £100,000 on a National Lottery scratchcard thanks to a last minute decision about the lockers at his gym.

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Stone the crows! Fear over 'drunken' birds

Crows were left flightless after eating treated seeds in Lydd.

Crows have appeared drunk and unable to fly after eating from a mystery trail of seeds.

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Shut out smoke from grass fire, neigbours told

Fire crews were called to the scene. Stock image.

Neighbours in Lydd are told to close their doors and windows during a grass fire.

Man cut free after car tumbles into ditch

Fire crews were called to the scene. Stock image.

Firefighters had to rescue a man whose car went into a dry ditch.

Electric-powered cross Channel flight lands

 Pilot Didier Esteyne preparing to fly a battery-powered Airbus aircraft from Kent to the French port of Calais

The first ever cross-Channel flight powered entirely by electricity has landed safely in Calais.

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Child golf star competing in US championship

Arthur Saunders, five, is competing in a USA golfing championship. Picture: Gary Browne

A five-year-old golf prodigy from Kent has today flown to the US with his family to take part in the junior world championships.

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Pervert 'can't go to jail' - because of pacemaker!

Phillip Dutfield is facing sentence

A sex offender has told a court he can't be locked up again - because his pacemaker might not work in jail.

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Crews tackle five fires across 20 hectares

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

Firefighters have spent four hours putting out fires at Lydd Ranges overnight.

Crash victim named

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

The identity of the 74-year-old woman killed in a crash with a lorry has been revealed.

Four grass fires in 36 hours as Shepway swelters

Fire crews were called to the scene. Stock image.

Firefighers had to deal with three blazes at Lydd Ranges and one in Folkestone.

Rescue chopper poised for Kent base

The search and rescue helicopter

Training has started ahead of the search and rescue helicopter coming to Kent within weeks.

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Flying the flag for Romney Marsh

The Romney Marsh Standard. Romney Marsh's own flag now being formally unveiled.

The Marsh gets its own flag, which will be launched at a major fair next month.

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'Let us have Dungeness C'

Dungeness nature reserve with the power station in the background. Picture: RSPB

Councillors overwhelmingly support proposals to lobby government to build a new nuclear power station in Kent.

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Farmer loses leg after driver crashes while overtaking

The crash happened on the A259

A farmer lost part of his leg and a finger after a reckless driver crashed into his motorbike head-on while overtaking.

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Overturned lorry closes road

The lorry blocked the road in Lydd. Picture: Jake Iszard

Householders came to the aid of a lorry driver after his truck overturned on a quiet road this evening.

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Mother and daughter among triple fatal crash victims

A police appeal notice at Brookland after the triple death crash.

Two victims of a crash that killed three people were a mother and her daughter, an inquest has revealed.

Ex-squaddie bit pal's ear off in fight

Jordan Baker has been jailed for biting a man's ear

An ex-soldier who bit off part of his friend's ear and spat it out at his horrified girlfriend's feet during a row over a £100 debt has been jailed.

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