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Wrong-way driver filmed moments before death crash

Leonard Pettifer

A dash-cam has captured the shocking moment an 86-year-old man drove the wrong way down a motorway - seconds before killing a hero ex-policeman.


Seal pup takes a rest next to fisherman

Courtesy Darren Wood

This is the moment a tuckered seal pup swam to shore and mingled with fisherman on the Kent shingle.


Safety fears grow for missing man

Stephen McGowan

Fears are growing for the welfare of a 57-year-old man reported missing from a holiday park.


Combine harvester bursts into flames

A combine harvester at work. Picture by Roger Sills.

Three fire engines were called to a potentially serious blaze at a village farm.


Surfer rescued by lifeboat

The Dungeness lifeboat The Morrell

Anglers are understood to have raised the alarm after spotting a man in difficulty at sea.

'My hands, feet and nose kept growing'

Lauren Bates’ condition was diagnosed after a consultant compared old and new Facebook photos

A woman with a rare condition that tormented her growing up has spoken out in the hope of helping others with the disease.


Election candidate in row over backing rival

David Wimble claimed he was an independent candidate but supported the nomination of his Tory opponent

Independent candidate who backed his Tory rival's nomination in same election has been branded "irresponsible and lacking integrity".


Car crashes into tree near beach

Fire engine and an ambulance at the scene. Credit @ElliseHilton

A motorist has been taken to hospital this afternoon after a car crashed into a tree.

Pub's £500,000 extension illegal

The Cinque Port Arms

Councillors have refused an application to increase a bar's capacity after hearing a previous extension had been done without planning permission.


Illegal dump in nature reserve angers residents

Photo by Michael Coombe

A nature reserve rich with wildlife has been turned into an illegal dumping ground strewn with commercial waste.


Fire brigade called to barn blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

Fire crews were called to a rural lane after flames broke out in a barn.

Lifeboat crews reach stricken yacht

Lifeboat crews were called to the stricken vessel. Picture from Dungeness RNLI crew member Mark Rippingale.

Lifeboat volunteers rescued three people aboard a stricken yacht which had issued a May Day distress call off the Kent coast.

Man fights for life after car crashes into ditch

A man is fighting for his life and a woman is in a serious condition after their car careered into a ditch and crashed into trees.


Coastguard and lifeboat crews called out

Coastguard teams, lifeboat crew and the search and rescue helicopter were launched. Picture: Dungeness Coastguard

Lifeboat and coastguard crews - including the search and rescue helicopeter - were called out after reports of a person in distress last night.

Warning after girl, 12, escapes 'suspicious' taxi ride

Police are investigating. Stock image.

Police are hunting a suspect after a man reportedly tried to coax a 12-year-old-girl into his car.

Unqualified driving instructor spared jail... and road ban

Cloke was not a qualified driving instructor. Stock image.

A driving instructor who took thousands of pounds from clients despite being unqualified has been spared jail.


Man found unconscious behind the wheel

The A2070 - near to the Brookland roundabout on Romney Marsh. Picture: Google

A man in his 30s was found unconscious at the wheel of his car and rushed to hospital in a “life threatening condition”.

Lorry transporting explosives involved in crash

Picture: @Kent_999s

Homes and businesses were evacuated after a lorry full of military explosives crashed outside a cafe.


Women and pets rescued from burning house

Firefighters at the scene

Neighbours risked their lives to help save two women and six animals from a dangerous fire.


Power cut as car smashes into post

It is thought the bang was caused by something hitting an overhead cable.

Residents in a Kent town faced hours without electricity after a car hit a telegraph pole.

Man treated after house blaze

The fire crews have been in Greatstone for hours. Picture: Maurice John Smith

A man has been given oxygen after a fire started in a kitchen, which has sparked an emergency response.

Fake driving instructor conned learners out of thousands

Tina Cloke

A devious driving instructor with a high failure rate who charged learners thousands for lessons when she was not qualified is facing jail.


Shop wants to sell alcohol 24/7

Costcutter and the BP garage in New Romney High Street. Picture: Google

A petrol station wants to remain open 24/7 and is asking a council for a variation in its licence to allow it to sell alcohol all day everyday.

Lifeguards begin on beach where seven died

Lifeguards for Camber Sands go through their training. Picture: RNLI

Lifeguards have started their training at a beach where seven men tragically died after getting into trouble there last year.

Stricken yacht with six on board rescued

The yacht was towed by a fishing boat before Dungeness lifeboat took over. Picture: Ant Hills

Six people were left stranded on their yacht after it ran into mechanical issues and had to call out the lifeboat to rescue them.

Holiday park plans given the go-ahead

Developers will rebuild and renovate the derelict campsite. Picture: Edward Ledwidge/Montagu Evans

Permission has been given for a derelict site that has been out of use for eight years to be transformed into a holiday park.

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