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Coastguard rescue operation launched

The Morrell was scrambled to help the stricken vessel

A fishing boat suffering from steering issues sparked an alert this afternoon.

Biker crash victim named

Rodger Smith was 62 and a father. Picture: Kent Police

A motorcyclist who died in a crash near an accident black spot has been named.

Smirking paedophile jailed for life

Smirking Shaun Sharp has been jailed for life after abusing children. Pic: Dorset Police

This is the smirking face of a paedophile who subjected children to horrific sexual abuse and has now been sent to prison.

‘Problems are making me want to sell home’

Jess Cruwys says her new build home is riddled with problems. Picture: Matt Bristow

A new mum has criticised developers over repair works she says are needed on her new-build home.

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'Baby shark' caught...but where's its parents?

The baby shark was caught off St Mary's Bay, Romney Marsh

Fishermen caught a baby shark off the Kent coast - sparking fears its parents could be lurking nearby.

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Motorcyclist dies in rush hour crash

The road was closed in both directions. Picture: Google

A motorcyclist in his 60s has died after a crash with a car.

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Crash closed main road

Police have been called. Stock picture.

A busy road was shut in both directions following a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

'Out of control bonfire' at popular farmyard attraction

Haguelands Village near Burmarsh where firefighters were called to an out of control bonfire this morning. File picture

Firefighters were called after a bonfire got out of control at a popular tourist attraction.

Car blaze under investigation

The car was 90% destroyed by the blaze. Picture: Rebecca Knight

A black Saab parked outside a pub was 90% destroyed by a fire that is now under police investigation.

Girl's courage ends in jail for pervert

Michael Dillon was jailed for the abuse. Picture: Kent Police

A victim of abuse has been praised for her courage after bravely telling a court how she was sexually assaulted - as her attacker is jailed.

Steam legends reunited after 90 years

The two legends of steam were reunited at the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex. Picture: Steve Town/Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

One of the world's most famous steam locos reunited with miniature sized replica almost 90 years to the day when they were first pictured together.

Three rescued from stricken cabin cruiser

The cabin cruiser was towed to safety. Picture: Dungeness RNLI

Three people were towed to safety from a 30ft cabin cruiser which suffered steerage failure.

Shocking snorting pupils video emerges

The video was shared on Snapchat

A disturbing video has emerged of pupils snorting a white powder in their uniforms... but the headteacher swears it's not what it seems.

Woman in hospital after crash

Police were called. Stock picture.

A woman in her 40s was taken to hospital after a crash between two cars.

Toddler's battle with rare condition

Evan was first taken to hospital with what his parents thought was a virus

A mother has spoken of how her family's life has changed in weeks when treatment for a virus led to the diagnosis of a life-threatening condition.

Three injured after serious 'head-on' crash

Police closed the road to carry out an investigation. Picture: Paul Amos

A head-on crash involving two cars closed a road as two people were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Marked fishing equipment stolen from van

The incident happened in Ellsemere Mews, New Romney. Picture: Google

Bank cards and fishing rods were stolen from a van parked on a driveway sparking a police appeal for more information.

Man and dog stuck in mud on beach

A man and his dog were stuck in the mud at Littlestone beach. Stock picture

Coastguard rescue teams were called after report of a man and his dog stuck in the mud on a beach.

School ‘alarm bells ringing’ as academy runs out of places

Cllr Susie Govett said "alarm bells are ringing". Picture: Andy Jones

A school, which is the only one within a 30 minute radius, is over-subscribed for the first time this year sparking concerns over future school places

Spate of break-ins from garden sheds

Lawnmowers stolen in break-ins at sheds across east Kent

Lawnmowers and gardening equipment have been stolen in a spate of break-ins across east Kent.

Tranquil setting of barn site tempts new owners

New owners Martin and Tracy Dunne outside Lathe Barn. Picture: Gary Browne

A 6.24 acre site with a popular family venue on it has been snapped up for a six figure sum by a couple, two entrepreneurs, from Essex.

Car crashes through wall

A Volvo smashed through the low car park wall in New Romney. Picture: Real Marsh Watch

A driver has smashed through a low brick wall in a town's high street.

Cyclist injured after crash with car

A cyclist was injured in Old Romney. Picture: Google

A cyclist was taken to hospital following a crash with a car.

Bike and trailer destroyed in drive blaze

Madeira Road in Littlestone, Romney Marsh. Picture: Google

A woman was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire on a driveway that destroyed a motorbike and a trailer.

Dumped suite highlights scale of rubbish challenge

A sofa, two armchairs and a foot stall left on the seafront at Littlestone. Picture: Jason Elliott

A sofa, two armchairs and a foot stool were dumped along a seafront, causing concerns among residents.

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Huge police response to 'assault'

Police at the Neptune pub car park this morning. Picture: Rebecca Knight

A man and a woman needed hospital treatment after a reported assault.

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