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Vandals smash up house

Walner Gardens in New Romney where Halloween vandals smashed a window of a house with a plant pot. Picture: Google

Yobs rang the doorbell of a house, smashed the window with a plant pot and ran away in a Halloween night attack.

Full investigation 'owed to community' after seven deaths

Patrols on the beach at Camber Sands. A petition was launched for lifeguards to be stationed there permanently during the summer

A coroner told an inquest he is hoping to find "what lessons can be learned" from seven tragic deaths at Camber Sands.


Inquest hears moments leading up to double beach tragedy

The scene at Camber Sands when five men died last summer

An inquest into the beach deaths of a teenager and good Samaritan who drowned trying to rescue him has heard of the moments leading up to the tragedy.

Child rapist jailed - decade after similar charges dropped

John Stageman arriving at Canterbury Crown Court

A paedophile who escaped justice a decade ago when authorities said he was not fit to stand trial - and then went on the run abroad - has been jailed.

Van and lorry crash leaves two seriously injured

Two people were trapped inside the van. Picture: East Sussex Fire and Rescue

An appeal has been launched for witnesses after a van crashed with a lorry leaving two men trapped and badly injured.


GP surgery plunged into special measures

The Orchard House surgery in Lydd has been placed into special measures. Picture: Google

A GP surgery has been put into special measures after health inspectors branded the quality of its care as inadequate.

Magician's rabbit mysteriously disappears

Magician and children's entertainer Phil Hoyles with Benji the rabbit who has gone missing

A magician is appealing for help to find his stage companion, a pure white rabbit, after it went missing.


Blaze breaks out on army firing range

Smouldering grass on Lydd Ranges after fires struck the area last summer. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

A fire broke out on a military firing range, leaving an area engulfed in flames and badly damaged.

Stranded yacht rescued in strong winds

The yacht was rescued after getting stranded in force six winds off Dungeness. Picture: RNLI/Natalie Adams

A stranded yacht damaged in strong winds had to be rescued by lifeboat crews last night.

MoD admits fatal breach in soldier's death on firing range

Fusilier Dean Griffiths, from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh, died on Lydd Ranges after being shot during training exercise. Picture: MoD

The Ministry of Defence - exempt from prosecution - has been given a Crown Censure over a training exercise tragedy.


Major seafront evacuation

The practice evacuation along Littlestone's seafront has been taking place today. Picture: Gary Browne

A staged evacuation has occupied a Kent seaside town today so that the emergency services can run through a procedure if the sea defences were to fail

Loo bomb teen arrested and bailed

The back wall and window was partly destroyed. Picture: Shepway District Council

Police investigating a toilet block explosion have arrested and bailed a teenager on suspicion of possessing an explosive substance.


Train derailment will not be investigated

Luckily no one was seriously injured. Picture: Colin Walker/Chris Francis

Accident investigators have this morning confirmed they will not be looking into why a small train crashed with a tractor on the line.

Police probe loo blast

The damage at the rear of the block. Pic from @Kent_999s on Twitter from Graham Rye.

A group of youths is being hunted by police after an explosion at a public toilet block - forcing residents to leave their homes.


Coastal road reopens after crash

Police are at the scene. Stock picture

Police reopen after a two-car crash had caused delays for motorists.

Family rescued from stricken yacht

RNLI crew member Simon Collins took this picture of 15m stricken yacht once she was safely moored in Dover Harbour

A family on board a yacht which was stranded in the middle of the Channel had to be rescued by the lifeboat.

Woman injured in pothole path fall

Toni Bullen with her daughter Liza

A hairdresser was left confined to a wheelchair after tripping on a pot-holed surface.


Rapist guilty of abusing child 40 years ago

John Stageman arriving at Canterbury Crown Court

A sex predator who abused a child decades ago has been convicted - more than a decade after walking free from court on similar charges.

Dead porpoise washes up on beach

The porpoise on Dymchurch beach. Picture: Kelly Osbourne

A porpoise has been found dead on a Kent beach - but this is not an unusual sighting, a wildlife expert has confirmed.

Overpowering stench ‘is damaging quality of life’

The smell blamed on more muck spreading

The new manure spreading activity is causing a stink among residents


Ex-arcade owner denies eight child sex abuse charges

John Stageman is accused of historic sex attacks. Picture: Mike Gunnill

A former arcade owner has gone on trial accused of a series of sex attacks, including rape, on a young girl.

Charity cash in ferry man's memory

The family of a ferry worker partly blamed for the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster has handed over a cheque to lifeboat volunteers in his memory


Swimmer found after rescue teams launched

Coastguard helicopter is again searching the sea off Camber. Picture: Siobhan Boucher/Twitter

A search and rescue operation launched at Camber Sands has found the person they were looking for 'safe and well'.


Lifeguards to remain at beach after deaths

Lifeguard cover at Camber Sands. Picture: RNLI

Lifeguard cover at Camber Sands has been extended beyond the Bank Holiday Weekend following the deaths of five young men this week.


Friends drowned after attempting to rescue pals

Lifeguards will start patrolling a beach where three friends drowned while trying to save two pals who were dragged underwater by a powerful rip-tide.


All five Camber victims named

From top left; Ken Nathan, Nitharsan Ravi, and Inthushan Sriskantharaja have all been named locally as the victims

The fifth victim who died during yesterday's tragic events on Camber Sands has been named by friends.

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