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Traders show their love for town with new partnership

Cllr Susie Govett, Pam Meller, Becky Maguire and Lyndon Smith launch #loveNewRomney. Picture: Andy Jones

A modern traders’ association has been launched in a town in a bid to ramp up the community spirit among businesses.

Cat rescued from burning house

Fire crews rescued a missing pet cat

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze which destroyed most of a kitchen and brought a missing pet to safety.

Boy's face fractured by stone missile

Dunes Road in Greatstone, Romney Marsh. Picture: Google

A boy’s face was fractured in two places, bruised and swollen after a stone hit him in an alleged assault.

Saucy shop window is loved

The provocative outfits occupy the window of the charity shop. Picture: Barry Goodwin

A charity shop window display in New Romney has got hearts racing just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Huge search for missing man

Dungeness Coastguard team was called to the report. File picture

A man who went missing in freezing temperatures last night was found after a huge search was launched by police and coastguard teams.


Distraction burglars operating

Stock photo.

A man, claiming to be from the water board knocked on the door of the house on Wednesday.

Airport's expansion touching down early

Lydd airport will have its runway extended by 294m and build a new terminal following a lengthy legal battle

Bosses say the timetable to build a new terminal may be brought forward earlier than planned as a mark of confidence in the airport's expansion.


Lifeguards for beach after deaths tragedy

The scene at Camber Sands when five men died last summer

Plans for lifeguards on a beach where seven people died are "on track" according to the local council and the RNLI.


'Amazing' response to plea for crash victim

Aaron Wicks was put into intensive care at Kings College in the first instance.

Donations have poured in after the family of a man severely brain-damaged in a crash asked for help.


Driver crashes stolen car into surgery

The Oak Hall Surgery. Picture: Google

The police are still trying to trace the driver of a stolen car after it crashed into a doctor's surgery.

'Chafed' wire could have caused fatal plane crash

Simon Wells, from Greatstone.

An investigation has found a 'chafed' wire could have caused a plane to crash into the sea in a matter of minutes, killing its pilot.


Man inhaled chlorine fumes

The New Beach Holiday Park in Dymchurch. Picture: Gary Browne

Fire engines, ambulances and police were called to a swimming pool at a holiday park after reports that a man in his 40s inhaled chlorine.

Dog walker hit by car

Park Street in Lydd. Picture: Google

A witness appeal has been launched by police after a woman who was walking her dog got hit by a car, causing her serious injuries.

Dog attacks horse and rider on beach

Photos have emerged of a dog chasing and attacking a horse and its rider on a beach, as police launch a hunt to find the owner.


Man injured after three car crash

The ambulance service attended the scene

A man has been injured after a crash involving three cars this afternoon.

'My heart breaks every day'

Aaron Wicks was put into intensive care at Kings College in the first instance.

A mother has spoken of her family's grief as her son lays in a hospital bed brain damaged after a major car crash more than four months ago.


Vulnerable missing man found safe

Peter Mortlock who has gone missing

A vulnerable man who went missing has been found safe.

Road re-opens following early morning smash

Police were at the scene of the crash.

A road has re-opened following a single car crash which saw a woman's car slide into a ditch.

Thug who beat and stamped on unconscious ex jailed

Owen Jenner, of Hornash Lane in Shadoxhurst, near Ashford, was jailed for six years and eight months. Picture: Kent Police

A man who beat his ex-partner and stamped on her head while she was unconscious has been jailed.


Camber lifeguards plan after summer of tragedy

Lifeguard cover at Camber Sands. Picture: RNLI

Funding has been set aside for lifeguards to be stationed at Camber Sands following the deaths of seven people over the summer.


Porpoise found dead on beach

The dead baby porpoise. Picture Emily Tomlin

A bloodied porpoise has washed up dead at a pebble beach today.


Tractor driver's mistakes led to train crash

The Green Goddess was pulling a train with more than 50 passengers when it crashed with the tractor. Picture: Rail Accident Investigation Branch

A train crash was caused because a tractor driver left gates open and did not tell railway staff he was using a level crossing, investigation finds.


Video: Farmer who brutally killed swans fined

David Thompson in the field with one of the swans. Picture: HM Coastguard/RSPCA

An 80-year-old farmer who viciously beat two swans to death with a shepherd's crook has been fined more than £7,000 today.


'Sinkhole' causes 11-day road closure

The sinkhole in St Mary's Road, Dymchurch. Picture: Chris Davey

A sinkhole has closed a main road for 11 days while emergency repairs go ahead.

‘A remarkable lady who inspired so many’

Stephanie Leslie died suddenly aged 92

A popular pensioner who did not let her age get in the way of her active lifestyle has died unexpectedly.

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.

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