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Lifeboat deployed to rescue injured crewman

RNLI crews helped transport a man who had dislocated his thumb. Pic: RNLI.

The Coastguard came to the rescue of a man who has suffered a dislocated thumb while on a survey ship destined for Egypt.

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Paedophile, 80, jailed for abusing child

Francis Garrett. Picture: Kent Police.

A pensioner who has never been in trouble before has been jailed for eight years for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child.

Cinema plans revealed for town

The cinema will be based at Marsh Academy in New Romney, it has been revealed

EXCLUSIVE: Plans for a 60-seat cinema have been revealed with the location announced and details unveiled for the first time.

Fire crews tackle farm blaze

Fire crews are currently tackling the fire . Credit: Megan Wakeling

More than 30 firefighters are currently tackling a large blaze at a farmhouse property.

Duo arrested over gun threat fears

Armed police arrested two men following reports someone had been threatened with a gun.

'Low suicide risk' teenager found dead

Jordan Keates died in June

A teenage girl with a promising future killed herself just days after mental health teams said there was no immediate risk of her taking her life.

Camper van fire

Kent Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters are now leaving the scene after tackling a camper van blaze.

Molly's memory to live on through foundation

Molly McLaren

Loved ones of a woman killed in a shopping centre knife attack are setting up a foundation to raise awareness of eating disorders in her memory.

Raid spate sees seven homes targeted overnight

Police have appealed for information after the raid

A string of burglaries in which a car, money and electrical equipment were snatched as people slept in their homes have been linked by police.

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'Acidic burning smell of manure is affecting our lives'

An ‘acidic burning’ smell of manure is affecting the quality of residents’ lives, forcing them to shut windows and complain to environment health.

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Lone yachtsman 'without radio' rescued

The Morrell was scrambled to help the stricken vessel

A sailor who was without a radio had to be rescued by lifeboat crews after calling for help on his mobile phone.

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'Drug-driving' teen arrested after crash

The car was damaged in a crash in Dymchurch Road. Picture: @Kentpoliceroads

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after allegedly crashing into another car and fleeing the scene.

Sudden closure shock of popular family attraction

New owners Martin and Tracy Dunne said the closure was due to "unforeseen circumstances"

Owners of a popular family attraction say it is with "great regret" they have had to close their business with immediate effect.

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Chemical haze 'unlikely to be chlorine'

The area around Beachy Head had to be evacuated after a chemical haze swept in from the sea. Picture credit: Kyle Crickmore @Kyle_Crickmore

Police and other agencies are continuing to probe a chemical haze which affected 150 south coast visitors - but it's "unlikely" to be chlorine.

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Man rescued after fall

General scene of Hythe Road, Dymchurch. Picture from Google Maps

Emergency services rushed to aid a man who fell on rocks.

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Fire next to railway line

Stock pic: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters were called to deal with a fire alongside a railway line.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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