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Teen killed pal while speeding in torrential rain

Jack Burmingham died in a crash on the A2

A teenager who lost control and killed his friend in a "horrific" crash while speeding at more than twice the limit in heavy rain has been jailed.


New fire engine for village railway

A couple who saved a huge US fire engine from the scrapyard are putting it on display in Kent.


Carnival stalwart steps down after 27 years

Retired after 27 years: Sittingbourne carnival boss Pam Griggs

It is all change at a 125-year-old Kent carnival as chairman resigns after new queen is crowned.

Delays clear after four-car motorway crash

Stock image.

Traffic has cleared after an earlier crash involving four cars on the M2 caused travel chaos.


Police 'gobsmacked' by messaging trucker

The driver was stopped trying to get onto the M2

A lorry driver stunned police when they stopped him for texting at the wheel... he'd been checking the law on using a phone while driving!


Lorry driver arrested after pedestrian killed

Floral tributes at the scene

A lorry driver has been arrested after a man was killed near a train station.

Father and daughter viciously attacked woman in park

Gary Hoyles. Picture: Kent Police.

A father and daughter launched a vicious attack on a former neighbour in front of terrified children in a park after they clashed in a row over a dog.


Update: Pedestrian dies after collision with lorry

A man was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision involving a lorry outside a train station.


Water company to compensate customers and schools

People queueing for water at Sittingbourne's Aldi. Picture: Amy Gambrill

People whose water supplies were cut off this week are to be compensated, with schools that had to close receiving a bumper payout.


Fly-tipper receives hefty fine

Fly-tipped rubbish in Sawpit Road, Kingsdown

A man has been fined after council officers traced dumped waste back to him.


Rush hour carriageway closure

The road was closed. Stock image

A route from a Kent island had to briefly shut, police said.


Water shortage continues into the evening

People queuing for water at Sittingbourne's Aldi store this morning. Picture: Amy Gambrill

Burst water pipes across Kent have left thousands of homes with no water throughout today and into this evening.


Air ambulance attends medical episode

The air ambulance landed this morning. Pic: Toby Whitehead

Paramedics are treating a person believed to be suffering a medical episode after the air ambulance landed this morning.


Driver's view blocked by overgrown hedgerows

Biker Alexander Politowicz died in the crash

A driver's visibility was affected by overgrown hedgerows just moments before a fatal crash.


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Court blocks vicar's bid to remove historic pews

Holy Trinity Church, Sittingbourne

A vicar who wanted to replace traditional pews in his listed church with metal-framed chairs has had his plans blocked by a judge.


Health services affected by snow

Sheppey Community Hospital

Bad weather forced a minor injuries unit to close today and also affected several health clinics.

Car ends up on roof in snow

The car was left next to Wises Lane in Borden, Sittingbourne

The Beast from the East has caused travel chaos on roads across the county.


Four arrested over suspected brothel

Burley Road in Sittingbourne. Picture: Google

Arrests were made after police were called to a property following reports it was being used as a brothel.

Homes plan would help charity

An artist's impression of how the new homes opposite Demelza could look

A children's hospice could expand if plans for a housing development are agreed.

Power cut hits hundreds of homes

Engineers are working to resolve the issue

UK Power Networks engineers were called to repair a cable fault after hundreds of homes were affected by a power cut.


Man arrested after police chase

A man remains in police custody after failing to stop for officers when requested.

Pile-up closes A249

Police and secamb are at the scene. Stock image

A dual carriageway was shut for several hours after a crash involving at least four vehicles.


Memorial run for 'challenge-loving' pal

Justine Barringer

Friends and family are to complete a 23km run over 23 days in memory of their pal who died while diving on holiday.

Grandfather narrowly avoids horror smash

Roy Williams narrowly managed to avoid a lorry driver who was heading towards him on the wrong side of the road in Sittingbourne.

Dramatic footage reveals how a taxi driver managed to swerve out of the way after a lorry came around a corner on the wrong side of the road.


Entire garden shed pinched

Warden Garry Jacobs, left, and Jim Burlton sit where the shed used to stand

A man who spent months rebuilding a shed at an allotment never got the chance to enjoy the fruits of his labour after it was swiped by thieves.

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