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Raid on bookies hours after Grand National

Coral was targetted just before 1am

Police are appealing for information after a village bookies was targeted by thieves hours after the Grand National.


Warning after flu kills baby

One-year-old Lulabelle Snow Hurst died suddenly in her bed

A mum who lost her one-year-old daughter is urging parents to vaccinate their children so they don't have to endure the same tragedy she has.


Murderer fails in bid to clear name

David Squelch. Picture: Kent Police

A dustman who murdered his colleague in a frenzied knife attack has failed in his bid to clear his name.


Air ambulance called to motorbike crash

The A229 in Staplehurst. Picture: Google Street View

An air ambulance was called following a crash involving a motorbike.

Honour for soldier lucky to be alive after Taliban blast

Adam Francis lost two legs in an explosion in Afghanistan

An ex-soldier who lost both legs and almost died in a Taliban bomb blast in Afghanistan has won an award following his recovery.

Air ambulance in shock move

The air ambulance. Library picture courtesy of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

A charity, which relies on public donations to survive, says its existing base lacks airside infrastructure and expansion opportunities.


Injuries after two car crash

Chris Yexley took this picture of the crash scene.

Police and paramedics were called after a two car crash off a busy road.

Renewed murder appeal after pensioner beaten to death

Roy Blackman was murdered a year ago.

A year on from the brutal murder of an 73-year-old pensioner detectives have renewed their appeal for information.


VIDEO: House badly damaged after John Lewis lorry and car crash

Picture by Andy Jones

A route was blocked in a Kent village for more than seven hours after an accident involving a car and a lorry.


Woman found dead in bath by husband after cancer battle

The inquest was heard at Archbishop's Palace, Maidstone

A woman was found by her husband in a bath of blood after cutting her own wrist following a battle with depression and breast cancer, an inquest heard

Warning after rise in rural thefts

Agriculture is becoming a more sought after subject at colleges. Stock picture

Police have told farmers to secure valuable equipment after a rise in tractor and trailer thefts.


Pensioner rescued after crash

Thorn Road in Marden. Google Street View

A man in his 70s was rescued by firefighters after being trapped following a crash which left a car on its side.

Crews tackle large barn fire

Fire engine. Stock image.

Firefighters were called out to tackle a large blaze at a derelict barn.

Son's appeal to find elderly mum's saviours

Nick Skinner, with his mother Mary and sister Anthea Hallihan

A son is appealing to find the young couple who saved his 75-year-old mother after finding her collapsed in a busy road.

Road closed for widening works

Works to the A21 dual carriageway

A road will be closed until the summer as part of plans to widen a busy route.

Costing issues hits new centre

The centre has been costed at £4million

A community centre at the heart of a £20 million town centre regeneration has been hit by yet another set-back.

Pensioner treated after house fire

Firefighters responded to the call. Stock image

A pensioner was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke following a fire which started in a bedroom.

Lane shut due to flytipping

The road has been closed. Stock image

A country lane has been shut due to flytipping.


Charger blamed for fire

A blaze in a home was caused by a charger, firefighters say.

Helicopter joins missing person search

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

A police helicopter joined a search effort for a missing person.


Trains suspended due to staff shortage

Train services are disrupted. Stock picture

Trains were suspended in part of Kent due to a staff shortage.

Quest to put pub back at heart of village

Amie Scorer, Tim Jackson and Steve Manyweathers at The White Horse in Headcorn

It is hoped a £200,000 revamp will put a pub back at the heart of a village.


Funeral set for tragic Flo

Florence Jackson passed away, aged two

The funeral of a two-year-old girl who lost her battle with cancer will take place next week.


Caterers warned after six deer found dead

A deer was struck. Stock image

Police are warning hotels and pubs to check they are not buying illegally killed game after half a dozen deer were killed.


The Great British Fake Off

The House of Fraser store in Fremlin Walk, where the 22-year-old tried to tried to obtain perfume using forged gift vouchers

A fraudster who shares her name with a famous TV baker tried to buy perfume using homemade coupons.


Sophie makes all the difference with book on cancer

Sophie Sabbage has written a book detailing her experience with cancer, which she hopes will help others

Two-and-a-half years after being given less than a year to live, a woman is celebrating the release of her first book.

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