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Dog eats rat poison left outside

Gracie at some poison left in a plastic bag

A woman rushed to the vets to save her pet after he gobbled up harmful pellets left at the entrance to a footpath.


Whoops! Unlucky criminal drops stash of drugs

Kent Special Constabulary tweeted this picture of the bag of cannabis.

A dopey drug user's plans of having a joint appear to have gone up in smoke... after their stash fell into the hands of a special constable!


Busy road reopens after lorry crash

The A229 is blocked near London Lane. Picture: Google Streetview.

A busy through-route was blocked for several hours after a crash involving a lorry.

Pigeon cull sparks social media outrage

Stock photo

A family attraction's decision to shoot pigeons has sparked a storm on Facebook.


Boy, 12, charged with stealing e-cigarettes

Co-Op in Martin Hardie Way

A child will appear in court after a burglary at a supermarket.

Weald astronaut dies aged 61

Ex Cranbrook school boy Piers Sellers became the third Briton to blast off into space

Nasa today announced the death of British born astronaut Piers Sellers who grew up in the Weald.

'Dangerous' chemicals stolen in school raid

Bethany School

An urgent warning has been issued after potentially dangerous chemicals were stolen in a burglary at a school.


Man trapped in car

Firefighters helped free the man. Stock picture

Firefighters freed a man following a two-car collision.

Crash on busy road

A vehicle involved in the crash

Two people were taken to hospital following a crash on the A21.

Non-profit garage shuts branches in Kent

Shaun Truckell works with two apprentices

A social enterprise garage which offered skills and experience to unemployed youngsters has closed suddenly.

Police reassure residents about knifeman

There are fears the M25 cat killer could be to blame. Stock picture: Thinkstock Image Library

Police have moved to reassure residents after a Facebook post about a knifeman was shared more than 100 times.


'Bogus caller' charged with kidnapping pensioner

Appletons in Hadlow. Picture: Google Streetview

A 26-year-old has been charged with offences including fraud and kidnapping, after allegedly forcing a pensioner to hand over cash for bogus work.

Video: Shocking footage of BMXers on roof of school

Hair-raising video has emerged which shows a BMX rider on the roof of a Kent academy.


Business owner: 'I've lost everything after huge fire'

Phil Tassell battled to get his family out as his home went up in flames. Picture: Andy Payton

A business owner has described the terrifying moment his livelihood and home went up in flames.


House destroyed by fire

Firefighters at the scene. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue

Fire fighters were unable to save a home from being gutted by fire this evening.

Road gives way at busy crossroads

The area has been taped off. Picture: Gareth Ward

Part of a road has given way at a busy crossroads due to a water leak.


Council warns of door-to-door impersonators

Stock image: Google Streetview

A council has warned its residents after receiving reports of men going door-to-door impersonating its workers.

Road blocked by three-car crash

The A228 at Colts Hill. Google Street View

A main road has been closed in both directions following a three-car crash

Crash blocks High Street

Cranbrook High Street. Picture: Martin Apps

A crash blocked a town's High Street this morning.

Two injured in four-vehicle crash

The ambulance service attended the scene

Two people were cut from wreckage and treated by paramedics after a crash involving four vehicles.


Police shooting investigation ends

Bill Smith was shot by police

An inquiry into the fatal shooting of a murder suspect has concluded after six months, with a report being prepared.


'We're missing out on life - we can't get three years back'

Tina Larken and her family are living in a caravan

A family forced to live in caravans are hoping to spend Christmas back in their own home - three years after it was severely damaged in a storm.


Delays after Staplehurst crash

Stock image.

A car has driven into a ditch on Station Road

Gogglebox star lights up Paddock Wood with kmfm

Sandi from Gogglebox will be at the Paddock Wood Christmas lights switch-on

Gogglebox star Sandi Bogle joined kmfm, X Factor's Yes Lad and panto performers as Paddock Wood's Christmas lights were switched on


It could be a Christmas miracle!

Eliana features in the video from Saint Ronan's School, being held by her older sister Alicia Stimpson

Doctors think a toddler with cerebral palsy could have her life changed thanks to surgery in the US.

Thug breaks police officer's nose during arrest

James Austin. Picture: Kent Police.

A yob who headbutted a police officer as he was being arrested for criminal damage, breaking his nose, has been locked up.

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