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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

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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.


Fired Christian magistrate launches legal action

Richard Page, from Headcorn, lost his role as an NHS director

A sacked former JP booted from a senior NHS position after speaking out against gay adoption says he is suing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.


'I had a crazy dream'

Luisa Pearce (centre) with staff from David Lloyd Gym in Kings Hill who have been helping in her recovery

Inspirational mum sets world record for the fastest completion of a Sahara Desert challenge in a wheelchair.

White van thieves target Kent

Police are still searching for thieves after a spate of white van thefts

A spate of white van thefts in part of Kent has prompted police to issue a warning to drivers.

Microlight 'crashes' at airfield

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Air ambulance has landed at a Kent aerodrome after an aircraft came down hard, leaving a man injured.

Minute's silence for former rugby chairman

Gezz Higgins has sadly passed away

Players bowed their head to pay their respects to a former rugby chairman who passed away.

Poppy tin stolen

The money was meant to go towards the Poppy Appeal

Heartless thieves steal collection pot days before county mourns its fallen servicemen and women.


Delays following 'vehicle fire'

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

A road was partially blocked this evening as emergency services were called to a suspected blaze on a busy road.

Police make arrests after thefts from vehicles

11 incidents were reported. Stock picture.

Police have arrested two people after a series of thefts from vehicles

Inspirational mum set for wheelchair desert record effort

An inspirational mum is hoping to break the world record for the fastest crossing of the Sahara in a wheelchair.

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