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Firefighters called to crash scene

The Fire Brigade at the scene

A driver has reportedly been injured after two cars collided on a busy road.

Kent town set to sparkle after festive fundraising success

Whitstable set to light up once more this Christmas

The community has rallied round to fund Christmas lights after organisers ran out of cash.

'We pray he will find forgiveness'

Dave Thorman was killed in a crash in Whitstable

The father of a cyclist killed in a crash says despite the 'unbearable pain', he harbours no malice towards the drink-driver who caused the tragedy.


Drink-driver jailed for killing chef in hit-and-run crash

Joseph Bills. Picture: Kent Police.

A van driver hit a cyclist and then went to a pub with broken glass in his hair and ordered a pint, before tearfully telling a pal: 'I've killed him!'


Lost mother and son rescued from marshes

The Coastguard helicopter has been scrambled. Library image.

A large-scale emergency response involving police and the coastguard helicopter was launched after a mother and son went missing on marshes.


Police appeal after 'unprovoked' attack on bus

The attack took place on board a Stagecoach bus in Whitstable. Images released by Kent Police

Police have released CCTV footage of a suspect wanted in connection with an alleged attack while on board a bus.


Regatta in jeopardy

Last year's Regatta was held on the Tankerton Slopes

Organisers of the famous Kent festival have locked horns with councillors over the venue.

'Overwhelming support' for Lidl store

A computer image of what the new Lidl could look like

A supermarket chain says concerns about traffic will be taken into account as it seeks permission to build a major branch.


Kent girl stars in store giant's Christmas advert

A youngster from Kent is appearing on screens in a heartwarming commercial for high street chain Boots during the festive season.

Man taken to hospital following crash

It happened shortly before the Chestfield tunnel. Pic: Paul Whitehead

A man has been taken to hospital following a crash involving a car and a lorry on a key road

Dashcam appeal after serious ‘head-on bus crash’

A man from Hythe has been arrested. Stock image

A woman has been taken to a London hospital with serious injuries after a bus and car collided on a main road.


Britain's biggest solar farm could be built in Kent

The site of the proposed Cleve Hill Solar Park

Plans have been unveiled to blanket 890 acres of farmland with solar panels as part of a £400 million project.


Woman got cancer from washing clothes

Ray and Mavis Nye

A pensioner has defied the odds to become one of the few people worldwide to recover from a deadly disease.


Town could be without Christmas lights amid mounting debt

A crowdfunding scheme is underway to make a Kent town sparkle this Christmas, after organisers pulled the plug because of debt.


Lying drink-driver gave couple 'life sentence of pain'

Jeremy Mullins arriving at Canterbury Crown Court

A car dealer who left a husband and wife with life-changing injuries after ploughing into their motorbike has been sentenced today.


'Help save my little princess from this evil disease'

Elle Martin with her daughter

A mother faces a race against time to save the life of her two-year-old daughter, who has already endured 58 rounds of chemotherapy.


Panicked builder throws 'grenade' onto train tracks

Police and bomb experts at the scene. Picture: Arianwen Flores Jackson.

A contractor who unearthed a suspected hand grenade on a building site panicked and hurled the explosive onto nearby railway tracks.


Police seal off road after 'grenade found'

Police in Teynham Road, Whitstable. Picture: Phil Moody.

Police cordoned off an area near a railway station after a hand grenade was reportedly uncovered at a building site.


Lead thieves target historic buildings

St Peter's church was targeted by thieves.

Police appeal for witnesses after a spate of thefts.

MP sorry over Russia Today interview

Rosie Duffield interviewed on Russia Today's News Thing. #newsthing

A Labour MP has apologised to the LGBT+ community for appearing on a state-funded TV station dubbed 'Vladimir Putin’s propaganda channel'.


Teenager slashed in alleyway robbery

The teenager was attacked with a knife. Stock image.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital with knife wounds to his head and and arms after being attacked by a robber in an alleyway.

Driver faces long jail sentence for horror death crash

Joseph Bills

A 22-year-old has admitted killing a cyclist while under the influence of drink and drugs - and then fleeing the scene.


Man charged over pub stabbing

The Prince Albert pub in Whitstable

A man has appeared at court charged with GBH and having a weapon after a stabbing in a pub.

Couple offer holiday home to Grenfell victims

Ian and Annabel Lichfield outside their holiday rental

A couple horrified by the Grenfell Tower fire are offering victims of the inferno a free stay in their Kent holiday home.


Three cut from wreckage

Police have been called to the scene

Three people were cut from wreckage and treated following a crash last night.

Man charged over serious assault

Stock image

A man has been charged with a serious assault following an incident on a busy road.

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