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Strange items found under Whitstable car park

Repairs taking place at the Gorrell Tank

Iron bars, metal jugs and a garden chair were all found during repair work to the town's biggest pay and display.

Business leaders say sorry over car park closure

Banners were put up at the Gorrell Tank on Thursday

Banners have been placed at the Gorrell Tank car park following a row between business bosses and the council over signage.

Lifeboat crews race to capsized dinghy

Whitstable lifeboat.

Two people were rescued off the Kent coast after bystanders see them frantically waving for help.

Building Reece's beach hut dream...

Reece died in May six years after being diagnosed with cancer

An 11-year-old's final wish before his death is a step closer to reality... as donations for a £30,000 beach hut have doubled.


Engineers start work at controversial car park

Engineers start work underneath the Gorrell Tank car park in Whitstable

Repairs are finally underway as businesses demand those in charge fall on their swords.


No bids for Orlando's bloomers in charity auction

Orlando Bloom's swimming trunks are up for auction

Fans of Hollywood hunk Orlando Bloom have failed to splash the cash just days before a pair of his trunks are auctioned off for charity.


Woman victim of brutal random attack on morning walk

A woman was attacked at the Crab and Winkle line

A young woman has told how she was repeatedly punched in the face by a stranger in a vicious assault while on a morning walk.

Emergency crews called to car park

People have gathered to look at the helicopter

Two ambulances and the air ambulance rushed to Whitstable this afternoon after a person was taken ill at their home.


Arrests after High Street brawl

The fight took place in High Street, Whitstable

Three were arrested after a town centre fight yesterday evening, which left a man in hospital with arm injuries.

Council wants your views on rec plan

Bosses launched a three-week consultation yesterday to use Westmeads recreation ground as a temporary car park.


Call for action to freeze out ice cream rogues

Ice cream sales set to soar in predicted heatwave

An ice cream war is being whipped up as "aggressive sellers" tout for business on a popular seafront.


Investigation after dog is kicked to death on beach

Greyhound Dougal, similar to this one pictured, was killed during a beach walk

A six-year-old greyhound was kicked to death as its owner took it for a walk.


Singer's shock at anger after song gift

A former pop star has been dubbed 'arrogant' and 'patronising' after uploading a song to YouTube in tribute to a seaside town.

Dad asks for tattoo for girl, six, after 'kids' parlour' opens

The 'children's tattoo parlour' in Whitstable

Britain's 'first tattoo parlour for kids' has caused a storm of controversy... with one father asking for his six-year-old to be inked!


Hundreds say final farewell to brave cancer victim Reece

An ornate hearse carried a coffin with Jack Sparrow painted on it... one of Reece's heroes

An inspirational 11-year-old who won hearts and minds across the world with his brave cancer battle has been laid to rest today.


MP calls on council to help struggling traders

Gorrell Tank car park in Whitstable will become ticketless

The MP was asked to help traders at a Q&A roadshow in Whitstable.

Funeral set for brave Reece

Reece Puddington enjoying a cooked breakfast in bed as part of his bucket list

A funeral procession will pass through a town's streets to honour a brave youngster who lost his six-year battle with cancer.


Elderly woman suffers serious head injuries

Police cars in Borstal Hill.

A woman in her 80s is believed to have hit her head on a garage door, leaving her with serious injuries.

Brave Reece posts 'final chapter'

Reece died in May six years after being diagnosed with cancer

Reece Puddington has won hearts and minds across the globe throughout his courageous six-year battle with cancer.


'Runaway' car's dramatic balancing act

A car teeters on the edge of a groyne at Whitstable. Picture: @Chad_Rivers24

A driver screamed out to bystanders to get out of the way before this car rolled down a hill and was left teetering on beach groynes.


Caravan park blaze

Fire crews and an ambulance at the caravan park.

Three fire engines, police and an ambulance are dealing with the fire at Applegarth Park in Seasalter.


Single released to honour tragic Kayleigh

Kayleigh with pal Katie Birch, who is releasing a single in her honour

A single called Live Your Life is being released today... as a touching tribute to cancer sufferer Kayleigh Duff.


Man treated for burn injuries in cooking fire

Fire crews are at the scene. Stock pic

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital last night to be treated for burns after his shirt caught fire while cooking at his home.

Eton wants to build 300-home estate in Kent

The large scale development on land next to Bodkin Farm include a hotel, restaurant and 300 homes.

Top private school Eton College is behind plans to build a huge development in the county, with 300 homes, a hotel and restaurant.


CCTV images released of robbery suspect

The suspect is described as wearing a hi-vis jacket and hard hat

Police hope CCTV pictures could help track down a hard hat-wearing raider who snatched a cash box from a security guard.

Morrisons confirm new town store


Supermarket giant Morrisons has revealed the site of a new store in wants to open in Whitstable.

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