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‘We like living here…but don’t feel safe anymore’

Margaret Court in Herne Bay

Council tower blocks in two Kent towns could have sprinkler systems installed if the fire service recommends it following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


High street shovel vandal left trail of destruction

A window at the town's library was smashed.

A spade-wielding drunk who went on a vandalism spree in a busy town centre told police: “You want a monster, you’re gonna get one."


Crane leaves trail of destruction

A trail of destruction in Sherwood Drive.

A stretch of tarmac has been destroyed after a crane mounted the pavement, ripping open a manhole cover.


Robbery suspect due in court

Police at the scene of the bank robbery at Barclays in Whitstable

A 36-year-old man has been charged with robbing a bank in a busy high street and will appear before magistrates today.

Man jailed for stabbing ex friend in stomach

Taylor Martin, 23, was jailed for 17 years after stabbing his former friend in the stomach.

A man caused a former friend multiple injuries, before blaming someone else for the horrific attack.


OAP dragged from car in road rage attack

The slip way off the Thanet Way where the road rage attack happened

A 66-year-old was punched to ground by two men in an assault that only stopped when passing motorists intervened.


Town blighted by eight burglaries in three weeks

Councillors voted themselves at 15% allowance increase. Stock picture

A spate of burglaries has seen cash and jewellery stolen from a number of homes.

Fire crews battle large woodland blaze

The entrance to Clowes Wood near Chestfield

Firefighters are tackling a blaze over 100 square metres of woodland.


Gang attack by teen girls filmed at Tesco

Tesco Extra in Whitstable

Police believe an attack on two women by four teenage girls was filmed by people watching.


Brazen burglar who targeted pubs jailed

Burglar Stephen Baillie. Picture: Kent Police

A thief was told he would receive 50% of the profits of his crime before he snuck into pubs and stole cash and sentimental medals.


Howls of protest at beach dog ban

A group of more than 80 protesters took a stand at Tankerton.

More than 80 dog walkers took a stand on a popular beach in defiance of plans to exclude their pets.


Death crossing set to be replaced with bridge

The current Glebe Way crossing.

A level crossing where four people have died in recent years is set to be replaced with a footbridge.


Cyclist airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

The air ambulance was called to the scene. Stock picture.

A man has been flown to a London hospital after falling off his bike.

Police charge man after smashing spree

One of the shops damaged.

A 36-year-old man is due to appear in court today after several businesses were damaged in a town centre rampage.

Man arrested after high street shovel rampage

The library was hit

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of criminal damage following a vandalism spree in a town centre.

Man with shovel goes on rampage in town centre

The library was hit

A man armed with a shovel has gone on a vandalism spree in a town centre.


Time is ticking for Tank

The micropub, which opened in 2013, was the first of its kind in Whitstable.

A popular micropub could be flattened to make way for a three-storey block of shops, offices and apartments.

Former councillor leaves legacy 'in bricks and mortar'

Julia and Trevor Seath in 2013.

A much-loved councillor has died at the age of 74 after battling dementia, Parkinson’s and emphysema.

War device detonated on beach

Police have cordoned off Tankerton Slopes. Picture: Matthew Kevin Lawrence.

Officers cordoned off a popular section of coast after an unexploded wartime device was found.


Lifeboat launches in search for 11-year-old boy

The Whitstable lifeboat was launched

The lifeboat was scrambled after fears were raised an 11-year-old boy could be at risk.

Police release CCTV after car break-ins

Police have released footage of the man they want to speak to.

Officers have released footage of a man trying the doors of parked cars after a number of vehicles were broken into.


Open-air parties turn beauty spot into eyesore

Rubbish left at Church Street

A popular playing field is being ruined by people using it for drunken gatherings.


Storm over plan to extend beach ban for dogs

Dogs are already banned from a large section of beach in the summer

A plan to extend the dog ban area to cover the entire length of Tankerton beach has prompted anger.


Woman injured in bus crash

The incident in Whitstable High Street

Emergency services descended on a high street this evening after a woman was injured in a crash with a bus.


Fitting farewell for chef killed in crash

Dave Thorman was a talented chef with a passion for life

Tears and laughter flowed as friends and family gathered to honour a 35-year-old struck by a van as he cycled home from work.

Colourful, rousing May Day parade will herald the new season

May Day celebrations

One of the county's oldest, traditional celebrations takes to the streets of Whitstable with music and dancing.

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