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Police investigate purse thefts

Images of the two women police would like to talk to. Credit: Kent Police

Two elderly shoppers had their purses stolen on the same day - police have released images of two women they would like to speak to.

Car overturns in crash

Traffic delays. Stock image

A busy dual carriageway was shut in both directions after a car overturned in a crash.

Attempted murder arrest after stabbing

Stock image

A 23-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries.

Twister spotted off Kent coast

Picture: Lisa Carter

A twister that closely resembles a tornado has been spotted off the Kent coast.

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Teen girl arrested after 'serious assault'

Police arrested two men

A 14-year-old girl has been arrested and a man rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a reported assault.

Three snakes rescued from house fire

RSPCA inspectors were prepared to confront a snake. Stock pic.

Firefighters had to rescue three snakes as well as a cat and dog from a house fire.

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'I was sacked for doing my job' says waste mix binman

The worker was filmed apparently mixing waste

A binman sacked after he was filmed tipping food waste in a general rubbish bin claims he did not do anything wrong.

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Shoppers abandon trolleys after Tesco evacuated

Hundreds of people piled outside the store

Hundreds of people were forced to gather outside a Tesco superstore when an alarm sounded this afternoon.

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Pavement parking vigilante attacks cars

This sticker was stuck on cars after they were keyed in Badlesmere Road, Tankerton

Cars and vans parked on the pavement have been attacked by a vandal who left behind a sticker that said Pavements For People.

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Three live in garage... in same road as £500k homes

Clive Wingham is one of those sleeping in the garage owned by the Co-Op

Three homeless people are living in a doorless garage... just feet from homes worth half a million pounds.

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Smuggling case dropped against restaurant boss

JoJo's owner Nikki Billington

A restaurant owner arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after a migrant was found in the boot of her car has been told the case has been dropped.

Four rescued from sinking boat

The rescue took place just off Reculver

Lifeboat crews rescued four people from a boat taking in water in the early hours of this morning.

Burt the lovable Akita still waiting for home

Akita, Burt, has been at the Dogs Trust Canterbury for eight months and is yet to find a home. Could you be his perfect owner?

A seven-year-old Akita has been waiting for a new home for nearly eight months and is yet to find an owner

VIDEO: Beach huts destroyed in suspicious fire

One of the burnt out beach huts on Tankerton slopes

Arsonists are thought to have been responsible for a blaze which destroyed beach huts overnight.

Shell-shock as oyster festival scaled back

The oyster eating challenge at Whitstable

One of Kent's most famous events is to be drastically scaled back following dozens of complaints from residents.

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VIDEO: Binman pours recycling into waste bin

The worker is seen tipping recycling into a waste bin

Council chiefs have branded a video of a bin collector pouring food waste into a general rubbish bin as “bitterly disappointing”.

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TV's Tom still looking for love

First Dates star Tom Smith

A star of TV's First Dates programme is still 'on the market' after failing to find love after two shows.

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Cyclist 'punched' unconscious by driver

Police arrested two men

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after reportedly being punched unconscious by a driver this morning.

Teen days from death when optician spotted tumour

Ethan Sayer, 16, from Whitstable

A teenager was just days from dying when an optician found a tumour in his brain during a routine eye test.

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Train delays after bridge struck

The train system is to be overhauled. Library image.

Southeastern trains have been delayed this afternoon after a vehicle stuck a railway bridge.

Cowboy builder charged £54k for £2k job

Peter Swain. Picture: Kent Police.

A rogue trader who ripped off a pensioner by charging him a whopping £54,100 for work that should have cost just £2,600 has been jailed.

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Hunt for 'selfless hero' who dived into blazing car

Evette Carter's Peugeot 307 caught fire on the Thanet Way

A driver is searching for a 'hero' who selflessly dived into a blazing car just seconds before it exploded.

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Police called after sheep seen in road

Two stray sheep are slowing traffic near a popular pub this morning.

Horse rescued from ditch

A horse was rescued from a ditch in Seasalter.

A horse was pulled from a water-filled dyke by specialist animal rescue fire crews.

First Dates star has no regrets over 'excruciating' TV debut

Tom Smith had a disastrous date with Olivia. Picture: Channel 4.

Despite the rejection and hurtful Twitter comments, Kent dating show contestant Tom Smith says he has no regrets about his memorable TV debut.

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Travellers moved on by council

A group of travellers were moved along by the council.

A group of travellers who moved from a car park to a roundabout have been given the shove by the council after they received more than 20 complaints.

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