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Family 'lucky to be alive' after cooker hood explodes

Jeremy Spindlow, whose glass cooker extractor surround shattered

A father says his family are lucky to be alive after an extractor hood exploded, showering their kitchen with glass.


Security cameras will stop fly-tipping 'epidemic'

George Wilson says he will catch and prosecute those dropping waste on his estates. Picture: Joe Wright

A fed-up property developer hopes cameras will put an end to constant rubbish dumping on his business estates.


£50,000 bill to clear up dumping site

Contractors have begun removing rubbish from around the former public house

Contractors have begun removing rubbish from near an abandoned pub - but at a huge cost to taxpayers.


Regatta is off after more than 200 years

Whitstable Regatta last year

A popular regatta will not go ahead this year after organisers complained that bureaucracy and costs made the historic event "untenable".


New Aldi supermarket opens its doors

Shoppers inside the new Aldi. Picture: Chris Davey

An Olympic gold medalist has opened a new budget supermarket.


Shoppers' delight as M&S store opens

Store Manager Jamie Smith cut the ribbon.

More than 100 eager shoppers turned out as M&S opened the doors of its newest Kent store this morning.


M&S Foodhall opens today

M&S will open today

An M&S superstore will be the first shop to open at a new retail park.

Driver attacked by carjacker at traffic lights

Tom Witton was injured in the attack

A desperate appeal for witnesses has been launched after a driver suffered a black eye and facial fractures when he was attacked in his car.


'Cat full of metal' on his way to full recovery

Nigel the cat

A cat found starved on the roadside with two broken legs is on his way to recovery after a husband and wife vet team took him in and cared for him.


Outraged customers pay more ‘Bucks’ for a coffee

Starbucks is coming to Strood.

Furious coffee fans feel ripped off after discovering they pay up to 40p more for their caffeine fix than customers at other Starbucks stores in Kent.


Boy, 15, held after drugs worth £10k found under shrub

The drugs were found under a shrub. Picture: Kent Police.

A man and a teenage boy have been arrested after police found heroin and cocaine worth £10,000 stashed under a shrub.

Firefighters tackle fish bar blaze

Plumes of smoke from the fire at Seychelles Fish Bar

Emergency crews were called to a blaze at a fish and chip shop following a fryer fire.


VIDEO: Car fire outside KFC

The fire broke out outside the KFC in Chestfield

A fire broke out outside a KFC restaurant

Police warning after gas cylinder theft spree

Police have issued a warning

Business owners have been told to be on their guard after a number of gas cylinders were stolen.


Desperate plea for bone marrow donor

Yevi Ilangakoon with son Yovaan

The son of a man who needs a bone marrow transplant has made a desperate plea for people to join a donor register to help find the perfect match.


Video: Car bursts into flames outside KFC

The car on fire outside KFC. Picture courtesy Kieran Cusden

A car has burst into flames outside a KFC drive thru restaurant.


Dead dog found burned on beach

Preston Parade, Seasalter, where the dog was found.

*WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE* A shocked passerby has made the harrowing discovery of a dead Jack Russell which was blackened and charred.


VIDEO: Car engulfed by flames

The car was engulfed in flames

A car burst into flames on a busy road this morning, sending huge flames and black clouds of smoke into the air.


'Safety hazards' could force owners to sell beach

The racks will be staying

A fishery firm could be forced to sell a beach to the council amid fears oyster racks could be "lethal".


Health test 'ruins' grandfather's life

MS sufferer John Atkins

An MS patient who cannot walk more than six metres without help the has been deemed too fit for a mobility car allowance.


Stolen crane used in petrol station ram-raid

A crane was used to smash a hole in a brick wall

A huge hole has been smashed into the side of a service station by thieves who stole a flatbed lorry and crane.

Pavement parking vigilante strikes again

All of the scratched cars were parked on the pavement.

Police are hunting a car vandal who has returned to the same street they targeted last year in a campaign against drivers who park on pavements.


Warnings after hoverboard fire

A hoverboard caught fire after overheating. Stock image

Fire crews have warned people to use the right chargers after a hoverboard overheated and caught fire


'It scares me to ask how long I've got left'

Samantha Rose with her daughters, Caitlin aged eleven, Georgia aged eight, Sam and son Ben aged seventeen

A mum has spoken of the heartbreaking moment she told her two young daughters she has incurable cancer.

Flood of charity donations in memory of rail death teen

Joe Pickhaver

The parents of a teenager who died after being hit by a train have been touched by a flood of donations to a mental health charity in his name.

Cars damaged in wrecking spree

Damaged: scratched roof of car. File image

Around 18 cars were damaged in a leisure centre car park in around 20 minutes.

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