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Teen mum arrested as baby abandoned outside store

The Co-op store in Canterbury Road, Whitstable

An 18-year-old woman is in police custody after her baby was found abandoned outside a food store as temperatures plummeted.

Spike in number of baby hedgehogs

Young hedgehogs at Spikes Hedgehog Centre

A hedgehog sanctuary is struggling to cope with a record number of babies this winter.


Cushing... from beyond the grave

Peter Cushing was a veteran actor until his death more than 20 years ago

Kent's acting veteran has returned to the silver screen - more than 20 years after his death. Warning: spoiler alert!


Tigger tattoo sex attacker sent to jail

Sex abuser Steven Davies has been jailed for 20 months. Picture: Kent Police

A man sexually assaulted a teenager by trying to "beguile" her with his Tigger tattoo from Winnie the Pooh.

Crash on Thanet Way

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Five vehicles are said to have been involved in a crash on the Thanet Way this morning.

Best Christmas present in the world

Christmas Day baby Heidi Latham with parents Caroline Evans and Jay Latham.

A couple have had their first child born on Christmas Day after the baby made an early appearance.


Main road closed after car overturns near Tesco

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Police have closed a road after a car overturned near a supermarket.

Campaign launched in memory of beloved Joe

Joe Pickhaver, 16, was killed when he was hit by a train in Whitstable.

The family of a teenager who was killed when he was struck by a train have launched a fundraising appeal in his memory.


Police appeal after tragic schoolboy spotted near beach

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School pupil Joe Pickhaver

A schoolboy killed when he was struck by a train was walking on a beach a little more than an hour before the tragedy, it has emerged.

Teen hit and killed by train named

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

A 16-year-old who died after being struck by a train has been described as a "gentle, kind, giving and caring person".


Epic battle over seafront plot reaches High Court

Campaigners at the Oval Chalet site

A top judge has been told a Kent council sold off a piece of land for a fraction of its true value.


Man exposes himself to lone woman

Police arrested two men

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man followed a lone woman before exposing himself.


Man dies after being hit by a train

The railway line near Joy Lane, Whitstable

A man has died after being struck by a train at Whitstable, British Transport Police confirm.


Driver's 100mph police chase with pregnant girlfriend

Barry Chambers led police on a 100mph chase. Picture: Kent Police

A banned driver who led police on a 100mph chase claimed he was concerned about his pregnant girlfriend.


Builder who took £54k from OAP told to pay back just £1

Peter Swain. Picture: Kent Police.

A cowboy builder who ripped off an 82-year-old has been ordered by a judge to cough up a quid.


Firefighters called to blaze in skip

Kent Fire and Rescue were called to Riverside Church in Whitstable

Thick black smoke was seen billowing into the sky over major route this afternoon.

Man treated after washing machine fire

Avondale Close in Whitstable. Picture: Google

A man had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a washing machine fire broke out at a house early this morning.

Armed police rush to graveyard

Armed police in Faversham. Stock image.

Firearms officers were called to a cemetery following reports a man had a gun and was going to use it.

Moped crash at entrance to Tesco

Fire crews and police are at the scene of the crash.

A female motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash between a moped and a car outside a supermarket.

Driver injured after car overturns

An ambulance was targeted by thieves as paramedics responded to an emergency.

At least one person has been injured in a crash that left a car on its roof this evening.

Teen avoids jail after 'bonnet surfing' pal seriously hurt

The incident happened at Sainsbury's in Chestfield

A teenager who allowed his best friend to “bonnet surf” on his Peugeot - resulting in him suffering life-changing head injuries - has avoided jail.


Lights still out for Christmas switch-on

Whitstable set to light up once more this Christmas

A town's Christmas lights switch-on will remain cancelled despite a flood of donations.


Christmas lights celebrations axed after fundraising flop

A town has scrapped its Christmas lights switch-on - due to be performed by a national DJ - after a fundraising appeal missed its target by thousands.


'We were there to pay respects - it wasn't the time or place'

The Rev Rachel Webbley led the Remembrance Day service

Stunned veterans are said to have left a Remembrance Day service in disgust at a vicar who used her sermon to preach about Donald Trump and Brexit.


Teen's pain hell prompts thoughts of amputation

Megan Cruise suffers from CRPS, a chronic pain condition

A teenager is so disabled by pain she is considering paying to have her leg amputated.


Dog found tied to fence 100 miles from home

The RSPCA are appealing for information to find Ziggy's owners.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a flea-ridden dog was found tied to a garden gate in a different county.

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