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Rhys Griffiths

Rhys Griffiths began his career in 2007 as a reporter for the Dover Express, before editing websites for Northcliffe Digital. After a spell working in the sports and streaming industries, he joined the Kent Messenger in Maidstone in 2020. He is now a senior reporter for the Folkestone & Hythe Express.

Road shut after lorry overturns

11 August 2022
Road shut after lorry overturns

Police have closed a main road to allow clear-up to take place after a lorry crash in which the driver was injured.

Heatwave forces 'cruel' donkey derby to be cancelled

11 August 2022
Heatwave forces 'cruel' donkey derby to be cancelled

Soaring temperatures mean humans will replace donkeys at a charity event which animal rights protestors had threatened to disrupt.

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First look at modern seaside homes on controversial development

11 August 2022
First look at modern seaside homes on controversial development

This is how new seafront homes - described by one critic as "completely out of character with the area" - will look if given the go-ahead.

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P&O hits back after coach accident

10 August 2022
P&O hits back after coach accident

A ferry firm has slammed 'grossly irresponsible' criticism of its crews after a bus was left wedged on a ramp on board one of its ships.

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Further monkeypox cases reported in Kent

10 August 2022
Further monkeypox cases reported in Kent

Latest data shows more suspected cases of the monkeypox virus in the county, but health chiefs say they hope the infection rate is stabilising.

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Travellers told to remove 17 caravans from playing field

09 August 2022
Travellers told to remove 17 caravans from playing field

Council officers have served notice to leave on a group of travellers who have pitched up on a recreation ground.

Soldier dies weeks after girlfriend's suspected suicide

08 August 2022
Soldier dies weeks after girlfriend's suspected suicide

A soldier has died just weeks after his girlfriend was tragically found dead at an Army base in Kent.

Travellers pitch up with 17 caravans on playing fields

08 August 2022
Travellers pitch up with 17 caravans on playing fields

Enforcement action is expected to begin today as an unauthorised encampment has been set up at a recreation ground.

Fresh plans for empty supermarket site revealed

08 August 2022
Fresh plans for empty supermarket site revealed

Designs for the redevelopment of an empty town centre supermarket site have been revised after they were branded "unacceptable" by a community group.

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Fury as beach access closed off for work on new homes

07 August 2022
Fury as beach access closed off for work on new homes

More than 300 people have signed a petition calling for the reopening of a footpath closed to allow controversial redevelopment work to begin.

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Red Arrows display timings revealed

06 August 2022
Red Arrows display timings revealed

Thousands are expected to flock to an air show featuring a performance by the RAF's famous acrobatic display team.

Newlyweds' heartbreaking letters tell wartime love story

06 August 2022
Newlyweds' heartbreaking letters tell wartime love story

Poignant letters between a prisoner of war and his young wife back in Kent tell a tale of love enduring amid the horror of the conflict.

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Choking near-miss and 'demeaning' treatment at care home

05 August 2022
Choking near-miss and 'demeaning' treatment at care home

Inspectors have uncovered a catalogue of problems at a care home and their report brands it inadequate in all areas.

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'A time capsule from the darkest days of the war'

05 August 2022
'A time capsule from the darkest days of the war'

An artillery emplacement in Kent once home to the largest, longest-range weapons ever installed on mainland Britain has been revealed by excavations.

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P&O hit with claims from 132 sacked staff over lost valuables

04 August 2022
P&O hit with claims from 132 sacked staff over lost valuables

Seafarers are demanding compensation from their former employer after belongings were lost during the firing of almost 800 staff.

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Eye-catching plans for former Saga site unveiled

03 August 2022
Eye-catching plans for former Saga site unveiled

The former offices of a travel firm hit hard by the pandemic could be converted into new housing - designed by award-winning architects.

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'You think traffic's bad now - you just wait!'

02 August 2022
'You think traffic's bad now - you just wait!'

Industry figures fear even worse travel disruption next year when new biometric border rules are due to come into force at the cross-Channel ports.

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Inquest told baby died after choking on food at nursery

02 August 2022
Inquest told baby died after choking on food at nursery

A baby died in hospital of a brain injury and heart attack after choking on food at his daycare, an inquest has heard.

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We braved BMX lessons at world's first multi-storey skate park

02 August 2022
We braved BMX lessons at world's first multi-storey skate park

Our reporter took a tumble as he hit the ramps at a new £17m skate park - but can't wait to get back on the bike.

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Town's last bank branch to close

27 July 2022
Town's last bank branch to close

A rural community is to lose its only remaining bank branch after Lloyds announced it will close before the end of the year.

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