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'I have no excuse - but I thought the gates had just opened'

'I have no excuse - but I thought the gates had just opened'

With 13 drivers caught jumping the lights at a level crossing in the past two months, one motorist explains how he came to appear in court.

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Two dogs die in family home inferno

Two dogs die in family home inferno

Dramatic footage has emerged of a blaze which destroyed a house and killed two pet dogs.

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Prison officer had sexual relations with murderer

Prison officer had sexual relations with murderer

A prison officer had a sexual relationship with an inmate who is serving a life sentence for murder.

Virtual pet show to support school funds

Virtual pet show to support school funds

Villagers' pets have turned out to be just as cute online as face-to-face.

Purses snatched in supermarket thefts

Purses snatched in supermarket thefts

Shoppers are being warned to keep their valuables safe after three purses were stolen in two days from supermarkets.

Man hurt in house fire

Man hurt in house fire

He was treated for smoke inhalation and burns after the bedroom blaze.

Family heartbroken by double blow

Family heartbroken by double blow

A dad lost his job in the same week doctors revealed his wife has terminal cancer.

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Intelligent young dad took his own life

Intelligent young dad took his own life

A young father described by a coroner as "an intelligent young man with a great deal to live for" took his own life, an inquest heard.

Woman shamed for not wearing mask after dog attack

Woman shamed for not wearing mask after dog attack

A woman was 'left in tears' after a pharmacist turned her away because she was not wearing a mask despite being exempt after a dog bit her nose.

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Newly built car delivers on debut outing

Newly built car delivers on debut outing

The Motorbase Performance team were over the moon after two podium finishes on the first weekend of the British Touring Car Championship.

Car windows smashed on motorway

Car windows smashed on motorway

Drivers have been warned after vehicles had their windows smashed on the same stretch of a motorway.

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Man charged with murder after pedestrian hit by van

Man charged with murder after pedestrian hit by van

A 32-year-old is due to appear in court charged with murder after a man was struck by a van and died from his injuries.

Crowdfunding campaign for green belt battle

Crowdfunding campaign for green belt battle

A council is urging people to chip in to help it pay for legal representation in its campaign to prevent further development.

Kitten may have been mutilated 'deliberately'

Kitten may have been mutilated 'deliberately'

A six-week-old kitten could not be saved after she was found with three broken legs and rushed to the vets.

Students dance 'The Dementia Twist'

Students dance 'The Dementia Twist'

A video created by school students has been lifting the spirits of elderly residents through lockdown.

Strong winds spread 'out of control' bonfire

Strong winds spread 'out of control' bonfire

A blaze which quickly spread across grassed areas and bushes was cause by a bonfire.

Thousands of suspected LSD tabs seized from 'erratic driver'

Thousands of suspected LSD tabs seized from 'erratic driver'

Police were called to a van which had stopped on the M2, and when searching the driver's vehicle, found a substantial quantity of drugs.

Tony Hudgell meets the Prime Minister

Tony Hudgell meets the Prime Minister

A five-year-old boy with prosthetic legs who raised £1m for charity by walking 10km has met Boris Johnson.

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Boris Johnson comes to Kent to announce school funding boost

Boris Johnson comes to Kent to announce school funding boost

The Prime Minister visited a primary school in Kent to announce his pledge of a £4.8 billion boost to schools across the country.

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'We are proud to salute you'

'We are proud to salute you'

Veterans who live at the RBLI centre lined up to honour nurses and carers for their service during the pandemic.

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