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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron arrives at 10 Downing Street, London, where he met Prime Minister Theresa May for talks. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

He suggested last year that if the UK voted for Brexit, Paris could tear up a crucial agreement which permits British border officials to operate on French soil

The far-right French leader Marine Le Pen (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Janice Atkinson said victory for the far-right leader in the French election would make the county a safer place

Seasonal workers

Meurig Raymond is calling for the right trade deals, access to a competent and reliable workforce and a domestic agricultural policy that works for the country

Wild cabbage. Picture: MPF

Three men were seen loading the plants into a white van earlier this month

Fishing boats in Whitstable harbour

A leaked European Parliament memo seen by the Guardian says there will be “no increase to the UK’s share of fishing opportunities for jointly fished stocks

Dunes Road, Greatstone

The boy suffered from facial injuries and had to be taken to a local hospital

Kent Police

Kent Police logged 277 offences between July and September last year - the highest quarterly figure since comparable records began in April 2012

Folkestone Harbour station renovation

Work is set to begin on the project later this month

Commuters express their love across the Southeastern network. Photo: @geofftech and Southeastern

The messages have appeared on information boards at a number of train stations

Lee Heane, left, and Matthew Bryan, right

Matthew Bryan and Lee Heane are believed to have been involved in up to 70 high-value burglaries across the country

Schools are facing a funding crisis

A report by MPs on the education select committee says pupils should not be admitted to new selective schools simply on the basis of passing a test

Dungeness (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

The man, in his 50s, was found on Greatstone beach last night, suffering from mild hypothermia

Snow scene

Motorists are being warned of icy condition

Snow scene

A Level 3 cold alert is in place until Monday and snow is forecast between 6pm Friday and 10am Saturday

County Hall

Some £108m needs to be slashed from the local authority’s spending

Amber Rudd, home secretary

The home secretary was responding to a call from Faversham MP Helen Whately for other councils to take responsibility


Everything you need to know about our rising costs

Starboard side view of HMS Ghurka at sea, 1908. Credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Some 100 years ago, 75 men lost their lives after a 880 ton wartime boat sunk off Dungeness

The derailed freight train Pic: Network Rail

Southeastern passengers faced lengthy delays at the end of January

Police sirens

Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes


Thanet District Council is leading the project which will train staff to identify and help resolve ‘trigger points’ in individuals’ lives

Princes Parade in Hythe

Shepway’s cabinet will discuss the latest plans for building on the seafront site in Hythe tomorrow

Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone

The knife-wielding man demanded the boy to hand over his wallet in Castle Hill Avenue

Janice Atkinson

The MEP told us last week Kent would be a safer place if Marine Le Pen was elected French president

Matthew Scott

An average household bill for 2017/18 has been set at £157.15, representing an increase of 3.3 per cent

Bank Bar, Folkestone

The assault happened at the bar in Castle Hill Avenue on Saturday night

George Street, Dover

Police are warning people to be on their guard against distraction burglars

Tontine Street, Folkestone

Firefighters were called to Tontine Street around 1am this morning

CCTV images of the attempted robbery in Folkestone

The attempted robbery saw two teenagers march into the Sidney Street shop armed with a knife and a harmer

Trains will not run between Romford and Upminster this weekend

It is advised by rail bosses to check your service before you travel over the coming days

Rural business

The firms are being urged to bid for the cash by economic chiefs at SELEP

Four councils set to become one

Ian Driver says a three-month consultation should also take place for “biggest local government shake-up in 50 years”

Lorry drivers on the M20

Theresa May promised Kent MPs last year in the House of Commons that there would be more facilities in the county

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