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Dungeness lifeboat tows stricken yacht back to safety from English Channel shipping lanes

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2019 - 08:10 AM

The stricken yacht Photo: Volunteer lifeboat crew member Simon Collins

 

On Monday 10 June at 5.50 pm, the UK Coastguard called Dungeness lifeboat to assist a 28’ yacht, sailing from Eastbourne to Boulogne.



Bogus Police Officer scam targeted eight people in Faversham yesterday and tricked one victim out of £3,000

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2019 - 06:10 AM

 

Faversham residents are being urged to be vigilant after residents have been contacted by conmen claiming to be police officers.



Bottle caps damage the human body say researchers

Contributed by editor on Jun 13, 2019 - 10:30 PM

 

Researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast are set to investigate the damage that nano plastics and microplastics can have on the human body.



Police investigate reported sexual assault of girl in mid-teens in Margate

Contributed by editor on Jun 13, 2019 - 06:15 PM

 

A reported sexual assault near to a park in Ethelbert Crescent around 7.30pm on Saturday 25 May 2019 has been reported to police just over a week later.



Whitstable Lifeboat crew battle two-metre waves to rescue yacht sailing from Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Jun 13, 2019 - 04:35 PM

The Whitstable lifeboat is launched  Photo: RNLI Whitstable

 

In heavy rain and force 5 winds Whitstable’s rigid inflatable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 6.27pm on Monday, 10 June, to a report of a 19-foot yacht with one person onboard drifting and at risk of running aground in the Swale off Faversham Creek.



Suspected fraudster in Maidstone area charged over 'damsel in distress' scams

Contributed by editor on Jun 13, 2019 - 03:05 PM

 

A suspected fraudster has been charged in connection with a series of scams across parts of west Kent.



Flying the Flag in Dover for our Armed Forces

Contributed by editor on Jun 13, 2019 - 12:55 PM

 

To mark the start of Armed Forces Week, flag raising ceremonies are being organised around the country to raise the Armed Forces Day flag on Monday 24 June – including a ceremony outside Dover Town Council offices on Biggin Street, Dover from 10.15am.



EU Money Matters to Folkestone Rotary Club team supporting more than 100 families

Contributed by editor on Jun 13, 2019 - 11:15 AM

From left, Terry Cooke-Davies and David Roseveare from Folkestone Rotary Club with Paul Wainwright, Citizens’ Advice money advisor

 

An ambitious project that aims to help more than 100 families deal with problem debt and turn their lives around has been launched, thanks to funding from the Folkestone Community Works scheme.



Kent Police appeal for 14-year-old girl last seen in Sittingbourne a week ago

Contributed by editor on Jun 13, 2019 - 08:05 AM

Katie Ripley  Photo: Kent Police appeal

 

Kent Police is appealing for information to help locate a teenage girl who has been reported missing.



Ramsgate police officer found guilty of making up assault in church yard

Contributed by editor on Jun 13, 2019 - 06:10 AM

 

A police officer has been found guilty of making up a report that he had been attacked in a Ramsgate church yard.


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