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LIVE NEWS: 13/01/2017

We’ll keep you up to date with the latest Kent, World and breaking news today. If you have a story, tweet us: @canterbury_hub.

WARNING: Police issue warning after spate of thefts from cars

15.42: Kent police remind residents to lock their cars after a string of thefts in Medway area.

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15.38: Two men charged with the possession of heroin in Tunbridge Wells.

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WEATHER: Thanet Council issues weather warning.

15.27: Council tell people to take extra care on beaches and cliff tops.

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BREAKING: Lord Snowdon dies age 86

15.12: Princess Margaret’s former husband, Lord Snowdon, has died peacefully at home.


UPDATE: A man is to appear before court following M20 bridge collapse.

14.48: A 63 year-old man has been issued with a summons to appear before Maidstone Magistrates’ Court.

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WARNING: Kent residents evacuated over flood fears.

14.33: Flood warnings have been issued across England and Wales, including coastal areas in Kent.

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APPEAL: Police appeal to find missing boy.

14.08: Kent police are appealing to find 15-year-old boy from Margate who has been missing since December 22nd 2016.

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JAILED: A man has been jailed for more than four and a half years.

14.05: A 23-year-old male stole hundreds of pounds while holding his victims at knife point.

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13.12: A299 Thanet Way London bound will be closed from 19th Jan for 2 nights, 19:00-06:00, for carriageway works.


12.59: Traffic signal fault fixed for Wingham, A257, High Street St Mary’s Meadow.


12.54: Kent Gritting have announced that they will be treating Primary Routes from 6pm and again from 4am.


12.44: Picture of  jack-knifed car transporter that closed A249.

ARREST: Officers have arrested a man for burglary in London Road, Ramsgate.

12.33: Police officers arrested a 36-year-old man from Margate on suspicion of committing the burglary at a house on Thursday 22nd December 2016.

He has been released on bail until February 24th 2017 pending further enquires.


11.40: A249 may remain closed for rest of today due to icy conditions


11.30: Twitter outrage after BBC’s ‘pathetic’ coverage of Canterbury’s inch-deep snow.


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ACCIDENT: Another accident on M20

11.28: An accident on the M20 between J2 for  Wrotham and Sevenoaks and J3 for Borough Green and M26.

ACCIDENT: Accident on M20

11.12: Delays on M20 London-bound between J2 Wrotham and M25 Swanley interchange.


10.43: Delays expected for Canterbury bin collection due to weather conditions.

UPDATE: Southborough, A26 London Road.

10.40: Earlier congestion in both directions has cleared.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Thanet Council have issued a high tide warning for Margate today.

10.30: Residents are being urged to take care and avoid being too close to the shore.

INCIDENT: Traffic signal fault

10.28: Traffic signals on A257 High Street near the St Mary’s Meadow junction are not working.

Allow extra travel time and approach with caution a KCC engineer is on the way.


10.00: Rochester Castle is closed today due to icy conditions.

INCIDENT: Accident on A249 northbound

10.07: The A249 between M20 and M2 is closed due to black ice and earlier collision.

Normal traffic conditions are expected to return at 13:30 and 13:45 on 13th January 2017.

INCIDENT: Three homes evacuated after fallen tree

09.50: Kent fire and rescue services were called to Stanley Road in Folkestone around 9PM last night after reports of a large tree falling into three homes.

The tree measured approximately 2 foot at the base and 30 foot in height and had bought down three telephone cables.

Fire fighters used small tools to cut away branches from the trees to enable residents to leave their homes.

Fallen tree Stanley Road, Folkestone