Here are more images from Smeeth near Ashford in Kent where a paraglider crashed into power cables during take off.
A paraglider from Kent is lucky to escape unhurt after his canopy became entangled in power cables, sparking a fire.Read the full story ›
Four tablet computers were taken from a day centre used by adults with learning disabilities in AshfordRead the full story ›
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The government is consulting on proposals to introduce an hourly fast train in parts of the south east - not stopping at some stationsRead the full story ›
Residents in Ashford have been praised for their efforts to recycle household waste.
The latest recycling figures from DEFRA’s nationwide recycling league tables show that Ashford Borough Council has become the country’s most improved recycling authority.
The council launched a crackdown on contamination last year, encouraging residents to ‘recyclesmart’ to ensure their bins contained clean, recyclable materials.
It means Ashford’s recycling rate is above the national target of 50%, and the overall figure for Ashford (53.1%) places the borough 44th in the country, 14th in the South East and top in Kent.
It is excellent to see Ashford’s recycling rates remain strong. This has been achieved by the enthusiasm and committed efforts of our residents and we would like to thank everyone for continuing to support our recycling service.
A woman whose co-workers discovered she had stolen more than £99,000 from company accounts has been jailed for 18 months.Read the full story ›
A school in Sussex is sending coaches to pick up children from Ashford and Hastings on Southern strike daysRead the full story ›
Plans for a new junction on the M20 near Ashford in Kent are a step closer.
A £39.1 million contract has been awarded to VINCI Construction by Highways England.
The proposals would see the creation of Junction 10a, approximately 700 metres east of the existing Junction 10.
It would connect to the existing A20 and a new carriageway link road would be built to the A2070 near Sevington.
Developers are currently waiting for planning permission to be granted.
A man is in hospital after a firearms incident at a property in Kent.
Detectives are appealing for information after a man in his 40s was left with an injury following an incident with a weapon believed to have been a shotgun. It happened in Little Chart on the outskirts of Ashford. Officers are trying to locate up to five other people who had been in the property before the incident happened.
The injured man is in a stable condition in hospital. Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 211507. Or you can call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.