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Trains disrupted as car ends up on live rail

A driver has had a lucky escape after their car ended up straddling a live rail following a collision on a crossing in Kent this morning.

The accident happened on the level crossing in Albert Road.

Rail commuters faced delay as trains were stopped from running through Deal.

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Woman knits politicians in run up to General Election

An unusual election yarn about a women from Kent who has been knitting the leaders of the political parties.

Pat Wilson from Deal has created 'JC Corbyn' and 'Brexitania May'. As well as woolly likenesses of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

So if politicians normally give you the needle - perhaps you will prefer these rather appealing characters?

Sarah Saunders has been speaking to Pat Wilson.


Wanda gets her wheels - dog story with a happy ending

Wanda, the cocker spaniel, when she was a younger puppy

A dog who was born with twisted front legs has been given a specially designed wheelchair to help her get around.

Wanda, the cocker spaniel, is 10 months old. She found it hard to exercise because of her wonky legs.

However after she was handed in to an animal rescue home in Kent, the staff there decided to find a way to make her life easier and more active. Sarah Saunders reports on the dog who has been lovingly nicknamed Wonky Wanda.

The interviewees are Kerri Eilertsen-Feeney a rescue co-ordinator at Cinque Ports Rescue in Deal; and Eileen Mellis, founder of Cinque Ports Rescue.

Family appeal for information about backpacker's death

Christian Sloan's sister wants to know more about his trip to Vietnam

The family of a man from Deal in Kent who died after an accident in Vietnam are appealing for information about the circumstances leading up to his death.

Twenty-five-year-old Christian Sloan was backpacking with two others at the Datanla Waterfall last month when he died. His sister would like to hear from anyone who may have information about what happened that day.

Former Royal Navy sailor Christian "lived for life'

The family of a former Royal Navy sailor from Deal in Kent who died while climbing waterfalls in Vietnam said he "lived for life".

Christian Sloan, 25, and two women aged 19 and 25 and named in reports as Izzy Squire and Beth Anderson, died after taking a tour with an unauthorised guide at the Datanla waterfalls in Lam Dong province - a popular tourist spot.

It remains unclear exactly how the three holidaymakers died, but it has been claimed that they were not with an official guide and did not use proper safety equipment.

Christian Sloan was one of three Brits who died at the popular tourist spot Credit: Family handout

Friend James McGlashan, who was travelling with Mr Sloan at the time, wrote on Facebook: "Thank you for all the messages flooding in, have just stopped in the ambulances for a toilet break so only have wifi for 10 minutes but will try and get back to everyone once I get to Ho Chi Minh City. Thank you for all your support. Devastated RIP Sloan"

The Foreign Office has confirmed three British people had died and said it is contact with the authorities in Vietnam.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are providing support to the families of three British nationals following their deaths near Da Lat, Vietnam. Our sympathies are with their families and friends at this difficult time. We are in close contact with local authorities in Vietnam on their behalf."

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