A holidaymaker from Kent has been named as one of three people killed in an accident in south east Asian. The group was climbing waterfalls when the accident happened.
One of the victim's has been named locally as Christian Sloan, who was 25 and from Deal. The two other victims were woman, aged 19 and 25.
The bodies of the victims were recovered from the Datanla Waterfalls, in the Lam Dong province of Vietnam. Local reports suggest the three tourists were with an unauthorised guide when the accident happened.
The falls are popular with tourists from across the world and the tour guide is being questioned by police.
Parts of Dover and Deal have been hit by flooding after a deluge of rain in the last few days.
This was the scene on the Alkham Valley Road where the waters rose high enough to stop traffic.
The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for the area. It says a further band of heavy showers will continue to affect parts of Kent and East Sussex for the rest of Tuesday and into the first part of tomorrow.
The showers are expected to give up to 10 mm of rain in an hour.
It says a further 10-20 mm is likely in places through the whole period with perhaps as much as 40 mm locally in the east.
It's warning of local surface water flooding affecting road travel at times.
Kent Police are appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing from Deal. Paul River, aged 59, was last seen in Mill Road in the town at 8.30am on Tuesday 15th December.
He was wearing black shoes, black trousers, a white polo shirt and a navy blue V neck jumper beneath a coat. The coat was light & dark grey with orange flashes on its sleeves and on its front.
Mr River is believed to have visited Canterbury on Tuesday, and is known to visit Margate. He has a bus pass and may be using public transport.
Anyone with information about Mr River's location can contact Kent Police on 101 quoting reference 15-1166. In an emergency call 999.
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Pets in Kent now stand a much higher chance of surviving a house fire after the fire and rescue introduced new pet-friendly oxygen masks.Read the full story ›
Now, if you had a fire in your home, what would be the first thing you saved? Well, apart from your family, the most likely second choice would be a pet. Some of us would even risk out own lives to rescue them. But the prospect of recovery afterwards is often slim. So now, Kent Fire & Rescue Service have started using new oxygen masks for pets to improve their chances. Andrea Thomas explains. She spoke to Lynn Carberry from the not for profit organisation Smokey Paws and Dave Nolan from Kent Fire & Rescue Service.
Parents in Deal have been alerted after a pupil on her way home from school was approached by a stranger.
The young girl was walking along Cliffe Road in Kingsdown when a man helped her carry her bike up some steps.
He then put his arms round her and started asking her questions but she managed to grab her bike and run to her mother.
Police described the man as white, in his thirties and 5ft 6in tall, with receding dark hair.
In 1865 a 2-mile-per-hour speed limit was introduced on British roads, slavery was abolished in the US - and the first edition of the East Kent Mercury was published.
In recent times the local paper has faced challenges from other newspapers and the trend towards internet news, but as the paper celebrates 150 years in print, the editor says its values remain the same - quality local journalism and a community focus. Sarah Saunders reports.
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Detectives investigating a report of a missing woman in Deal have charged a man with murder.
Mariola Cudworth, also known as Mijka, was reported missing from her home in Northbourne on Thursday 30 April.
The last known contact with Mijka was just before midnight on Tuesday 28 April and she remains missing.
Detectives have charged Jonathon Cudworth, 34, of Northbourne in Deal, with murder.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court via video link on Friday 8 May.