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.
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The M2's been reopened Londonbound after an accident near Junction Five, Sittingbourne. Long queues built up between 6 and 5, before the outside carriageway was cleared. A vehicle overturned; the driver suffered non life threatening injuries.
Six cars have been involved in a crash on the M2 near Sittingbourne.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a collision between junctions 4 and 5 coast bound.
Crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to free a woman, who is in her nineties.
Sixteen other people involved in the crash have been assessed by paramedics but there were no serious injuries.
A charity football match will take place in Sittingbourne today to raise money for the Canterbury-based John Graham Trust.
The centre is for adults with learning disabilities to give them the chance to experience outdoor life and healthy living through activities and life skills.
The football match is to raise funds to buy an all weather sports playing surface for the 150 adults with learning difficulties .
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Tory Gordon Henderson has seen off a challenge by UKIP to retain his Sittingbourne and Sheppey seat.
Mr Henderson polled 24,425 votes - and a 49.5% share.
UKIP polled 12,257 and Labour were third with 9,673.
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A Kent couple have been jailed after police discovered nearly £50,000 worth of drugs stored in their fridge-freezer.
Daniel Fleming, 30, and Alyx Costa, 23, hid plastic tubs full of amphetamines inside the appliance in their flat.
Police who raided the flat valued the drugs at £47,000 but expect the figure could have risen to hundreds of thousands of pounds had they reached the streets. Also found were two bags of cannabis.
Fleming, formerly of White Hart Mews in Sittingbourne, admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply and has been jailed for three years and eight months.
Costa, formerly of the same address, pleaded guilty to one count of the same charge and will serve three years in prison.
Four people have been charged following reports of a burglary in Station Road and an attempted burglary in Rochester Road on September 29.
Kent Police arrested four suspects after searching the area:
A 16-year-old boy from Sittingbourne has been charged with burglary dwelling and attempted burglary dwelling with intent to steal.
A 17-year-old boy from Sittingbourne has been charged with burglary dwelling and attempted burglary dwelling with intent to steal.
Jonathon Tyron Earnshaw, 23, of has been charged with burglary dwelling, attempted burglary dwelling with intent to steal and shoplifting in High Street, Sittingbourne, on 22 September.
David Charles Brunger, 23, has been charged with burglary dwelling, attempted burglary dwelling with intent to steal and criminal damage to a police cell door window.