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Knife-wielding teen jailed for three years

Rudy Little jailed for 3 years Credit: Kent Police

A teenager who threatened a man with a knife and threw a concrete block at a front door in Kent has been jailed for three years.

Rudy Little, who's 18 and from Matfield Road in Ashford, also tried to rob his victim of money and cigarettes.

He was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court.

Op stack warning as passport checks change

Lorries use the M20 as a lorry park when Operation Stack's in force Credit: Press Association

The system that turns the M20 into a lorry park could come into force more often when a new way of checking passports begins next month.

That's the warning from the Freight Transport Association. It says Operation Stack will need to be used on the motorway because of the time needed to check documents at Folkestone and Dover.

From the 8th of April, anyone leaving the UK will have to have their passports checked by hand.

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i360 tower row with Brighton Wheel

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A row has broken out about the future of two tourist attractions on Brighton seafront.

The i360 observation tower is due to open next summer. But the owners of the Brighton Wheel have applied for permission to stay another five years too. They say there's room for both.

But the team behind the i360 say it's unfair competition

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Overcrowding in Kent and Sussex prisons

Three out of four men's prisons are holding more inmates than they were designed for, new figures have revealed.

In many cases this has led to prisons having to 'double-up' or 'treble-up' the numbers of prisoners held in a cell, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Three jails in Kent and Sussex are significantly overcrowded - in Lewes, Maidstone and Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey, while one prison in Canterbury was closed, putting pressure on other jails.

Abigail Bracken has the story.

Could this be the world's most expensive pasty?

Chef Richard Shaw's rather pricy pasty

A chef from Hampshire has created one of the world's most expensive cornish pasties - costing a mouth-watering £230.

Richard Shaw from Southwick said he hopes his VIP - very important pasty - will win at the '2015 World Pasty Championships' at the Eden Project in Cornwall this weekend.

His recipe contains Wagyu beef from Japan, black pepper from India and potatoes from the United States of America.

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End of the road for Kent Police's Youth Commissioner?

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent has announced that her controversial experiment of employing a young person as a youth commissioner will come to an end - for the time being at least. Ann Barnes made the post a manifesto commitment when she was first elected three years ago - but after two controversial appointments, appears to have decided, it's a trial NOT worth repeating. Her critics and political opponents have accused her of wasting public money. Andrea Thomas looks back on the controversial experiment and speaks to the former Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Craig Mackinlay.

'We still don't really believe it' says woman who gave birth to a baby boy after seven miscarriages

A woman has said she still has to pinch herself after giving birth to a desperately wanted baby boy after having seven miscarriages.

Sam Bourner, from Hamstreet near Ashford, had the miscarriages over six years said it was an "indescribably terrible" period in her life and that she had almost given up hope of ever having a baby.

She found out she suffers from Hughes Syndrome after visiting a specialist hospital in London.

They treated her with aspirin and put a stitch in her cervix.

It was not long after that baby Noel was born.

Mrs Bourner said: "We still don't really believe it. Even though he's here we still think someone's going to come and take him away from us but it's just amazing, isn't it?"

Although she sort specialist treatment, Noel did have a twin who died while he was in the womb.

"We are not going to try again," Mrs Bourner. "He's a miracle and we are very happy and we don't need any more. He's perfect."

Sam Bourner had almost given up hope of ever having a child Credit: ITV Meridian
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