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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Kent

Last month
December 2022
# UK
19-year-old charged in connection with migrant boat deaths in the English Channel
Four people were pronounced dead and 39 people were rescued following the incident on Wednesday.
Last year
2022
# Migrants
Migrants at Manston centre in Kent to be vaccinated against diphtheria following spike in cases
The UK Health Security Agency said it is moving with the Home Office to vaccinate migrants at the Kent site against the disease.
# Bye Son
Two bison from Ireland are now roaming a UK forest for biodiversity
A Scottish matriarch and two Irish youngsters have been released, with a German bull set to complete the herd.
All time
# Old Bailey
Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
Wayne Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.
# Kent
Man arrested as stranded lorry drivers clash with police in England
The British Retail Consortium has warned of possible food shortages until the backlog of more than 5,000 lorries is cleared.
# You Kent Be Serious
UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'
A number of signs across the English county were changed by campaigners.
# Kent
Migrants arriving wet and freezing after crossing English Channel are processed at 'rubble-strewn building site'
Charities said the findings were “extremely disturbing” and show the “brutal reality of how refugee children are treated in Priti Patel’s Britain”.
# brexiteer
Thousands call for huge new Brexit 'lorry park' in Kent to be named after Nigel Farage
Up to 1,700 lorries will be able to park at the new facility, which is under construction next to the M20 in Ashford.
# Kent
'England til I die': Nine arrested as police clash with anti-migrant protesters in Dover
Demonstrators who welcome migrants also rallied in the town.
# Kent
English pub still to re-open for business today despite car crashing through it in the early hours
The pub landlord said the hard work to get ready to re-open had been undone by the incident.
# Immigration
Britain and France to step up English Channel patrols after spike in migrant crossings
Both countries are to increase surveillance patrols and target trafficking gangs.
# Kent
Man and woman jailed in UK after toddler severely mauled by dog
The 18-month-old girl was left with serious injuries to her scalp.
# Dartford
Man arrested after 14 people injured in 25-car collision in England
The incident happened at Hythe Street, Dartford this evening.
# gravesend
Man (21) charged with attempted murder after car rams into Kent nightclub
The car hit at least 13 people who were on the dancefloor, police said.
# drop off point
Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent
The Belgian pilot admitted to the offence at the Old Bailey today, and was sentenced to 14 years.
# flamefest
Investigation under way after man in his 50s dies at English sex festival
Kent Police said they were working to establish the cause of the man’s death.
# Anonymous
UK judge sacked for 'abusive' comments on news articles about his cases
Under a pseudonym, the judge called commenters “donkeys” and “trolls”.
# hate crime
Seattle Sikh man told 'go back to your own country' before being shot
Recently, South Asians have been on edge after a deadly shooting in a suburban Kansas City bar that the FBI is investigating as a hate crime.
# Sheerness
Body of baby found in English park
The remains were found today in the town of Sheerness.
# Kent
Police find three bodies near Cliffs of Dover
The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered during the search for a missing man, also found dead.
# Fires
60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent
A number of fires are said to have been lit.
# Kent
Man injured after footbridge collapse over UK motorway
Police said it is believed a lorry collided with the pedestrian bridge.
# Camber Sands
Five young men die in seaside tragedy in England
Police believe the men were all in their late teens and early 20s and had gone to the beach together.
# don't be like me
MP warns people to not light bonfires with petrol after he suffers 30% burns in accident
Gordon Henderson said he could have died in the incident.
# appeal
Extensive search underway for lynx which broke loose from Devon Zoo
Flaviu managed to escape by chewing through a board in the wall of his new home.
# Severe Damage
Sinkholes appear beneath train track in England as seawall begins to collapse
Bad weather and high tides caused the damage.
# Kent
Body found in search for man who went missing during triathlon swim
Paul Gallihawk was competing in his first triathlon.
# shafted
"Overexcited" man told to "put his jeans on" and leave World Naked Bike Ride
The man was told to “calm down” by police officers.
# kaylie hatton
Missing British teen believed to be in company of 51-year-old man
The teen climbed out of a window at her grandmother’s home more than a week ago.
# Rescue
Pregnant woman airlifted to hospital after being spotted standing on upturned boat
A member of the public called 999 after seeing two people perched on the craft, far out to sea.
# find mick finn
Irish rugby coach Mick Finnegan missing in UK found safe
Police in England had been searching for the rugby coach since Thursday.
# crabzilla
Enormous nightmare crab 'spotted' off the shore of UK seaside town
An image of what appears to be a huge crustacean was spotted off Whitstable.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about cancelled penalty points, a closed prison unit and another IS hostage beheading.
# tough granny
Elderly woman in Kent fights off mugger by punching him in the mouth
The woman was walking her dog early this morning when the man grabbed her.
# Caught
Man gets 3 months in jail after being caught cigarette smuggling at Dublin Airport yesterday
The 30-year-old appeared in court today after more than 16,000 cigarettes were found in his luggage.
# dangerous criminal
UK police investigating Irish links of escaped 'Skull Cracker'
Michael Wheatley — who earned his nickname following a series of violent attacks — escaped from an open prison at the weekend.
# Kent
Funeral of Peaches Geldof to take place later today
The private ceremony will be held a church in Kent.
# RIP
Body of Peaches Geldof released to family for funeral
The 25-year-old died suddenly at home on Monday.
# RIP
Peaches Geldof post-mortem results 'inconclusive'
Police are now waiting on the results of toxicology tests.
# RIP
Post-mortem on Peaches Geldof to be carried out today
The 25-year-old daughter of Bob Geldof died unexpectedly two days ago.