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Conmen jailed after conning vulnerable homeowners out of thousands in landscaping con

Two Dover conmen ripped off vulnerable homeowners, by carrying out work which was “poor, ineffective, shoddy… and sometimes completely worthless”. Greedy Roger Knight, 42 and pal Wayne Smith , 48, raked in thousands of pounds by offering gardening services in Walmer and Folkestone. Now a judge has heard how the cowboy landscapers had also been turned over three years ago in an episode of the …

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Bogus ‘water board’ callers strike 11 times in a week

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incidents Comments (0) POLICE are investigating after bogus callers claiming to be from the “water board” struck 11 times in East Kent this week. The incidents began on Monday March 23, with the most recent in York Terrace, Birchington and Marine Parade, Whitstable, yesterday …

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Police hunt for distraction thieves after they target homes in Faversham, Whitstable, Canterbury, Ashford, Deal and Birchington

Bogus callers have been targeting elderly residents across the county, tricking their way into their homes so they can steal from them. CCTV has now been released of the two men who claim to be from the water-board, telling the victim there was a leak along the road and that they need to enter the property to turn off the …

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Bogus ‘water board’ workers target homes in Whitstable and east…

Comments (0) Police are investigating 11 bogus caller incidents in east Kent that have been committed since Monday, March 23. The latest incident occurred on Thursday, March 26 in Marine Parade, Whitstable at 11.20 am and in York Terrace, Birchington a short time later. It follows similar incidents earlier in the week in Ashford, Deal, St Margaret’s, Martin Mill, Wingham and …

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Big thank-you to white van driver

I would like you to publish a letter to thank a young man in white van who stopped and helped me. It was Monday morning and I was driving from Canterbury to Wingham garage when my car broke down on the S bend at Littleboume. I started the long walk to Wingham when a young man in a white van …

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As a priest, now retired, I have been following the hospice proposals with considerable interest and deep concern. I have served in both the Canterbury and Ashford areas and seen at first hand the difference the opening of a local residential hospice has made to patients and their families. We are told that this decision is about care, not buildings. …

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