Home   Ashford   Archive

Ashford news

'Exterminate!' Woman spotted with Dalek

A woman takes a stroll with a Dalek in Folkestone. Picture: @Kent_999s

Heads were turned when a woman was spotted taking a walk... with a full-size Dalek from Doctor Who.

Platform fall woman in stable condition

The Kent and East Sussex Railway

An elderly woman who was rescued after she fell under a train at Tenterden is recovering in hospital today.

Folkestone airshow to return for 2014

The Red Arrows during the Diamond Jubilee year Folkestone Airshow in 2012.

Organisers have confirmed the Folkestone Airshow will return in 2014 but still need the public's help to make sure enough funding is in place.

Do you know woman in red?

John Ashby, who collapsed and died in Hythe last year

A grieving son is desperate to find a good samaritan woman in red who helped his dying father.

Horse rescued near the Ashford Designer Outlet

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

A horse which may have slipped into a ditch in Ashford had to be rescued with the help of a crane

Lorry fire led to M20 closure

A fire in a lorry trailer forced the M20 to be closed at Junction 9 today

Traffic delays after crash

Police were at the scene of the crash.

A road was closed for four hours after a two-car crash on Romney Marsh

Former England footballer Ruddock ties the knot


A host of celebrities were in Ashford yesterday for the wedding of footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock and his fiancee Leah Newman

'Bridge jump' averted after cops called

Stock picture.

Police were called to a bridge after it was reported a man looked like he was going to jump.

Boy rescued after his leg got trapped in a bike

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Fire crews used a hack saw to release a boy's leg after it became trapped in the frame of a bike

Road closures in Ashford and Folkestone over next couple of weeks

Updates on planned closures for the M20 and Romney Marsh road around Ashford and also news of roads shutting in Folkestone.

Mobile mishap after clutch calamity

A mobile police CCTV unit was left firmly fixed in place after breaking down.

Hospital staff threaten to quit over parking charges

Members of staff at Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital say they are considering leaving their jobs over huge increases in the cost of parking at work.

'She worked hard for us and we loved her'

Gillian Metcalf, mother of two from Tenterden, in Brazil on the day before she died

Those are the emotional words of grieving widower Charlie Metcalf, after his wife Gillian was killed in a tragic boat accident in Amazonian Brazil.

Ambulance crew gets lost for two hours carrying stroke victim

Doris Reeder suffered a two-hour ambulance journey

A 94-year-old stroke victim spent two hours in the back of an ambulance for what should have been a nine-mile trip – because the crew got lost.

Driver found guilty of role in £8.5m drugs ring stretching across Kent

Some of the huge haul of cannabis resin found by police

A lorry driver was today convicted for his part in a wide-reaching multi-million pounds drugs operation - the biggest ever in Kent.

Cat loses eye in vicious attack

A pet cat needed to have her eye removed following a violent attack by thugs in Ashford.

Musical instruments worth thousands stolen from school

Brenzett Primary School

Thieves hit a sour note when they stole clarinets and xylophones worth £7,000 from a school.

Folkestone college send pupils home for wrong uniform.

Pent Valley's students showed progress as they raised the average by one whole grade

More than 30 pupils from the Pent Valley Technology College in Folkestone have been sent home in a crackdown on school uniform.

Tile boss floors thief... by becoming eBay detective

Canterbury Crown Court

A tile firm manager turned detective to track down a thief through an auction website.

Opening date revealed for new store

Work in progress on the new John Lewis store in Ashford.

An opening date has been set for the new John Lewis at Home store in Ashford

Fire in France visible from Kent coast

Picture: @Kent_999s

Plumes of smoke from a fire in Boulogne on Sunday evening were visible from Folkestone, more than 25 miles away.

Firefighters called to another fire at Folkestone flats

There have been a spate of bin fires at the the Princes Gate flats in Bayle Street, Folkestone in recent weeks.

Firefighters were called to an incident at Princes Gate flats in Folkestone last night, in another suspected arson attack.

Reports of gunshots fired in park

Police were called to a park in Ashford last night after being alerted to sounds of gunshot.

Company fined £85k after causing driver's death

Brian Peek died while making a delivery in Wittersham in 2006

A firm which 'didn't have any real health and safety management system in place' has been fined after a driver died in an industrial accident.

Veteran's ground-breaking role

One of The Few, Bob Foster

A Battle of Britain veteran is to play a key role in digging the first ground for a memorial to 'The Few'.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More