Home   Ashford   Archive

Ashford news

River Stour gets a much-needed spring clean

Sixty five bags of rubbish were collected in just a day by volunteers who took part in a clean-up of Ashford's River Stour.

Body of pensioner found after 'disturbance'

Police discovered the body of a man in his 70s after a 'disturbance' at a private address.

Family DIY plea for 'shaky eye' youngster

A family are appealing for help DIY-SOS style to transform their garden for their disabled son.

Lorry drivers flock to new 'pop-up' park

Mystery surrounds a 'makeshift' lorry park that has sprung up on a piece of former industrial land.

Man, 21, tried to push cyclists off bikes on memorial ride

A man who assaulted cyclists on a 355-mile charity ride by pushing them off their bikes has been sentenced.

Blackman: "We need a miracle but strange things happen in football"

“We need a miracle but are not giving up on the title” says Ashford United No.2 Lloyd Blackman.

Bikes stolen after keys left in bowl

A motorbike and a pushbike were stolen from a home after the owner left keys in the kitchen and the backdoor unlocked.

Warning after fishing wire pierces dog's mouth

A man has issued a plea to anglers and a warning to dog owners after his pet pierced his lip with discarded fishing wire.

Firefighters tackle bin fire

Fire crews warn smokers to discarded cigarettes safely after bin fire in park.

Sculpture given an Easter makeover

Seasonal pranksters have been at it again, this time turning a town's landmark sculpture into the Easter Bunny

SOS appeal for boy who faces uncertain future

The family of a boy with a rare eye condition are appealing for help to transform his garden to play in - in a DIY SOS style.

Good Friday ... bad parking!

A Biffa bin crew's attempts to collect the rubbish in an Ashford street have again been frustrated by badly parked cars blocking their path.

Welcome to the world

The lambing season is now in full swing as this picture of new-borns in a field in Godmersham shows.

Trapped pensioner freed from car by firefighters

An elderly woman had to be rescued from the wreckage of her car after two vehicles collided in a village just outside Ashford on Thursday evening.

Mystery of baby found in lake continues 20 years on

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a baby girl in a Kent lake - but still, no one has been held responsible for her horrific murder.

Bid to stub out smoking in children's play areas

Health chiefs are set to launch a pilot project to "gently" persuade smokers not to light up in kiddies' playgrounds.

Police release photo of armed robbers' car

Detectives investigating an armed robbery at a post office have released a picture of the suspects' car.

Recycling service shortlisted for prestigious awards

Ashford Borough Council - once dubbed ‘England’s worst recycler’ - has been shortlisted at the 2015 National Recycling Awards in two categories.

Friends pray for boy knocked down by car

Pupils and teachers are praying for a 12-year-old boy who is still in hospital after being hit by a car on Friday.

Wrong turn lorry traps residents all night

People were trapped in their homes all night after a foreign registered lorry took a wrong turning - damaging gardens.

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