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Hunt for burglar after woman attacked in own home

A woman in her 50s suffered facial injuries this morning after she was assaulted by a man who broke into her house.

Child hit by car thrown 30ft into air

Family of a five-year-old girl feared she had been killed after a pensioner who ignored a red light drove straight into her.


Rush hour crash causing delays

Police and ambulance crews are at the scene of accident on a busy dual carriageway.

Orlando Bloom in hot water over the use of "pikey"

The BBC has been forced to apologise after Kent actor Orlando Bloom used the term "pikey" on Radio One.


Road open after van overturned

A road has reopened after a vehicle that rolled onto its side causing delays this lunchtime has been recovered.

Several injured after crash near animal park

A woman was flown to hospital and at least three others suffered neck, back and chest injuries as a result of a collision between two cars.


Police appeal for witnesses to village pub attack

A man has suffered multiple injuries after an assault in a village pub courtyard

Sex slave victims 'let down by leniency' to brothel manager

A brothel owner who avoided jail should have been given a tougher sentence, according to a charity that helps victims of human trafficking.


City councillor steps down after two years due to career demands

John Brazier will quit on June 8 - the day his father Sir Julian Brazier contests his eighth general election.

Whistleblowers expose falling standards at 'inadequate' home

An inspector sat on a urine-soaked cushion at a residential home which has been ordered to improve.


'Worst fly-tipping ever seen'

Taxpayers are set to pick up the bill after more than 100 fridges, tyres and other waste has been strewn across public land.


Traffic chaos fears as three crossings shut on same day

Council officers have given the green light for barriers to be down on three busy level crossings at the same time.


Flytipper fined for dumping waste at beauty spot

A man who collected rubbish for a living must fork out £3,000 after dumping waste at a beauty spot on two occasions

Mum who lost son to depression back's Prince's plea

A mother of a man who took his own life after battling depression has spoken out after Prince Harry opened up this week.

Hospital fears as election delays consultation

As the public consultation over east Kent's hospitals is set back, campaigners fear the transfer of services from the K&C will be permanent.


Man accused of theft and weapon offences

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying a knife and stealing a phone in a shopping precinct.


Bus and lorry in crash

A lorry and bus have crashed close to a busy roundabout, which is causing tailbacks around a town's ring-road.

Governing body shake-up at troubled grammar

The new head of Simon Langton Girls' Grammar has revealed changes to the governing board following a troublesome year at the school.

Driver crashes into petrol station kiosk

Police and ambulance crews were called after a driver crashed into a pay kiosk at a supermarket petrol station.


Radical plan to oust Tory MP

Calls have been made for three political parties to field a single candidate in an attempt to win one of the Conservative Party's safest seats in Kent


Search for pair who helped attack victim

Police want to find two good Samaritans who shouted at a man to stop him attacking a woman in the street.

Drought possible admits agency

The Environment Agency is working with water companies, businesses and farmers to minimise the impact of a possible drought


Brothel manager claimed it was karaoke bar

A Chinese man smuggled into the UK told his partner he was running a karaoke bar - when in reality, it was a brothel exploiting vulnerable women.


Suspect bag sparks city centre security alert

Police were called to a street busy with shoppers and tourists amid fears over the contents of an unattended sports bag.


Workmen find remains of former Archbishops

The remains of five former Archbishops of Canterbury have been discovered beneath a church.

Driver 'five times over limit' held in custody

A driver stopped by police after reports of dangerous driving was arrested after being found five times over the drink-drive limit.

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