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Man "critical" after being hit by car outside nightclub

Jack Willmott - "critical" in hospital

08 April 2017

Friends have launched an appeal for help after a man aged 25 was hit by a car outside a nightclub featured in the TV show The Only Way Is Essex.


Comic brings Frankie Howerd back to life

Paul Harris outside the Criterion Theatre, Blue Town

08 April 2017

British comedian Frankie Howerd would have been 100 last month so Kent funnyman Paul Harris is touring his one-man play Titter Ye Not as a tribute.

Fire breaks out on industrial estate

Kent Fire and Rescue on the scene. File photo.

08 April 2017

Three fire engines were called to an early morning blaze on an industrial estate this morning.

Incident at three-storey town centre shopping complex

The Mall Shopping Centre, Maidstone, when it was known as the Chequers. File photo.

08 April 2017

Fire crews are reported to have been called to a busy shopping centre this morning


Paedo cop sacked over making child porn

Tim Ryton leaving Crawley Magistrates' Court. He has been struck off by Kent Police today

07 April 2017

A Kent Police inspector with 25 years service has been sacked for gross misconduct after making and sharing child pornography.

Care charity scoops top honour

Winners of the care category, Kenward Trust. Picture: Roger Vaughan.

17 March 2017

The Kenward Trust has been named the Kent Charity of the Year.

Dole claimants surge

Fewer people are on the dole in Kent

15 March 2017

The number of people on unemployment benefits in Kent grew at the fastest rate in more than a year last month.


Taxes on the self-employed 'wrong'

Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat

09 March 2017

A Kent MP has urged the government to rethink a proposal announced in the budget to raise National Insurance contributions.

Generator bosses want to increase power

Wheelabrator Technologies

08 March 2017

Builders who want to create a huge 75 megawatt power station are to hold three public exhibitions as part of a six-week consultation.


Spring Budget 2017: Live blog

Philip Hammond presented his first and last Autumn Statement, after deciding to scrap the event from 2017

08 March 2017

Follow the first Spring Budget delivered by Chancellor Philip Hammond.


Wait over for secondary school pupils

More children are now going to good or outstanding schools

01 March 2017

It's a big day for 10 and 11-year-olds in Kent as they find out where they will be going to school in September.


Appeal to help find missing teenager

Missing: Benedict Blackwood

27 February 2017

A 17-year-old missing from his home in Stevenage may be heading to Kent.

Drug driving rising across Kent

There have been three deaths on Kent's roads as a result of drugs. Picture: GettyImages

24 February 2017

The number of motorists caught behind the wheel with illegal substances in their system has gone up three fold in just 12 months.


Storm forced total closure of Dartford bridge

The QEII Bridge

23 February 2017

Motorists faced huge disruption as one of Kent’s busiest highways was shut due to Storm Doris.


Massive rise in motorists driving whilst banned

More motorists driving whilst disqualified have been caught in Kent. Picture Thinkstock

23 February 2017

More people have been caught getting behind the wheel while disqualified in the first eight weeks of the year than the whole of 2010, 2011 and 2012.


Inquest delays causing 'huge distress'

It can take more than 40 weeks for permission to stage a funeral in some parts of Kent. Stock image

21 February 2017

People living in parts of Kent have to wait more than nine months for answers after the unexpected death of a loved one due to a delay in inquests.


Thousands of 999 calls unanswered

A new offence of assaulting an emergency worker could come into force with new legislation. Image: Thinkstock

20 February 2017

Police in Kent have registered one of the biggest increases in the number of 'abandoned' emergency calls.


Get set for sun, storms and wind

It's expected to be a warm day

19 February 2017

The county is set for a glorious start to the week - but it's likely to be a one-day wonder.


Dozens of ‘female genital mutilation’ cases in Kent

Latest figures show 30 cases of ‘female genital mutilation’ in Kent

17 February 2017

A children’s charity has criticised the lack of prosecutions of an illegal practice that leaves girls with lasting physical and emotional scars.


New £1 coin could cause havoc

The new 12-sided £1 coin released in part of Kent today

16 February 2017

Businesses that use vending machines are facing several major currency changes within 18 months.

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