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Fallen trees pose a danger to drivers

24 December 2013

A warning has been issued to motorists to beware of storm damage after trees and power lines were brought down by the overnight storm.

Man 'trapped in river' during storm

24 December 2013

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital after becoming trapped in the river at Ashford early this morning.

Ex-punk performs for Prince at palace

23 December 2013

Former punk turned Ashford magician Etienne Pradier was the star entertainer at Prince Charles's annual Christmas party at St James's Palace.

M20 reopened following crash and fire

23 December 2013

The motorway has been partially reopened after a collision and a car fire caused it be closed this morning.

County to be battered by 70mph winds and heavy rain

22 December 2013

Motorists are being warned to be careful after a severe weather warning was issued for today and Christmas Eve.

Pughsley confirmed new Chief Constable

20 December 2013

Second in command at Kent Police Alan Pughsley has today been confirmed as the force's new Chief Constable.

Cash stolen from coffee shop

20 December 2013

Cash was taken from a high street cafe in Ashford, which was broken into in the early hours of this morning.

Woman and baby taken to hospital after car overturns

20 December 2013

A 4x4 ended up on its roof on the M20 between Lenham and Ashford last night, with two casualties.

More spending cuts as budgets revealed

19 December 2013

Kent council budgets face being squeezed even further after the government announced the latest cuts to grant money.

Larger Christmas travel surge expected

19 December 2013

A high-speed train operator has forecast an 11% rise in passengers over the festive period, compared with the same time last year.

Air ambulance can now fly round the clock

18 December 2013

Kent's air ambulance is to be the first in the country to operate after dark as it was revealed today it can now operate night flights.

Students serve up a treat to care home residents

17 December 2013

A festive feast was laid on for residents of three care homes in Ashford by pupils of a secondary school in the town.

Head to south of France all year round

16 December 2013

Eurostar will extend its service to the region next year and plans to run trains all-year-round if the trial is a success.

Pick-up truck destroyed in blaze

15 December 2013

A man's pick-up truck was left a burnt-out shell after bursting into flames in a residential street.

Three people injured in two vehicle smash

15 December 2013

Emergency services attended a crash last night between two cars in Dymchurch High Street

Firefighters stage second walkout in 24 hours

14 December 2013

Families are being urged to take extra care with cooking tonight as firefighters walk out for four hours.

Take two... huge transformer crawls through Kent

14 December 2013

After a false start due to the tidal surge, a 318-tonne electricity transformer - the size of a house - is inching through Kent at 12mph today.

Emergency services attend two vehicle smash

14 December 2013

Police, fire crews and ambulance were called to Ashford this afternoon to a report that two vehicles had collided

Couple's anger after 'offensive' religious video played on taxi journey

13 December 2013

A business owner has spoken of his anger and fear after he and his wife were locked in a taxi while the driver played an "offensive" religious video.

Teacher jailed over child abuse images after being arrested on school trip

13 December 2013

A deputy head teacher who downloaded hours of disgusting child abuse videos has been jailed - after being arrested on a school trip.

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