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Commuters warned of rail chaos

Artist's impression of revamped London Bridge platform

22 May 2013

Kent rail passengers have been warned to expect serious disruption on services to and from London... for up to two years.

Police release CCTV image of suspected credit card fraudster

Card fraud suspect

21 May 2013

An image of a man who used a credit card at Ashford's Asda supermarket has been released by officers investigating a fraud case.

Road rage driver punches woman in the face

20 May 2013

Police are hoping to trace a man who is alleged to have punched a female motorist after a crash on a roundabout near Ashford.

World class success for Chapel Down Winery

Chapel Down Winery

20 May 2013

Tenterden-based Chapel Down took home three gold medals and a prestigious ‘best in class’ trophy at the international Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Woman in hospital after stabbing

Kent Police sign

19 May 2013

A man arrested over the suspected stabbing of a woman in Ashford has been released.

Spring has finally arrived!

Carpet of bluebells in Kings Wood, Challock. Picture By Gary Browne

18 May 2013

It may look gloomy outside but the countryside around Ashford has burst into colour

Pair charged after string of armed robberies

McColls in St Martin's Square, Larkfield, after the raid

17 May 2013

Two men are due in court after a series of armed raids across Kent.

Armed robbers jailed for 27 years after vicious Thomas Cook raids

CCTV pictures show raiders bursting into Thomas Cook in Sandwich

17 May 2013

A pair who tied up staff and threatened to kill Thomas Cook workers in a series of armed raids have been jailed for a total of 27 years.

Planning permission for Conningbrook given go ahead

Conningbrook Lakes in Kennington

17 May 2013

Plans for a new country park in Ashford have been given the green light by the borough council

Changes at old Sevington Homebase store

17 May 2013

The owners of Ashford's former Homebase store have applied for permission to demolish its garden centre extension.

M20 delays as van overturns

Van overturns on the London-bound carriageway of the M20. Picture: Lee Edginton

17 May 2013

Commuters have been facing congestion on the M20 this morning after a van overturned, blocking part of the London-bound carriageway.

Alpacas mauled to death by rampaging terriers

17 May 2013

A police investigation has begun after two Staffordshire bull terriers killed prized alpacas as they grazed in their field.

Efit released in search for suspect in Post Office theft

Suspect

16 May 2013

Police searching for a man who snatched cash from a till at South Willesborough Post Office have released an efit of the suspect.

Valuable statues stolen from Wye

The white marble statues stolen from Olantigh Gardens, Wye

16 May 2013

A pair of 18th century marble figures were stolen from Olantigh Gardens at Wye near Ashford

Norman the cat rises from the dead

Karen Jones, from Kennington, with pet cat Norman after his 'resurrection'

16 May 2013

A family held a funeral service for their pet cat Norman and 'buried' him in the garden - before he turned up for breakfast the next day.

'Boris Bikes' scheme launched at Ashford station

Mark Antwis from Brompton Dock with one of the bikes

16 May 2013

A dock of hire bicycles, similar to the ‘Boris Bikes’ scheme in London, has been installed at Ashford International Station.

More than 50 want to run K College

Dover's K College campus

16 May 2013

As many as 50 organisations - including colleges and companies - have expressed an interest in taking over struggling K College when it is broken up.

'Madman' driver ordered to stay off streets as cabbie

Rofiqul Khan

15 May 2013

An Ashford cabbie has failed to win back his licence after 'frightening the living daylights' out of customers with his fast driving.

Woman punches bank worker

Police want to speak to this woman over a disturbance at Santander in Ashford

14 May 2013

Police want to speak to this woman after a bank worker was punched by a customer who pulled down a poster and threw leaflets across the room.

BAFTA joy for ex-Ashford schoolboy Alex

Former Norton Knatchbull pupil Alex Brooker who has been helping to lead Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympic Games

14 May 2013

Former Norton Knatchbull pupil Alex Brooker has collected a BAFTA for Channel 4's coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics.

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