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Listen: Singer dies just a day after being told he had cancer

Well-loved musician Chris Austin

22 July 2013

A gifted musician has died aged 38... just a day after discovering he had liver cancer.

Tragic swimmer's appeal tops £80,000

Susan Taylor died while trying to swim the Channel

16 July 2013

TV star David Walliams is among thousands who have donated to an appeal following the tragic death of swimmer Susan Taylor.

Shoppers 'killing beggars with kindness'

Homeless man begging for money. Pic: Getty Images

09 July 2013

People are being urged not to give money to street beggars in a new campaign warning how donations often go on alcohol and drugs that could kill them.


300 tonnes go up in flames in huge recycling centre blaze

A fireball erupts from the fire at the Sweeep recycling centre in Milton Regis. Picture: Andy Ives

08 July 2013

Around 300 tonnes of electrical equipment has been destroyed in a massive fire at a recycling centre that has finally been extinguished today.

Prime Minister opens London Array wind farm

David Cameron announces the London Array opening. Picture: Press Association

04 July 2013

David Cameron officially opened the world's largest wind farm, declaring it a 'huge privilege'.

Queen's final farewell to Kent soldiers

The Queen inspects the guard at Howe Barracks in Canterbury

28 June 2013

The Queen has been in Canterbury today to say her final farewell to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - you can read our live coverage here.

Boy dies after 20ft roof fall

Tragic Cameron Tidey fell 20ft through a roof

27 June 2013

A 13-year-old boy has died in hospital after plunging 20ft through the roof of an abandoned Hovis flour mill in Ramsgate.

Blessed be the new tourism bus

Brian Blessed gives the bus the thumbs up

24 June 2013

Flamboyant actor Brian Blessed has launched a new tourist bus of Medway - complete with his booming voice to guide visitors.

Missing man 'seen' twice in New Zealand

Matthew Green went missing from Sittingbourne in April 2010

12 June 2013

The parents of a roofer missing for more than three years have been given renewed hope after two separate sightings on the other side of the world.

German bomber brought to shore after being raised from Channel

Rare German bomber plane the Dornier 17 is believed to be the only intact example of its kind in the world. Picture: Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum

11 June 2013

A rare Second World War plane shot down off the Kent coast in the Battle of Britain has been brought to shore today after a huge salvage operation.

Update: Man charged after mosque attack

Damage inside a Gillingham mosque hours after Lee Rigby's death

23 May 2013

A man has been charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage after a Kent mosque was attacked in the wake of the Woolwich terror murder.

Paramount Park could be scuppered by new crossing plan

Computer-generated image showing what Paramount Park could look like on the Swanscombe Peninsula

21 May 2013

The man behind Paramount Park has warned a new river crossing could ruin plans for the Disney-style resort as the government unveiled its plans.

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