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Far-right pair charged with religious harassment

Leader Paul Golding and his deputy Jayda Fransen

20 September 2017

The leaders of far-right group Britain First have been charged with religiously aggravated harassment after alleged activity during a gang-rape trial.

Concern growing for man missing from village

Ashley Field has gone missing from Hersden.

20 September 2017

A man has been missing from a village for nearly 10 days.


Motorbike seized after reports of nuisance riding

Police seized a motorbike from a nuisance rider. Stock image.

20 September 2017

Police have taken a motorbike off a 17-year-old after reports of anti-social behaviour in a village.


Drink and drugs charges for man accused of killing cyclist

Dave Thorman

19 September 2017

A man has been charged with five offences following the death of a popular chef killed in a crash as he cycled home from work.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at War Horse

War Horse is beginning its national tour at the Marlowe Theatre

19 September 2017

The award-winning stage show War Horse has begun its tour of theatres around the nation in Kent - and we've been given a sneak-peek behind the scenes.

Labour youth officer condemned for North Korea comments

Sarah Cundy, who expressed solidarity for North Korea regime

19 September 2017

The chairman of a grassroots Labour movement has sparked a backlash after tweeting her support for North Korea.


'Police should carry heroin antidote'

Heroin paraphernalia. Stock image

19 September 2017

Urgent action is needed as drugs are being cut with an elephant tranquilliser 10,000 times more potent than morphine, a policy adviser has warned.


Car fleeing police crashes into woman

Police are looking for the driver of a Ford Fiesta which hit a woman in Manor Road, Chatham.

19 September 2017

A woman suffered serious injuries after a car stopped by police sped off and crashed into her.


Pair steal from deaf dementia sufferer as he sleeps

Gary Stow (left) and John Shipman have been jailed for three years

18 September 2017

Two men stole £500 cash from the bedside cupboard of an elderly man with dementia as he slept just feet away.


Thieves smash their way into shops

Stock image

18 September 2017

Police are linking two early-hours raids, in which burglars smashed their way into shops in a bid to steal cigarettes.

Theatre boosts security amid 'critical' terror threat

The Marlowe Theatre

17 September 2017

Theatre bosses say they’ve had to tighten up security after the terrorism threat level was raised to critical.


'Know your limits'- Freshers given safety advice

Students enjoying nightlife in Kent. Stock picture courtesy of John Westhrop

16 September 2017

Freshers and returning students are being warned to look out for each other and to know their limits on nights out as the new term begins


MP abused and threatened by trolls

MP Rosie Duffield giving her maiden speech at the House of Commons

15 September 2017

Kent's only Labour parliamentarian has hit out at the 'vile, vitriolic insults' she has suffered since her shock general election victory.


Hospital boss quits troubled health trust

Chief executive of East Kent Hospitals Matthew Kershaw

15 September 2017

The boss of a beleaguered Kent health trust has left his position two years after taking up the role.


Causes of musicians' deaths still unknown

Tributes left outside the Beaney

15 September 2017

Mystery surrounds the deaths of three musicians found within five days of each other at the same house, after tests failed to reveal what happened.

A&E waiting times remain among country's worst

Optum is to take over contract for GP-led services in Kent and Medway. Picture: iStock.com

15 September 2017

Hospitals in east Kent have recruited extra doctors and secured £800k to expand crisis-hit A&E departments as patients face long waits for treatment.


'I've been told to return to frogland'

Murielle Stentzel

15 September 2017

A French woman who has lived in Kent for six years says she is being driven out by a 'staggering' rise in xenophobia.


Fight erupts among children in street

The fight started outside McDonald's.

14 September 2017

Police were called after a large group of schoolchildren started fighting each other outside a fast food chain.


More doctors for crisis hit A&E departments

The A&E at the William Harvey.

14 September 2017

Health chiefs have drafted in more emergency doctors as figures reveal just 62% of A&E patients are being seen within the four hour target.


Drunk woman 'spat at, kicked and struck' restaurant manager

Tia Lambert was found guilty of assault but intends to appeal her conviction

14 September 2017

A judge has told a university hopeful to clean up her act after a drink-fuelled assault on a manager of a posh restaurant.

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