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Barratts rewards shareholders amid 'good demand'

One of the new homes at the Martello Lakes development in Hythe

21 February 2018

The UK's largest housbuilder, which has homes for sale at seven sites across Kent, is rewarding shareholders with a big boost to their dividend.

Drink drivers four times more likely to be men

More men than women have failed roadside breath tests for drink drivers in the last three years. Stock image

21 February 2018

Male drivers in Kent account for 80% of motorists caught behind the wheel while over the legal alcohol limit.


Missing teenager found

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of theft.

20 February 2018

Police have traced a 16-year-old who had not been seen for three days.


Council tax hike approved

Council tax bills could rise by more than £100. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

20 February 2018

Council taxpayers in Kent are set to see average household bills rise by more than £100 following a key decision taken today.


Delays after crash on major route

19 February 2018

Motorists on the A2 were held up following rush-hour crash.

Have you seen Sonny?

Sonny had been missing since Friday

19 February 2018

A search has begun for a teenager who has not been seen since last week.


Crash involving two lorries and car

Police stopped the driver in Canterbury. Stock picture

19 February 2018

Emergency services were called to a collision which left a lorry stranded on the A2.

No gold post box for Olympic star Lizzy

Lizzy Yarnold presented with a gold post box Picture: Andy Payton

19 February 2018

Royal Mail won't be giving any special treatment to Lizzy Yarnold, despite her historic win in Pyeongchang.

Chickens finger lickin' gone

KFC at Sandgate Road, Folkestone, not yet listed as reopened

18 February 2018

Only six Kent KFCs remain open as the company's new suppliers suffer "teething problems".


Screwdriver threat made during home raid

Police are thanking all those who helped in the search.

18 February 2018

Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses after three raiders targeted a house with a couple and two children inside.


Shoppers leave shopping centre after false alarm

Bluewater has been evacuated following a fire alarm. Picture: @HenryCollier10

18 February 2018

Shoppers at Bluewater Shopping Centre evacuated the area as a false fire alarm went off this afternoon.


The return of The King

Steve Michaels in This Is Elvis

18 February 2018

The Elvis '68 Comeback Special is making a return - 50 years on - with award-winning performer Steve Michaels in This Is Elvis.


Motorist in hospital after A2 collision

Police were called to the scene. Stock picture

17 February 2018

A man is in hospital following a crash between a vehicle and motorcycle on the A2.

Time to relight that fire

The Band from the show featuring the music of Take That

17 February 2018

The much-anticipated musical The Band, which features Take That's music and its members at its helm, gets set for curtain up in Kent.

True scale of homelessness revealed

Extreme weather conditions are putting homeless people at serious risk.

17 February 2018

The true scale of homelessness has been revealed and the figures are far worse than official records show.


She's done it!

Lizzy Yarnold with her Gold medal from the 2014 Olympics

17 February 2018

Kent's Lizzy Yarnold becomes first British Winter Olympian to achieve back-to-back Gold


Thefts of blue badges quadruple

16 February 2018

A charity is lobbying for harsher consequences for people who steal blue badges meant to help people with disabilities.


Two fight for their lives after head-on smash

Police spotted the man around 11pm. Stock photo

16 February 2018

Two men are critically ill in hospital following a head-on smash.

Police search for missing pensioner

Library image.

16 February 2018

A search is underway for a 77-year-old man who has not been seen since yesterday evening.

Councils failing to meet housing targets

The number of houses each local authority has completed has been revealed. Picture: Chris Davey

16 February 2018

Not enough homes are being built in several areas of Kent, according to the latest figures.

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