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Shocking items found in food

Jean Brown with her 8.5 inch bolt and chips

23 February 2018

A piece of plastic, a pill, and a metal bolt are among the strangest things consumers in Kent have come across in their dinner.


Mum's fight to ensure 'my son mattered'

Robert Fraser

23 February 2018

A woman who lost her son to the most powerful drug known to man is campaigning for a change in the law.


First look at new seats for Pier

Residents are invited to have their say on the new seats. Picture: DDC

21 February 2018

A council is testing two types of benches as part of a half a million pound pier revamp.


Death of teenage boy 'could have been cry for help'

The inquest took place at Archbishop's Palace

21 February 2018

A coroner has concluded the death of a 14-year-old boy who hanged himself in his bedroom could have been a cry for help.

'I need money to get back to my boy'

Godwyne Close, Dover. Picture: Google Maps

21 February 2018

Police are investigating two burglaries where a woman asked for cash to return to her home-alone son.


Kent town among 'worst in England'

Dover has been listed as the 10th worst place to live in England

20 February 2018

A website dedicated to highlighting the country's grot spots has named a Kent town as one of the worst places to live in England.


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.


Ukip councillors quit threat

Henry Bolton

18 February 2018

Five councillors are considering quitting en masse in protest at the sacking of former party leader Henry Bolton.


Death plunge tragedy

A helicopter and lifeboats seen during yesterday's tragedy. Picture courtesy of Gracie Irvine

18 February 2018

A man has died after falling from a cliff at a Kent beauty spot.

Bolton row - Ukip councillor resigns

Cllr Ben Glayzer

17 February 2018

A district councillor has walked out of Ukip following the vote to remove its leader.


Possible incident at cliffs - details awaited

A helicopter and lifeboat vessels at the reported cliffs incident. Picture courtesy of Gracie Irvine

17 February 2018

A helicopter and lifeboats have been seen in a possible incident at a Kent beauty spot.

Wanted: more fugitives

Bob and Alex Ayling: Picture courtesy of Channel 4

17 February 2018

Makers of the TV pursuit show Hunted want Kent people to join a new series.


Millions of cigarettes seized at port

Cigarettes were hidden among insulation. Picture: Home Office

16 February 2018

Almost six million cigarettes were seized after they were hidden among insulation, border officials have revealed.


Marathon-runner's wife guilty of benefit fraud

April and Graham Totterdell

16 February 2018

A "devious and manipulative" woman who helped her marathon-runner husband fraudulently claim £38,000 in disability benefits is facing jail.


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.


Rent arrears: 'alarm bells should ring'

More rent arrears could worsen the homlessness crisis, one councillor fears. General view of a Dover neighbourhood

15 February 2018

More people are behind on their local authority rents, which councillors fear is another side to the housing crisis.

Border Force seize £3.2m of cocaine

Drug packages

14 February 2018

Officers have thwarted an attempt to smuggle approximately 30 kilos of cocaine into the UK.


Dover TAP is on

A previous use of the Dover TAP restrictions

14 February 2018

The traffic and speed restriction has been brought back to prevent congestion at a Kent port town.

Fighting period poverty

Artwork by Aimee Lennon to for Dover smArt campaign. Picture courtesy of Dover smART Project.

14 February 2018

A campaign is launched on St Valentine's Day for free feminine hygiene products for low-income women.


Signalling problem sparks train chaos

Southeastern trains will offer free wifi from today. Picture: Southeastern

14 February 2018

Trains were delayed or diverted due to a signalling problem on part of Kent's rail network.

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