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Foreign lorry drivers lead the way in fines

Lorry driver. Picture: Thinkstock

17 October 2017

Calls are growing for more rest stops for lorry drivers after it emerged hundreds of foreign hauliers are failing to take enough breaks.


Strictly pair's love story on stage

Kent's Ola and James Jordan will tour together next year

17 October 2017

Kent dance supremos James and Ola Jordan will take to the stage next year in their first tour together, telling the story of their own love story.


A fine mess!

Three gardens in Folkestone with piles of rubbish stacked up has left the residents with huge fines

15 October 2017

Three people have been fined thousands of pounds after leaving piles of rubbish in their gardens.


Fire next to takeaway shop

12 October 2017

Firefighters were called after smoke was seen coming out of a house in a residential street.

Kent GP surgeries set to benefit from £4m cash injection

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

12 October 2017

A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Care home that 'smells of cat urine' in special measures

Dementia patients were discovered with unexplained cuts and bruises at St Claire Care Home, Folkestone: Google

12 October 2017

Residents at a Kent care home suffered unexplained bruising and tears to their skin and were unable to complain to untrained staff.


Child in costume filmed in 'bizarre' bar burglary

The masked raiders sized up the phone left on the bar

12 October 2017

Bizarre footage of a child dressed in a Halloween costume has emerged showing him stealing from a club's bar.


BMW stuck on beach rescued by coastguard

The BMW had to be pulled to safety by a JCB. Pic: Folkestone Coastguard

11 October 2017

A BMW had to be pulled to safety by a JCB after getting stuck on a beach.


Cyclist hurt in hit and run

The incident happened as the vehicle turned into Stade Street, Hythe. Picture: Google.

11 October 2017

A cyclist was injured in an alleged hit and run incident in which a car struck him and failed to stop.

Troubled health trust gets new boss

Susan Acott has been appointed interim chief executive

11 October 2017

A beleaguered Kent health trust has a new chief executive - but bosses have only put her in the role until early next year.


First Class ... out today!

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

11 October 2017

Don't forget to grab a copy of today's paper which features a special souvenir of your child's start to life at school.

Ex police officer faces jail for child sex offences

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

11 October 2017

A retired police officer has been told to expect jail after admitting asking a child to send him explicit images of herself on the internet.

Show me the money

The Storage Hunters Sean Kelly, Green Mile and T-Money are heading for Folkestone

11 October 2017

The three larger-than-life stars of cult hit Storage Hunters come to Kent this week with a fast-paced show and even faster-pace charity auction.

Police shut road after three-car crash

 Stock image

10 October 2017

Part of an A-road was blocked for more than two hours following an accident involving three vehicles.

Former pub site ‘will be foodie paradise’

Ben Cuthbert

10 October 2017

An entrepreneur has revealed his plans to convert a run-down pub into a traditional Kentish tavern and fresh fish restaurant.


Unique sports park building to start within weeks

Building on Folkestone's Urban Sports Park is due to start within weeks. Picture courtesy of Roger De Haan Charitable Trust

10 October 2017

Building for a unique world-first urban sports park in a Kent town is due to start in the next few weeks, project managers have announced today.

Dramatic photos show aftermath of lorry crash

Emergency crews were called just after 9am. Picture: Paul Amos

10 October 2017

Startling photos show the aftermath of a crash that left a lorry on its side and forced police to close a main road.


Road closed after lorry overturns

The crash happened close to the Blue and White Cafe

10 October 2017

Police have shut a main road following a crash involving a car and lorry close to a cafe.


Council 'lobbying hard' for new HS1 stop

Shepway District Council wants Westenhanger station to become a regular high speed rail stop to service Otterpool Park

10 October 2017

The team developing a garden town in Kent are pressing government for a tiny railway station to become a stop on the high speed rail line.


Teen arrested after drugs bust

The Leas in Folkestone where police carried out a raid and arrested a teenager from London. Picture: Google

09 October 2017

Police have arrested a teenager after a drugs bust on a town's seafront.

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