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Safeguard cash to prevent Stack chaos, says MP

Operation Stack on the M20, July 2015

21 November 2017

The government is being urged to preserve £250 million in lorry parking money for reuse after the end of the Stanford plan.


Ex-soldier jailed after posing as youngster to trap child

Giltrap has committed four other sex offences, pleading guilty to inciting a child to send him explicit images of herself earlier this year.

21 November 2017

A 71-year-old ex-soldier has been jailed for four years after posing as a 16-year-old to send sex messages to a young girl on Facebook.

Police allay concerns over public 'training exercise'

Stock photo

21 November 2017

Police have allayed concerns over a flurry of unmarked cars and army helicopters in a district of Kent.


Preparing for Kelly's final goodbye

Kelly Turner's coffin. Picture courtesy of Kelly Turner Foundation

21 November 2017

Family have released an image of the decorated coffin for a teenager's funeral.


Residents escape fire at block of flats

Fire services at the scene.

21 November 2017

Residents caught up in a fire at a block of flats have described how the banged on doors to alert other neighbours as smoke filled the building.

Health campaigners take fight to No 10

Coach loads of protesters travelled to Kent

21 November 2017

A coachload of people with concerns about the future of health services in Kent took their fight to London, where they met a government minister.


Eurotunnel changes name

Eurotunnel has changed its name to Getlink. Picture: Ady Kerry

21 November 2017

Eurotunnel, which has operated the Channel Tunnel for 23 years, has changed its name to Getlink in a bid to highlight other strands of its business.


Two people in hospital after flat fire

Firefighters were called to the property. Stock picture

21 November 2017

Two people are in hospital after a blaze broke out in a basement flat.

Buggy battery thefts linked to crystal meth production

Sene Valley Golf Club - Google

20 November 2017

More than 40 golf buggy batteries were stolen in a co-ordinated raid, amid police warnings the acid could be used to make a highly addictive drug.


Masked raiders hurt elderly man in burglary bid

Men in balaclavas tried to break into the property. Picture: istock.com

20 November 2017

A man in his 80s suffered a head injury when would-be burglars in balaclavas tried to smash their way into his home.


Bid for £300m to help speed up Otterpool 'garden town'

Otterpool Park site looking back towards Sellindge where 12,000 homes are planned. Picture: Gary Browne

20 November 2017

We need £300m for schools, roads and other facilities if plans for 12,000 homes go ahead, says Kent County Council.


A&Es ranked worst in country... again

East Kent has the worst record in England for waiting times in A&E. Image: Thinkstock

20 November 2017

Some of Kent's accident and emergency departments have again been ranked the worst performing in England for waiting times.


Vet reimburses cat sanctuary that had collection tin taken

L-R: Jeremy Pearson of Animal House Veterinary Services and Carol Everest

18 November 2017

A Kind hearted vet has paid back cash which a thief stole from his surgery meant to help a cat sanctuary

Another solution needed for Operation Stack

Campaign groups are calling on the government to come up with another plan that will see lorries being able to park responsibly. Picture: Gary Browne

17 November 2017

MPs are calling for the government to come up with a plan to make sure the 2015 'lorry chaos' does not repeat itself.


Industrial accident victim named

Ashley King

17 November 2017

A young man who died in an industrial accident has been named locally, as loved ones pay tribute to a "big hearted character".


Surgery taken out of special measures

Central Surgery in Cheriton Road, Folkestone has come out of special measures

17 November 2017

A GP surgery has been taken out of special measures after inspectors saw improvements in the quality of its service.

School threatens to sue parents

Brockhill Park Performing Arts College

17 November 2017

Letters from solicitors have been sent to parents for accusing a school of failing to act on complaints of bullying.


Man dies in 'industrial incident'

A man in his 20s died

16 November 2017

A man has been killed in what is being described as an 'industrial incident' as police launch an investigation.


Patients' shock at dental surgery's sudden closure

Earlsgate Dental Practice

16 November 2017

A dental practice that abruptly shut its doors was under investigation by health authorities for "wide-ranging failings".


Fresh murder appeal brings new leads

Taxi driver Derek Brann was murdered in 1988 - his body was found on the M20. Picture: Kent Police

16 November 2017

A renewed investigation into the murder of a taxi driver 29 years ago has had an "encouraging response", say police.

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