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Traffic fears over primary plans at secondary school

Saint George's Church of England School, Gravesend

13 October 2017

Education bosses pitching plans for a major expansion to a secondary school have been warned not to underestimate the impact on local roads.


Great Storm claimed 22 lives

Alan Breeze sits among the damage at Brambles animal park in Herne Common, now Wildwood Images

13 October 2017

It's 30 years since 110mph winds caused havoc in Kent and beyond, destroying 15 million trees and creating damage costing £1 billion.


Kent schools facing 550 governor shortfall

Schools are facing a critical shortage of governors

13 October 2017

Schools across the county are suffering a 'critical' shortage of volunteers taking up a key support role.


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.

New name emerges for resort

Developers hope the resort will be open - without the Paramount branding - in 2023

12 October 2017

New supporters of a £3.2 billion theme park in Kent will be revealed before the end of the year, bosses have said, as a new name for the site emerges.


Three on trial for 'professional hit murder' 16 years ago

Leonard Naylor had been in trouble before he was killed in a drive-by shooting. Picture: PA/Peter J Jordan

12 October 2017

Three men have gone on trial accused of murdering a drug dealer who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting more than 16 years ago.

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.


Sunday League side bid for bigger turnout

New Ash Green III play table-topping Swanscombe Tigers on Sunday

11 October 2017

Top-flight football might be back this weekend but a village side are hoping a clash with their main title rivals is enough to tempt fans away.

Man jailed for illegal immigration advice

Prince Adewale Adeola at Vinbrooke Legal Practitioners

11 October 2017

A man who ran a support group for youngsters with mental health issues has been jailed for illegally giving out immigration advice from his law firm.


Emergency crews called to motorbike crash

The ambulance service attended the scene

11 October 2017

Police and ambulance crews were called after a collision between a motorbike and a bus.

Woman falls from window in town centre incident

Emergency crews have been called to Harmer Street, Gravesend

11 October 2017

Immigration officers raided a town centre address and called ambulance crews after a woman fell from a window.

Man jailed after failed drug deal

Calvin Lumedo. Picture: Kent Police

10 October 2017

A drug dealer who ran from police after being caught trying discard 31 wraps of crack cocaine and heroine has been jailed for almost four years.


McDonald's knifeman faces jail

The attack took place in Gravesend McDonald's

10 October 2017

A teenager who stabbed and repeatedly stamped on a diner as horrified customers begged him to stop will have to wait until next year to hear his fate.

Tesco cashpoint raider jailed

Madalin-Petru Costea. Picture: Kent Police.

10 October 2017

A hairdresser who broke into a supermarket cash dispenser and stole more than £16,000 after security cameras were painted over has been jailed.


Car-key burglar who raided neighbour's home jailed

Billy Treays. Picture: Kent Police.

09 October 2017

A teenager who broke into a home in the street where he lived at night and drove off with the owner’s car has been jailed.


Seeing stars: Pantomimes across Kent this Christmas

Amelia Lily as Tinkerbell and Lloyd Daniels as Peter Pan, appearing at Maidstone Studios this Christmas

09 October 2017

See the stars, boo and hiss and enjoy some festive happy endings: here's our guide to pantomimes across Kent this Christmas.

Tributes to rider who died while racing

Motorcyclist and former mayor of Winterton, Fran Fletcher, has died while riding at Brands Hatch.

09 October 2017

Motorbike club members have been left shocked by the death of Fran Fletcher but say she died doing what she loved.


Back to school again for sprinter Adam

Sprinter Adam Gemili is welcomed by headteacher Paul Langridge and pupils at his old school

07 October 2017

Sprinter Adam Gemili has returned to Wentworth Primary School to open a building in his name.

Get spooked with some Halloween happenings

Halloween fun in Kent this October half term

07 October 2017

Looking for some Halloween fun for your little monsters? Here's our guide to what's creepy and kooky across the county.

Teen charged with robbery

General view of Mounts Road, Greenhithe. Picture: Google Maps

06 October 2017

A teenager is in court tomorrow after a man had his wallet and phone stolen.

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