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House prices rise by £11,000

In Kent the average house price increased by more than £10,000 in a year, according to figures

05 December 2017

The average property price in Kent has gone up by more than £11,000 in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures.

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Action plan to cut the traffic jams unveiled

It is hoped the scheme will ease congestion on the route. Stock pic

05 December 2017

Plans for a multi million pound scheme to ease congestion on a major route between Dartford and Greenhithe have gone on show.

Crash caused two hour delays

Traffic has reportedly been stopped on the M2 motorway.

04 December 2017

Motorists suffered rush-hour misery after a lorry crashed on the M25.

Woman seriously injured after falling off balcony

The police was called , to Greenhithe, after a woman fell off a balcony.

04 December 2017

A woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition after falling from a balcony as she tried to fix a faulty alarm.

£8bn claims for crossing ‘pure fantasy’

The original artist's impression of the proposed tunnel at Option C of the Lower Thames Crossing

04 December 2017

Claims that the Lower Thames Crossing will deliver £8bn of revenue and 6,000 jobs to Kent have been dismissed as 'pure fantasy' by one campaign group.

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Firefighters test rescue skills on mud

Firefighters will carry out a mud rescue.

04 December 2017

Firefighters will be testing out their skills on Wednesday morning as they rescue someone from mud flats near Medway Valley Leisure Park, in Strood.

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Emergency services called to two-car crash

Fire crews attended a two car crash in Valley Drive, Gravesend.

03 December 2017

Firefighters freed a car passenger following a two-vehicle crash in the early hours.

Cyclist scales the equivalent of Everest

03 December 2017

A cyclist has scaled the height of Mount Everest - in Kent.

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Kent MPs rebuked over complaints about bus cuts

Cllr Bryan Sweetland

03 December 2017

Conservative county councillor takes MPs to task over bus cut protests

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Delays clear after six-vehicle pile-up

It is hoped the scheme will ease congestion on the route. Stock pic

02 December 2017

Emergency services were at the scene of a crash involving six vehicles on the A2.

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Taboo topics discussed at women's conference

Gurvinder Sandher of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council addresses the conference

02 December 2017

Around 300 people attended an annual women-only conference to address subjects which are not usually openly discussed.

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Support the Messenger Christmas Appeal

Lorna and Stephen Nolan with Pastor, Tom Griffiths (centre). Picture: Steve Crispe

02 December 2017

A husband and wife duo at the core of this year's Christmas appeal for the homeless.

Hammer-wielding robber told staff he was 'joking'

Kris Brown. Picture: Kent Police.

01 December 2017

A robber who held up a store with a hammer and later claimed to be 'joking' has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Appeal as woman fights for life after being crushed by bus

The scene in Greenhithe. Pictures: UK News in Pictures

01 December 2017

A pensioner is continuing to fight for life after becoming trapped under a bus, as police appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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Man threatened to blow himself up

Ian Hendrie faces more than a year behind bars

01 December 2017

Police found a bin stuffed with bottles full of shrapnel when responding to threats made by a drug addict.

Pensioner seriously hurt after being 'crushed' by bus

The scene of the accident in Greenhithe. Picture: Kent News in Pictures

30 November 2017

An elderly woman has been seriously hurt after reportedly losing her footing and falling into the path of a bus, leaving her trapped underneath.

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Pioneering clinic opens in shopping centre

Andrew Honeyman and John Pither (Directors), Jo Beech (DGS CCG) and MP Adam Holloway

30 November 2017

A pioneering NHS-funded ultrasound clinic will treat people from a town centre shopping complex in a bid to cut waiting times and improve access.

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Council deputy resigns over building policy

Cllr Leslie Hills has resigned from his position as deputy council leader in protest against his leader’s building policies

29 November 2017

A deputy council leader has stepped down from the cabinet in protest to plans to build on greenbelt land in his borough.

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Travellers set up home at lorry park

Travellers are on land just off the A2

29 November 2017

A number of caravans are parked up on land just off the A2.

Major plans unveiled as Southeastern franchise launched

A Southeastern train. Picture: Southeastern

29 November 2017

Thousands of rail passengers are expected to benefit from more space, longer trains and more reliable journeys under plans announced today.

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