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Man in court on arson charge after vehicle fire

Fire crews were called. Stock pic

25 September 2017

A man has been charged with arson after a vehicle was found on fire inside a business compound.

Car set alight as driver flees crash

Police stopped the car last week

23 September 2017

Three cars ended up on fire after a driver fled the scene of a crash.

Drink drive charge after car crash

Picture: @Kent_999s / Keith Shepherd

23 September 2017

A man has been charged with drink driving after a car crashed into a lamppost in the early hours of the morning.

Primark at Bluewater 'disappointing' for town centres

Kent has several Primark stores

23 September 2017

Primark's plan to open a store at Bluewater has been described as 'disappointing news' for one of the shopping centre's neighbouring town centres.

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Man dies after being hit by lorry

The scene of the incident. Picture: Kent Police RPU.

22 September 2017

A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after a man was hit and killed on the M25.

Off-duty emergency workers help injured driver

The crash happened just before Cobham Services. Pic: Google Maps

22 September 2017

An off-duty paramedic, fireman and police officer went to the rescue after a van driver was injured when his tyre blew out on the A2.

Partner misled police over missing man

Piotr Binkowski

22 September 2017

The girlfriend of suicidal man found dead in a park lied about when he disappeared because she feared officers would not take her report seriously.

Van on its side after crash

The van wedged in bushes. Picture: Charlotte Adams

21 September 2017

Delays built up after a crash on a major route left a van on its side.

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Ruff justice for pair after village burglary

PD Parker, right, pictured with his colleague PD Vinnie. Picture: Kent Police

21 September 2017

Two suspected burglars felt the full force of the paw after they were tracked down by Police Dog Parker and his human handler.

Town centres keen to keep Primark after Bluewater bombshell

Part of Bluewater has been evacuated. Picture: Nick Thornton

21 September 2017

Town centre shoppers have been told not to be fearful for their local Primark store - despite the company's plans to open at Bluewater.

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Primark to open store at Bluewater

Kent has several Primark stores

21 September 2017

The discount fashion chain has confirmed it is coming to Kent's biggest shopping centre.

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Doctor referred to tribunal after young mum's death

Sian on holiday

21 September 2017

A doctor who failed to diagnose the condition of a woman who died hours after being discharged has been referred to a tribunal.

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Primark store mooted for Bluewater

Kent has several Primark stores

21 September 2017

The discount fashion chain's long-rumoured arrival at Kent's biggest shopping centre could finally come to fruition.

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Package detonated by bomb squad

Police at the scene with a specialist robotic device. Photo by David Carnell

21 September 2017

A controlled explosion has been carried out after police were called to reports of a suspicious package.

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Injured stray cat wins stay of execution

A badly limping stray was saved by two cat lovers

20 September 2017

A group of animal lovers are determined to save the life of a feline whose injuries were so bad a vet said he should be put down.

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New schools offer young different way of learning

Head of college Carina Lindars; Steve Leahey, principal; and Neil Arnould, assistant head of college; with pupils in front of what will become Inspiration Academy

20 September 2017

Youngsters in north Kent now have two new places where they can get an education - a colourful primary and a business-like academy.

Hot tips from safety chiefs

Thames-side Fire Station in Northfleet

19 September 2017

A fire station will open its doors for a community safety day for the first time in 10 years this weekend.

Armed robbery at village post office

The area has been taped off. Picture: Phil Lee

19 September 2017

The main road through a village was taped off after two men with a gun robbed a business.

River services to ferry Londoners to resort

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

19 September 2017

Theme park developers have signed an agreement with operators of river services up the Thames to carry passengers between London and the site in Kent.

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Cinema date led couple to 75 years of wedded bliss

Peter and Dora Lucas, of Lanes Avenue, Northfleet, have been married for 75 years

19 September 2017

To reach the age of 75 is an achievement, but for a marriage to last quite so long makes for an extremely rare anniversary indeed.

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