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Acne drug ban call after girl's death

Teenager Charlotte Porter suffered a fatal blood clot

20 June 2013

The family of a teenager who died while taking an acne drug have launched an online petition for it to be banned.


Hundreds of patients held down in Kent's mental health wards

Opemuyi has been jailed

19 June 2013

Mentally ill patients in Kent face a greater risk of being restrained by staff than in most other places in England.

Crossing 'is causing lung diseases'

The Dartford Crossing

19 June 2013

Dartford has more breathing diseases and asthma because of the crossing, it's expected to be heard.

Neil Stuke backing Father's Day campaign

Neil Stuke

15 June 2013

A new film due to be broadcast tomorrow (Sunday) to raise awareness of prostate cancer stars Deal's homegrown talent Neil Stuke

Lucky strike saves man's life

Lacrosse player Edward Solly discovered he had cancer after going for treatment for an injury

14 June 2013

A lacrosse player who had a ball smashed into his testicles has the eye-watering injury to thank for saving his life - as it revealed he had cancer.

Cervical cancer risk for women in West Kent

It received a good rating. Stock image.

14 June 2013

Close to a quarter of women across Kent over 25 are risking getting cervical cancer because of missed smear tests.

Grief at death of teen who collapsed in front of brothers

Tragic Ben Simmonds, who died after a cardiac arrest, pictured when at primary school

12 June 2013

Touching tributes have been paid to a tragic 17-year-old who died after collapsing in front of his two young brothers while playing football.

Kent's cancer postcode lottery

A cancer patient. Posed by model

11 June 2013

People in Medway have a greater chance of dying early from cancer than most other places in England, it's been revealed.

Gravesend 'legal highs' shop boss: Don't judge us

11 June 2013

The boss of a 'legal highs' shop in Gravesend says critics shouldn't judge his business until they have visited the store.

Gold award for Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

11 June 2013

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has received an award for its approach to health and safety in the workplace.

Timberman wins £70k payout for 'wood dust' cancer

Peter Spillett (centre) during his days working as a timberman

10 June 2013

A pensioner has been awarded thousands in compensation after he contracted nasal cancer from his 25 years of exposure to wood dust.

Girl, 2, with cancer was told she had a cold

Zoe Stanton

09 June 2013

A toddler was just hours from death after being told at least five times by GPs she had nothing seriously wrong with her.

Sex infections soar by a third in Kent

 A couple kissing. Posed by models

06 June 2013

The number of sex infection cases in Kent has rocketed... and one area is particularly badly hit.

Bev's sparkler after losing nine stones

Bev Wright, who lost nine stone in weight, with an old skirt

31 May 2013

The husband of a super-slimmer has bought her a ring studded with nine diamonds... one for every stone she has lost!

New hospital given planning approval

How Dover's new community hospital will look.

31 May 2013

Planning permission has been given for Dover's new community hospital, but MP Charlie Elphicke says he still wants care beds included.

Calls intensify to get children vaccinated against measles

Garrod threatened to inject a patient if he didn't behave. Library image.

30 May 2013

Doctors have called for parents in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling to waste no more time in immunizing their children

Woman's shock at birth in snooker hall toilet

The club entrance

25 May 2013

A woman who didn't know she was pregnant has told of her sadness after giving birth to a baby who later died.

Mum's battle for machine to break disabled son's silence

Claire Cooper is trying to raise cash to buy two Eye Gaze machines for her son, George Cooper-Donaghy

25 May 2013

A woman is fighting for the technology to help her son say the one word she has never heard... mum.

Families in legal action against Butlins after holiday sickness

Elisha Cordner who fell ill at Butlins

23 May 2013

Two Kent families are taking legal action against Butlins after suffering from severe sickness on "nightmare" holidays at Bognor Regis.

Food bank could open in Dover by September

22 May 2013

A food bank is to be set up in Dover. Representatives from various Dover churches are having talks with supermarkets to launch the project.

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