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Veganuary: where to try vegan foods across Kent

Tasty vegan options by Ponga Foods in Maidstone

08 January 2018

Looking for a change for the New Year? Here's six ideas for where to try tasty vegan food across Kent during Veganuary.


Seafront plot on market for £1 million

The property enjoys breathtaking sea views

08 January 2018

This overgrown piece of land off a Kent beach could be the perfect spot for a seaside home - but it comes with a hefty price tag.


Unique chance to work with gorillas or tigers

Western lowland gorillas

08 January 2018

Fancy getting up close and personal with magnificent gorillas or tigers? Here are two ways you could live your dream...


Yorkshire gang held on suspicion of burglaries

Police have made arrests

07 January 2018

Police have charged four men for a series of burglaries and criminal damage in coastal towns.

Man charged after pub knife incident

The Rose Inn in Mortimer Street. Picture from Google Street view

07 January 2018

Police have a arrested a man on suspicion of wielding a knife and affray in a pub during New Year's celebrations

Patients stuck in corridors as A&E crisis deepens

Footage shows patients stuck in beds in the hospital corridors.

05 January 2018

Video footage has laid bare the scale of the winter crisis in hospitals as patients are left waiting in ambulances and stuck on beds in corridors.


Line reopens after train hits tree

05 January 2018

Passengers faced delays after a train struck a fallen tree.


'We’re paying even more for a service that’s getting worse’

Commuters say they are paying more money for a worse service. Pic: Matthew Walker

04 January 2018

Prices for season tickets have had their steepest rise in five years.


Restaurant chain wins bid to open first Kent branch

Turtle Bay's Just Jerk Platter

03 January 2018

A restaurant chain with 37 branches across the UK is set to open its first in the county - but not everyone is happy.


Man battered by thugs in street attack

Pete Hancox before and after the attack

02 January 2018

A 52-year-old man lost teeth and suffered horrific injuries to his face after he was stamped on and beaten in an unprovoked attack.


Postcode lottery for diabetics

Freestyle Libre Sensors were added to the NHS drug tariff on November 1

01 January 2018

Diabetics say a “postcode lottery” is preventing them from receiving hi-tech glucose monitoring equipment on the NHS.


Seal saved from certain death

The seal is now making a good recovery

30 December 2017

A seal pup is fighting back to full strength after being found starving and washed up on a beach.


Hunt after Subway robbery

Subway in Sturry Road, Canterbury

29 December 2017

Cash has been stolen from a Subway takeaway after a man made threats to staff.


The best pictures of 2017

Terry Vick took this image of a peacock in full pomp at Howletts

29 December 2017

Each week we carry a reader’s picture that really catches our eye - and 2017 gave us some real crackers!


Millions raked in from hospital parking charges

£2 million was fetched through parking charges by Medway NHS Foundation Trust in the year 2016/17. Picture: Gary Browne

28 December 2017

Staff, visitors and patients have been forced to pay millions in parking fees at hospitals in Kent in just one year, it has emerged.


Health trust's secret plan to scrap 100 hospital beds

In 2016-17 East Kent Hospitals had the most last minute elective surgery cancellations, according to NHS England. Picture: Thinkstock

25 December 2017

Health chiefs have scrapped controversial cost-cutting plans to slash up to 100 beds at hospitals which are already close to capacity.


Pub regulars release nude charity calendar

Those posing in the calendar ranged from being in their 20s to their mid 70s.

24 December 2017

The group of men hope to raise more than £1,000 for a local charity.

Enjoy yourselves but stay alert

Police would particularly like to speak to anyone riding in a small red car who may have seen the accident

23 December 2017

Police have given advice to keep thieves away during the festive holiday.

Festive post box toppers fall foul of thieves and vandals

The post box toppers include depictions of the nativity, snowmen, Christmas trees, Santa and his reindeer

23 December 2017

The post box toppers were supposed to spread festive cheer, but six have been stolen or vandalised.


Mum wants answers after son's body washes up on beach

The 28 year old was well known for his greeting of "hi-dee-ho", hugs, handshakes and love of animals

22 December 2017

The heartbroken mum of a young man whose body washed up on a French beach six weeks after he went missing is desperate to know what happened to him.

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