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University tells striking lecturers they won't be paid

The walkouts will begin with five days of strikes on Thursday February 22

19 February 2018

A university has been accused of bullying as it threatens “to withhold 100%” of lecturers’ pay if they take part in industrial action.


Two rescued from fishing boat

The pair on the angling boat wait for help. Picture courtesy of Whitstable RNLI

18 February 2018

A pair on an angling vessel had to be aided by a lifeboat crew.


Compassion signs to be placed near beds of dying patients

The Pilgrims Hospice logo which is being used for compassion signs on hospital wards

18 February 2018

An initiative to encourage quiet calm and respect on hospital wards where a patient is terminally ill has been introduced by health chiefs.


Wife inspires pensioner's first skydive aged 84

Tony Lane is skydiving in memory of his wife Patricia

18 February 2018

A daredevil pensioner will jump out of a plane in memory of his beloved wife on what would have been the couple's 60th wedding anniversary.


Armed police in search for 'man with gun'

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

17 February 2018

Police helicopter scrambled as armed officers search for man feared to be carrying a firearm in a town.


Car crash drama

Bystanders at the scene of the crash. Picture supplied

17 February 2018

A vehicle struck a wall and lamp post in a Kent street.


Town's tap water 'tastes like a swimming pool'

Wendy Diamond has chlorine-smelling water which also taints her drinks

17 February 2018

Residents in a Kent town have complained of having "disgusting" tap water which smells chlorine.


Crooked solicitor locked up

Solicitor at work. Picture: iStock.com

16 February 2018

A disgraced legal professional who conned clients out of thousands of pounds along with his estate agent wife has been jailed.


Ryanair 'interest' in budget flights from Manston

Manston airport

16 February 2018

Budget airline Ryanair is in talks about running flights from Manston should it relaunch as an airport, the firm behind the bid says.


Councils failing to meet housing targets

The number of houses each local authority has completed has been revealed. Picture: Chris Davey

16 February 2018

Not enough homes are being built in several areas of Kent, according to the latest figures.


Renewed hopes of new town grammar school

Barton Court Grammar School

16 February 2018

The headteacher of a leading grammar says she is still interested in establishing a presence on the coast.


Kent sweet shop creates a 'world's first'

15 February 2018

A confectionery shop is giving customers the chance to record an audio message as part of a sweet-toothed gift set.


Grandad killed in bicycle crash was loving family man

David Cox died after a collision on his bicycle

15 February 2018

The widow of a 71-year-old man killed in a bicycle crash has described him as a family man who loved his grandchildren.

Crooked solicitor and wife ripped off clients

Solicitor at work. Picture: iStock.com

14 February 2018

A disgraced solicitor who conned clients out of thousands along with his estate agent wife is facing jail.

Police launch search for missing teen

Police are searching for Matthew Wilson

14 February 2018

Concerns are growing for a teenage boy who has not made contact for several days.


Popular shopping centre bought by local council

The Whitefriars shopping centre in Canterbury.

14 February 2018

A council has splashed out £75 million on a major shopping centre as an 'investment for the future"


Litterbugs targeted in purge on anti-social menace

Canterbury City Council enforcement officers

14 February 2018

A council crackdown on littering, graffiti, flyposting and flytipping has resulted in 600 fines being issued in just three months.


Main road closed for five days

The road is closed because of a gas leak.

12 February 2018

A busy main road has been shut for five days for sewer works.


Crews tackle fire at former nursing home

Firefighters tackle the fire at the former St Benedict's nursing home

11 February 2018

Firefighters were called to a fire at a former nursing home that is now derelict.


Cyclist dies after crash

Police and ambulance crews at the scene. Picture: Katie Davis

10 February 2018

A 70-year-old man who was involved in a car crash last month has lost his battle for life.

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