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Many GCSEs 'little more than glorified memory tests'

Canterbury High principal Phil Karnavas

24 August 2017

A school head has taken a final swipe at an exams system he says is being constantly changed by people treating education like a 'political football'.


Gang threatened to stab children in terrifying raid

Singh at the service station. Picture: Kent Police.

23 August 2017

A gang of ruthless burglars who barged into a home armed with weapons and tied up a family in a terrifying and violent raid have been jailed.


Knifeman slashed dog walker in row over fouling

Alan White. Picture: Kent Police.

23 August 2017

A knifeman pulled out a dagger and slashed a dog walker's arm after he was wrongly accused of failing to pick up after his pet.


Man arrested after 'attacking officer' at air show

A man being arrested at the Herne Bay air show

21 August 2017

Police were called into action at an air show following an alleged attack on an officer.

Call for action on freerunners

21 August 2017

Men in their early 20s seen jumping off walls as part of the freerunning craze are damaging a town's historic fountain, it has been claimed.


Air show 'one of best yet' despite criticism

The Red Arrows in action. Picture: Chris Davey

20 August 2017

Organisers of an annual air show have hailed the event a great success - despite facing criticism over gaps between displays.


Red Arrows thrill thousands with stunning seaside display

The Red Arrows thrilled crowds with their display

19 August 2017

Thousands of people were given a seaside treat by the mighty Red Arrows and a host of other aerobatic teams.


Air show spectators urged not to drive

Crowds enjoy the air show in Herne Bay

18 August 2017

Thousands of people will descend on a seaside town for its air show today - but organisers are calling on visitors not to take their car.


Scarred for life after a 'stolen kiss'

Ruardhi Snook

18 August 2017

A dad needed extensive surgery after he was attacked with a bottle for unknowingly 'stealing a kiss' from someone else’s girlfriend.


Appeal for owner of forgotten dentures

False teeth left on a Southeastern train

18 August 2017

An absent-minded train passenger managed to leave their false teeth on a Southeastern train this morning.


Most impressive line-up to date for air show

The AeroSPARX display team will be in action. Picture: Toni Tejon

18 August 2017

Thousands will descend on a seaside town in Kent tomorrow when its spectacular air show returns with a line-up featuring the Red Arrows.


Battle of Britain planes 'unlikely' to perform at air shows

The Battle of Britain memorial flight

17 August 2017

Historic aircraft including a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster are unlikely to perform at Kent air shows this weekend following engine issues.


Tears for Taiyah

Tributes to Taiyah

17 August 2017

A single white dove was released as hundreds gathered to pay respects to a teenager tragically killed in a train accident.


Hundreds pay respects to teenager killed on train tracks

Taiyah-Grace Peebles who died on the railway line

17 August 2017

A school is opening its doors to the public to help celebrate the life of a 16-year-old who lost her life in a tragic accident.

Hold on to your hats for some high-flying action

Visitors at Herne Bay gather to watch the airshow

16 August 2017

Those magnificent men (and women) in their flying machines take to the skies above the county at high-flying air shows taking off this weekend.

Work starts on £1m community centre

Artist's impression of what the new Herne community centre could look like

15 August 2017

Bosses behind plans for a new £1 million community centre expect the site to open next year after building work finally began.

Main road to be shut

The A291 will be closed

14 August 2017

A main route into a coastal town will be shut for a whole weekend - and could be closed for longer if the work is not completed.


Kent hospitals crisis as A&E waiting times worst in country

The move would have radically shaken up health services in Kent. Thinkstock Image Library

14 August 2017

A&E departments in east Kent have been likened to those in third-world countries as shock figures reveal waiting times to be the worst in England.


Plan for giant heron to grace harbour arm

Plans for a new heron sculpture on Neptune's Arm have been revealed

14 August 2017

A giant mobile structure powered by the tide could soon grace a seafront - if money can be found to pay for it.


Air ambulance called to beach

The air ambulance was called to High Brooms. Stock picture.

13 August 2017

An air ambulance has landed on a beach after it is believed a young man injured himself doing Parkour.

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