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Celebrating 100 years of town centre trading

The Gravesend store in 1961

07 September 2013

A familiar landmark in Gravesend town centre marks its centenary in a three-day extravaganza.

Staff assaulted at pub

The Royal George pub in Chatham High Street

07 September 2013

A man has been arrested after two members of staff at a pub were assaulted on Thursday evening.

Hospital staff cancel holidays to help Sheppey Crossing crash injured

Aftermath of the Sheppey Crossing crash. Picture: Martin Stammers

07 September 2013

Staff at Medway Hospital cancelled their holidays so they could help those injured in one of Britain’s biggest ever road accidents.

Carers shortlisted for awards

The Sense Ramsgate team

06 September 2013

A dedicated Ramsgate care team has been shortlisted for two national awards by deafblind charity Sense.

Jazz and vintage show in aid of Thanet's Oasis charity

06 September 2013

Jazz artiste Amanda White and vintage bargains will be highlights of a charity fashion show in aid of Thanet’s Oasis Domestic Abuse Service on Friday

Drug addict steals grandfather's medals

The case was heard at Medway Magistrates' Court

06 September 2013

A man has admitted stealing his own grandfather’s war medals and a bank card from the family home.

Kent records hottest September day in seven years... but it hasn't lasted!

Elenea Osbourne, 4, and mum Carley Benson, walking dogs Daisy and Toby in the September sunshine

06 September 2013

The Met Office said Kent recorded Britain's warmest temperature at 30.2C yesterday - but the county woke to cooler weather today.

Epic flight of Dutch wedding balloon

Carol and Roger Betts of Hawthorn Avenue, Sheerness

06 September 2013

A wedding balloon sent by a couple who married in the Netherlands travelled more than 240 miles and landed in a Sheerness garden.

Tat’s the way to raise some cash

Caroline Ashworth

06 September 2013

A pub landlady is feeling the effects of her cheeky fundraising idea.

Tourism bus to return next year

The Medway tourism bus

06 September 2013

Around 3,000 people used the tourism bus during its pilot – and the council plans to run it again next year.

Fleet Leisure closes for business

Fleet Leisure, Nelson Road, Northfleet

06 September 2013

The popular sport and leisure club closed this week after the company that runs it went into administration.

Police are investigating an assault in Campbell Road, Maidstone

06 September 2013

An 18-year-old was assaulted by three men in Maidstone on Wednesday evening

The Maidstone Mela gets off to a damp but lively start

Children process through Maidstone to mark the Mela this weekend

06 September 2013

Maidstone's 11th multicultural Mela was launched by hundreds of schoolchildren in the town centre today

Annual children's awards open for entries

05 September 2013

An awards scheme which recognises courageous children across Kent is open for entries.

TV comic Ben Miller films in Marden

Liz Stanley and Ben Miller

05 September 2013

One of the most recognisable faces in TV comedy spent Sunday evening filming in Kenta scene at a filling station in Marden.

Keith prepares for karaoke marathon

Keith Long

05 September 2013

Songster Keith Long from Ramsgate is limbering up his vocal cords in preparation for a karaoke marathon in aid of Children In Need

Homeless mum forced to sleep in tent

Jeanette Butcher in her tent near Gordon Promenade

05 September 2013

A mother-of-five left homeless after a disagreement with her landlord has been living in a tent next to a fishing lake.

How a small team grew in just three years

PLP Fire & Security

05 September 2013

The judges in the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards will soon announce the winners of this year's title.

Apprentice star suffers ticket sales blow

Apprentice winner Stella English, who lives in Hernhill

05 September 2013

A winner of The Apprentice was forced to swap leading jazz and soul artists for tribute acts because of poor ticket sales at an entertainment event.

Miracle boy's first day of school

Little Owen Piper is ready to start school

05 September 2013

A little boy born 17 weeks early and weighing just 1lb 9oz starts school today - after doctors told his parents his chances were virtually zero.

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