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Stranger strikes again as more schoolgirls targeted

Grace Smith and mum Michele on the bridge near Faversham rec.

23 May 2013

A school has issued a warning to parents after a man who tried to lure a schoolgirl back to his house struck again.

Police block road at Maidstone barracks after 'terrorist' murder

Police block road at Maidstone army barracks

23 May 2013

Police patrols blocked the entry road to Maidstone barracks tonight after a man was killed outside an army base in Woolwich

Canterbury muslims fear revenge attacks

Canterbury Muslim Cultural Centre leader Raschid Sohawon

23 May 2013

The city's muslim community has been warned about going out at night after the murder of a soldier in London by alleged Islamic extremists.

Derelict Wrens Cross could be redeveloped

Wrens Cross on the corner of Knightrider Street, Maidstone

23 May 2013

Wrens Cross could be redeveloped

See what's inside this week's Kentish Gazette

23 May 2013

Canterbury's biggest paper brings you the stories making the headlines this week.

Botched Iraq war fuelling terrorist attacks, says MP

Canterbury MP Julian Brazier

23 May 2013

In the wake of the Woolwich soldier murder, MP Julian Brazier says Britain must accept its actions in Iraq have allowed extremism to flourish.

Missing schoolgirl found safe

Schoolgirl Shannon Dowsett, missing from her Queenborough home

22 May 2013

A missing 13-year-old girl who disappeared after school has been found safe this afternoon.

Flying the flag for our beaches

Botany Bay has won awards for its cleanliness

22 May 2013

Thanet has retained its crown for having the most beaches in England with Blue Flag awards today despite tough new rules.

Museum launches 2013 season

Deal mayor Marlene Burnham and museum trustees

22 May 2013

Deal Maritime and Local History Museum has launched its new 2013 season in style.

Huge rush for jobs at new Tesco

New Tesco Express store, Whinfell Way, Gravesend

22 May 2013

A controversial Tesco Express store will open next month – and more than 450 people have applied for the 19 jobs on offer.

Town team gets to work on Maidstone

Mary Portas, "Queen of Shops"

22 May 2013

You can help Maidstone's town team get started by designing them a logo

Anger at static home annex

A static home has caused controversy after it was sited in a garden in Cavell Square

21 May 2013

Would you be happy if this was in your street?

Toast of the Weald

CHEERS: Hush Heath Winnery has unveiled the next stage of its exciting journey

21 May 2013

Hush Heath Winery in Staplehurst - a producer of celebrated sparkling wines - is set to open to the public

Bark in the Park

Teagan Ryan with pet Jack the Jack Russell

21 May 2013

Families headed to Bearsted, Maidstone, at the weekend for this year's Bark in the Park event

Homes rejected after worries over noise and large fence

Cllr Pat Sandle next to the land adjacent to Leysdown Village Hall.

20 May 2013

Proposals for five homes in Leysdown have been rejected due to concerns about traffic, noise and light.

We’re glad Mary Portas didn’t film in our town

Mary Portas came to Dartford town centre last year.

20 May 2013

Mary Portas’s new TV show focused on just three of the 12 towns chosen to be Portas Pilots - and Dartford wasn’t one of them.

County at forefront of battle against killer ash disease

A healthy ash tree in Elham

20 May 2013

Kent is playing a vital role in the fightback against the deadly ash dieback disease.

Thousands of jobs to be created as Bluewater expands

Part of Bluewater has been evacuated. Picture: Nick Thornton

20 May 2013

Bluewater has been given the go ahead for a 20% expansion.

Council starts handing out new wheelie bins

Cllr Rosemary Doyle and environment officer Larissa Laing show off the new bins.

20 May 2013

Homes across the Canterbury district have started to receive new bins as part of a controversial system being rolled out.

Two people injured in car crash

19 May 2013

A woman driver and her male passenger suffered multiple injuries in a car crash this morning.

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