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Tramps' Supper fundraiser row

A homeless teenager on the streets. Library picture

18 October 2017

Campaigners for the homeless say the name given to a charitable event is insulting to people living on the streets.


Something for the weekend? How about a tasty autumn tipple

The Spa Valley Railway

18 October 2017

Real ale has never been so steamy as the Spa Valley Railway holds its annual CAMRA festival and autumn diesel gala.

Music and mystery at the Canterbury Festival

The Canterbury Festival opening parade

18 October 2017

Gripping and ghoulish shows in honour of Halloween mix with walks, family-friendly fun and music and mystery at the Canterbury Festival.

Former head was an inspiration

Alan Bayford

18 October 2017

Tributes have been paid to the former executive head of two Sheerness primary schools who has died, aged 59.

Road reopens after car and lorry crash

Ambulance crews at the scene

18 October 2017

One person has been taken to hospital after a head-on car and lorry crash.


Will Kent feature in second series of Liar?

Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd will return for a second series of Liar

17 October 2017

It’s been announced as ITV’s highest rated new drama of the year and producers have confirmed it will return for a second series.


Puppet festival gets underway

Residents of one Kent town had a masterclass in puppetry at the second Puppetry Festival

17 October 2017

Residents in one Kent town were given a masterclass in puppetry by the creators of a West End show.

Sheerness Lifeboat out for four hours

Rachel O'Donoghue with members of the Sheerness Lifeboat Crew. Picture: Chris Davey

17 October 2017

The Sheerness RNLI Lifeboat was at sea for more than four hours on Monday, responding to three calls.

Proposals to change voter boundaries revealed

Ballot box

17 October 2017

Some voters in Kent will find themselves sharing an MP with voters in East Sussex if boundary changes are adopted.


'Ken has left an indelible mark on the political landscape'

Ken Gregory and Emma Dawson at the Thanet election count in May

17 October 2017

Tributes have been paid to a long-standing Conservative councillor who has died.


SAS hero's medals and stories sold for £10,000

Lieutenant James Riccomini's medals and documents sold for £9,800 at auction.

17 October 2017

The medals and memories of an SAS hero whose wartime antics have been likened to a Hollywood script have been sold for almost £10,000.

Immigration raid in town centre

Immigration officers have been spotted in the town centre

17 October 2017

Immigration officers have been spotted entering a town centre barber shop.

First names for Forest concerts

Former The Beautiful Sout singers Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot will perform together in Kent

17 October 2017

Former The Beautiful South singers Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will play at next year's Forest Live concerts in Kent.

RNLI volunteer made MBE after 53 years of service

Ron Cannon

17 October 2017

A former lifeboat coxswain and active RNLI volunteer for 53 years has been presented with an MBE.

Search ongoing after man seen plunging from bridge

The coastguard helicopter. Picture: @markhamilton76.

17 October 2017

A search operation is ongoing after a man was seen jumping from the Medway Bridge yesterday evening.


Three charged after vehicle stopped

Police stopped the car last week

17 October 2017

Three men are due in court after a knife and cannabis were found in a car following a stop and search in Gravesend.

Strictly pair's love story on stage

Kent's Ola and James Jordan will tour together next year

17 October 2017

Kent dance supremos James and Ola Jordan will take to the stage next year in their first tour together, telling the story of their own love story.


Truckers slam 'ludicrous' new clamp threat

17 October 2017

Angry lorry drivers have criticised a controversial new clamping trial which will stop trucks from parking overnight in a Kent town.


Make way for the Bear!

The team from Kent Association for the Blind meet adventurer Bear Grylls. Picture: Peter Coe

16 October 2017

Tackling an assault course is hard enough, but when you are blind - and Bear Grylls is watching! - it takes on a whole new level.


Couple plan to turn former pub into Turkish restaurant

Mehmet and Elvin Suzgun have taken over the former Halfway House pub and are planning to turn it into a Turkish restaurant.

16 October 2017

A Turkish couple are sinking up to £1 million to renovate an old pub to turn it into a "five-star" restaurant.

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