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Road open after crash

Traffic was held near the Darenth Interchange. Stock image

16 January 2018

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash on a busy section of road this morning.

Restaurant may get CCTV after ‘baldy’ taunt

Mr Sleeper may fit CCTV

16 January 2018

An angry tandoori owner says his customers should not have to put up with being insulted after youths called a shocked diner ‘baldy’.


Commuters vent anger on rail companies

Southeastern - second from bottom

16 January 2018

A survey by consumer watchdog Which? has revealed Kent's rail providers are the worst in the country for customer satisfaction.


Dates for 2018 Maidstone Fringe Festival announced

David Migden and the Twisted Roots will play this year's Maidstone Fringe Festival

16 January 2018

Organisers of Maidstone's popular Fringe Festival have announced the event's dates for 2018, as it gets set to return for an eighth year.

Ambulance takes 75 minutes to reach dying man

The delay has been criticised. Stock image: SECAmb.

16 January 2018

Questions have been raised about emergency response times following the death of a man who collapsed in his home.


Girl's message travels 300 miles

Ten-year-old Shirley's message

16 January 2018

A handwritten letter put in a bottle and sent out to sea by a 10-year-old girl has been found washed up in the Netherlands.


Kay Mellor's Fat Friends moves from the TV to the stage

The cast of Fat Friends the musical

16 January 2018

As her popular TV series Fat Friends moves to the stage in Kent, writer Kay Mellor tells us why her characters deserve a big, fat hug.

Woman arrested on suspicion of smuggling phones into jail

HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey

16 January 2018

A 30-year-old woman is in police custody after allegedly trying to smuggle mobile phones into a Kent prison.

Official begs party leader to quit

Ukip leader Henry Bolton with Jo Marney

15 January 2018

Ukip's leader should step down to avoid harming the party’s prospects in council elections in May, says a leading figure.


Birds-eye view of development

Still from the latest video for the St James' develolpment. Picture courtesy of Apex Drone Photography

15 January 2018

New video shows progress on a Kent town's major leisure and retail project.

School's hockey team success

Back l-r: Huw Stevens, J Mitchell, J Izzard, T Marcano, H Smith, J Taker, N Jacobi, Seth Simmons, Kwan Browne Front l-r: Adam Izzard, S Smith, N Phagami, C Sauer, B Stahl

15 January 2018

A school's hockey team are celebrating following their victory at a national competition.


Pensioner dies after barrier crash

The driver died two hours later in hospital. Picture: Eddie Guard

15 January 2018

A pensioner has died in hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest at the wheel.

Crematorium left in 'appalling state'

Flowers have been left scattered over the grounds

15 January 2018

Users of a crematorium have hit out at the 'lack of maintenance' after flowers and tributes were left scattered over the grounds.


Investigation after man hit by car

Ramsgate train station

15 January 2018

An investigation has been launched after a man was hit by a car outside a train station.

Drug dealer jailed after car park sting

Brian Daniels, 56, from Anchor Way, Rochester, has been jailed. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

15 January 2018

A drug dealer has been jailed after he was spotted by police handing over more than £100,000 in cash in a pub car park.


Former Lady Mayoress dies aged 67

Former Lady Mayoress of Canterbury Barbara Todd

15 January 2018

Tributes have been paid to a grandmother-of-five and two-time Lady Mayoress who has died following a short illness.

Council tax rises by 5%

Council tax bills could go up. Library image.

15 January 2018

Council tax payers are facing one of the biggest hikes in household bills for several years - but under-threat bus services have been saved.


New knitting group to tackle anxiety problems

Sara Williams is starting a new knitting club to help people tackle their anxiety

15 January 2018

A Kent mum is launching a new knitting group to help people tackle their anxiety problems.


Kent's starring role in blockbuster Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour Picture: PA/Universal Pictures/Focus Features LLC/ Jack Engllish

15 January 2018

New cinema release Darkest Hour, about 27 tumultuous wartime days in the life of Winston Churchill, includes scenes filmed at two Kent locations.

Suicide cases rise in part of county

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in Kent

15 January 2018

Part of Kent is bucking the county trend with a spike in the number of suicides - as today is dubbed the most depressing day of the year.

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