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Diner revived after restaurant collapse

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock picture

04 September 2017

Restaurant waiting staff had to perform CPR treatment on an elderly customer who had collapsed while waiting for a table.

Sudden closure shock of popular family attraction

New owners Martin and Tracy Dunne said the closure was due to "unforeseen circumstances"

01 September 2017

Owners of a popular family attraction say it is with "great regret" they have had to close their business with immediate effect.


One more weekend of fun (hopefully in the sun)

There's plenty of school holiday fun to be had at Chatham Historic Dockyard

01 September 2017

It’s the last gasp for the summer this weekend, before backpacks and school runs start: here's where to squeeze the last drops out of the holidays.


'I own the vintage Mini cop car that makes you smile'

Ian Creighton with his 1979 Police Mini Panda

31 August 2017

VIDEO:Many depression sufferers temper their symptoms with therapy... but one father’s cure comes from driving his vintage police car on Kent’s roads.


Knife-wielding robbers make off with safe

Knife-wielding robbers threatened a man in Risborough Lane, Folkestone. Picture: Google

31 August 2017

Robbers with a Yorkshire accent targeted a house wielding a knife and threatening the resident before making off with a safe.

Mayor hits back at 'bigots' who slam Pride attendance

Cllr Roger West (back row second from right) called the couple bigots and said their views could not be accepted

30 August 2017

A mayor has described a couple who called his attendance at his town's first gay pride parade "shameful" as a pair of bigots.


Corn fields alight in huge blaze

Stock pic: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

29 August 2017

More than 30 acres of corn is on fire in fields this evening as firefighters are sent to the scene.


Chemical haze 'unlikely to be chlorine'

The area around Beachy Head had to be evacuated after a chemical haze swept in from the sea. Picture credit: Kyle Crickmore @Kyle_Crickmore

28 August 2017

Police and other agencies are continuing to probe a chemical haze which affected 150 south coast visitors - but it's "unlikely" to be chlorine.


Wrong-way driver filmed moments before death crash

Leonard Pettifer

24 August 2017

A dash-cam has captured the shocking moment an 86-year-old man drove the wrong way down a motorway - seconds before killing a hero ex-policeman.


Delighted pupils pick up their GCSEs

William Westcott is celebrating a good set of GCSEs

24 August 2017

Folkestone schools reported a bumper year in GCSE results today despite a dip in the national pass rate and tougher exams.

Seal pup takes a rest next to fisherman

Courtesy Darren Wood

23 August 2017

This is the moment a tuckered seal pup swam to shore and mingled with fisherman on the Kent shingle.


Police dog helps trap drink driving suspect

PC Ed Goldswain and Eli on the job. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

22 August 2017

A suspected drink driver has been charged after he was found in the bushes of a motorway roundabout by a police sniffer dog.

Man bailed in connection with 'murder'

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

22 August 2017

A 28-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead near a harbour wall has been released on bail.

Prisoner back behind bars after 20 years on the run

Ashworth was stopped at the Channel Tunnel entrance at Coquelles

21 August 2017

A convict on the run since escaping prison in 1995 is back in prison after he was caught at the Channel Tunnel trying to enter the UK.


Seven arrested in harbour 'murder' probe

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

21 August 2017

Detectives investigating a murder have now arrested seven people in connection with the death of a 54-year-old man.

Who's a clever boy then?

Eli with handler PC Ed Goldswain. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

21 August 2017

Police dog Eli tracked down a suspected drink driver who had fled from a crash scene and hidden among bushes at a motorway roundabout

Pensioner jailed over wrong-way tragedy

Mr Copleston was described as a devoted husband to his wife Pauline of 39 years

21 August 2017

An 86-year-old man has been jailed for causing the death of a motorcyclist after driving the wrong way along the M20.


Detectives arrest second man over harbour 'murder'

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

19 August 2017

Police investigating the suspected murder of a man in his 50s near a harbour have made a second arrest.

Performing arts school: 'Best A-Levels in 3 years"

Pupils celebrate latest grades

17 August 2017

Pupils at a performing arts college achieved the best A Levels in 3-years, a headteacher has said.


Academy praises students as 70 are off to uni

Scott Broom achieved an A*in A Level Geography, a C in A Level Maths, Distinction* in BTEC Business ICT

17 August 2017

The headteacher of an academy school has sung pupils' praise for an "excellent set of results" this year.

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