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Council chief weighs in on hospital debate

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter

08 December 2017

A council leader has added his voice to back calls for a new hospital in east Kent, and wants the health trust to find a "third option" for patients.


Neighbour's stereo equipment seized by council

 Kit seized by Shepway Council

06 December 2017

A council seized hundreds of pounds worth of stereo equipment after a woman refused to stop playing loud music.


Tallest chandelier in Europe?

The chandelier at Hythe Imperial Hotel

06 December 2017

An 11-metre ornament built by a Kent company is the crowning glory of a multi-million-pound hotel refurbishment.

House prices rise by £11,000

The average house price in Canterbury has spiked by 29% in a decade. Stock image

05 December 2017

The average property price in Kent has gone up by more than £11,000 in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures.


Man left covered in blood after assault

Matt Wilkins after being attacked

02 December 2017

An ex-soldier has avoided jail after arguing he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he launched an unprovoked attack.


Green light for £100m motorway junction

The M20 between junction 9 and 10 at Ashford.

01 December 2017

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has given final approval for work to start on a proposed multi-million pound new motorway junction to ease traffic.


Fears 'super hospital' plan ignores impact on patients

The A&E at the William Harvey.

30 November 2017

There are fears health chiefs are not looking into the impact on patients when considering plans for a new hospital to replace A&Es in east Kent.


Former soldier avoids jail after attack

Hare was thought to have been suffering from post-traumatic stress. Picture: Getty Images

28 November 2017

An ex-squaddie launched an unprovoked attack on an "innocent man" while suffering from post-traumatic stress, a court heard.


Trust to consider 'super hospital' - at expense of other two

The urgent care centre at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital

24 November 2017

Health chiefs are to formally consider plans for a 'super' hospital in east Kent - which could mean the loss of A&E departments in two towns.


Wartime pistol handed to police to go to museum

More than 300 guns were handed to police during an amnesty. Picture: Kent Police

24 November 2017

A wartime pistol is to be sent to a museum after it was handed in to police during an amnesty aimed at tackling gun crime.


'Why would anyone want to hurt this beautiful man?'

Joe Daniels

24 November 2017

The heartbroken partner of a landlord gunned down in his pub says she has no words for the "evil" shooter, as she pleads for witnesses to call police.


Concern after warship spotted in Channel

RFA Wave Knight off the Shepway coast operating with two helicopters flying off its deck. Picture: Ted Pragnell

22 November 2017

A large and dark silhouette of a warship spotted off the Kent coast sparked concern this afternoon.


Woman taken to hospital after being hit by car

The air ambulance was called. Stock picture.

22 November 2017

The air ambulance was called to the scene after reports of a pedestrian being hit by a car.

Police allay concerns over public 'training exercise'

Stock photo

21 November 2017

Police have allayed concerns over a flurry of unmarked cars and army helicopters in a district of Kent.


Health campaigners take fight to No 10

Coach loads of protesters travelled to Kent

21 November 2017

A coachload of people with concerns about the future of health services in Kent took their fight to London, where they met a government minister.


Buggy battery thefts linked to crystal meth production

Sene Valley Golf Club - Google

20 November 2017

More than 40 golf buggy batteries were stolen in a co-ordinated raid, amid police warnings the acid could be used to make a highly addictive drug.


Masked raiders hurt elderly man in burglary bid

Men in balaclavas tried to break into the property. Picture: istock.com

20 November 2017

A man in his 80s suffered a head injury when would-be burglars in balaclavas tried to smash their way into his home.


A&Es ranked worst in country... again

East Kent has the worst record in England for waiting times in A&E. Image: Thinkstock

20 November 2017

Some of Kent's accident and emergency departments have again been ranked the worst performing in England for waiting times.


Another solution needed for Operation Stack

Councillor Holden is calling for lorries to be banned from parts of Kent. Picture: Gary Browne

17 November 2017

MPs are calling for the government to come up with a plan to make sure the 2015 'lorry chaos' does not repeat itself.


Industrial accident victim named

Ashley King

17 November 2017

A young man who died in an industrial accident has been named locally, as loved ones pay tribute to a "big hearted character".

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