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Young biker cleared over friend's crash death

Dale West was killed in a crash on the A20 near Hythe

14 May 2014

A motorcyclist has today been cleared of causing the death of his best friend by dangerous driving.


Supermarket plans thrown out

Planning committee members said the area should only be used for the community

14 May 2014

Planning committee members reject plans to build a new supermarket behind a popular community centre.

Supermarket battle nears its end

Planning committee members said the area should only be used for the community

13 May 2014

A decision is due tonight on plans for a controversial new supermarket which opponents say will threaten the future of a community centre.

Burglars posing as council workers steal from homes

Distraction theft. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library.

13 May 2014

Bogus callers have targeted homes across two council areas, stealing purses, wallets, mobile phones and handbags.

NHS commission group to meet patients

NHS logo

08 May 2014

Patients are invited to quiz Shepway, Dover and Deal healthcare bosses at a public meeting over services in the districts next week

Police continue appeal for missing Sussex man

Missing man Billy Sharp may have travelled to Folkestone

08 May 2014

Appeal for missing Sussex man who may have travelled to Folkestone is launched by police

'Racing' teen's last moments caught on camera

Dale West was killed in a crash on the A20 near Hythe

08 May 2014

A motorcyclist was said to be doing double the 60mph speed limit as he 'raced a pal' on the A20 just moments before a fatal crash, a court heard.

Elderly man hit by car taken to hospital

An elderly man was taken to hospital after being hit by a car. Picture: @nickelf

06 May 2014

An elderly man has been taken to hospital after being knocked down by a car in a town centre

Man found dead month after 'horror crash'

04 May 2014

Man who was discovered washed up on a beach in Hythe is named as Andrew Barnes.


Teenage girl badly beaten outside cafe

The girl was attacked outside a cafe in Foord Road, Folkestone. Picture: Google Street View

02 May 2014

The hunt is on for three people who are said to have repeatedly punched and kicked a 16-year-old girl outside a cafe.

UKIP poster 'hate' messages probed by police

One of the election campaign posters stuck with alternative slogans

02 May 2014

Police are investigating reports of criminal damage to UKIP posters in Kent after messages were daubed on them in an alleged hate crime.


Prince to mark WWI in Kent

Prince Harry will be the Royal guest of honour for the First World War commemorations in Folkestone

30 April 2014

Prince Harry is to visit the county as the royal guest of honour for the First World War commemorations this summer.

Saga confirms stock exchange move

Saga has confirmed it will float on the stock exchange

30 April 2014

Kent-based Saga has today confirmed it will be floated on the stock exchange later this year.

UKIP posters tagged with scathing slogans

A defaced UKIP campaign poster in Folkestone. Picture: Kay Mcloughlin

28 April 2014

Mystery surrounds alterations to UKIP election posters in a Kent town after they were plastered with alternative slogans


Special screening for cinema funds

Folkestone Silver Screen Cinema.

25 April 2014

Join Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie and help raise money to save Folkestone's only cinema with a special screening of Toy Story 3

Controversial sites up for debate

22 April 2014

Two controversial building developments will be discussed by the district council's planning committee tonight

Millions spent protecting Kent homes

Kent is set for strong winds as Storm Imogen arrives in the UK.

21 April 2014

The Environment Agency has made repairs to over 350 flood defences, restoring protection to thousands of homes.

Four rats rescued from flat fire

A rat was spotted in the cafe. Picture: Thinkstock

21 April 2014

Fire crews were called to a flat in New Romney this afternoon after a blaze broke out.

More police patrols to stop Easter crime

The government said too many people with mental health problems end up in police cells because there's often no alternative. Stock picture

18 April 2014

Police have stepped up patrols in Shepway to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour during the holiday break.

Sci-fi stars in line for Geek Fest

Characters re-enacting the famous Beatles album cover

17 April 2014

Stars from Sci-fi will be special guests at this year's Geek Fest in Folkestone next month

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