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Recluse 'dead at home for months'

Mrs Hall's Sittingbourne home

19 September 2013

An elderly recluse may have been dead for months in her home with just coffee and sugar in her kitchen, an inquest heard.

Inquest opens on mum's Brazil death

Gillian Metcalf, who was tragically killed in a boat crash

19 September 2013

An inquest has begun after a mother-of-two was killed in a boating tragedy on the Amazon.

Ex-headteacher died two months after fall in Kenya: Inquest

Martin Bellis, who died of head injuries after a fall in Africa

17 September 2013

A former headteacher slipped into a coma and died on a charity trip to Africa two months after a fall, an inquest was told.

Shock after young KCC education worker found dead in flat

James Sutton was discovered dead at his Maidstone flat

30 August 2013

Colleagues of a county council education specialist with an "infectious sense of fun" have spoken of their shock after he was discovered dead at home.

Tragedy as father chokes to death at daughter's wedding

Dad Jagan Babwah at the castle barn on his daughter's wedding day. Picture: clnphotography.co.uk

30 August 2013

It was to be Jagan Babwah's perfect day - when his only daughter walked down the aisle. Unfortunately it was also to be his last.

Questions left unanswered after man's body found floating in sea

Port of Dover

13 August 2013

The final hours of a gardener - whose body was found floating in the sea just days after he bought a car - will remain a mystery.

Student's tragic plea before suicide: 'Take my organs'

Shruti Baral

09 August 2013

A depressed university student wrote a harrowing message on her wrist before taking her own life.

Woman dies after high heels fall

Antoinette Sackett-Wood's home in Snodland

02 August 2013

An obese woman who died of a blood clot after falling in high heels was not given life-saving drugs because her case did not fit guidelines.

Student jumped to death after spending £250 on friend's bank card

The Medway Tunnel

01 August 2013

A computing student took his own life by jumping from a bridge hours after a housemate discovered he spent £250 using his card, an inquest heard.

Widow's grief at death of young father in lorry crash

Edward Stanley, who died in a crash with a lorry, with his eight-month-old daughter Willow

31 July 2013

The grieving widow of a driver killed in a lorry crash has today paid tribute to the "decent, honest and hard-working" young father.

Woman died after taking overdose of painkillers: Inquest

The inquest was at Archbishop's Palace in Maidstone

28 July 2013

A woman accidentally took an overdose of morphine tablets prescribed for her back pain, an inquest has heard.

Rugby veteran dies from head injury during match: Inquest

John Lord, who died after being injured in a game

20 July 2013

A veteran rugby player died after being tackled at the end of a match, an inquest has heard.

Medway farmers struggle to keep crops alive in soaring summer temperatures

Farmers in Kent said there is "huge uncertainty" surrounding Brexit

18 July 2013

The soaring summer temperatures are starting to kill off crops on Medway farms.

Acne drug suicide tragedy

James Sillcock took his own life after taking acne drug Roaccutane

18 July 2013

The father of a man who took his own life after taking acne medication is pleading with youngsters to stop taking the drug.

Riddle of police officer found hanged in hotel room

DS Ben Turner, who worked at Tonbridge police station

17 July 2013

A police officer discovered dead in a hotel room was left feeling "anxious" after making a statement about alleged corruption, an inquest heard.

Horror as wife dies in flames

Jennifer Harries was engulfed in flames

05 July 2013

A man has described the horrific moment he ran back to his house to find his wife engulfed in flames after setting herself on fire.

Tragic teen might have crashed while swerving to avoid animal

Rob Wiltshire and Amy Clark died in a crash on the A20 at Charing

04 July 2013

A girl might have been swerving to avoid an animal when she lost control of her car in a crash that killed her and her boyfriend, an inquest heard.

Tragedy of popular council worker found dead at home

Medway Council worker Owen Lynch

02 July 2013

Stunned council staff have today paid tribute to a popular colleague found dead at home after apparently taking his own life.

Cyclist's death a "tragic" accident, inquest rules

Cyclist Graham Hughes

27 June 2013

A cyclist died when he crashed into the back of a parked lorry, an inquest heard.

Anthrax death mum injected contaminated heroin

A spoon used for injecting heroin

26 June 2013

A mother died in hospital when she contracted anthrax after injecting herself with contaminated heroin, an inquest has heard.

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