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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

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.

Sex offender's hospital death was after exposure to lethal bug: Inquest

Maidstone Hospital in Hermitage Lane

22 June 2013

A child sex offender's death was triggered by a superbug he was carrying before he was admitted to hospital, an inquest's ruled.

Police throw away suicide note

Archbishop's Palace in Maidstone

21 June 2013

A coroner has ordered police to carry out an investigation after a PC destroyed a taxi driver's suicide note before showing it to his grieving family.

Family's plea after woman froze to death on night out

Bernadette Lee was found dead in the snow in Deal

20 June 2013

The family of a young woman who froze to death on a night out without a coat have urged others not to make to the same mistake after her inquest.

Tragedy of boy who died when stunt went wrong

Charlie Kelsey-Neil accidentally hanged himself at his home in Murston

19 June 2013

A 12-year-old boy with a keen interest in street magic and knots accidentally hanged himself when an escapology stunt went wrong at his family home.

Killed by neglect

Victor Ashcroft, who died after getting bed sores at a Dartford care home

15 June 2013

A former policeman died after a catalogue of failings in his treatment at a nursing home, an inquest's heard.

Teen shot himself dead after police visit

Tragic teenager Charlie Booth took his own life

14 June 2013

A schoolboy shot himself dead just hours after being spoken to by police about text messages with a girl, an inquest heard.

Crash death of Dartford teenager 'unavoidable'

Hannah Coan

11 June 2013

A popular 18-year-old died after jumping in front of a car's path as she ran across a road, an inquest's heard.

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