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Jailed for spitting at policeman

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

28 May 2013

A drug addict who lashed out with her mouth at a police sergeant when her boyfriend was arrested has been left gobsmacked after being sent to prison.

Police called to man's sudden death

Police were at the scene of the crash.

28 May 2013

Around nine police cars were called to a home when a middle-aged man was found dead.

Gills fan banned after assaulting steward

Billy Smallman has been banned from football matches for three years

28 May 2013

A Gillingham supporter has been banned from all football games for three years after admitting assaulting a steward.

Window flasher avoids jail for exposing himself in front of sisters

Luke Bailey was convicted of exposure

28 May 2013

A pervert who laughed as he flashed at two sisters as they walked past his home has been spared jail.

Dreadlocked gran releases first EP... at 74

Rickki Rainbow is hoping to hit the big time with her first album

28 May 2013

A singing grandmother who calls herself Rickki Rainbow has achieved a life-long ambition by releasing her first recording.

Man in custody after murder investigation arrest

Strood scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi was shot dead

28 May 2013

A man was today being quizzed by police in connection with the murder of a Strood scaffolder in Hove.

Pair jailed for mugging prostitute's punter at knifepoint

Drug addict Karla Shaw accepted £20 for sex

28 May 2013

Two thugs have been locked up after holding a knife to the throat of a drug addict prostitute's punter in a botched mugging.

Festival-goer possessed drugs with a tent

Perry Thomson was jailed for more than three years for trying to push drugs at a music festival

28 May 2013

A bungling young man is behind bars after trying to sell ecstasy to festival-goers at an Ibiza-themed event at Port Lympne.

Long delays after fire in Channel Tunnel

Eurotunnel passenger train

27 May 2013

Kent Eurotunnel passengers have been facing delays of more than three hours after a fire in the Channel Tunnel this morning.

Woman impaled on spike after tripping on cobbles

Emergency services at the scene after a woman was impaled on a spike in Rochester. Picture: Kent_999s

27 May 2013

A 30-year-old woman had to be rescued by firefighters after falling onto a 4in spike near Rochester Cathedral.

Go wild this weekend... and spot a monkey!

A monkey orchid. Picture: Kent Wildlife Trust

27 May 2013

Kent is the orchid stronghold of the UK... and now is one of the best times to spot a monkey, lady, fly or even bee.

Vulnerable suicide victim had formed forbidden relationship

Old Town Hall in Gravesend

27 May 2013

A woman who hanged herself just weeks after leaving a rehab centre formed a forbidden sexual relationship with a staff member, an inquest heard.

Lord Nelson’s will an admirable find

Lord Nelson is one of Britain's greatest admirals

27 May 2013

A will written by naval hero Lord Nelson is to go under the hammer at a Kent auction house in a once-in-a-lifetime a sale.

Pensioner released without charge over wife's death

Police outside a house in Ripley Road, Ashford, after a woman's body was found

27 May 2013

A 72-year-old man arrested after his wife's body was found at their Ashford house has been released without charge.

Singer, 21, storms ahead in The Voice

Joseph Apostol, 21, from Gillingham

26 May 2013

A Kent student is through to the battle round of The Voice after his singing stood out for judge Sir Tom Jones in last night's show.

Marshal killed in race crash

Police are at the scene

26 May 2013

A motorcyclist has died after a crash with a car during a cycling event in Lamberhurst - where he was a road safety marshal.

Whitewash wipes out Nelson...

The work of art that is no more at the Tudor Rose pub

26 May 2013

Where Napoleon failed, a tin of brilliant white has put paid to a much-loved pub mural of Nelson and his iconic ship.

Handbag-stealing junkie jailed despite court plea

Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: John Wardley

26 May 2013

A junkie who snatched a teenage girl's handbag while high on drugs has failed in his bid to get help for his addiction.

Ashford slammed for not using £100k Portas cash

Mary Portas

26 May 2013

A £100k Portas cash injection to breathe life back into Ashford has still not been touched, it's been revealed.

Cyclist hurt in A20 crash

Police are at the scene

25 May 2013

A cyclist has been taken to hospital with a head injury after a crash with two cars on the A20 in West Malling today.

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