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New head appointed for hospitals

Miles Scott has been appointed the new of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

14 December 2017

The trust which manages some major hospitals in Kent has appointed a new chief executive.

And the crash sweepstake winner is...

Seven cars have crashed through Guy Ruddy's fence

14 December 2017

A Martello Tower owner has announced the winner of a public sweepstake for guessing the date a car would next smash through his fence.


Kebab shop gang fight spills onto street

Stock image

14 December 2017

Police want witnesses to a fight between two gangs at a kebab shop which spilt out on to the street.

Wild birds caught and caged in garden

Thirteen of the birds were goldfinches

14 December 2017

A man who used sticks coated in glue to trap wild birds as they ate from feeders in his garden has been fined.


Kent man named as victim of fatal crash

Police arrested a man later that morning. Stock picture.

14 December 2017

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 36-year-old was killed in a crash.

Trio charged after two hurt in early hours assault

Incident took place close to St Andrew's Close

14 December 2017

Three people will appear in court after being charged over an early-hours assault which left two hurt.

Crews carry out tower block exercise

The height ladder in action fire fighting exercise Melville Court.

14 December 2017

Six months on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Kent firefighters have been testing their skills at one of the county's tallest blocks of flats.


Pair in court over armed robbery

The area was taped off. Picture: Phil Lee

14 December 2017

Two men have appeared in court after an armed robbery on a village post office.

Ice rink opening plan in meltdown

Work on the ice rink in Canterbury's Dane John Gardens is progressing but the launch has been further delayed

14 December 2017

An ice rink due to open at the beginning of December has been branded a "complete shambles" as it still shows no signs of being finished.


Woman dies in crash

Police were called to the scene. Library image.

14 December 2017

A woman has died and three others are in hospital after three cars were involved in a crash on a road near a Kent village.


Pensioner to stand trial over crash death

Ollie Sherwood (right) was killed in a collision between his motorbike and a Vauxhall Insignia in Shepherds Lane, Dartford

14 December 2017

A 77-year-old will stand trial accused of causing the death of a 29-year-old biker due to his careless driving.

Police arrest alleged doorstep flasher

Stock image

14 December 2017

Police hunting a rogue delivery driver who allegedly flashed residents on their doorsteps have arrested a man.

Passenger dies in crash

Police were called to the scene. Library image.

14 December 2017

A passenger has been killed in a crash involving three vehicles.

Man found slumped against sea wall

The steps in Marine Parade on the sea wall where the mystery man was found

14 December 2017

A passer-by saved the life of a man thought to have knocked himself out having fallen down some stairs at a seafront.


Hospitals bring in winter troubleshooter

There are fears hospitals in parts of Kent will struggle to cope with the number of patients this winter

14 December 2017

NHS officials have taken an unusual step amid concerns hospitals will struggle to cope with patient numbers in the coming months.


Businessmen sold personal data

14 December 2017

An insurance claim for fire damage to a nightclub almost 13 years ago has led to the conviction of four men.


Resort spending tops £45m amid more delays

The entertainment complex is expected to create 27,000 new jobs and another 6,000 during construction

14 December 2017

Theme park developers spent more than £10m last year on plans for a £3.2bn tourist attraction in Kent as delays continue to hit the project.


Angry trucker threatens to set himself on fire

One of the clamped lorries. Picture: Barry Goodwin

14 December 2017

An agitated lorry driver became so upset council officials had clamped his truck he threatened to set himself alight.


Trapped councillors in lift drama

Trapped: Cllrs Monique Bonney, left, and June Garrad on the floor sharing photos

14 December 2017

Two councillors, including a great grandmother, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a lift.


Two crashes on M2

Traffic is queuing on the M2. Stock picture

13 December 2017

Drivers suffered delays following separate traffic accidents near the same junction on both sides of the motorway.

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