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Armed police in high street

Armed police at the scene

16 October 2017

Six people have been arrested after officers wearing masks and shields were seen entering a block of flats.

Woman charged with robbery

The teen was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Stock image.

16 October 2017

A woman is due to appear in court charged with stealing a handbag and burgling a McDonald's restaurant.

Teen taken to hospital after being hit by car

Police. Stock pic

16 October 2017

A teenager had to be taking to hospital after being hit by a car.

Armed robbery at store

The Co-op store in Gillingham Road.

16 October 2017

A gunman is being hunted by police after going to a store armed with a weapon and demanding cash.

Cinema and hotel for town centre

The vision for the old Co-op site

16 October 2017

A town centre is set to get its own cinema with a new hotel and doctor’s surgery as part of a highly anticipated development.


Teenager killed by fatal stab to upper arm

Kyle Yule died in hospital

16 October 2017

The inquest into the death of a teenager who was stabbed during a “gang-related attack” has been opened.

Major disruption on trains to London

Trains are delayed by over-running engineering works

16 October 2017

Commuters have been warned to expect delays travelling to London this morning.

Ready for a blast of summer?

It's expected to get sunny after the weekend

16 October 2017

It might be Monday, but if you can get outside today you could be treated to temperatures reaching 23C.


Explosion sends blacksmith's ashes soaring into sky

The set up of the anvil prior to firing

16 October 2017

There was no better way to say goodbye to a young blacksmith, whose ashes were blasted 30ft into the air through the bygone practice of anvil firing.


Voyeur secretly filmed woman in bathroom

Jordan Brachio, with black coat and glasses, appeared before magistrates

16 October 2017

A voyeur who set up a camera to secretly film women using the bathroom has avoided jail.

Pride as boy blinded by bully wins award

Nicholas Smith was one of three Young Person of the Year winners at the Kent Scouts County Awards

16 October 2017

A dad left devastated after his 13-year-old son was blinded in an attack by a bully has spoken of his pride as his "brilliant" son wins a scout award.


Revealing the secrets of the mummy

Ta-Kush the mummy at Maidstone Museum Picture: Martin Apps

16 October 2017

The lives of ancient Egyptians and Greeks feature in a new museum gallery, and it’s all down to one woman – Kent’s only adult mummy, Ta-Kush.

Boy, 4, and mum rescued from mud

Fire crews help the woman off the beach

15 October 2017

A four-year-old boy and his mum had to be rescued after getting stuck in soft mud off the Kent coast.

Family forced out by fire

Firefighters used breathing gear to tackle the blaze. Stock image

15 October 2017

A house suffered smoke and water damage following a blaze in a bedroom.

Man charged with two assaults

Police were called. Stock image.

15 October 2017

A man has been charged with assaulting two people, including a police officer, following a town centre disturbance.

Arrest after imitation gun found

Police cars were seen in Plains Avenue.

15 October 2017

A man has been arrested on suspicion of having a fake gun.

Driver trapped after car rolls on to its side

Fire crews were called

15 October 2017

Fire crews were called after a car tipped on to its side, trapping the driver.


Children set squirrel on fire

A still from the video sent out on Snapchat by children in Kent. Picture: RSPCA

15 October 2017

RSPCA officials visited a school to warn children and speak to parents following a shocking incident of animal cruelty.


School and college open days for Year 11 students in Kent

Open days are a great way of finding the right course for your Year 11 student

15 October 2017

A complete guide to dates and times for school sixth forms and colleges across Kent and Medway

Man suffers burns in workshop blaze

The blaze happened in a workshop

15 October 2017

Paramedics had to treat a man for burns to his arms following a fire at a workshop.

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