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Roof fire breaks out in Leeds

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. Stock Image.

11 January 2018

Firefighters are trying to establish the cause of a fire which broke out in Leeds on Thursday morning.

Police call for volunteers under new pilot scheme

Stock image

11 January 2018

Recruitment is underway for volunteers to take part in a pilot scheme working with Kent Police

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Police dogs assist in drugs bust

Police dog Monty

11 January 2018

Two people have been arrested by officers, thanks to the assistance of police dogs Monty and Piper.

Hundreds of cannabis plants seized

Police have charged a man. Stock image

11 January 2018

A 21-year-old man is due in appear in court following a police raid, which saw 200 cannabis plants seized.

Ukip leader has 'no plans to stand down' over relationship

Ukip leader Henry Bolton with Jo Marney

11 January 2018

The Ukip leader says he will not resign - despite growing calls for him to stand down over his relationship with a 25-year-old glamour model.

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Search for missing woman enters tenth day

Gloria Stringer, 81, has been missing from Hollingbourne.

11 January 2018

Hundreds of police officers and search and rescue volunteers have combed woods in a search for an elderly woman who went missing on New Year's Day.

Wolf whistling 'a compliment' says Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe, 70, was the first to enter the CBB house on Tuesday, January 2.

11 January 2018

Former Kent MP Ann Widdecombe has defended wolf whistling while confusing viewers by carrying a handbag on Celebrity Big Brother.

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Mum won't live beyond 40 without policy U-turn

Carlie O’Hare with her son, Jude,

11 January 2018

A woman who has to take 45 tablets a day just to survive is pleading for the government to make a life-changing drug available on the NHS.

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Plastic bag tax for small shops

10 January 2018

Smaller shops will be forced to charge customers for plastic bags as part of measures to protect the environment.

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Pub closing for £900,000 overhaul will have new name

Earls will be closed until April

10 January 2018

The name Earls is to disappear from Maidstone's pub scene as big changes are planned.

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Traffic lights back on at Linton Hill

Traffic lights. Stock Picture

10 January 2018

Motorists using a junction close to three schools were asked to drive carefully after a power supply problem.

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Starving woman 'could have had more help'

More could have been done to make professionals aware of a condition which caused a woman to neglect herself. Picture: Getty

10 January 2018

A malnourished woman who lived in a cold home with no working toilet and evidence of "extreme hoarding" was let down by the authorities.

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Homeless man faces jail after stabbing OAP in neck

Police sealed off Heath Road following the alleged attack

10 January 2018

A homeless man is facing jail after admitting inflicting a knife wound to the throat of a pensioner.

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Plan to recruit 200 extra police officers

Police officers on the beat. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library.

10 January 2018

Kent's crime commissioner wants to recruit hundreds more police officers, but taxpayers will face higher bills to help meet the costs.

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'That's not valid' Ann tries to shut down nomination on CBB

Ann Widdecombe, 70, was the first to enter the CBB house on Tuesday, January 2.

10 January 2018

Former Kent MP Ann Widdecombe tried to dismiss a nomination from Kardashian-bestie Malika Haqq on Wednesday.

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Run for it: parkruns and clubs to get you moving in 2018

Don't just think about it: get running this year

10 January 2018

Resolved to get fit or fitter in 2018? Here’s how to do it with running in Kent – it just takes a bit of motivation to get you moving.

Kelly Tolhurst moves to Whips office

MP Kelly Tolhurst

09 January 2018

Rochester and Strood MP Kelly Tolhurst handed role as government Whip

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Planning a summer of love? Try these winter wedding open days

Couples hoping to tie the knot can register for the Penshurst Place wedding open day

09 January 2018

Dreaming of a sumptuous, summer wedding? For couples planning their big day, 'tis the season to step out and visit venues.

The search for missing woman continues

Gloria Stringer was last seen in the Hospital Road area yesterday

09 January 2018

Efforts to find Gloria Stringer, an 81-year-old who went missing on new year's day, continue.

'Queen of benefits' spared jail after parking scam

Cheryl Prudham at home

09 January 2018

A mother of 12 dubbed the "Queen of benefits" has walked free after using stolen cash to part pay for a jaunt to an exclusive Spanish resort.

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