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Man cut free from car after two vehicle collision

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

17 January 2014

A man was taken to hospital following the ordeal, which also closed two lanes.

American airman tried to save himself from fatal railway fall

17 January 2014

Staff Sergeant Ryan Austin died after he fell on to the live track at Maidstone East train station

Lorry tyres blow up and catch fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

17 January 2014

The incident closed one lane on a motorway slip road this morning.

Works expected to cause disruption on the A249 postponed

The accident happened on the A249 near the Stockbury Roundabout. File image

16 January 2014

A planned 15-week project to upgrade a water main on the A249 has been pushed back.

Inmate missing from Kent prison is killer

Prisoner Malcolm Parker is missing from Blantyre House

16 January 2014

A prisoner being hunted after going missing from Kent was once convicted of killing a female cashier in an armed robbery, it has emerged.

Police have been praised for their financial support for taxi marshals

16 January 2014

Taxi marshals are back in town - thanks to the police.

First-aider denies rape and sex attacks

John Franklin denies sexual assault

15 January 2014

A St John Ambulance member sexually assaulted women while carrying out an "assessment" and treating patients, jurors have been told.

Council tax set to go up for first time in three years

Paul Carter has been criticised for his 'glass ceiling' remarks. Stock picture

15 January 2014

Kent families are set to see their council tax bills increase by about £20 next year under plans to save Kent County Council as much as £81million.

Family's grief at tragic death of 'stunningly beautiful girl'

Zoe Georgiou was with her boyfriend Joe at the time of the crash

15 January 2014

A teenager killed when she was hit by a car while walking with her boyfriend has today been described as popular and generous by her grieving family.

Car bursts into flames in town centre

Flames erupt from a blazing car in Maidstone. Picture: Brett Lewis

15 January 2014

A car has erupted into flames in a town centre this morning, causing delays for commuters.

Shortening the queues

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

15 January 2014

Plans for £6m of road improvements around a proposed shopping centre redevelopment have been revealed.

Paedophile gave girl, 15, chips and cannabis to pose topless

Alan Horley was given an extended prison sentence of nine years

15 January 2014

A convicted paedophile is behind bars after taking "evil advantage" of a 15-year-old girl by giving her cider, chips and cannabis to pose topless.

This is the chap you’re thinking of

Miles Jupp

15 January 2014

Posh comedian Miles Jupp is bringing his new stand-up show to the County Town

On-the-run ostrich ruffles feathers

Ostriches are native to Africa. Library image

14 January 2014

An escaped ostrich has been causing traffic chaos today by racing cars at more than 40mph on a main road.

Local TV bidders revealed

Armour Group is an investment company in the technology industry

14 January 2014

Two organisations are competing to run a new Freeview channel dedicated to a part of Kent.

Couple jailed after enjoying high life with stolen £360k

Hanson Aggregates in Maidstone. Picture: Google Street View

14 January 2014

A husband and wife have been locked up after buying luxury items and taking expensive holidays with almost £360,000 stolen from a construction firm.

Residents' anger as road sinks into gaping hole

Collapsed roads and pavements in Upper Road, Leeds

14 January 2014

Villagers who have been living in a virtual bomb site for months will tonight hear why... and what's going to be done.

Police are still hunting a Lithuanian man in connection with human trafficking in Maidstone

Edikas Mankevicius from Lithuania

14 January 2014

A year on Kent Police have confirmed they are still looking for an Eastern European man in connection with a human trafficking investigation.

Pervert jailed after abusing young girl

John Luker, convicted of sexually abusing girl

13 January 2014

A sex pest has been jailed for nearly nine years after swearing his young abuse victim to secrecy.

Jump fears man talked down from roof

A man on the roof of a building in London Road in Maidstone. Picture: Jack Lambert

13 January 2014

A police negotiator has talked down a man who it was feared could jump from a town centre building this afternoon after more than four hours.

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