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Rambo knife seized in police crackdown

The Rambo knife seized in Gravesend. Picture: Kent Police

12 December 2017

A week-long operation targeting London gangs who sell class A drugs in Kent saw 20 arrests and the confiscation of drugs and knives.

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Scaffold in bacteria could be biofuel breakthrough

Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity

12 December 2017

Scientists in Kent believe they could reduce reliance on fossil fuels after finding a way to increase productivity in cells used to make biofuels.

First pictures of brothers jailed for street attack

David and Andrej Pohlodko have been locked up.

12 December 2017

A man suffered serious injuries after being knocked over by a "flying kick" and repeatedly hit with a wheel brace during an argument.

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Hunt for baby Jesus pebbles

Pebbles painted to look like the baby Jesus

12 December 2017

Prizes are up for grabs for people who find specially-painted pebbles created by members of a church.

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Soldier takes on 152-mile charity run

Oliver Aspinall is taking part in a 152-mile run around London

12 December 2017

A paratrooper who has battled mental health issues is raising money in aid of an organisation supporting veterans suffering from similar issues.

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Kent a treasure hunter's paradise

11 December 2017

The county is one of the top places in the UK for finding buried treasure, according to newly released figures.

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Thousands of children not protected against flu

Some children in Kent and Medway are not having their free flu jabs

11 December 2017

The flu jab has been given to less than a quarter of the youngsters who are eligible for it across Kent and Medway, it has emerged.

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Burglars caught with mask and screwdrivers

Kyle Millsom and Luke Hatcher. Picture: Kent Police.

11 December 2017

Two burglars who were caught with screwdrivers, a torch, a mask and a host of stolen goods have been locked up.

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Railway station reopens after £2.6m refurb

West Malling train station

11 December 2017

Builders have been upgrading a station over the last nine months and it has reopened today.

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Emergency accommodation offered to rough sleepers

Emergency accommodation is being offered to rough sleepers.

11 December 2017

The council has extended the severe weather emergency protocol as temperatures are expected to stay below freezing

Animal-loving couple nominated for award

Natasha McPhee and Dee Potter, have been nominated for a Pride in Medway Award.

11 December 2017

Two women who have dedicated their lives to helping animals have been nominated for a Pride in Medway Award.

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Thousands of animals abused at Christmas

11 December 2017

Reports of animal cruelty in Kent tipped over 3,000, according to the latest figures from a nationwide charity.

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Passengers injured as bus hits building

An Arriva bus. Stock image

10 December 2017

Some passengers have been hurt after a bus crashed into a building in a busy town centre.

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Missing Leah found

Missing: Leah Hazelton. Picture: Kent Police

10 December 2017

Police say missing teenager Leah Hazelton has been found safe and well.

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Sweet singing in the choir: Christmas carol services in Kent

Carol services across the county this Christmas

10 December 2017

‘Tis the season to be jolly – so spread the joy at a carol service near you: here's where to find one across the county.

Man caught with homemade guns

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

10 December 2017

A judge has warned an offender to expect a lengthy jail sentence after being caught with disguised handguns.

"Family from Hell" all behind bars for Christmas

Shameless: Neighbours say the Selwood;s are like Channel 4's Gallagher family in the TV series Shameless. Picture: Channel 4

10 December 2017

Neighbours are celebrating after a Kent family, likened to the Gallaghers in TV's Shameless, are jailed for the festive period.

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Bus 'crashes into building'

An Arriva bus. Stock image

09 December 2017

A road was partially blocked after a bus ploughed into a building in a town centre.

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Making women feel comfortable in the work place

Bosses have been warned they are leaving themselves open to legal action if they do not put policies in place to support women going through the menopause

09 December 2017

Bosses in the county need to wake up to the impact of the menopause at work or face legal action, a leading lawyer on the condition has warned.

River patrols launch to stop drowning deaths

Teams aim to help anyone who may be in trouble near the river. Picture Kent Search and Rescue

09 December 2017

Kent Search and Rescue boats can be seen on the River Medway tonight - as Christmas party season gets going.

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