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Tributes to Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

18 August 2017

A TV presenter and entertainer whose career spanned 75 years has been described as legend of the industry.


Hundreds pay respects to teenager killed on train tracks

Taiyah-Grace Peebles who died on the railway line

17 August 2017

A school is opening its doors to the public to help celebrate the life of a 16-year-old who lost her life in a tragic accident.

Family's shock at dad's sudden death

Father-of-three Graham ‘Bill’ Duffy died at his home in Rushenden

17 August 2017

Relatives of a father-of-three say they are still waiting for answers as to why the 32-year-old died at his home.


Hero of Dunkirk and Normandy dies at 94

John (Jack) Roots when he was presented with France's highest award

15 August 2017

A Second World War veteran who was just a teenager when he aided British troops in their escape from the French coast has died aged 94.


Ex-council leader dies after illness battle

Cllr John Cubitt, pictured shortly after 2015 election triumph

12 August 2017

His poor health had forced him to step down earlier in the year.

Young musician takes his own life

Toby Parkinson took his own life while struggling with depression

07 August 2017

Family of a 20-year-old who took his own life after battling depression are hoping sharing his story will stop someone else suffering the same fate.

Kent cricket salutes groundsman's superb innings

Sammy Fidler and head groundsman Brian Fitch talk to the Duke of Kent during a visit to the ground

07 August 2017

Figures from Kent cricket paid their respects at the funeral of much-loved groundsman Cecil "Sammy" Fidler.


'She was my shining star'

Taiyah-Grace Peebles who died on the railway line

05 August 2017

A heartbroken mum has spoken of the agony of losing her 16-year-old daughter whose body was found on train tracks.

Eastenders star Hywel Bennett dies age 73

Hywel Bennett: Starring in Eastenders

03 August 2017

Deal-based retired actor and Eastenders star Hywel Bennett has died aged 73.


Tributes to heart attack cyclist

Tim Bowden on one of his charity cycle rides

03 August 2017

A family have been left 'gobsmacked' at the sudden death of a loving grandfather described as a jokester who was full of life.


Coroner: Gran set herself alight as ‘cry for help’

Jessie Hutson in her younger days. Picture courtesy of Joanne Stevens

22 July 2017

An inquest concluded a grandmother who died after setting herself on fire did not intend to take her own life, but her daughter disagrees.

Fireman dies after collapsing at work

Danny Haxton with colleagues from the fire service

21 July 2017

Colleagues of a devoted dad-of-two tried desperately to resusciate him when he fell ill just minutes into his shift.


Tributes to carnival regular Popeye

Ron Everett, the ever-popular Popeye died on Tuesday

19 July 2017

The crowd will notice a familiar face missing in carnivals around Kent following the passing of everyone’s favourite sailor man Popeye.

Tributes to Elsie

Elsie Smith when she turned 100 with her card from the Queen

02 July 2017

Elsie Smith, one of Kent's oldest residents, has died aged 102.

Queen among mourners at Countess' funeral

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles were among mourners at the funeral. Picture from Matt Dunham & PA Wire

27 June 2017

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles were among those to pay their respects at the funeral of Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who lived in Kent.

Dance school 'legend' loses cancer battle

Roz Wilson, right, with friend and colleague, Laura Gibson, who have run Studio Six together for 15 years

27 June 2017

A dance legend who taught hundreds of students has passed away after a long battle with cancer.


Builder dies after fall

Paddy Brown

24 June 2017

A man who suffered serious injuries while working on a house has passed away after catching an infection.

'Cruel irony' as young doctor dies of cancer

Dr Ed Showler

23 June 2017

A promising young doctor has died from the same rare cancer suffered by patients he treated.


Tribute to 'beloved daddy' who died in bike fall

Kenneth Legge died following the accident

20 June 2017

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after falling from his bike during a cycling trip.

Mum loses cancer battle aged 38

Clare with her family

18 June 2017

A woman whose plight captured the hearts of thousands devoted the last year of her life to making it memorable for her four children.

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