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Micropub owner going for a double

Melvin Hopper - planning a new micropub for Sheppey

29 January 2018

The landlord of a Kent micropub is planning to open a second watering hole after the success of his first..


Proposed redesign of town square revealed

Cllr Dan Friend and Mayor Cllr Paul Graeme are encouraging people to attend the consultation.

25 January 2018

Plans to modernise a market square in a Kent town have been revealed.


Popular milkshake bar to open in city

Shakeaway's Rochester branch is set to relocate to Canterbury. Pic: Simon Thomas

25 January 2018

An international milkshake chain will be opening a premises in the city.


Meat-lovers upset as Wetherspoons scraps steak night

Steak night is cancelled

23 January 2018

Meat-lovers across Kent and Medway were left hungry after pub chain Wetherspoons scrapped its popular steak night.


Top of the ports?

Port of Dover, Eastern Docks side. Stock picture

23 January 2018

Kent's biggest port is beaten in passenger numbers by Helsinki but is still king of the road for freight.


Kent MP put in charge of loneliness

MP Tracey Crouch - now in charge of loneliness

17 January 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a Kent MP to carry on the work of murdered MP Jo Cox to help the lonely.


Kent 'celebrity' mocked for falling for spoof news article

Publishers have ditched plans for a book by Milo Yiannopoulos. Picture: Mike Allen

16 January 2018

Controversial commentator Milo Yiannopoulos has told his followers men are now allowed smear tests.


New knitting group to tackle anxiety problems

Sara Williams is starting a new knitting club to help people tackle their anxiety

15 January 2018

A Kent mum is launching a new knitting group to help people tackle their anxiety problems.


Concern after 'Canterbury Cannibal' moves into new town

Canterbury nurse Dale Bolinger stood trial accused of attempting to meet a child after sexual grooming

14 January 2018

Families are said to be concerned after a former nurse dubbed the Canterbury Cannibal has moved into their town.


Could Kent port get new pier and harbour?

How Herne Bay's harbour and pier look today

13 January 2018

Ferry pioneer has launched push for new multi-million pound pier and harbour to regenerate area and boost tourism.


Elderly forced to listen to Beyonce and Bon Jovi

Residents say they would rather listen to music other than Beyonce

12 January 2018

An under-fire nursing home forced residents to put up with the music of Beyonce and Bon Jovi against their wishes, inspectors have found.


£5,000 Christmas light debt remains despite appeal

11 January 2018

Organisers confirm thousands of pounds of debt remain, despite a local campaign which raised more than £22,000 to save town's Christmas lights.


Police slam 'unbelievable' 120mph driver

The car was allegedly driving at 120mph

11 January 2018

Police have described a motorist who undertook other cars on the A2 at 120mph in rainy conditions as 'unbelievable'.


Warning after sick seal escapes back into sea

The ill seal escaped back into the sea. Picture: Don Hough

10 January 2018

A gravely ill seal, beached in Kent, escaped back into the sea before it could be put down.


Your chance to see dinosaur footprint

Steve Friedrich, local fossil collector, with his discovery.

09 January 2018

A museum has just added a dinosaur footprint to its collection, found on the beach of a town in Kent.


Gas leak repairs expected to last through weekend

The Tesco roundabout on the Thanet Way, near where repair works are being carried out

05 January 2018

Strong smell of gas continues to waft across residential area - including a secondary school - as engineers seek to fix problem.


Cash for brides who arrive on time

Canon John Corbyn

04 January 2018

Being late is a long-held tradition for women getting married, but one vicar is offering a financial reward to get them to stick to the schedule.


Comedy legend spotted at theme park

Harry Hill at Dreamland

03 January 2018

A comedy favourite was seen enjoying himself at one of Kent's top attractions.


Review of the Year: Part 2

Scenes at the Holborough Lakes fire in September

31 December 2017

We reveal what stories made the papers for the second half of 2017.

Review of the Year: Part one

Francis O'Sullivan died after an incident at a New Year's Day pram race. Picture: Andy Jones

30 December 2017

We look back at the stories that made the headlines in the Kent Messenger over the past 12 months.

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