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Sssurprise! House-warming shock as couple find python in boiler

Hannah Collins with her son Harry, holding the python's skin

27 September 2013

A couple got the shock of their lives when they found a python wrapped around the boiler of their new home.

Unemployed chef in Job Centre protest

Ross Ginn outside Dartford job centre

26 September 2013

A young unemployed chef living on cereal and less than £3.50 a day is staging a sit-in protest at a job centre about lack of support.

'Brad Pitt? I don't know who you are...'

Tank veteran Peter Comfort met Brad Pitt on the set of Fury

26 September 2013

A tank veteran met superstar Brad Pitt to help him with his role in a new film after a personal invite... but admitted he had no idea who he was.

Film star Depp 'staying in Kent hotel'

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean

26 September 2013

Superstar Johnny Depp has reportedly checked into a small hotel as he prepares to start filming his new movie in the county.

How do you like them apples? Kent's apples sweeter than ever

English apples at Perry Court

26 September 2013

Kent's apple season officially starts today and - despite being late - the fruit is brighter and sweeter than ever.

Attempted theft of vacuum cleaners

Police were at the scene of the crash.

25 September 2013

Staff at a shop in Tenterden gave chase when a pair of criminals tried to make off with three Vax vacuum cleaners.

Tory tortoise goes AWOL

The search is still on for Sonic the tortoise

25 September 2013

Sonic has been missing from the back garden of Perry Street Conservative Club, Northfleet, for several weeks.

Cannabishop! Why bishop slept in tent promoting cannabis

Tents advocating cannabis use at the charity sleep-out in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral

24 September 2013

Leading dignitaries bedded down in bright yellow tents marked with a cannabis leaf and the words "keep on the grass" in a charity sleep-out.

Couple sky high after proposal

Stuart Baxter and Kirsty Ryder at Leeds Castle

24 September 2013

A man asked his girlfriend to marry him with a little help... from a banner-trailing aeroplane and an owl to deliver the ring!

Reptile Rex enjoys walk on rec

Rex relaxing in the sunshine on Faversham Recreation Ground

24 September 2013

An unusual sight has been turning heads among the dog walkers at a recreation ground - a lizard being taken for a walk on a lead.

A whisker away from catastrophe...

Theresa Buckland with her cat Frank after he was rescued from a chimney by firefighters

23 September 2013

Firefighters have reunited a relieved couple with their pet cat - after he got stuck up the chimney.

Alien seeking friendship... and other ads to make you smile

An alien seeking friendship is among some of the humorous adverts at Shakti News

20 September 2013

A mischievous villager has been raising smiles by posting tongue-in-cheek adverts in a newsagent window... on behalf of aliens and a retired mugger.

Mum gives birth in a Toyota Prius

New mother Billie MacDonald with partner Chris Collins

20 September 2013

A baby has an unusual place of birth - after her mum delivered her in the footwell of a Toyota Prius before she could get to hospital.

Kent-born actress stars as Diana

Naomi Watts as Princess Diana. Picture: PA Photo/Entertainment One

20 September 2013

A Kent-born actress playing Princess Diana in a new film out today has insisted producers were "respectful" to her memory.

Boy spotted climbing off M20 bridge

A boy was pictured climbing over the edge of the Eureka Skyway bridge at Ashford. Picture: @BeverleyMiller5

20 September 2013

A shocking image has emerged showing a youngster climbing on the edge of a bridge over the M20 at Ashford in a dangerous stunt.

Embalming bodies...aged just 11

Gravesend funeral director Stephen Gay with his son David

20 September 2013

A funeral director who embalmed his first body at 11 believes working it isn't just a job, but a way of life.

Sprucing up Folkestone

Folkestone town sprucer Peter Phillips

19 September 2013

You may have seen him around the town. Well, he's Peter Phillips, Folkestone's first Town Sprucer. But more money is needed for scheme to continue.

Stuntman showcases skills at Skate Park

18 September 2013

A show of skills on wheels and with the VIP appearance of stuntman Kurt Yaeger makes a special skate and music event a must for youngsters.

Kent shops in schoolgirl fashion row

Items on sale at Internacionale in Ashford

18 September 2013

A fashion retailer with several stores in Kent is being criticised for selling revealing clothing to girls as young as eight.

Lost chipmunk found outside school

Chip the chipmunk who was found outside St Mary's Primary School in Western Avenue, Ashford

17 September 2013

Children had an unusual visitor to their school gates today - when a lost chipmunk was discovered in the rain.

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