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Health trust's secret plan to scrap 100 hospital beds

In 2016-17 East Kent Hospitals had the most last minute elective surgery cancellations, according to NHS England. Picture: Thinkstock

25 December 2017

Health chiefs have scrapped controversial cost-cutting plans to slash up to 100 beds at hospitals which are already close to capacity.


Bumper sales expected on Christmas Eve 'man dash'

The Ashford Designer Outlet is gearing up for a last minute Christmas rush. Picture from Rain Communications

24 December 2017

Shopping centre bosses are expecting a big day of sales from men getting their last-minute Christmas presents.


Enjoy yourselves but stay alert

Police are appealing for information.

23 December 2017

Police have given advice to keep thieves away during the festive holiday.

Man, 36, arrested over car inferno

Stock photo

22 December 2017

A 36-year-old man has been arrested by police in connection with a car fire on a petrol station forecourt.

Up your game and get fit by taking up golf

Try your hand at golf and get fit and out in the fresh air at Littlestone Golf Club in Kent

22 December 2017

Looking to get fit, take up a new sport and make friends? Then try your hand at golf at welcoming Littlestone Golf Club. Sponsored editorial.

Probe after major fire at holiday park

Crews at the scene of the fire

22 December 2017

An investigation has been launched after more than 30 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a holiday park.

VIDEO: Ape-y Christmas for Kent's gorillas

20 December 2017

Gorillas at a Kent wildlife park have been getting in the spirit after keepers placed Christmas trees adorned with festive treats in their enclosure.


Missing man found safe and well

Peter Mortlock was last seen at Romney Marsh earlier today

19 December 2017

A vulnerable man with learning difficulties who went missing from Romney Marsh has been found.

Police and paramedics search woodland

Officers and paramedics are searching the woodlands.

19 December 2017

Emergency services have been searching a woodland for a missing man, with a helicopter also helping teams on the ground.

Arson suspect arrested after petrol station blaze

A car engulfed in flames at the BP garage. Picture: Ashley Judd

19 December 2017

A suspect has been arrested after a car became engulfed in flames on a petrol station forecourt in an alleged arson attack.

Council to ban balloons and sky lanterns

Sky lanterns have been banned from use in Swale

19 December 2017

Farmers and nature experts have praised a council for proposals to ban the release of helium balloons and Chinese lanterns into the air.


Rowdy behaviour sparks pub's New Years Eve closure

Ben Wilson, landlord of the White Hart

19 December 2017

An historic high street pub says it will close on New Year’s Eve following “rowdy behaviour” at previous events.


Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Gritters were are out in force on December 10 and 11. Picture: Highways England.

19 December 2017

Meteorologists have revealed the likelihood of snow falling in Kent on Christmas Day.


Bride-to-be wins £1,000

Terri with her winnings

15 December 2017

A Kent woman became the last winner of this year's Thousand Pound Friday competition.

And the crash sweepstake winner is...

Seven cars have crashed through Guy Ruddy's fence

14 December 2017

A Martello Tower owner has announced the winner of a public sweepstake for guessing the date a car would next smash through his fence.


Businessmen sold personal data

14 December 2017

An insurance claim for fire damage to a nightclub almost 13 years ago has led to the conviction of four men.


Young woman denies causing cyclist's death

Ayasha Penfold

13 December 2017

A 20-year-old woman will stand trial over the death of a cyclist who was killed in a crash as he took part in an organised bike ride.

Raiders steal kit worth £9,000 from golf club

Littlestone Golf Club - Google

12 December 2017

Thieves made off with £9,000 worth of goods from a popular golf club, leaving staff feeling 'a nervous edge'.


Kent's most expensive war building?

A Martello Tower in Romney Marsh went under the hammer today at a property auction

11 December 2017

An historic building went under the hammer today - and sold for more than double its guide price.


Ritz ordered to pay claim over 'rock hard' scones

Stock image. The scones were 'rock hard'.

09 December 2017

A family have won a claim against the Ritz after being served 'rock hard' scones and having their tea spilt.

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