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Hitch-hiker forces driver to crash

Charlie Gisby - Google

02 November 2017

A hitchhiker ‘nearly killed’ himself by leaping in front of an oncoming car, waving his arms and forcing the driver to swerve and crash to avoid him.


Government 'still committed to lorry park'

The government has reiterated its commitment to the M20 lorry park. Picture: Highways England

02 November 2017

Whitehall has reiterated its commitment to providing a huge lorry park amid rumours the plan had been ditched this week.


Hundreds of patients left without GP urged to register

Folkestone East Family Practice

01 November 2017

All patients who have applied for a new GP have been allocated but 1,300 still remain unregistered as NHS bosses urge them to sign up with new doctor.


Sadness as popular bar and restaurant closes

Googies Art Cafe in Folkestone is closing

31 October 2017

Shock and sadness after an award-winning Kent restaurant and bar announces it will be closing this weekend.


Monster pumpkins go on show

Dave Whitall struggles to get his large pumpkin out of his car boot

30 October 2017

A pumpkin weighing more than 50 kilos that was grown by two young brothers was the star of Ashford Allotment Society's annual show.

Notorious drunk and beggar slapped with town ban

'Eccentric' Tsige Simmons has been slapped with a community order by the courts for her drunken and threatening behaviour in Folkestone. Picture: Kent Police

30 October 2017

Her abuse towards people, begging and anti-social behaviour led police to prosecute her.


New hospital option 'has to be on table'

Simon Perks, from the NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, speaks to campaigners trying to save the Kent & Canterbury

29 October 2017

An option for a new hospital in east Kent "has to be on the table" when future healthcare proposals are presented next year, NHS bosses are told.


Homeowner holds sweepstake after crashes

Seven cars have crashed through Guy Ruddy's fence

28 October 2017

A householder has had so many cars crash through his garden fence he's started a sweepstake on when the next one will happen.


Vulnerable patients cut from priority list, doctors claim

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

26 October 2017

Doctors claim vulnerable patients have been cut from a priority list they made saying they needed to be registered with new doctor urgently.


Town centre tailbacks after road closed

26 October 2017

Delays are being reported and buses cancelled after a road was forced to close in a town centre.

New festival celebrates art of diversity

26 October 2017

VIDEO: Fake news, world culture and community spirit were on the programme of a brand new festival which launched at the weekend.

Drug den cleared out by council

The drug den discovered in an abandoned underpass in Folkestone

25 October 2017

A huge drug den found with needles and other drug paraphernalia in a town centre underpass has been cleared away by the council.

Huge drug den discovered in town centre subway

The drug den discovered in an abandoned underpass in Folkestone

24 October 2017

Shocking pictures reveal a huge drug den found by town centre sprucers.


Brian blows over

A huge wave at Dover seafront from Storm Brian. Picture: Tony Flashman

22 October 2017

Kent has escaped severe damage from the violent Storm Brian, suffering just a few fallen trees.


Storm Brian hits Kent

Waves batter the sea wall at Folkestone

21 October 2017

High winds and rain are battering the county as a predicted storm arrives in Kent.


Travel delays as Kent braced for Storm Brian

Storm Brian is set to lash Kent with strong winds. Picture: WX Charts

21 October 2017

Precautions are being taken ahead of the arrival of Storm Brian today.


Princes Parade protests step up

Plans: Artist's impression of Princes Parade - Shepway District Council

20 October 2017

The showdown over a controversial beachfront housing estate and leisure centre in Hythe is escalating, after a parish council refused to back the plan

New town centre restaurant set for opening

The tearoom where Kent chef David Hart is opening The Folkestone Wine Company next month. Picture: @folkestonewine/Twitter

18 October 2017

A chef who has worked in a Michelin-starred Kent restaurant is opening a new place in one of the county's seaside towns.

Clap hands! Here comes Charlie

17 October 2017

Young estate agent Charlie Craddock is the pride of his office after packing boxes on his days off to help an elderly house-mover.

Boy, 4, and mum rescued from mud

Fire crews help the woman off the beach

15 October 2017

A four-year-old boy and his mum had to be rescued after getting stuck in soft mud off the Kent coast.

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