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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.

Kent GP surgeries set to benefit from £4m cash injection

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

12 October 2017

A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Lifeboat deployed to rescue injured crewman

RNLI crews helped transport a man who had dislocated his thumb. Pic: RNLI.

11 October 2017

The Coastguard came to the rescue of a man who has suffered a dislocated thumb while on a survey ship destined for Egypt.


Extra cash announced for garden town

An artist's impression of how the finished Otterpool Park will look at ground level

04 October 2017

More money to develop plans for the latest garden town in Kent has been announced by the government today.

Paedophile, 80, jailed for abusing child

Francis Garrett. Picture: Kent Police.

04 October 2017

A pensioner who has never been in trouble before has been jailed for eight years for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child.

Cinema plans revealed for town

The cinema will be based at Marsh Academy in New Romney, it has been revealed

03 October 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Plans for a 60-seat cinema have been revealed with the location announced and details unveiled for the first time.

Appeal for 10k race volunteers

Runners at the 30th annual Givaudan Ashford 10k

03 October 2017

An athletics club has made a last minute appeal for extra volunteers to make sure there are enough marshals for an annual 10k race

Knife terror at grammar school

The Harvey Grammar School in Cheriton Road, Folkestone.

02 October 2017

An 11-year-old boy has been excluded from a grammar school after threatening fellow pupils with a knife.

Funding of £80,000 secured for historic Leas Lift

The Leas Lift in Folkestone has been rebuilt in Lego

29 September 2017

A new company set up to get the Leas Lift up and running again has secured £80,000 for the project.


Fire crews tackle farm blaze

Fire crews are currently tackling the fire . Credit: Megan Wakeling

29 September 2017

More than 30 firefighters are currently tackling a large blaze at a farmhouse property.

It's payday - nine things to splash the cash on

One of the new cheetah cubs at Port Lympne exercises his lungs

29 September 2017

Wages just dropped in the bank? Here's some first class ideas for how to live like a VIP in Kent this weekend.


Exports boost winemaker's sales

Gusbourne wines have won several awards in the first half of the year

28 September 2017

A sparkling wine producer boosted half-year revenues with the help of strong sales overseas.

Top lawyer orders re-think over death crash sentence

Leonard Pettifer

28 September 2017

The Attorney General has ordered a re-think over the 'unduly lenient' sentence handed to a pensioner who killed a biker while driving the wrong way.


Power station fire

A fire has been put out at Dungeness Power station

27 September 2017

Fire services were called earlier to tackle a blaze at a nuclear power station.


Duo arrested over gun threat fears

Stock image

25 September 2017

Armed police arrested two men following reports someone had been threatened with a gun.

Fly-tipper caught in the act

Fly tipping is causing misery for the people of Stone. File picture

23 September 2017

A man who dumped a ton of rubbish was caught after a member of the public took his registration number.


Low food hygiene score for top restaurant

The Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone

22 September 2017

An award-winning restaurant has been given two out of five stars for hygiene, after inspectors discovered ‘unsafe’ cooking procedures.


'Low suicide risk' teenager found dead

Jordan Keates died in June

18 September 2017

A teenage girl with a promising future killed herself just days after mental health teams said there was no immediate risk of her taking her life.

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