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Councils failing to meet housing targets

16 February 2018

Not enough homes are being built in several areas of Kent, according to the latest figures.

Drugs raid uncovers 30 cocaine wraps

15 February 2018

A group of suspected drug dealers - including a 16-year-old boy - were arrested following a raid at a Kent property.

Patients left queuing in the cold

15 February 2018

Questions have been asked after more than a dozen people had to wait for up to an hour outside a doctor's surgery.

Alleged people smuggler due in court

02 February 2018

A man is due to appear in court charged with people smuggling after nine people, thought to be Albanians, were rescued from an inflatable boat.

Knives found in pupil's bag

01 February 2018

A head teacher has written to parents after knives were discovered inside a school.


Third arrest after nine people rescued from boat

01 February 2018

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after an inflatable boat carrying suspected migrants ran into difficulty.

Suspect arrested in landlord murder probe bailed

31 January 2018

A suspect arrested in connection with the alleged murder of popular pub landlord Joe Daniels has been released on bail.

Nine rescued from inflatable 'migrant' boat

31 January 2018

A total of nine people have been rescued after an inflatable boat ran into trouble 20 miles off the Kent coast.

Animal rescue forced into quarantine

31 January 2018

An animal rescue centre has been quarantined for several months after a diseased dog was discovered.


More patients face losing their GP surgery

30 January 2018

A surgery with 2,732 patients on its books could face closure, leaving patients having to potentially travel five miles for healthcare.

Hotel owner attacked in alcohol theft

30 January 2018

“Dangerous” hooligans smashed into an elderly hotelier’s home and attacked him, causing numerous fractures to the face and fleeing with alcohol.

Drunk joyrider jailed

24 January 2018

A drunk joyrider who nearly mowed down police in a bid to flee - later to be found asleep next to the stolen car - has been jailed.

Keep your eyes peeled: it's the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

24 January 2018

Get closer to nature this weekend with the annual Big Garden Birdwatch: our guide to joining in and which birds to look out for.

More than 90,000 children living in poverty

24 January 2018

Newly-published figures reveal the parts of Kent with the highest number of children living in hardship.


Banksy 'saved from destruction'

19 January 2018

Residents joined forces to ensure a potentially valuable piece of artwork was not destroyed.

Council votes to change its name

17 January 2018

A council is to change its name for the first time in four decades - at a cost of around £10,000.

Cash and jewellery stolen in burglary

17 January 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses after a reported burglary of cash and jewellery.

Women cut free from cars after crash

14 January 2018

Two women were cut free from their vehicles before being taken to hospital after a crash.

The worst place in Kent for fly-tipping is revealed

13 January 2018

Local authorities in Kent spent more than £1 million cleaning up illegally dumped rubbish across the county last year.

Bid to buy bingo club site rejected

12 January 2018

An attempt by Ashford council to purchase the town's Mecca Bingo premises has been turned down.

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