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‘Nothing can bring back dad, I just want answers’

Tim Wratten with his dad Peter in 2010

14 July 2017

A man from Kent is fighting for justice after his father was infected with a deadly virus and knew nothing about it for 20 years.

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'World first' skate park downsized due to higher build cost

The planned new Folkestone Urban Sports Park has been delayed while technical designs for the skate facilities are finalised. Picture courtesy of Roger De Haan Charitable Trust

13 July 2017

A unique skate park under construction has had to be downsized due to building costs being double what was first expected.

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Share your Princess Diana memories with us

Diana, Princess of Wales

13 July 2017

We are commemorating next month's 20th anniversary of her death and want to share your stories, photos and memories

Nurse receives 'amazing' gift after bike stolen

 A nurse who had her bike stolen at work has been given on by Halfords in Ashford

13 July 2017

A nurse, who had her bike stolen whilst at work, has been left delighted after an act of goodwill from a large store.

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Councillors vote for 15% allowance increase

County Hall in Maidstone

13 July 2017

Kent county councillors have voted to increase their allowances by 15% - 10 times higher than recommended.

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Patients denied chance of quicker treatment

Centre Hospitalier de Calais could accept up to 100 patients a year

13 July 2017

Hundreds of people waiting months for surgery could be seen within weeks at a modern hospital just across the border in France.

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Sightseers dicing with death

Ted Prangnell captured this scene and others showing more people close to the edge during a visit to the South Foreland lighthouse

13 July 2017

People visiting one of Kent's most recognised beauty spots have been caught risking their lives to get pictures.

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Man admits romping with motorbike

Kevin Chapman leaves court

12 July 2017

An alcoholic has admitted indecent exposure after he revealed his genitals and romped with a motorbike in front of shocked bystanders.

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'It does not help him to avoid sentencing'

Michael Copleston

12 July 2017

Judge tells pensioner who killed an ex-police motorcycle instructor he needs to face the law after his GP said he could not face sentencing.

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Mystery surrounds blaze in hotel store room

Emergency crews at the scene of the hotel fire. Picture: @Kent_999s

11 July 2017

Police are investigating a blaze that broke out in the store room of a Kent hotel, it has emerged

Huge crowds join town's colourful carnival

The Charivari Day in Folkestone drew huge crowds along the route through the town. Picture: Gary Browne/KM Group

10 July 2017

Hundreds of people took the streets as the colourful Charivari Day parade made its way through town.

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Poundland store closes its doors

The former Poundland store in Ashford High Street

09 July 2017

One of the two branches of Poundland in Ashford had its last day of trading yesterday as the company looks to open a bigger store in the town centre.

Yet MORE homes to be built in Ashford

Hundreds of extra homes are now expected to be constructed in Ashford

07 July 2017

Ashford council has been told by the Government to build an extra 1,250 homes - on top of the 12,000 already earmarked for construction.

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Bright white spider spooks resident

07 July 2017

A resident became spooked when she uncovered this bright white eight-legged critter lurking in her garden shed.

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Mum,24, left paralysed after being crushed by concrete block appears on prime-time show

Caption: Kirsty, Ben, and Harry Bell: Courtesy Channel 5: 29.6.17

06 July 2017

A young woman paralysed when a 70kg concrete block fell from a building has appeared on a prime time TV show.

Beach front kiosk wins alcohol licence

06 July 2017

Harbour side kiosk owners are “delighted” after being granted a licence to sell alcohol every day of the week.

Seafront pubs still unsold after five years on market

06 July 2017

Two adjoining pubs overlooking a harbour remain unsold, after being on the market for five years.

Police hunt suspects after jewellery raid

This ring was among items stolen

05 July 2017

Police are hunting thieves who stole jewellery, including an emerald ring, in a raid on a home.

Ski legend Eddie the Eagle soars into town

02 July 2017

British skiing legend Eddie the Eagle Edwards touched down in Shepway to help one Folkestone business celebrate its grand re-opening.

Is Poundland moving in to empty BHS?

The Ashford High Street Poundland store

30 June 2017

Poundland has confirmed it's closing one of its stores - saying it's planning to open an "even bigger" town centre branch soon.

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