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Buzz for queens of the Marsh

The short-haired bumblebee, back on Romney Marsh after extinction in the UK. Picture by Nik Shelton.

21 May 2014

More queen bees from a once-vanished species have introduced to Dungeness.

Purr-fect day at Ashford cattery

20 May 2014

Crowds get that fundraising 'feline' as the RSPCA's Ashford Garden Cattery throws open its doors to the public.

Row of five cars vandalised

Police were at the scene of the crash.

20 May 2014

Five parked cars were vandalised by yobs in Lydd.

Lydd wins battle to expand

Lydd Airport

16 May 2014

Lydd airport is set to expand its runway and build a new terminal for 500,000 passengers a year after it won a High Court battle.


Popular restaurant put up for sale

16 May 2014

The Wife of Bath in Wye has gone on the market - just a year after celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Police seize large haul of drugs

15 May 2014

A couple are due in court after drugs including cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis were seized when police stopped a car.

Soldiers exercise their right to march through Ashford

14 May 2014

Army Reserves draw the crowds to watch them parade in the town centre

To boldly imagine what no artist has imagined before...

Ashford Astronomical Society chairman Drew Wagar

13 May 2014

A concept sketch has been unveiled giving a glimpse of another world... containing a multi-million pounds space centre.

Burglars posing as council workers steal from homes

Distraction theft. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library.

13 May 2014

Bogus callers have targeted homes across two council areas, stealing purses, wallets, mobile phones and handbags.

Can you bee-lieve it? Rare bee 'comes back from dead'

The rare Andrena vaga bee. Picture by Kristian Peters

12 May 2014

A rare bee thought to be extinct in the UK since 1946 created a buzz when it was captured in Kent.


Gardens in all their glory

The deadline is looming for the District's gardening competition.

09 May 2014

County-wide National Garden Scheme springs into action for charitable cause

A weekend of flour power

09 May 2014

Plain sailing as three windmills in the Ashford area will welcome visitors to a special heritage festival.

Crash closes motorway lanes during rush hour

M20 library picture.

08 May 2014

Coastbound lanes of the M20 between Ashford and Maidstone have reopened following this morning's crash.


Gang of thugs make couple's life a misery

A thug kicks at the pensioners' door as they are subjected to anti-social behaviour

06 May 2014

This is the moment an elderly couple's life was made a misery as a gang waged a terror campaign.


Play area axed over paedo fear

Banks Sports and Social Club in Lydd

02 May 2014

Fears over paedophiles have led to plans for a new playground being scrapped.


Rogue traders offer "wall repairs"

Kent County Council logo

02 May 2014

Dodgy traders are offering so-called wall repairs and driveway work in Shepway.

Kent: The final frontier...

An area of Kent has the second worst levels of light pollution in England. Picture: Library image

01 May 2014

The county could soon boast possibly the largest planetarium in the UK, with an observatory and up to six professional grade telescopes.


Shuttle bus service axed

The Ashford Designer Outlet is set for massive expansion

01 May 2014

The shuttle bus service between Ashford town centre and the town's Designer Outlet has been chopped.


Valuable ring 'washed down the plughole'

The couple were originally married in 1996. Stock image

29 April 2014

Somewhere in Kent there could be a woman missing her wedding ring... after one turned up in a water treatment works.


Tank history revealed

24 April 2014

The story of how and why a First World War tank ended up sited in Ashford town centre is detailed in a special Kentish Express article.

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