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An inconvenience truth: Hopes for store dashed

Heron Fields, Great Easthall in Sittingbourne

07 December 2017

People’s hopes of having a shop they were promised before buying their homes were dashed following a government ruling.


Paper mill owner's global revenues tip £2.8bn

Giant rolls of paper from DS Smith's Kemsley Paper Mill are also sent to neighbouring Knauf, which makes plaster-board

07 December 2017

The owner of a paper mill in the county has boosted turnover and operating profits as online shopping boosts demand for packaging.

Lorry ploughs into parked vehicles

The crumpled cab of the lorry which ploughed into parked vehicles in Swale Way, Great Easthall, Sittingbourne

07 December 2017

A lorry smashed into other HGVs parked on the roadside.


Power outage affects homes

UK Power Networks was alerted

06 December 2017

As many as 750 homes in parts of Sittingbourne may have been left without power this afternoon.


Tallest chandelier in Europe?

The chandelier at Hythe Imperial Hotel

06 December 2017

An 11-metre ornament built by a Kent company is the crowning glory of a multi-million-pound hotel refurbishment.

Traffic clears after crash

Queueing traffic. stock photo

06 December 2017

Traffic ground to a halt on the M2 after a crash.


Nearly 2,000 children homeless

Almost 2,000 children are facing homelessness in Kent. Library image.

06 December 2017

A national charity says growing numbers of youngsters are due to spend Christmas Day in emergency accommodation.


Delays after multi-vehicle crash on motorway

Traffic has reportedly been stopped on the M2 motorway.

05 December 2017

Police have reopened a motorway after a crash involving several cars and a lorry, but motorists are being warned to expect delays.


House prices rise by £11,000

In Kent the average house price increased by more than £10,000 in a year, according to figures

05 December 2017

The average property price in Kent has gone up by more than £11,000 in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures.


New special school is a priority

03 December 2017

A free school for children with special educational needs has been identified as a "key priority" for Swale.

Discount store to host bargains day at grand opening

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

02 December 2017

Discount chain Poundstretcher has confirmed it will be opening a branch next year, creating 25 jobs.


Countdown to Christmas begins

West Malling Christmas lights Picture: Karolina Szczerba

01 December 2017

The first of the month means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. But what's on your wish list this year?


Pervert jailed for abuse of young girl

Martin Tenwick. Picture: Kent Police

01 December 2017

A pervert who was spared jail for a sexual assault more than 30 years ago has now been jailed for 14 years for abuse of another young girl.

Incidents cause rush hour chaos

Part of the A249 is currently closed. Stock picture.

01 December 2017

A that car ended up on its roof following a crash was among the reasons for long delays on a busy A-road.


Tyres dumped from moving vehicle

The truck dumping tyres in Yelsted Lane, Stockbury

01 December 2017

A truck has been caught on camera dumping dozens of tyres while driving down a countryside road.


'I can now brush my hair'

Layla Brunger with her mum, Ann, and Donations with a Difference chairman Wayne Hodgson

01 December 2017

A teenage girl with severe mobility problems has been given a new lease of life thanks to a robotic arm.


Dozens of jobs on the line

Novartis is at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne

30 November 2017

More than 70 employees have been told their jobs are under threat after a company announced it intends to close a Kent branch.


Car and lorry collide in Sittingbourne

Stock picture.

30 November 2017

A crash between a lorry and a car is causing traffic delays in Sittingbourne.

Crossing reopens after crash

The Sheppey Crossing was shut by police

30 November 2017

Police were called to deal with a single-car crash, which caused delays for drivers.

Club faces ruin after thieves steal tractor

Roger Pudner is hoping people can help with information on the theft

30 November 2017

A club claims it could be left financially crippled after thieves swiped a tractor and equipment from a container.

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