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The tale of one of county’s oldest families

Douglas Knowles, who chaired Sittingbourne Urban District Council

12 November 2017

A new book sets out the far-reaching prominent roles members of the same family played in Kent.


Lest we forget

People will pay their respects across the weekend

11 November 2017

People will turn out across Kent this weekend to remember the people who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Arrests after police descend on village

The helicopter seen over Upchurch

10 November 2017

Police have arrested two men following a large scale search involving the police helicopter over a village.

Revealed: the top place to live in Kent

Oast Houses are a key part of the Kent skyline

10 November 2017

Research has revealed the number one spot to live in the whole county... and the list of worst places. Does your town feature?


Business with plenty of drive

Sparshatts of Kent supplied Longfield-based Mercer Scaffolding with its first three Mercedes-Benz trucks

10 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz van and lorry dealer Sparshatts of Kent more than doubled profits last year as it was given a bigger bonus for hitting sales targets.

Man found guilty of teacher's murder released

Carl Davies

09 November 2017

The family of murdered teacher Carl Davies has been rocked by news the man found guilty of his murder has been released pending a retrial.

Former pop girl reveals secrets of the 60s

The Rev Cindy Kent

09 November 2017

Singer admits on #metoo hashtag : "I was expected to stand there and smile. And I did!"


Large police presence as chopper scrambled

The helicopter seen over Upchurch

09 November 2017

There are reports a road has been closed amid a heavy police presence in village.


Snack maker seals second supermarket deal

Nim's Fruit Crisps is based in Sittingbourne

09 November 2017

A fruit crisp manufacturer is poised to double its weekly turnover by the end of the year after signing its second contract with a supermarket.

Teenager due in court over crash death

Jack Burmingham died in a crash on the A2

09 November 2017

An 18-year-old will appear in court accused of causing the death of another teenage boy who was killed when a van crashed into a garden.

Delays following crash

There are delays in the area. Stock picture.

09 November 2017

Drivers are warned of delays on a a busy A road after a crash.

Britain's biggest solar farm could be built in Kent

The site of the proposed Cleve Hill Solar Park

09 November 2017

Plans have been unveiled to blanket 890 acres of farmland with solar panels as part of a £400 million project.


Marathon walk fundraiser thanks supporters

Alex outside The Royal Hotel, Sheerness, where he stayed whilst on Sheppey

08 November 2017

An RNLI fundraiser, who is nearing the end of his three-year British Isles trek, has thanked those who have helped him along the way.

Traffic clears after crossing crash and breakdowns

The Sheppey Crossing

08 November 2017

It was a bleak morning for commuters after a stack of problems including crashes and breakdowns.

Seeing stars: Pantomimes across Kent this Christmas

Amelia Lily as Tinkerbell and Lloyd Daniels as Peter Pan, appearing at Maidstone Studios this Christmas

08 November 2017

See the stars, boo and hiss and enjoy some festive happy endings: here's our guide to pantomimes across Kent this Christmas.

Arrest after car ploughs through bollards

Stock picture.

07 November 2017

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into traffic calming bollards in Iwade.

Staff shortage cancels trains

No trains between Sheerness and Sittingbourne tonight

06 November 2017

Commuters face delays as six rail journeys cancelled in Kent tonight because of a staff shortage. Replacement buses will be used instead.


Town centre to get first micropub

Donna Hartridge outside the shop in West Street, Sittingbourne, which is to become micro-pub

06 November 2017

Real ale is the way to go, says woman behind micropub.


Car set alight on driveway

Fire crews were called to a Range Rover alight on a driveway. Stock photo.

06 November 2017

A Range Rover was badly damaged in a suspected arson attack this morning.

Police arrest man on suspicion of child grooming

Credit: Protecting Kids Online UK

04 November 2017

A man suspected by paedophile hunters of arranging to meet a young girl at a station has been taken into custody.

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