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Travel delays as Kent braced for Storm Brian

Storm Brian is set to lash Kent with strong winds. Picture: WX Charts

21 October 2017

Precautions are being taken ahead of the arrival of Storm Brian today.


'I'm devastated and have no choice but to stop'

Mimi Anderson running the Grand Union Canal Race.

20 October 2017

A charity fundraiser has been forced to stop her world record-breaking attempt to run across the United States because of injury

Walkies in the air

Snowdogs will be coming to Ashford.

20 October 2017

Artists and businesses are being encouraged to back a sculpture trail based on the author Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman and the Snowdog

Escaped stag finally back in captivity

19 October 2017

A magnificent red stag called Nelson has been shot with a tranquilliser dart after being 'on the run' in the countryside for four months.


Fears after lone drivers followed

Joanna Flynn is warning other women after a car followed her

19 October 2017

A terrified mum has issued a warning after she was followed for more than 15 miles by a suspicious man, in the latest in a series of similar incidents


Kent GP surgeries set to benefit from £4m cash injection

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

12 October 2017

A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

New firm starts litter patrols

The litter wardens have started their patrols in Ashford

12 October 2017

A council has warned litterbugs to watch out as wardens from a new contractor have started their patrols.


Thieves ransack high street shop

Richard Brunger’s Re Memories shop was ransacked

07 October 2017

A family business lost antiques valued at around £50,000 following an overnight raid.


Juicy days out: Big apple fayres you won't want to miss this weekend

06 October 2017

See the Red Barrows in action on the streets of Cranbrook and taste the best of the harvest at Kent Life.

Ex-BrewDog boss heads to Chapel Down

Gareth Bath will be managing director of beer at Chapel Down

06 October 2017

A winemaker has hired a former director at Scottish craft ale company BrewDog to head up its beer operations as it prepares to launch a new brewery.

Witnesses wanted over stolen tractor

Stock picture.

05 October 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after a tractor was stolen from a farm shed.


Man arrested over disturbance

Stock photo

04 October 2017

Police have arrested a man over reports of a disturbance in a residential area.

Folk with bells on at the Tenterden Folk Festival

Dancers went through an arch of fellow dancers at Tenterden Folk Festival last year Picture: Paul Amos

04 October 2017

Four days of festivities featuring more than 50 events will be on offer at Tenterden Folk Festival.


Appeal for 10k race volunteers

Runners at the 30th annual Givaudan Ashford 10k

03 October 2017

An athletics club has made a last minute appeal for extra volunteers to make sure there are enough marshals for an annual 10k race

Two Kent restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars

Michelin starred food at the West House

02 October 2017

Two of the county's restaurants have been awarded Michelin Stars in the exclusive guide for 2018, it has been revealed.


Parking row continues

Tenterden resident Shaun Akehurst received a letter and permit from CPM

28 September 2017

A disagreement between residents and a borough council over parking permits continues as they are introduced to more area.


Sales up amid 'good harvest'

Chapel Down is expecting a 'good harvest' this year

28 September 2017

A wine and beer maker has increased revenues by a fifth in six months and dismissed concerns April frosts have affected this year's grape crop.

Historic jewellery stolen in raid

An antique shop was broken into in Tenterden. Stock pic

27 September 2017

Thieves broke into an antiques shop, swiping historic jewellery and silverware.

Autumn's in the air

Take a family walk through the countryside

27 September 2017

There’s a feast for your senses awaiting this autumn: step outside and try our pick of the seasonal walks across Kent and East Sussex.

'Pushed out by Parkrun'

Runners in Ashford.

26 September 2017

Mums with prams and elderly walkers have reported their concerns about inconsiderate runners brushing them aside at a weekly Parkrun event.

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