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A weekend down on the farm

Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair comes to the countryside this weekend. Picture: Martin Apps

16 August 2017

Enjoy the slower pace of life down on the farm this weekend as a tractorfest and country fair returns with some 100 tractors and fun family events.

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Kent hospitals crisis as A&E waiting times worst in country

The move would have radically shaken up health services in Kent. Thinkstock Image Library

14 August 2017

A&E departments in east Kent have been likened to those in third-world countries as shock figures reveal waiting times to be the worst in England.

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Landlord loses battle over pink pub

Rob Cowan outside The Woolpack

13 August 2017

A petition signed by 500 people was not enough to save a bar from losing its distinctive colour that was popular with locals.

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Bricks tribute to war dead sparks outrage

Memorial bricks dedicated to Royal British Legion volunteers

13 August 2017

A senior official has defended a project to commemorate people who served in the armed forces amid claims it has dishonoured those killed in battle.

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Police investigate sexual assault in graveyard

The church remains taped off

12 August 2017

A graveyard in Kent has been taped off after a report of a sexual assault against a woman.

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Youngsters take on African lion

African lion Kasanga holds on to his dinner in the tug of war

10 August 2017

Players from a junior football team lined up against what was surely their most difficult opponent to date - one of the world's strongest animals.

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Gas explosion flats rebuilt

The badly damaged properties in Oak Tree Road have been demolished and replaced

10 August 2017

Residents have moved back into a block of maisonettes wrecked by a massive blast two years ago.

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We’re daring to be different

Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson

05 August 2017

The boss of a Kent winemaker believes the key to success is doing something no one else can do as it prepares to open a new brewery.

Boy writes to Queen about new homes plan

Richard Burke, eight, with his dog Romeo

05 August 2017

An eight-year-old is leading the fight against proposals to build 350 houses on fields that are popular with dog walkers.

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A rally to get you steamed up

Jake Skinner, three, admires one of the many traction engines at the Weald of Kent Steam Rally at Woodchurch. Picture: Chris Davey

01 August 2017

The largest line-up of steam in the county thunders in this weekend for two days of family fun.

Town hall damaged following collision

The wall has been damaged. Credit: Tenterden Jewel of the Weald Facebook page

30 July 2017

A driver crashed a car into the wall of a town hall and left the scene - before apparently returning to collect it the next morning.

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Firefighters tackle huge barn fire

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze. Stock picture

28 July 2017

A total of 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze in a traditional wood barn.

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Crowds enjoy free music festival

Crowds enjoyed the free festival. Picture by Brian Marsh

25 July 2017

Thousands enjoyed the sunshine and the music as The Selecter headlined a town's free festival

Air ambulance called to motorbike crash

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was scrambled. Stock picture.

21 July 2017

Police have closed a rural road while the air ambulance has been scrambled after a van crashed with a motorbike

This sheep's had a baaad day!

The muddy ewe stuck in the dyke

20 July 2017

An animal charity worker was called to rescue a sheep trapped in a muddy dyke.

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Cash and jewellery stolen in burglary

Police are investigating. Stock image.

20 July 2017

Cash and jewellery have been reported stolen during a burglary.

Family left stranded as Gatwick car firm disappears

Libby Augustin with twins Zeal and Izola

18 July 2017

A young family with a disabled baby were among more than a hundred left stranded at the airport after the collapse of a car parking firm.

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Girls charged after taxi attack

Police have made an arrest. Stock picture.

17 July 2017

Two teenage girls have been charged after an alleged assault on a taxi driver.

Delays on busy high street

Stock picture.

14 July 2017

Motorists are being told to expect delays after an accident on a busy town high street.

Warning over 999 call abuse

Callers are wrongly using the 999 service. Library image

14 July 2017

Callers are putting lives at risk by wrongly using the 999 emergency line - with some calling the lifeline when they run out of mobile credit.

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