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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.


Litter of puppies dumped in woods

Six puppies were dumped in woods in High Halden near Ashford. Pictures courtesy of RSPCA

24 September 2017

A litter of neglected puppies suffering from mange and "in a terrible condition" have been found huddling on a pile of logs in woodland.


Dad measures school bus routes as KCC refuses to pay fare

Tim Barton is complaining that daughter Charlotte,11, is being unfairly denied free transport to Homewood School

22 September 2017

A father has attacked the “unfair” rules that have seen his 11-year-old daughter denied free bus travel to school.


Family's tribute to beloved Gillian who died in boat crash

Gillian Metcalf, mother of two from Tenterden, in Brazil on the day before she died

22 September 2017

A mother who was killed in a boat crash in Brazil will be remembered in an African school where she has classrooms dedicated to her.

Two detained after immigration raid at Indian restaurant

The restaurant at the centre of an immigration raid

18 September 2017

An immigration raid at an Indian restaurant has resulted in two workers being detained

Decision finally due on new motorway junction

The junction 10 roundabout in Ashford. Picture: Ady Kerry

18 September 2017

Transport bosses are set to finally decide on plans for a new motorway junction in Kent - about a decade after the proposals were first mooted.


Two treated after workshop blaze

Firefighters were called to the property. Stock picture

18 September 2017

Two people were treated by ambulance crews after a fire broke out in a workshop.

Cocky delivery driver facing jail for rock throwing campaign

Jennie Ivinson was badly cut after a rock attack

15 September 2017

A grinning delivery driver is facing a at least 10 years in prison after targeting motorists in rural Kent with rocks.


Web paedophile blackmailed by victim

Owen Rees. Picture: Kent Police.

15 September 2017

A pervert who was blackmailed by one of his victims after grooming children over Skype has been handed a 13-year sentence.

Inquest to probe fatal crash

The scene of the fatal crash

14 September 2017

A councillor has praised the work of emergency services after coming across a crash on a main road that killed a man and left five others injured.

Man charged with multiple fraud offences

Stock photo

09 September 2017

A 35-year-old man has been charged with a string of fraud offences across the country.

Man, 37, dies in crash

The crash happened in Hastings Road, Rolvenden, Cranbrook. Picture: Google.

05 September 2017

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a 37-year-old man died in a car crash.

Like Waiting for Godot...

Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society logo

03 September 2017

When a drama society auditioned for parts in a play - Absent Friends - little did they realise how true that might be.

Litter wardens dish out £160k worth of fines

The litter wardens in Ashford High Street

31 August 2017

Enforcement officers have handed out fines worth nearly £160,000 in less than a year as part of a council clampdown on litter louts


Toasting success but not riches

Viticultural consultant Stephen Skelton at Sandhurst Vineyards

31 August 2017

The man behind the planting of 40 vineyards across Kent over four decades says the industry is healthy but a long way from making anyone super rich.

Kent remembers Princess Diana

Princess Diana outside the Heart of Kent Hospice, Aylesford, in 1992

31 August 2017

It is 20 years today since the 'people's princess' was tragically killed. We examine the imprint she left on people and organisations in the county.


Flower power: gardens to put the colour back in your life

The National Trust's Scotney Castle

24 August 2017

Put some colour back in your life as Kent’s gardens burst into bloom: here's where to find six of the best across the county.

Road shut after lorry gets stuck in ditch

The lorry is blocking the road Credit: @mrrichtoday

18 August 2017

Motorists suffered delays after a freak accident on a busy road.

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