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Sightseers dicing with death

Ted Prangnell captured this scene and others showing more people close to the edge during a visit to the South Foreland lighthouse

13 July 2017

People visiting one of Kent's most recognised beauty spots have been caught risking their lives to get pictures.


Police probe suspected pervert

Police are investigating. Stock Image

10 July 2017

Police arrested a 69-year-old man after he was seen to be 'acting suspiciously' towards a 16-year-old girl at a bus stop with his mobile phone.

Poundland store closes its doors

The former Poundland store in Ashford High Street

09 July 2017

One of the two branches of Poundland in Ashford had its last day of trading yesterday as the company looks to open a bigger store in the town centre.

Valuables stolen during overnight raid

A smashed statue and debris recovered from the Tenterden Garden Centre raid

08 July 2017

Police have renewed their appeal after the theft of items worth up to £2,000 from a garden centre.


Yet MORE homes to be built in Ashford

Hundreds of extra homes are now expected to be constructed in Ashford

07 July 2017

Ashford council has been told by the Government to build an extra 1,250 homes - on top of the 12,000 already earmarked for construction.


Image released after 'suspicious incident' at bus stop

Officers have released an image of a man they want to speak to following the "suspicious incident".

05 July 2017

Police want to speak to a man who was acting suspiciously around a 16-year-old girl.

Is Poundland moving in to empty BHS?

The Ashford High Street Poundland store

30 June 2017

Poundland has confirmed it's closing one of its stores - saying it's planning to open an "even bigger" town centre branch soon.


Old hospital is saved from demolition

The former Ashford Hospital in Kings Avenue

30 June 2017

A developer has finally revealed plans to convert Ashford's cherished former hospital building into new flats.

Police called to find 'man on the run'

Police in Bethersden

29 June 2017

A rural road has been closed off by police, and a helicopter has been scrambled in a bid to track down a man reportedly on the run

Festival goes ahead after hiccup over noise levels

Tentertainment 2016. Credit: Matt Bristow

29 June 2017

Tentertainment was on the verge of being cancelled.


Road delays after car crashes into lamppost

The car crash on the A28. Picture from @TenterdenTown on Twitter

28 June 2017

Emergency services have warned motorists to expect delays after a crash along a busy main road.


Open air drama

The Changeling Theatre will be taking their production of Hamlet to Leeds Castle this summer

28 June 2017

Castles, gardens and even an animal park are venues for outdoor theatre across Kent this summer.

This is not just any food hall...

The M&S Foodhall store at the Warren Retail Park in Ashford

28 June 2017

A new food store has opened its doors to customers today, nearly a year after it was first revealed.


Three days of Tentertainment

Tentertainment will be held in Tenterden over three days Picture: Matt Bristow

28 June 2017

Three free days of music and fun come to a Kent town this week for an annual festival.

Kent windmill showcased in new set of stamps

The £1,57 stamp featuring Woodchurch Windmill

20 June 2017

A Kent landmark features in the latest issue of stamps from the Royal Mail and was selected from hundreds of possible subjects.

Football field trashed as pupils finish exams

Drink bottles and used condoms were among the rubbish found

19 June 2017

School leavers left vodka bottles, beer cans, broken glass and used condoms behind at an end of exams party.


Pensioners critical in London hospital after collision

The road remains blocked from Tenterden/Rolvenden Road but cars are being allowed to come up Cranbrook Road in the opposite direction

14 June 2017

Two pensioners suffered life-threatening injuries after a multi-vehicle crash.

You won't believe how much this shed's going for!

How much would you pay for this property? Picture: James Oliver/SWNS

14 June 2017

This farm building has been revamped with some stunning interior design. But how much is it on the market for?

On your Marks ... new Foodhall opens soon

The new M&S Foodhall at the Warren Retail Park in Ashford

12 June 2017

Signs have gone up outside an eagerly awaited M&S Foodhall which starts serving its first customers in just over a fortnight.


Ashford MP gets promotion in cabinet reshuffle

Damian Green re-elected as Conservative MP for Ashford

11 June 2017

One of Theresa May's chief allies Damian Green has been awarded a new job.

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