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Boat pilots due in court after mum's tragic crash death

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

17 May 2014

Two boat pilots involved in a crash in Brazil in which a Kent mother died are to be prosecuted for manslaughter.

Popular restaurant put up for sale

16 May 2014

The Wife of Bath in Wye has gone on the market - just a year after celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The times they are (possibly) a-changin'...

An idea has been put forward for a Tenterden time zone

16 May 2014

Calls are being made for a Kent town to adopt European time in a bid to boost tourism and reduce the cost of bills.


Police seize large haul of drugs

15 May 2014

A couple are due in court after drugs including cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis were seized when police stopped a car.

Pervert jailed for abusing girl

Derek Lee was jailed for sex offences

14 May 2014

A 54-year-old paedophile is behind bars after admitting having sex with a young girl.

Soldiers exercise their right to march through Ashford

14 May 2014

Army Reserves draw the crowds to watch them parade in the town centre

To boldly imagine what no artist has imagined before...

Ashford Astronomical Society chairman Drew Wagar

13 May 2014

A concept sketch has been unveiled giving a glimpse of another world... containing a multi-million pounds space centre.

Burglars posing as council workers steal from homes

Distraction theft. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library.

13 May 2014

Bogus callers have targeted homes across two council areas, stealing purses, wallets, mobile phones and handbags.

Father crushed to death when car fell off ramps

Emergency services were called to Bethersden Business Centre

10 May 2014

A man was crushed by his Land Rover Discovery after it fell off ramps as he worked underneath it.

A weekend of flour power

09 May 2014

Plain sailing as three windmills in the Ashford area will welcome visitors to a special heritage festival.

Access fears over A28 closure

08 May 2014

The main road in and out of Tenterden is to be closed to traffic for resurfacing, leading to concerns over access.

Crash closes motorway lanes during rush hour

M20 library picture.

08 May 2014

Coastbound lanes of the M20 between Ashford and Maidstone have reopened following this morning's crash.


Lifeguards under fire as man saves drowning boy

A woman died at Tenterden Leisure Centre

03 May 2014

A hero who saved a boy drowning in a leisure centre pool has hit out at the lifeguards on duty.


Shuttle bus service axed

The Ashford Designer Outlet is set for massive expansion

01 May 2014

The shuttle bus service between Ashford town centre and the town's Designer Outlet has been chopped.


"Our shops raise vital funds"

Demelza children's hospice has stressed the importance of their charity shops

24 April 2014

Demelza children's hospice has stressed the importance of its shops following complaints that there are too many charity outlets in Tenterden.

Tank history revealed

24 April 2014

The story of how and why a First World War tank ended up sited in Ashford town centre is detailed in a special Kentish Express article.

Eurotunnel plans to increase lorry capacity

Operation Stack in place on the M20. Stock image

23 April 2014

Operation Stack could be a thing of the past amid plans to improve access to the Channel Tunnel and double the holding capacity for lorries.


Owner left horse starving and in pain

The colt was put down as it was too sickly to be saved

23 April 2014

A woman's who left a colt in pain for weeks and with 'no flesh at all on his body' has been fined.


Life-saving volunteer in plea to join him

23 April 2014

Their lives in your hands - could you be a community first responder?

Fight for justice stepped up after holiday death

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

19 April 2014

The family of a Kent lawyer killed in a boat tragedy on holiday in Brazil are stepping up their campaign for a prosecution over her death.

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