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Tribute to tragic teen 'painted over'

The mural painted in the Taiyah’s former home town of Margate

09 March 2018

A striking mural painted in memory of a 16-year-old who died on train tracks has reportedly been painted over - despite a promise it would remain.


Vile rapist gave teenage victim STD

Alan Naylor. Picture: Kent Police.

09 March 2018

A rapist who subjected his victim to horrific attacks and left her with a sexually transmitted disease which may affect her for life has been jailed.

Woman 'steals' jackpot on air

kmfm Breakfast's new game show Steal or Share began on Monday

09 March 2018

A woman has walked away with £500 after 'stealing' the jackpot from her on-air team mate in kmfm's brand new game show Steal or Share


Man found dead in home

Minnis Road, where a body was found. Picture: Ruth Walder

08 March 2018

Police are investigating after a man's body was found at a home.

VIDEO: Seal released back into wild

The seal is now making a good recovery. Pic: Sheila Stone

08 March 2018

A baby seal rescued from certain death in December has been released back into the wild.

New Look announces store closure plans

The New Look store at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre

07 March 2018

Troubled fashion chain New Look has announced proposals to potentially close 60 of its stores, including two in Kent, with the loss of 980 jobs.

Seafront hall future under scrutiny

West Cliff Hall. Pic: Thanet District Council

07 March 2018

A call from the council for interest in developing a seafront hall has been met by dismay by a charity looking to transform the site.


Britain First leaders jailed for harassment

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen outside court

07 March 2018

The leaders of Britain First have been jailed after causing religiously aggravated harassment during a gang rape trial in Kent last year.


Bingo hall provides teen with powered wheelchair

Beacon Margate staff, Linda from CHIPS charity with Callum and his family celebrating

07 March 2018

A bingo centre has supplied a powered wheelchair to a teenager with cerebral palsy.

Woman found dead in flat

Trove Court. Pic: Google street views

07 March 2018

A woman has been found dead in a flat after officers forced their way in following concerns from a neighbour.

'Malicious text' sent to parents from school

Headteacher Matthew Tate

07 March 2018

A "malicious" text has been sent from a school's phone to stunned parents - signed off from the assistant head.


Car crashes after failing to stop for police

Two men have been charged over stealing industrial batteries.

06 March 2018

Two men have been arrested after a car crashed into a parked vehicle less than a minute after it failed to stop for police.

'Pushy' cold caller targets house

Officers responding to calls from concerned residents have arrested a 24-year-old man.

06 March 2018

A cold caller described as 'pushy', who asked if the homeowner lived alone, has sparked a police warning.

Best friends make national shortlist

Marie and Lauren

06 March 2018

Two primary school classmates have been left stunned after being shortlisted for the same national competition, despite hundreds of entries.


Serial burglar caught with arm through broken door

David Gallacher. Pic: Kent Police

06 March 2018

A career criminal who denied trying to burgle a house despite being caught reaching through a smashed door panel has been jailed.


VIDEO: Teens caught running across live track

Teens on the track at Broadstairs station. Pic: Sarah Parker

06 March 2018

Teenagers have been caught on camera playing on a live train line by a shocked onlooker in footage Network Rail has branded "disturbing".


Coast inspires author's latest novel

Catherine Law

06 March 2018

A Margate author is set to release her fifth novel, with a sea theme.

A trip down memory lane

Janet Yates in 1965

05 March 2018

A group has been set up to keep the old memories of a town alive in honour of a former figurehead.

'It's absolutely digusting'

Jasmine Ayles was horrified to find this on her chicken

05 March 2018

A heavily-pregnant mum has spoken of her horror after finding a revolting green substance on a chicken breast fillet she bought from Asda.


Iron Age skeleton uncovered

The Iron Age skeleton. Pic: Dan Thompson

05 March 2018

An Iron Age skeleton in a rare crouching position has been discovered on the last day of an archaeological dig.

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