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Teenage girl arrested on suspicion of assault

Harbour Parade, Ramsgate. Pic: Google street views

13 October 2017

A teenage girl has been arrested and a woman taken to hospital following an early morning disturbance.

Kent schools facing 550 governor shortfall

Schools are facing a critical shortage of governors

13 October 2017

Schools across the county are suffering a 'critical' shortage of volunteers taking up a key support role.


Two Kent venues among the country's top places to stay

The Barrow House dining room in Egerton

13 October 2017

A recently reopened pub and a seaside hotel in Kent have been included in a prestigious list of 100 of the country's best places to stay.

Another chance to hit the jackpot

Thanet Community Lotto will launch on Tuesday

12 October 2017

Tickets for a new prize draw will be available soon.


Kent GP surgeries set to benefit from £4m cash injection

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

12 October 2017

A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Plans to reopen airport 'unlawful'

The last KLM passenger flight leaving Manston airport in 2014. Picture: Tony Flashman

12 October 2017

Plans to reopen an airport could be thrown out by the government because of a miscalculation over cargo flights, lawyers have claimed.


Dad-to-be killed in crash on day of baby's scan

Tributes have been paid to Brett Appleyard.

11 October 2017

The mother of a "caring, loving and funny" motorcyclist killed in a crash has paid tribute to her son who was just months away from becoming a father.


Barns at popular park may be made into holiday lets

Aerial view of the site. Pic: Planning application

11 October 2017

Plans to convert former farm barns into holiday lets at a popular Kent attraction are expected to be approved.


Troubled health trust gets new boss

Susan Acott has been appointed interim chief executive

11 October 2017

A beleaguered Kent health trust has a new chief executive - but bosses have only put her in the role until early next year.


Love Always from Westlife singer Shane

Shane Filan will bring his Love Always tour to Margate Picture: Brian Powers

11 October 2017

Singer Shane Filan will bring his new tour, with songs from his latest album, Love Always, to Kent this week.

Father pleads: 'Don't give cash to bullying beggars'

Billy’s facial injuries after the attack in Broadstairs

11 October 2017

A father is urging people to donate to homeless charities rather than give directly to beggars after he and his son were attacked by homeless men.


Dreamland to exit administration

Dreamland is coming out of administration

10 October 2017

A bumper summer in which more than half a million people visited a Kent amusement park has helped save it from possible closure.


Kittens rescued from building site

The three boys were taken into the RSPCA

10 October 2017

Kittens have been rescued after being found living on a building site, which the RSPCA say would have been avoidable if people neutered their cats.


A portrait of life: Tracey Emin's My Bed comes to Kent

Tracey Emin at her exhibition Tracey Emin ‘My Bed’/JMW Turner. Photo: Stephen White, courtesy Turner Contemporary

10 October 2017

Kent artist Tracey Emin's famous My Bed artwork goes on show in her hometown this weekend, teamed with works by JMW Turner.


Shopping centre announces Christmas light spectacular

The switch on at Westwood Cross will be in November

10 October 2017

Expect entertainment, festive fun and lots of lights as this shopping centre announce their Christmas light switch-on event.


Memories from the Dream Factory

The collection is owned by Nick Evans

10 October 2017

A exhibition of original photographs, posters and more of Dreamland through the years is to open, with many items dating back to the 1920s and 1930s.

McDonald's knifeman faces jail

The attack took place in Gravesend McDonald's

10 October 2017

A teenager who stabbed and repeatedly stamped on a diner as horrified customers begged him to stop will have to wait until next year to hear his fate.

Former toilet block and lift to go under the hammer

The disused shelter in Broadstairs

10 October 2017

A beach front building, which was a shelter, toilet block and lift shaft, is going under the hammer at auction.


Man fights for life after recovery truck crash

Ambulance crews were called to the scene. Stock image: SECAmb.

10 October 2017

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after two cars crashed into a broken down recovery truck on a busy dual carriageway.


New ferry service could start soon

Port of Ramsgate Picture Paul Amos

09 October 2017

A Belgium mayor has disclosed there could soon be a freight ferry service from his country to a Kent port.

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