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Police called after travellers arrive on private land

Caravans by Manston Road. Pic: Clare Benson

23 February 2018

A convoy of caravans moving onto private land sparked a police response.

'I am desperate to get him home'

Teddy has been missing for more than a month

23 February 2018

A huge community effort is being made in a search for a missing kitten.


Stroke victim's son's plea to save service

Jason Tipple

23 February 2018

The son of a stroke victim is calling on people across Kent to fight to keep the stroke unit open at Margate's QEQM.

Shocking items found in food

Jean Brown with her 8.5 inch bolt and chips

23 February 2018

A piece of plastic, a pill, and a metal bolt are among the strangest things consumers in Kent have come across in their dinner.


Jealous thug beat partner after row over manhood

Nathan Galvin. Picture: Kent Police.

22 February 2018

An obsessive bully who left his partner covered "head to toe" in bruises after quizzing her over the size of her ex's manhood has been jailed.


Woman in 70s dragged from car

A general view of Belgrave Road. Picture: Google Street View

22 February 2018

A man fled after opening a woman's car door and trying to pull her out as she drove out of a car park.

Coalition leadership bid off

Cllr Bob Bayford

21 February 2018

A bid by the Conservatives to take control of Thanet council in coalition with a breakaway group of disaffected Ukip councillors appears to be off.


NHS consultations 'are a sham'

Health campaigners say the NHS consultations are "a sham"

21 February 2018

Campaigners have claimed consultations being carried out over the future of the NHS in Kent and Medway are "undemocratic and a sham".


Young artist wins national award twice

Charlie Schaffer at work in the National Gallery

21 February 2018

A young Thanet painter has become the first artist to win the Botting Prize twice.

Twenty children questioned by police

Police have been cracking down on anti-social behaviour blighting Margate. Picture: Getty Images

20 February 2018

Two youngsters have been arrested and three others had their bicycles seized during a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Teen makes a splash for charity

Claire Dinnes, Pat Dinnes, Louise Carroll, Sarah Stivarious and Ron Dinnes

20 February 2018

A keen swimmer set aside some of her half term in a bid to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices in memory of her friend.

Mural hopes to tackle plastic pollution

Daniel Webb

20 February 2018

A man didn't dispose of any plastic for a year in order to create a mural to raise awareness of pollution problems.


Men charged with camper van theft

Two men have been charged. Stock pic

20 February 2018

Two men have appeared in court charged with theft after a VW camper van was stolen.

Council tax hike approved

Council tax bills could rise by more than £100. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

20 February 2018

Council taxpayers in Kent are set to see average household bills rise by more than £100 following a key decision taken today.


Marathon runner hits milestone

Sharon Foster

19 February 2018

A long-distance runner has hit a milestone by completing her 25th marathon.

'We need to tell the government what we think'

Protesters outside Margate's QEQM hospital earlier this month. Picture: Janet Graham

19 February 2018

A group of campaigners are to march in a bid to save a hospital's stroke services.


Ukip council leader quits

Cllr Chris Wells has quit as TDC leader

19 February 2018

A councillor who came to power as leader of the only Ukip-run council in the country has stepped down amid growing calls for him to quit.


Quick-thinking couple stop fire spreading

Fire crews were called to the scene. Stock pic

19 February 2018

The actions of a quick-thinking elderly couple stopped the spread of an electrical fire.


Hot tickets to Kent festivals this year

Clean Bandit

19 February 2018

Spring’s just around the corner, so music fans can turn their minds to the festival season: here’s some hot tickets to snap up.

Chickens finger lickin' gone

KFC at Sandgate Road, Folkestone, not yet listed as reopened

18 February 2018

Only six Kent KFCs remain open as the company's new suppliers suffer "teething problems".

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