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Man collapsed and died as fingerprints taken in custody

Kent Police

29 November 2017

A man collapsed and died in police custody while officers took his finger prints.

Take the trail to some festive treats

Crafts are on offer this winter with the National trust

29 November 2017

Festive activities in the run-up to Christmas start at the National Trust's Kent properties from this weekend: here's what's on offer.

Hunt for relatives of soldier

28 November 2017

Almost 100 years ago the people of a Kent town came out in force to mark the funeral of a Belgian soldier.

Sex offender challenged by group of children

Barry Powell was jailed for more than three years.

28 November 2017

Police have praised a group of children who helped snare a sex offender after he tried to show them disgusting images on his phone.


Man stabbed friend at party

Darren Selwood

28 November 2017

Onlookers panicked after a man plunged a steak knife into the stomach of a friend during an unprovoked attack.


Work to start on dealership after land deal

Jardine Motor Group is opening a new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Tonbridge

28 November 2017

A car retailer is to start construction on a £12m Jaguar Land Rover showroom after buying a 3.5 acre site.

Little Mix are coming to Kent

Little Mix

27 November 2017

Chart-topping girl band Little Mix are coming to a town near you - here's how to get tickets.


Night-time river patrols launched to stop drowning deaths

A casualty's view from the water during today's Safe and Dry campaign launch

26 November 2017

After three young men lost their lives after falling into the River Medway a charity has secured funding for patrols in the Christmas run-up.


Seven flee as fire tears through homes

Police and fire service investigators in St Mary's Road, Tonbridge

26 November 2017

Seven people, including a child, fled to safety after fire tore through their homes.

Feel some festive spirit

Christmas on the Home Front at Kent Life in Sandling, Maidstone

25 November 2017

Festive spirit is in the air with fetes and fairs across the county this weekend from Home Front experiences to fairs to pick up gifts and goodies.

You Can Help

Maidstone Day Centre launch of You Can Help campaign. Jerry Davies and David Holland. Picture: Matthew Walker FM4998670

24 November 2017

The Kent Messenger is teaming up with Homeless Care to collect food and other useful items to support vulnerable people.


Kent schools rank high

The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge

24 November 2017

Five of the county's top schools have ranked highly in a prestigious schools guide.

Event to remember lost loved ones

Heart of Kent Hospice is inviting members of the public to its Light up a Life event

24 November 2017

A charity is gearing up for two services of remembrance ahead of the festive period.

Crews called to outbuilding fire

Stock picture.

23 November 2017

Fire crews were called after a domestic outbuilding went up in flames in the early hours.

Arrests over alleged brothel

Police are hunting a doorstep flasher Stock picture

23 November 2017

Three women have been arrested on suspicion of running a brothel after a police raid.

Volunteer awarded MBE for work with young offenders

22 November 2017

A volunteer who has been present at more than 1,700 police interviews with young and vulnerable people has been presented with an MBE.

Let there be festive light: Christmas lights across Kent

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

22 November 2017

Grab a slice of the festive action and head to a Christmas lights switch-on near you with our guide to ones happening across the county.

Mums fear cuts to breastfeeding services

Counsellor Sarah Wood fears mothers may have to travel further for breastfeeding support

22 November 2017

A proposed takeover of breastfeeding services could have major consequences across Kent.


Hundreds affected as company closes office

Up to 650 workers face being relocated

21 November 2017

A total of 650 workers face being relocated to Surrey as a financial services company announced it is closing its office in Kent.

Baby comedy club comes to town

20 November 2017

Parents are invited to bring their babies along to a comedy club with a difference.

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