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Don't hang around: a puppetry festival is back in town

Circle of Two will be at the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

11 October 2017

Bigger and brighter, a puppetry festival is back in town with puppets of all shapes and sizes that will sing, dance and make you laugh.

'Radical changes' needed to thwart homelessness

Picture: stock image posed by model

10 October 2017

Rising numbers of homelessness were under the microscope at a conference on Maidstone today.


Seeing stars: Pantomimes across Kent this Christmas

Amelia Lily as Tinkerbell and Lloyd Daniels as Peter Pan, appearing at Maidstone Studios this Christmas

09 October 2017

See the stars, boo and hiss and enjoy some festive happy endings: here's our guide to pantomimes across Kent this Christmas.

10 minute wait for 999 call to be answered

Caroll was left waiting 10 minutes for his call to be answered. Stock picture.

09 October 2017

A pensioner who went into anaphylactic shock after being stung by a bee says he's lucky to be alive after his 999 call went unanswered for 10 minutes.


Child injured at beauty spot

The air ambulance has landed at Bedgebury National Pinetum near Goudhurst. Picture:Robert Eden

08 October 2017

The air ambulance landed at a Kent nature reserve.

What a feeling: Strictly star prepares to make a big splash

Strictly's Joanne Clifton in Flashdance the Musical

08 October 2017

From Strictly winner to Flashdance: Strictly star Joanne Clifton talks that water scene and her glitterball moment.

Get spooked with some Halloween happenings

Halloween fun in Kent this October half term

07 October 2017

Looking for some Halloween fun for your little monsters? Here's our guide to what's creepy and kooky across the county.

The coolest tickets in town

Try ice skating in Tunbridge Wells this Christmas

07 October 2017

The coolest tickets around have gone on sale for ice skating sessions at one of the county's top annual ice rinks, plus live music and food and drink.

Beastly family fun this half term

Hempstead Valley is teaming up with kmfm for this October half term

06 October 2017

It's not just pumpkin carving and spooky shenanigans this October half term: try circus shows, scarecrows, puppetry and beastly fun.

We're looking for the 2017 Hospital Hero

We're looking for the 2017 Hospital Hero

06 October 2017

If you know a hospital employee in West Kent who has provided great care or has been a huge support you could help them win an award.

Juicy days out: Big apple fayres you won't want to miss this weekend

06 October 2017

See the Red Barrows in action on the streets of Cranbrook and taste the best of the harvest at Kent Life.

Primary school shut after morning burglary

Police are investigating. Stock picture.

06 October 2017

A primary school has been shut after it was burgled during a morning break-in.


Don't miss First Class!

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

04 October 2017

Hundreds of children have started life at school - we were there to capture the big moment!


Dr Voice helping singers reach stardom

Anthony Wade with chart-topper Sam Smith, one of his former pupils

04 October 2017

A world-renowned vocal coach credited with launching the career of Sam Smith is supporting amateur singers to fulfill their dreams.


Local Plan overcomes last-ditch challenge

Maidstone's Local Plan will be voted on this month. Picture: Martin Apps

03 October 2017

A decision on a controversial Local Plan will be made this month after the government decided not to intervene.


Grammar school's admission policy 'unlawful'

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

03 October 2017

A top Kent grammar school did not follow its own admission rules when making conditional offers to sixth form students, a government inspector ruled.


Undercover footage reveals shocking practices at pheasant farm

A chick pecks at a dead bird

01 October 2017

An investigation into the shooting industry has uncovered shocking practices at a game farm in Kent.


Lantern release for three killed in crash

Balloons and lanterns being released in memory of Chelsea-Rose Betts, Roy Little and Stephen Jones

01 October 2017

Balloons and lanterns have been released in a Kent village in memory of three people killed in a horror crash last weekend.

Naked man spotted near station

29 September 2017

Police were called after a naked man was spotted performing an indecent act near a railway station.


Self-driving shopping van trialed

Convert supplied parts for the first trials of a self-driving grocery van developed for Ocada

28 September 2017

The first tests of driverless grocery vehicles in the UK have used parts manufactured by a company in Kent.

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