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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.

Fundraiser to pay for crash teen's funeral

Chelsea-Rose Betts died in the crash

28 September 2017

A fundraising page has been set up to fund the funeral of a teenager who died after a horror crash which also killed two others.


Sales up amid 'good harvest'

Chapel Down is expecting a 'good harvest' this year

28 September 2017

A wine and beer maker has increased revenues by a fifth in six months and dismissed concerns April frosts have affected this year's grape crop.

Pictures: See Leeds Castle rooms burst into bloom

Simon Lycett with his display in the Banqueting Hall. Picture: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

27 September 2017

Designers descend on castle to create floral masterpieces as part of the venue's fifth flower festival.

Teenage girl third to die after horror crash

Chelsea-Rose Betts has become the third victim of a horror crash in Hawkhurst.

27 September 2017

A 16-year-old girl has died in hospital after a car crashed into a wall on a country lane, leaving two others dead.

Autumn's in the air

Take a family walk through the Kent countryside this autumn

27 September 2017

There’s a feast for your senses awaiting this autumn: step outside and try our pick of the seasonal walks across Kent and East Sussex.

Bluebird returns to the water

The Bluebird before take off

26 September 2017

Crowds gathered today as Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird K3 hydroplane powerboat took to the water.


Tributes paid to hop pickers killed in crash

The scene of the fatal crash. Picture: Andy Jones

25 September 2017

Two men who died when a car crashed into a wall and overturned have been named as "extremely likeable" and "always cheerful" hop pickers.

'Cuts could be made to key services': KCC leader

KCC leader Paul Carter

25 September 2017

Frontline services could be cut next year as Kent County Council struggles to balance the books, it's been revealed.


Teen fights for life after two men killed in crash

The crash happened on Saturday night. Picture: Andy Jones

25 September 2017

A teenager is continuing to fight for life after a car crashed into a wall, killing two men and leaving two others injured.

Lines reopen after major disruption to rail services

There is disruption to train services

25 September 2017

Passengers faced major disruption to train services after engineering works overran.

Two dead and three injured in crash

The crash happened on Saturday night. Picture: Andy Jones

24 September 2017

Two people have died and three people have been seriously injured in a horror crash on a rural Kent road which left a car on its side.

Arrests after burglary

Stock image

22 September 2017

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a window was forced open.

Schoolchildren taken to hospital after gas leak

Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood. Picture: Google Maps

22 September 2017

A school trip to Spain came to a dramatic end last night after children were evacuated following a suspected gas leak at their hotel.

The countdown to Christmas starts here

Michael Greco as Abanazar with the cast of Aladdin Picture: Phil Lee

22 September 2017

The cast of a panto which promises plenty of slapstick comedy, laughs and a flying carpet, got together to launch the countdown to Christmas.

Hospital chief steps down

Chief executive Glenn Douglas. Picture: Matthew Reading

21 September 2017

The man leading a radical overhaul of health services is stepping down from his top position at a hospital trust.


RIP the Kent high street: How many of these shut-down shops do you remember?

21 September 2017

From Woolies to BHS, Blockbuster to Comet, take a trip down memory lane.


Woman given oxygen after bungalow blaze

A woman was treated for smoke inhalation after the fire. Picture: Jon Lane

20 September 2017

Firefighters treated a woman in her 40s for smoke inhalation, as they tackled flames at a home.

£2m transport museum planned for airfield

How the building looks 100 years on

20 September 2017

A project to create a £2m transport museum at a Kent airfield is in the pipeline.


Housing plan delayed after MPs raise concerns

The policy means Maidstone could be in line for 40% more houses that it says are needed

20 September 2017

Councillors have delayed adopting a Local Plan for housing development after the government announced it may be made to build 40% more homes.

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