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Waitrose pulls out of retail park

Images of Waitrose which is planned for Eclipse Park

07 September 2017

A luxury supermarket chain will no longer be opening a new store - set to be Kent's biggest - at a retail park.


T-Rex rapper on climate mission

Miss Baines raps to a child

07 September 2017

A rapping dinosaur is hoping to raise awareness of climate change as she performs on the streets of west Kent.


Delivery driver 'put lives of passing motorists at risk'

The damage caused to Nicola Waite's VW Golf

05 September 2017

A delivery driver threw rocks at people's cars "seemingly for his own amusement", a court heard.

Small wonders and mighty models

The Southern Model Show at Headcorn Aerodrome

05 September 2017

Are you an avid aviation spotter or a model military devotee? Then there’s a mighty weekend in store for you at the Southern Model Show

Man, 37, dies in crash

The crash happened in Hastings Road, Rolvenden, Cranbrook. Picture: Google.

05 September 2017

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a 37-year-old man died in a car crash.

Cow mooved off train line

Trains were able to get going again at 9am after the cow was moved

04 September 2017

Rail services were delayed this morning after a cow made its way on to the line.


Gas cloud likely came from ship

The area around Beachy Head had to be evacuated after a chemical haze swept in from the sea. Picture credit: Kyle Crickmore @Kyle_Crickmore

04 September 2017

A gas cloud which enveloped large swathes of the coast over the bank holiday likely came from a ship, police have said.


Rees-Mogg’s mother-in-law bags bottle of booze signed by Boris Johnson in Tory tombola

04 September 2017

A bottle of champagne signed by Boris Johnson and raffled off during a summer Tory tombola was won by the mother-in-law of Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Strictly Craig

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood Picture: BBC

03 September 2017

Loveable baddie Craig Revel Horwood talks dream Strictly contestants and bring (brutally) honest as he brings his show Son of a Preacher Man, to Kent.

Like Waiting for Godot...

Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society logo

03 September 2017

When a drama society auditioned for parts in a play - Absent Friends - little did they realise how true that might be.

Coffee buyout perks up business

Coffee poured from an office machine. Stock picture

02 September 2017

An office drinks supplier expects to return to profit next year after selling its water cooler business and snapping up a coffee machine firm.

Prolific burglar jailed after returning to life of crime

Anthony Murray has been jailed

01 September 2017

A criminal who was jailed for committing 104 high value burglaries was back to his old ways just four months after his release.


Pensioner seriously injured in pile-up

Emergency services were called. Stock image

01 September 2017

A pensioner has been seriously injured in a four-car pile-up.


Debts of £4m leaves firms out in the cold

Paddock Wood-based ICA Group installed temperature-controlled and cold storage facilities

01 September 2017

The closure of a cold storage contractor ICA Group left many businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket, new documents reveal.

One more weekend of fun (hopefully in the sun)

There's plenty of school holiday fun to be had at Chatham Historic Dockyard

01 September 2017

It’s the last gasp for the summer this weekend, before backpacks and school runs start: here's where to squeeze the last drops out of the holidays.


Spirited woman celebrates 105th birthday

Winifred Kemp celebrates her 105th birthday at Age UK with some of the staff, and daughters Linda Neal and Christine Webb

01 September 2017

Receiving personal messages from the Queen is nothing new for one Kent grandmother, as she passed another big milestone.


Woman cut out of car following crash

Firefighters use specialist cutting equipment. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue

31 August 2017

A woman had to be cut out of her car after a crash in a rural lane.


New homes approved for village

 An artist's impression of a new 17 home development on fields west of Maidstone Road in Horsmonden

31 August 2017

A council planning committee has approved plans to build a new housing development in a village.


Frost damage impact 'exaggerated'

Hush Heath's vineyard is near Staplehurst

31 August 2017

Many vineyards in Kent will enjoy good harvests this year despite frosts damaging vines in April, according to one of Kent’s top viticulturists.

Toasting success but not riches

Viticultural consultant Stephen Skelton at Sandhurst Vineyards

31 August 2017

The man behind the planting of 40 vineyards across Kent over four decades says the industry is healthy but a long way from making anyone super rich.

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