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Pictured: Rare 'upside-down rainbow' spotted over Kent

A circumzenithal arc spotted in the sky over Kent. Picture: Karen Thomas

18 June 2014

A rare weather phenomenen that looks like an upside-down rainbow has left people looking to the skies over Kent.

Dredging needed to fight repeat of devastating floods

Flood-hit Yalding was among the worst affected

17 June 2014

Cash needs to be found so communities such as Yalding and Maidstone aren't stranded by floods, a report's revealed.


Kent hit with weather warning as county put on flood alert

Drivers are warned of localised flooding in Kent. File picture

06 June 2014

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Kent as heavy downpours are expected to bring poor driving conditions and flooding.


'Tornadoes' spotted over Kent

A 'tornado' forming at Tilmanstone, as seen from a car boot sale. Picture: @ChelsieMeakin

02 June 2014

Sky-spotters were stunned to see what appeared to be several twisters forming in the skies over Kent.


Multi-million pounds flood barrier improvements could start in 2019

A flooded riverside walk in Tonbridge. Picture courtesy of @_SmartUK

26 May 2014

A major £11 million investment to protect Tonbridge from potentially catastrophic flooding could start in just five years, it's been revealed.


Sunglasses... and brollies... needed for long weekend

Bathers bask on Dymchurch Beach

23 May 2014

Bank holiday fun-seekers can expect a mixed bag of weather - and entertainment - for a busy long weekend.


Kent put back on flood alert

Albert Road in Deal under water. Picture: David Christie of Crystal Memories Photography

22 May 2014

The county is back on flood alert today after heavy rain left roads blocked and some homes submerged.

Deal's roads struggled under a foot of water in storms

Albert Road in Deal under water. Picture: David Christie of Crystal Memories Photography

22 May 2014

Hours of heavy rain fall during last night's storms caused chaos on some of Deal's roads yesterday.

Woman taken to hospital on warmest weekend of year

Health experts have warned people to take precautions in extreme heat

19 May 2014

A woman, thought to be suffering from the heat, collapsed at The Gallagher Stadium yesterday and was taken to Maidstone hospital.

Delays after woman killed by train

Services were delayed after a woman was hit by a train. Picture: @JoshBythesea

23 April 2014

Southeastern Trains have warned of delays of up to 30 minutes after a woman died after being hit by a train.

Residents baffled by plague of flies

Charlene Austin claims there is an issue with flies in the area

17 April 2014

Homeowners in Aylesford are puzzled by a sudden influx of flies.


Kent is 'air pollution capital' of South East

Pollution is bad near schools in Kent

16 April 2014

The county has more deaths from pollution than anywhere else in the South East, latest figures show.


Fisherman's Wharf owner says flood work is ruining business

12 April 2014

The owner of a restaurant in Sandwich says he is losing business due to ongoing flood defence works at The Quay.

Lib Dem calls on top MP for new flood barrier for Yalding

Maidstone parliamentary campaigner for the Lib Dems, Jasper Gerard, with Danny Alexander

10 April 2014

A Liberal Democrat activist has met with a top government minister, calling for a new flood barrier for Yalding.


Flood cleanup underway in Tonbridge

Environment Agency staff take to the river

09 April 2014

Around 70 sacks of rubbish and 50 supermarket trolleys were fished out of a Tonbridge river as part of a clean-up following the winter flooding.

Kent suffers severe weather pollution warning

Kent's pollution map - the purple areas are of very high pollution, with red marked as high. Graphic: Ashley Austen

02 April 2014

Parts of Kent have been warned of the highest levels of pollution possible - with asthma sufferers urged to take extra care.


Revealed: the link between your dirty car and this desert

Maidstone's been dubbed a cultural desert

31 March 2014

If anyone complains your car was dirty today, you can blame it on freak weather... from the Sahara desert!


Lightning strike chaos in Shepway

Electric storms savaged Shepway last night. Picture: Freddie Lee Thompson Photography

28 March 2014

Bolts of lightning have struck property including two houses in Folkestone and Hythe

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