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'I was going to leave him'

Tony Smith and Jody Simpson

13 February 2018

A mum accused of child cruelty says she was planning to break up with the child's father the day before her new-born baby ended up in hospital.

'We thought the world of him'

Tony Smith and Jody Simpson

12 February 2018

A father has denied inflicting harm on his baby, after it was found to be suffering from limb fractures and later septicaemia.

Main road closed for five days

The road closure was put in place today. Stock picture

12 February 2018

A busy main road has been shut for five days for sewer works.


Rapist forced victim to stab woman in two-hour ordeal

Anthony Hutchings. Picture: Northamptonshire Police.

09 February 2018

A rapist used a machete, knife, saw and hammer on two women as he held them hostage in a summerhouse - and even forced one victim to stab the other.

'Bus fall has ruined my life'

Sally Lee broke her leg after falling while on a bus

09 February 2018

A mum whose leg was shattered after a fall on a double decker bus has vowed to never use public transport again.


A&E units still struggling to meet targets

The A&E at the William Harvey.

08 February 2018

Some Kent patients are still waiting more than four hours to be treated in A&E - making it one of the most challenging winters on record.


Theatre urged to ditch pork for Peppa Pig show

Peppa Pig

08 February 2018

Animal rights campaigners say a popular theatre can lead the way in being "cruelty free" by not serving sausages and ham sandwiches to children.


Daughter's book about dad being shot dead

Author Susan Moore

08 February 2018

The extraordinary life of a pirate radio station owner operating in Kent in the 1960s has been published for the first time.


Baby's injuries 'in excess of normal care'

Tony Smith and Jody Simpson

07 February 2018

The parents of a newborn child who suffered life-changing injuries allegedly delayed taking him to a doctor because they were waiting for a plumber.

Oyster racks deemed legal after probe

The racks will be staying

07 February 2018

Controversial oyster racks have been deemed safe to stay after an investigation over alleged licensing issues concluded this week.

Ex soldier's 11 months on the streets

Steve Riley

07 February 2018

A man who lived in a tent and had to rely on charity to survive after the breakdown of his marriage has been given fresh hope.


Parents in court after days-old baby suffered fractures

Tony Smith and Jody Simpson

06 February 2018

A child was just 41 days old when he was found with eight fractures to his limbs and left with life-changing injuries, a court's heard.

Calls for new seafront hotel

06 February 2018

Councillors supporting a multi-million pound regeneration project on the seafront have called for a new hotel.

Cold callers break guttering and telephone line

Residents have been warned about cold callers. Stock picture

06 February 2018

Police have issued a warning about bogus callers after two men called on a home and damaged its guttering.

Cyclist goes around the world in 30 months

Josiah Skeats, 24, arrives in Sydney

05 February 2018

A 24-year-old man has finally completed his journey after cycling around the world since 2015.


Man accused of raiding elderly couple's home

Stock picture.

05 February 2018

A 42-year-old suspect has been charged with two counts of burglary.

Historic locomotive returning home

The Invicta Engine is currently housed at the Canterbury Heritage Museum

04 February 2018

Part of Kent's rail heritage is to return to the town where it first operated in 1830.


Drink-drive charge after car crash

The silver BMW was found in Cavendish Road

04 February 2018

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after allegedly fleeing the scene of a two-car collision.

Man arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs

The suspect was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning

04 February 2018

A 29-year-old was apprehended for allegedly supplying class A drugs and psychoactive substances

VIDEO: Car engulfed by flames after crash

The VW Beetle caught fire after it was involved in three-car collision

03 February 2018

A VW Beetle burst into flames after it was involved in a three-car collision in a busy street.

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