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Jaw-dropping moment shark falls from sky

The catshark fell from the sky. Picture: SWNS.

19 February 2018

An engineer was left stunned after a two-foot shark fell from the sky and landed in his garden as he made a cup of tea.


Gas works to close busy main road for up to five days

19 February 2018

Drivers are being warned of the closure of main road which will lead to diversions and could disrupt journeys.


Cruel parents jailed after injured baby loses legs

A picture of baby Tony, taken in 2014

19 February 2018

The parents of a baby who was left fighting for his life after suffering severe injuries, and later had to have his legs amputated, have been jailed.


South Quay makeover inspired by Shoreditch

Boxpark in Shoreditch (image: Jason Paris)

19 February 2018

A town's harbour board has revealed a half-a-million pound budget for the refurbishment of a historic building.


STI fears as underage schoolgirls given implants

Dozens of 15-years-olds have been given contraceptive implants without their parents’ consent

19 February 2018

Underage girls are being encouraged to have unprotected sex as a result of being given contraceptive implants, says an MP.


University tells striking lecturers they won't be paid

The walkouts will begin with five days of strikes on Thursday February 22

19 February 2018

A university has been accused of bullying as it threatens “to withhold 100%” of lecturers’ pay if they take part in industrial action.


Two rescued from fishing boat

The pair on the angling boat wait for help. Picture courtesy of Whitstable RNLI

18 February 2018

A pair on an angling vessel had to be aided by a lifeboat crew.


Compassion signs to be placed near beds of dying patients

The Pilgrims Hospice logo which is being used for compassion signs on hospital wards

18 February 2018

An initiative to encourage quiet calm and respect on hospital wards where a patient is terminally ill has been introduced by health chiefs.


Town's tap water 'tastes like a swimming pool'

Wendy Diamond has chlorine-smelling water which also taints her drinks

17 February 2018

Residents in a Kent town have complained of having "disgusting" tap water which smells chlorine.


Crooked solicitor locked up

Solicitor at work. Picture: iStock.com

16 February 2018

A disgraced legal professional who conned clients out of thousands of pounds along with his estate agent wife has been jailed.


Parents guilty of child cruelty

Tony Smith and Jody Simpson

16 February 2018

A man and woman have been convicted of causing serious physical harm to their 41-day-old son - who has since lost both legs.


VIDEO: Bike thieves caught on camera

CCTV footage caught the moment the bike was stolen

16 February 2018

A man hopes to track down a gang who swiped his beloved bike from outside his work in broad daylight.


Councils failing to meet housing targets

The number of houses each local authority has completed has been revealed. Picture: Chris Davey

16 February 2018

Not enough homes are being built in several areas of Kent, according to the latest figures.


Renewed hopes of new town grammar school

Barton Court Grammar School

16 February 2018

The headteacher of a leading grammar says she is still interested in establishing a presence on the coast.


Missing Mehdi thought to be in local area

Mehdi Aitsilarbi (image: Met Police)

15 February 2018

A 16-year-old from London - who has been missing for a month - is thought to be in Whitstable.


Grandad killed in bicycle crash was loving family man

David Cox died after a collision on his bicycle

15 February 2018

The widow of a 71-year-old man killed in a bicycle crash has described him as a family man who loved his grandchildren.

Crooked solicitor and wife ripped off clients

Solicitor at work. Picture: iStock.com

14 February 2018

A disgraced solicitor who conned clients out of thousands along with his estate agent wife is facing jail.

Popular shopping centre bought by local council

The Whitefriars shopping centre in Canterbury.

14 February 2018

A council has splashed out £75 million on a major shopping centre as an 'investment for the future"


Litterbugs targeted in purge on anti-social menace

Canterbury City Council enforcement officers

14 February 2018

A council crackdown on littering, graffiti, flyposting and flytipping has resulted in 600 fines being issued in just three months.


'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.

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