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Free food and drinks for needy people

Lynne Forester, left, Ruth Hillman and Harriett Crook at the launch of the ‘pay-it-forward’ initiative at Revival Ice Cream Parlour and Veggie Bar in Whitstable

24 January 2018

Cafe customers have been generously supporting an initiative that seeks to help the 'hidden hungry'.


Store manager stole thousands from Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's Local in Whitstable

23 January 2018

A supermarket manager has avoided jail after stealing thousands of pounds from his employer to "buy friends".


Top local chefs to join Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park

Chef Tom Kerridge

23 January 2018

Top Kent chefs chosen to join TV chef Tom Kerridge at his Pub in the Park festival have been released along with a music line-up including Tom Odell.

Charity boxes swiped as play centre trashed during raid

Teresa Hertzer and Fiona Rennie standing outside the Hippodrome after they took it over in 2015

22 January 2018

Money destined for children's charities has been stolen during a burglary at an indoor play centre.

Dad, 53, was a 'pillar of the community'

Gideon Scott passed away on Sunday after an eight-month-long battle with cancer

22 January 2018

A former school governor and event organiser who helped organise Herne Bay's air show and classic car displays has died.


Chain cafe plan for seafront site going ahead, says owner

Progress at the former Bun Penny site in Herne Bay

22 January 2018

Plans for a chain cafe to be opened on the seafront are still going ahead despite local opposition to the move.


Cheers as gin festival is set to come to the county

22 January 2018

Gin fans will be spoilt for choice this year as a second gin festival - offering 120 gins - is announced to visit the county.

Take Me Out star speaks about her TV date

Roxy appeared on Take Me Out's 10th series (Picture: Thames/ Fremantle)

20 January 2018

Still loved-up Roxy talks about her love life, clothing line - and the bizarre death of her pet ostrich, Keith.


Volunteers save seal pup from starvation

The seal had an infected eye, wound on its side and was 15 to 20 kilograms underweight

20 January 2018

An injured four-month-old seal was saved from starving to death by a group of volunteers after it washed up on a beach.

Get snapping and win a £400 travel camera

James Pickles took this beautiful shot in a tranquil spot off Mill Lane in Canterbury.

18 January 2018

The Kentish Gazette has teamed up with the Canterbury Camera Centre to offer a fabulous prize in a contest to find the best readers' pictures.

Ambulance takes 75 minutes to reach dying man

The delay has been criticised. Stock image: SECAmb.

16 January 2018

Questions have been raised about emergency response times following the death of a man who collapsed in his home.


Girl's message travels 300 miles

Ten-year-old Shirley's message

16 January 2018

A handwritten letter put in a bottle and sent out to sea by a 10-year-old girl has been found washed up in the Netherlands.


Double amputee told he can't climb Everest

Hari Budha Magar has failed to let his disability prevent an active life.

15 January 2018

A Gurkha who fought alongside Prince Harry and lost both his legs in conflict could see his hopes of climbing Everest dashed.


First houses in ‘garden village’ expected to be built in 2019

The 53-acre plot of land is located between Greenhill Road, Thornden Wood Road and the Thanet Way.

15 January 2018

Plans have been submitted to build 450 homes on a 53-acre site.


Stolen purse found in festive gift

The Iceland store in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay

14 January 2018

An elderly woman whose purse was stolen has had it returned in bizarre circumstances.


The worst place in Kent for fly-tipping is revealed

Flytipping cost councils in Kent more than £1 million last year.

13 January 2018

Local authorities in Kent spent more than £1 million cleaning up illegally dumped rubbish across the county last year.


Community in shock after three killed on A2

The scene of the crash off the A2 near Dunkirk

12 January 2018

More details have emerged about three men killed when their Mercedes crashed into a parked lorry.


Lorry driver arrested after triple death crash

The collision occurred near a lay-by off the A2

12 January 2018

A 35-year-old man from France has been arrested following a crash which killed three men on the A2.

Beer festival hunts for new home after venue calls time

Friends chat over a beer at a previous Kent Beer Festival held at Merton Farm in Canterbury

12 January 2018

Organisers of one of county's top beer festivals face race to find new home ahead of July event.


Problems at GP surgeries blamed on IT crash

The Park Surgery in Herne Bay

12 January 2018

Patients have complained of waits of more than an hour over the phone and delayed appointments.

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