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Fears grow for missing 77-year-old

Alan Bennett

11 January 2018

Police are concerned for the welfare of Alan Bennett, who uses a walking frame.

£5,000 Christmas light debt remains despite appeal

11 January 2018

Organisers confirm thousands of pounds of debt remain, despite a local campaign which raised more than £22,000 to save town's Christmas lights.


New council flats to ‘set ball rolling’ on building programme

It is hoped the development will lead to more across Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable

10 January 2018

A local authority hopes plans for eight homes will trigger similar social housing developments across the area.


High Street bank could become Mexican eatery

Plans have been submitted to change the NatWest building into a Mexican restaurant

10 January 2018

A bank which shut as part of a nationwide closure programme could soon become a "high-end" nightspot.


Run for it: parkruns and clubs to get you moving in 2018

Don't just think about it: get running this year

10 January 2018

Resolved to get fit or fitter in 2018? Here’s how to do it with running in Kent – it just takes a bit of motivation to get you moving.

Tory stalwart won't bid to become MP again

Julian Brazier will not stand at the next election.

10 January 2018

A long-standing Conservative politician has announced he will not stand again at the next general election.


Burger chain restaurants face closure

Byron Burger is restructuring its restaurant chain. Pic: Byron Burger

09 January 2018

A popular burger chain with restaurants in Kent is set to close as many as 20 branches as part of a restructuring plan.


Delays after lorry hits bridge

The Kent Messenger newspaper is calling on the Department for Transport to retain the much-valued high speed services from Maidstone West to London St Pancras.

09 January 2018

Train services ground to a halt this morning after a lorry hit a bridge - one of the most frequently struck bridges in Kent.

Fears over planned seafront development

Residents fear the road could be damaged by the vehicles travelling to the development. Pic: Peter Jackson Architects

09 January 2018

Residents fear damage to roads if "an out of character" seafront development gets the go-ahead.


Primary school to slash pupil numbers

The council needs £100m to provide more places at schools. Stock image

09 January 2018

A primary school has revealed plans to halve the number of children in its intake.


Veganuary: where to try vegan foods across Kent

Tasty vegan options by Ponga Foods in Maidstone

08 January 2018

Looking for a change for the New Year? Here's six ideas for where to try tasty vegan food across Kent during Veganuary.


Seafront plot on market for £1 million

The property enjoys breathtaking sea views

08 January 2018

This overgrown piece of land off a Kent beach could be the perfect spot for a seaside home - but it comes with a hefty price tag.


Unique chance to work with gorillas or tigers

Western lowland gorillas

08 January 2018

Fancy getting up close and personal with magnificent gorillas or tigers? Here are two ways you could live your dream...


Supermarket shuts after power cut

The M&S Foodhall in Whitstable

07 January 2018

Customers have been turned away from a major foodstore after a power failure.


MasterChef's Marcus set to farm in Kent

Chef Marcus Wareing has bought a farm in Kent Picture: PA Photo/Jonathan Gregson

06 January 2018

MasterChef: The Professionals chef Marcus Wareing has found a farm in Kent to develop to help him go back to his roots.

Gas leak repairs expected to last through weekend

The Tesco roundabout on the Thanet Way, near where repair works are being carried out

05 January 2018

Strong smell of gas continues to waft across residential area - including a secondary school - as engineers seek to fix problem.


Patients stuck in corridors as A&E crisis deepens

Footage shows patients stuck in beds in the hospital corridors.

05 January 2018

Video footage has laid bare the scale of the winter crisis in hospitals as patients are left waiting in ambulances and stuck on beds in corridors.


Bakery on market for half-a-million pounds

Baker Geoff Champs has transformed his business

05 January 2018

The owner of a popular town centre bakery plans to sell his business after almost 30 years of trade.


Kent girls hope for dates on Take Me Out

Take Me out presenter Paddy McGuinness Picture: Thames/ Fremantle

05 January 2018

Two Kent girls are joining the line-up hoping to bag a date in the Isle of Fernando's when dating show Take Me out returns this weekend.


Tributes pour in for well-known Labour stalwart

Julian Spurrier showing a stick insect to visitors at Canterbury Heritage Museum

04 January 2018

Friends speak of an 'extraordinary' and 'mischievous' man who died suddenly on New Year's Eve.

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