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Boy, 4, and mum rescued from mud

Fire crews help the woman off the beach

A four-year-old boy and his mum had to be rescued after getting stuck in soft mud off the Kent coast.

Missing man found safe

Michael Browne

A pensioner who went missing without his medication has been found safe and well.

Man fights for life after recovery truck crash

Ambulance crews were called to the scene. Stock image: SECAmb.

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after two cars crashed into a broken down recovery truck on a busy dual carriageway.


Stranded pair rescued after boat breaks down

The boat was rescued off Herne Bay

Two people had to be rescued by lifeboat crews after the propeller on their boat failed.


Pensioner treated by paramedics after house blaze

A woman has been treated for smoke inhalation.

Fire crews tackle kitchen blaze as woman is treated for smoke inhalation.

Three-car crash sparks delays

Firefighters at the scene of the crash

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to a three-car collision.


'It’s the kind of thing you see in the third world'

Cracks on the surface of The Downs pathway between Beltinge and Herne Bay

A council has defended temporary road repairs to a seafront promenade which have been described as ugly and unprofessional.


Lidl announces store plans

Lidl logo

German food chain Lidl has revealed plans for a new shop which would create 40 jobs.


'Remember him with a smile on your face'

Jack Whichello

Hundreds of bikers are expected to join the funeral of a 20-year-old man who died when his bike hit a tree on a notorious road.

Couple who lost baby raise £10,000

Adrian and Gillian Child with children Jensen, Milo and Hallie

The tragic loss of a child has inspired a mum and dad to raise money to ensure better hospital facilities for grieving parents.


Game of Thrones festival comes to Kent

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones

A festival is being held next year - with plans to host a top jousting team.


Car bursts into flames

The care in flames. Picture: Andrea Owen

A driver had a lucky escape after his vehicle caught fire near a roundabout on a busy road.

Teenager seriously injured in crash

The scene of the crash.

A 19-year-old man has been taken to hospital after his car hit a tree this morning.

Thieves smash their way into shops

Stock image

Police are linking two early-hours raids, in which burglars smashed their way into shops in a bid to steal cigarettes.

Time for replica Tardis to travel to new home

Jason Onion and his Tardis at the Herne Bay Bandstand

A life-size Tardis - weighing one ton and containing Doctor Who actor signatures - is set to go under the hammer.

Brain tumours lead to painting talent

Abigail Barry

A woman who could barely draw a stickman believes her new found artistry is connected to a health condition.


Air ambulance makes lunchtime landing on beach

The air ambulance was called

The air ambulance was called out to help an injured woman.

New seven-day a week health centre opens

Queen Victoria Hospital

A new minor injuries unit has opened its doors to patients.


Brazen thief pockets £9,000 after walking into pub

Debbie Knight, licensee at the Divers Arms in Central Parade, Herne Bay

A thief took just four minutes to walk into a busy pub and leave with thousands of pounds.


Drink-drive victim 'resembled monster' after crash

Canterbury Crown Court

A father says his son was scared to look at him after he suffered severe facial injuries when his car was hit 'like a pinball' by a drink-driver.


Update: Search for missing teenager over

Search for missing Jade

Police have confirmed a search for a missing 15-year-old girl has concluded.


Future of air show in doubt

Action from this year's air show. Picture: Adrian Bennett

Organisers of one of Kent's most popular events say spiralling costs are threatening its future.


Top coffee company wins visitor centre bid

HatHats Coffee have won the bid to run the visitor centre

HatHats Coffee have won the bid to operate the visitor centre at Reculver.

Floral tributes laid for Jack Whichello

Floral tributes for Jack Whichello

Hundreds of people have laid flowers in tribute to a young man who died in a motorbike accident.

Did you witness horrific jet ski collision?

Jordan Lupton was struck by a jet ski while in a rubber ring

Coroner investigating jet ski tragedy is asking police to try and find more witnesses to help inquiry.

'People have lost everything - it's shocking'

Aileen Whatley with grand daughters Darcie, 4, and Aurora, six weeks.

A Kent nurse on holiday in Houston has been called into action at a first aid centre to help hurricane and flood victims.

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