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Hunt for thieves after Merc stolen from driveway

Hunt for car thieves after Mercedes was stolen from driveway in Hythe

Police are trying to track down thieves who stole a Mercedes from a driveway.

Princes Parade protests step up

Plans: Artist's impression of Princes Parade - Shepway District Council

The showdown over a controversial beachfront housing estate and leisure centre in Hythe is escalating, after a parish council refused to back the plan

Cyclist hurt in hit and run

The incident happened as the vehicle turned into Stade Street, Hythe. Picture: Google.

A cyclist was injured in an alleged hit and run incident in which a car struck him and failed to stop.

Fox found dangling upside down from tree

The fox was found dangling upside down

A fiesty fox found dangling upside down from a tree just inches above a canal has been rescued.


Gorilla family heading into the wild

Four gorilla brothers are going to the wild in Congo from Port Lympne

Four gorilla brothers will be heading into the wild in Africa as part of a Kent conservation charity's initiative.


Controversial flats plan rejected

Victory for fishermen as development turned down over access to beach

Leisure centre and housing plan revealed

The designs for the proposed leisure centre at Princes Parade in Hythe have been submitted today. Picture: Shepway District Council

Designs for a new leisure centre and housing on a Kent seafront have today been revealed by the local council.

Huge emergency response on beachfront

A general shot of Princes Parade in Hythe

Police, ambulances and forensics have swarmed on a beach in Kent.


Fur row mayor: 'My robe is old and smelly'

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

A mayor who is getting a new robe opposes plans to use real fur - but says his current one is "old, smelly and horrible when it rains".


Missing teenager found

Police thanked the public who helped with the search

A 14-year-old boy who has been missing since last Thursday has been found.

Row over 'inexcusable' mayoral robe made with real fur

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

A council is considering shelling out £1,430 for an “inexcusable” mayoral robe made with real fur, sparking a backlash from animal rights campaigners.


Bizarre 20mph paint job baffles villagers

School Road, Saltwood

These shoddy road markings outside of a school in one Kent village have amused and bemused its residents.


Council plays down japanese knotweed discovery

Knotweed - A stone's throw from Princes Parade

The insidious plant, capable of destroying foundations and growing through brickwork, has been discovered near land earmarked for development.


Car overturns on motorway

A vehicle overturned on the Londonbound M20 carriageway at Hythe

An overturned car and trailer caused delays on a motorway.

Car crashes into house

A building inspector attended to survey the damage

Paramedics helped an elderly woman out of her car after she crashed into a house


Hotel turned into Ferrari forecourt

Dozens of Ferrari cars have turned up at the Hythe Imperial. Picture: Rena Piller

Dozens of Ferrari cars have taken over the car park of a Kent hotel today - and here is why...


Diner revived after restaurant collapse

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock picture

Restaurant waiting staff had to perform CPR treatment on an elderly customer who had collapsed while waiting for a table.

Police dog helps trap drink driving suspect

PC Ed Goldswain and Eli on the job. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

A suspected drink driver has been charged after he was found in the bushes of a motorway roundabout by a police sniffer dog.

Who's a clever boy then?

Eli with handler PC Ed Goldswain. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

Police dog Eli tracked down a suspected drink driver who had fled from a crash scene and hidden among bushes at a motorway roundabout

'Medical emergency' causes crash

Stock picture.

Part of the M20 is blocked following a collision between two vehicles.

Homes evacuated after gas leak fire 'disaster'

Homes have been evacuated in Lympne after a gas leak

Residents called it "a disaster" after being forced out of their homes, when road workers cut through a gas pipe.


Councillors back business trip to Cannes

The MIPIM conference will be held in Cannes next year

Councillors approve a taxpayer-funded trip to an international conference to wave the flag for 12,000 home town scheme despite 'no volunteers' to go.


Council forces ice cream van to move

Shepway District Council has ordered Rio’s ice cream van to from its traditional pitch

A business that has been a fixture of a seafront for 59 years has been ordered to shift to a new location - just 100 metres down the road.


Series of bangs heard across town

Residents have complained the music at One Love is too loud

Residents have reported hearing several loud bangs across towns and villages in Kent this afternoon.


Part of M20 closed after crash

Motorists are warned of possible delays. Stock image

Emergency services were sent to the scene of an accident on a busy motorway.

Crash leaves cyclist unable to walk for months

Cyclist Dawn Shoard broke her tibia and elbow in the accident

A woman is demanding action from the council after suffering a broken elbow and leg when she clipped a kerb and flew over the handlebars.

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