A Rochester youth prison has high levels of violence, and one in four boys say they feel unsafe. Cookham Wood is the home to more than 160 boys and was visited by inspectors in August. They have now published their findings, including a number of failings.
George Jessel donated eight chickens to the Westlands School Farm who suffered a break in during December. Three boys aged between 12 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and animal cruelty.
Smoking in cars with children has been illegal since 2015 but in the two and a half years since the ban came into place, Kent police haven't issued a single fine for the offence. Supporters of the move say that the law is in place to change attitudes rather than a money making scheme. We asked shoppers in Rochester their thoughts on the ban.
The barriers were taken away in 2014 and replaced with automatic number plate recognition cameras. 7.7 million fixed penalty notices have been sent out since.
Flames engulfed a flat at Holborough lakes this morning with dozens of residents having to evacuate their homes. It comes just five months after a huge fire destroyed more than 20 homes on the Estate with some residents now saying they feel unsafe.
Will Sid Smith, from Tunbridge Wells, was described as having the 'It factor' by a former member of rock band Blondie. He performed his song, 'Talk me into bed'. He counts the likes of Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder among his influences.