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MP disappointed by surgery closure

Tom Tugendhat has fought to save the East Peckham surgery.

A surgery which has served villagers for more than three decades is finally set to close, despite two years of campaigning to keep it open.


Lorry driver caught watching film on laptop

Police pulled over the driver. Stock picture

A lorry driver who was spotted watching a film on a laptop computer while driving on the M20 has been fined.


Data breach fines for insurance firm pair

Michael Woodgate

A judge has handed out fines totalling £185,000 after a firm of loss adjusters used private detectives to illegally obtain personal data.


Bus service purge 'in limbo' after chief loses job

Matthew Balfour, KCC cabinet member for environment and transport

Plans to slash dozens of subsidised bus services are up in the air after the sudden departure of Kent's cabinet transport chief.


Tax frauds must pay £3.5million

Aquil Ahmed (left) and Victor Shearer (right)

A pair of tax frauds have been ordered to pay more than £3.5million or spend extra time behind bars.

Stolen horse-drawn cart found dumped

The stolen cart was found on Thursday, January 4.

A stolen horse-drawn cart has been discovered days after a county-wide appeal to track it down.


Two treated after flat fire at scene of earlier blaze

The fire broke out at Holborough Lakes

Two people have been treated by medics and an investigation is under way after a flat fire on the same estate as a devastating blaze last year.


Police renew appeal after fatal three-car crash

Police are appealing for information.

A crash that left a woman dead and two others seriously injured is the subject of a new appeal for witnesses by Kent Police.

Man arrested after burglary witness appeal

Police have arrested the suspect. Stock image

A 50-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a break-in.

Horse drawn cart stolen

The cart was stolen from a rear garden

Police have released photos of a horse drawn cart stolen during a break in.


Nurse killed in crash was heading to wake

Seven Mile Lane junction with Martins Lane

An inquest has opened into the death of a 43-year-old woman, who was killed in a car crash earlier this month.

Christmas spirit restored

Nev Barnden, Vera Barnden, Amanda Barnden, Carol Bennett, Kailey McGarth, Stephanie Cesari and her son Edoardo, at the tree planting

A group of devoted villagers came together to plant a new Christmas tree after their first was stolen.


Traffic held after motorway smash

Traffic being held on the M20

Motorists are facing lengthy delays after a crash on the M20 this evening.

Suspected drink driver charged

Kent Police arrested the driver for driving whilst disqualified, driving whilst unfit through drink and taking the vehicle without the owner's consent. Picture: @KentPoliceTon

A driver who crashed into a tree and then allegedly fled the scene has been charged with a catalogue of offences.

Crash victim named

Seven Mile Lane junction with Martins Lane

A woman who died in the second fatal crash to happen on a key road in a week has been named.


Backlash over 3.6million-tonne sandpit proposal

Andy Betts took a picture of the proposed site, highlighted in red, on his drone.

Residents have rallied over the suggestion farmland could be used as a sand quarry for 24 years.


Couple collecting stamps to tackle stillbirths

Some of the many thousands of stamps Rebecca hopes to collect

A couple is asking for help to collect 130,000 stamps to raise money for a charity working to prevent stillbirth and neonatal death.

Police seal off road after crash

Police are investigating. Stock picture.

Police have shut a busy road in both directions after a single car crash.

Man 'shot' in alley attack

Police and secamb are at the scene. Stock image

Police are investigating an assault in which a man was allegedly shot three times with an airgun.

'Severe delays' after crash

Ambulance crews were called. Stock image: SECAmb

Emergency services were called to a multi-vehicle pile-up which has caused long delays on the M20.


Trucker who destroyed M20 bridge admits causing injury

The M20 bridge collapsed after being struck by a lorry

A lorry driver who caused damage worth £1.5 million when he smashed into a motorway bridge has avoided going to jail.

Woman dies in crash

Police have charged three men.

A woman has died and three others are in hospital after three cars were involved in a crash on a road near a Kent village.


Businessmen sold personal data

An insurance claim for fire damage to a nightclub almost 13 years ago has led to the conviction of four men.


Stolen tree to be replaced

The tree which was stolen stood next to the village sign. Picture: Gary Browne

Villagers are invited to attend a tree planting tomorrow afternoon after a Christmas tree was stolen.

Glass ornament sparks freak house fire

Crews put out the fire. Stock picture

A man was left with burns to his hands after a house fire, which started when light reflected off a glass ornament.

Best lights ever at Christmas house

Pat and Kevin Green turning on the Christmas lights on their house in Oak Drive, Larkfield Picture: Gary Browne

Fundraising couple Pat and Kevin Green have switched on their renowned Christmas lights.

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