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Train station sex attack on teen

The incident happened near Herne Bay train station

A teenage girl has been sexually assaulted near a railway station car park.

Judge mocks hapless thief

Christopher Head, 21, of Curzon Road, Chatham. Picture: Kent Police

A careless criminal was told he was "not very good" at his chosen career after being jailed for stealing fuel from a Kent airport.

Boy, 14, caught behind the wheel

Police attended the scene. Library image.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after he was caught behind the wheel in a vehicle he'd allegedly stolen.

House struck by lightning in square

Lightning. Library image.

Fire crews raced to a house after it was struck by lightning as a thunderstorm swept across Kent.

Police cordon off gardens after body found

There are several police vehicles at the scene

Emergency services including seven police cars, ambulances and a forensic van flocked to a riverside park after a man was found dead.

Buildings hit by lightning strikes

Stock image: Lighting has been spotted across the county. Picture: Eleanor Luckett

Firefighters have been called in to deal with fires caused by lightning strikes as thunderstorms lash Kent.

Travellers pitch up at sports ground

Around 16 caravans pitched up on the field

Caravans have moved onto a sports pitch used by cricket and rugby clubs.

Pre-school’s outstanding work recognised by Ofsted

From left, Debbie Cooke, manager, Natalie Jordan, Dominique Smith, Jemma Sidney, Cheryl Claridge, Tanya Jarvis, Sue Jacobs, manager, with the children

Education watchdog gives pre-school a glowing report after inspection.

Man treated for breathing smoke

Fire crews at the scene

A man has been treated after breathing in smoke after a fire broke out in a garage workshop

Secret camera found in shopping centre toilet

The secret camera was found in toilets at Broadway Shopping Centre

A security guard alerted police after discovering a secret camera hidden in a public toilet used by hundreds of Lidl and Matalan shoppers every day.


Driver leaves trail of destruction fleeing police

Police stopped a car as part of a drugs investigation

A number of cars were hit after a driver tried to flee police.

Robber steals boy's birthday present

Officers have released this e-fit of the suspect. Picture from Kent Police

Police have released an e-fit image of a suspect who is reported to have stolen a BMX from a 14-year-old boy.

Homes struck by lightning as storms hit Kent

The roof was damaged

The heatwave came to an abrupt end as thunderstorms and heavy rain hit Kent, causing power cuts and lightning strikes.

Woman seriously injured in car accident

There is slow traffic in both directions on the B2163 Heath Road in Boughton Monchelsea

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car.

What to do in Shepway this weekend

Cadets take part in a tug of war competition in Folkestone

Looking to keep yourselves or the kids entertained this weekend? Here's five events you could head to:

Murder accused in court over 'barbecue stabbing'

Archie Ward died in the alleged knife attack

A 21-year-old accused of stabbing a man to death at a barbecue has appeared in court charged with murder.

Disgraced firm fined £50k for nuisance calls

The firm was fined for nuisance calls

A firm which was exposed on national TV for pressure-selling to the elderly has been fined £50,000 for nuisance calls.


Lineker tucks in at award-winning pub

Gary Lineker at The Sportsman with sous chef Joe McMahan

Football star Gary Lineker ditched the crisps and tucked into a meal at a gastropub just hours before it was named best in the country.


Robber who targeted pensioner jailed

Ricky Whiskin is behind bars. Picture: Kent Police

A man who followed a 62-year-old woman and snatched her handbag is behind bars.


‘We like living here…but don’t feel safe anymore’

Margaret Court in Herne Bay

Council tower blocks in two Kent towns could have sprinkler systems installed if the fire service recommends it following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


MP to speak in Parliament over future of Kent hospital

The Kent and Canterbury Hospital has lost its acute care centre

A coach load of supporters is going to the House of Commons today to hear a Kent MP speak out for a hospital under threat of downgrading.


Two in court after man 'forced into van'

Police at the scene

Two people in their twenties have been charged with false imprisonment and remanded in custody after a man was allegedly forced into a van.

Bidders for south eastern rail franchise announced

A Southeastern train. Stock image

Four companies are competing to run Kent's rail service and the government says whoever wins must provide more spacious and reliable trains.


Villagers' anger at people swimming in quarry

The blue lake in Halling

Villagers say they are fed up with parking problems and antisocial behaviour after hundreds turned up to swim in a quarry during the heatwave.


Prizes for dedicated workers as part of Carers Week

Janis Barrell and Kate Dodson

Carers were given chances to win prizes from a prize draw and the National Lottery as a thank-you for the work they do.

Mums celebrate cancer drug victory

Chantele Rashbrook with her Deal BC girls

Authorities have scrapped plans to withdraw a breast cancer drug from the NHS to the delight of campaigners in Kent.


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