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Limo full of children catches fire

The burning limo. Picture: Hadleigh Alexander-Smith

Emergency services were called after a limo carrying 12 school children burst into flames.


Lone sailor rescued from Martello Tower

Sheerness inshore lifeboat Buster. Picture: RNLI

A seven-metre long yacht was found stranded high and dry on the base of a defence tower with one man aboard.

Multi-vehicle smash closes M2

Gridlock on A2 as motorists try to avoid going on the M2

Motorists are being warned of 90 minute delays following a serious crash on a motorway.


Biker injured in crash

Police stock image

A motorcyclist was treated at the scene of a crash on the A2 this afternoon.

Police search underway for 'distressed' man

Police are currently at the scene in Albatross Avenue

Officers have cordoned off a wooded area as they respond to concerns about a man's welfare.

Free music show with 'special guest'

The special guest's identity will be revealed on the day

A free music show is being putting on which will feature a special mystery guest.

Migrants spotted leaving lorry on motorway

The M20 at Junction 8. Stock image

Suspected migrants were spotted climbing out of the back of a lorry on a Kent motorway.


Man charged with drug offences

Police carried out the operation at Chatham Railway Station.

A man has been charged with drug offences following a police operation at a railway station.

Social media meltdown after chocolate burns

One woman stole chocolate bars. Picture: GettyImages

This morning saw a lorry full of chocolate bars go up in smoke on the A2 and the reaction on social media has been sweet.


Fundraisers take great strides to help Lizzy

Kath Adams, centre in grey sweatshirt, surrounded by family, friends and supporters at the start of their 9-10 mile sponsored walk from Teynham to Rainham Railway Station to raise money for Lizzy Adams, who has a brain tumour.

Walkers tackled more than nine miles to raise funds for a teenager with a brain tumour.

MP goes to arts minister to save Banksy mural

MP Charlie Elphicke at the launche of last month's Save Our Banksy campaign

An MP has gone straight to the government to keep a stunning Banksy artwork in his town.


Train hurtles over crossing with barriers still up

Car drives over the crossing just seconds before the train passes

A passenger train sailed through a level crossing with the barriers still raised just seconds after an oblivious motorist drove over the tracks.


Parents to protest against Sure Start closures

Protesters demonstrating outside the St George's Centre

Protests are due to be staged this evening against a council's plans to close children's centres.


Arrests after attempted burglary at shop

The Co-op in Snodland High Street. Picture: Google Street View

Three people have been arrested following an attempted break in at a convenience store.

Roadworks block path ahead of Oyster Festival

Engineers say roadworks blocking the pavement on one of Whitstable's busiest roads will be removed in time for the Oyster Festival this weekend.

River search after concerns for man

The River Medway at Sun Pier, Chatham.

A search and rescue mission was launched last night after police received reports a man have fallen in the river.

Dockyard building shortlisted for top award

Chatham Historic Dockyard

A key dockyard building has been shortlisted for the prestigious national RIBA Stirling Prize.

Young homeless woman lay down in front of a train

Amber Baker

An 18-year-old girl took her own life at a Kent railway station days before she was due to move in with her partner, an inquest heard.

Police recording of crimes 'not good enough'

Matthew Scott

Kent's crime commissioner has condemned the force's recording of crimes as "not good enough" - after a damning inspection.


Schoolboy blinded in freak accident

Haydn Smith was hit in the eye with a pen

Police are investigating after a boy lost the sight in one eye when he was hit with a biro.

Prost! German beer festival comes to Kent

The German Bierfest Ashford.

A 1,200 seat Bavarian beer garden is on its way to Kent so guests can enjoy a taste of Germany this summer


New buyers of pub remains a mystery

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

A question mark still hangs over who the new buyers of a Kent pub and music venue are after Slug & Lettuce and Yates’ confirm it is not them.


PDSA Pet Hospital closed

The Pet Aid Hospital in Gillingham will be closed today

A Pet Aid Hospital is closed and is accepting emergency cases only.

Dog owners charged with assault

The English bull terrier was a rescue dog

The owners of a dog put down after it was allegedly attacked by a man with a samurai sword, have been charged with causing GBH.

This sheep's had a baaad day!

The muddy ewe stuck in the dyke

An animal charity worker was called to rescue a sheep trapped in a muddy dyke.

Little ship has a big role in blockbuster

Greg McLeish onboard New Brittanic which stars in the movie Dunkirk

An historic vessel that played a big part in the evacuation of Dunkirk features in a new film.

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