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'Time to drop Stack park' - councillor

Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

Plans for a huge lorry park off the M20 to ease delays during Operation Stack should be reviewed or even dropped, a councillor has claimed.


Teen locked up after car ploughed into pedestrians

Harlee Pendergast, 18, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Picture: Kent Police

A teenager has been sentenced after his speeding car crashed into a group of 15 people on a trading estate last September.


Transport police draft in armed officers amid terror threat

British Transport Police are stepping up security. Picture: British Transport Police

Armed officers will be drafted in to patrol trains as part of a nationwide response to the increased terror threat.


Part of hospital off-limits after asbestos leak

Fawkham Manor Hospital sees both private patients and NHS patients and views itself as a community hospital serving the local population. Picture: BMI Healthcare

A hospital's stairwell and an office have been taped off after a broken water pipe in a loft caused flooding.

Rolling road block lifted after crash

The M2 is blocked after a crash

Hold-ups have eased on a section of the M2 after a crash.


Pregnant woman causes death by careless driving

Stock image

A heavily pregnant woman faces sentence after admitting causing the death of another motorist by driving carelessly.


Girl, 15, missing since Saturday

Morgan Driscoll, 15, has been missing from Dover since Saturday

Police are urgently looking for a 15-year-old girl after she went missing at the weekend.


This is how a driver flipped his car onto its roof

Emergency services were called to the scene

A pensioner who flipped his car outside a pub explains how it happened


Ambulance targeted by thieves

An ambulance was targeted by thieves as paramedics responded to an emergency.

Opportunist thieves snuck into the back of an ambulance and swiped a paramedic's jacket, an NHS tablet computer and sat-nav system.


Teen girl assaulted on seafront

A teenage girl was kicked and fell to the floor after being confronted by four youths.

Pensioner flown to hospital after being hit by car

Police are investigating the crash

An elderly woman was airlifted to hospital after being knocked down by a car as she walked along a country road.

School’s warning over bee swarm discovery

A swarm of bees. Library image.

Staff at a junior school have alerted parents after a bees' nest was found on the site.

Travellers move... to nearby field

The field on the corner of Pond Hill Road and North Road. Picture: Google

A group of travellers have upped and left private land - and set up again on a field five minutes away.


Imam condemns 'barbaric attack on peace'

Imam of Maidstone Dr Muhammad Shabbir Usmani

The imam of Maidstone Mosque has called the Manchester Arena suicide bombing as a barbaric attack on peace.


Inquest opens after double fatal crash

Keyboard player Mike Crampton died from massive head injuries

A coroner has revealed details of a horrific crash that resulted in the death of two musicians.

Driver caught speeding at 130mph

The driver was caught speeding. Stock image.

A reckless driver was pulled over after being caught hurtling down a Kent motorway at 130mph - almost DOUBLE the speed limit.


Mischievous vandals target election poster

The poster was also defaced with an image of a minion

Vandals with a sense of humour have been adding their own flourishes to a prospective parliamentary candidate's campaign posters.


Giant huntsman spider found clinging to wall

The spider was taken away by the RSPCA

A huntsman spider the size of a hand has been taken away by the RSPCA and quarantined after being found clinging to a wall at a Kent home.


Trio charged after huge cannabis factory uncovered

Cannabis plants found in Edenbridge. Picture: Kent Police

Three men will appear in court after a cannabis operation worth hundreds of thousands of pounds was uncovered in Kent.

‘Beacon will help restore civic pride’

Ashford Council leader Cllr Gerry Clarkson

A council leader hopes a new gas beacon will help rekindle civic pride.


Crash at accident blackspot roundabout

Brenley Corner.

There were delays on the M2 and A2 after a crash at one of the busiest junctions in Kent.


Kittens dumped in cardboard box

The kittens were dumped in a cardboard box at Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve. Pic: RSPCA

Six tiny kittens dumped in a cardboard box on a nature reserve with a message saying 'Pls find us a good home' are being looked after by the RSPCA.


Back on track - it's full steam ahead for miniature rail enthusiasts

Canterbury and District Model Engineering members have rebuilt their track following metal theft

The Canterbury and District Model Engineering Society has rebuilt its track after metal thieves derailed the group.


Science college rated good in every department

Principal Anne Davis and pupils at Dartford Science and Technology College celebrate a good Ofsted. Picture: Steve Crispe

Government inspectors said pupils were thriving before advising staff on how to stretch the most able youngsters even more.

Long tailbacks clear on major route

There are delays in the area. Stock picture.

Drivers faced long delays following a crash on a major Kent route.

Three Peaks Challenge to help young boy

Harry uses a power wheelchair as he can only walk very short distances

A team of friends are taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge to help raise money for a young boy with a rare degenerative disease.

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