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Fire which forced family to flee 'was accident'

The fire in Norfolk Road was accident.

Fire investigators have determined what started a fire which left two people in hospital.

Plans for 'upmarket' steakhouse revealed

There are plans for a 170-seat steakhouse

A steakhouse seating 170 diners could soon open next to a Starbucks on the site of a former social club.


Fairytale wedding is mum's final wish

Asher Arnold and Trevor Seager

The family of a mother given just six months to live are hoping to give her a dream wedding.


Sister won't give up fight for 'Justice for Carl'

Kerrie Stewart with her brother Carl Davies who was killed on Reunion Island

Family of a man murdered on a remote island are hoping a video campaign will pressure the government into action.

VIDEO: Pair taken to hospital after house fire

Two people have been taken to hospital and a dog has been treated for breathing in smoke after a house caught fire.

Hillside 'the size of three football pitches' ablaze

The hillside fire in Dover

Dozens of firefighters worked to tackle several fires which spread across five acres of trees, bushes and scrubland.


Pile-up closes A249

Police and secamb are at the scene. Stock image

A dual carriageway was shut for several hours after a crash involving at least four vehicles.


Police search for missing teens

Alicia Morgan and Caitlin Hughes

Officers are appealing for information after two 13-year-old girls were reported missing.

Stun gun disguised as mobile phone seized

The taser was disguised as a mobile

A man is to appear in court after a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone was seized by police.

Toaster fire destroys kitchen

Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire this morning.

People were forced to flee a house after a toaster caught light and destroyed a kitchen.


Horsebox fire blocks key road

A horsebox was on fire. Pic: Ben Hussell

A horse and its owner had a lucky escape after a horsebox caught fire on a key route.


Kent vet voted best in country

It has been voted Best UK Vet 2018

A Kent vet has been crowned top in the country after achieving top-rated client reviews.

Ex-Kent pupil tops charts

Dan Caplen

A former Kent choir boy is topping the charts these days, having swapped his chorister roots for rap.

Campaign for baby Tony smashes target

The Kent Messenger has launched a fundraising campaign for baby Tony and his new family.

A fundraising campaign set up to help an abused baby who had to have his legs amputated has smashed its £5,000 target in just two days.

Ruthless hospital arsonist strikes again

Thomas Ashcroft. Pic: Staffordshire Police

A heartless arsonist who put the lives of patients at risk to carry out petty thefts has struck again shortly after being released from prison.


Snow warning extended as Kent prepares for big freeze

We could see scenes like this from 2013

Forecasters have extended a severe weather warning, as Kent braces itself for potential travel chaos caused by three days of widespread snowfall.


VIDEO: Man fined for throwing dog out of van

A man caught on camera dumping a dog by throwing it out of a van on a country lane and driving away has been fined.


Memorial run for 'challenge-loving' pal

Justine Barringer

Friends and family are to complete a 23km run over 23 days in memory of their pal who died while diving on holiday.

Bomb hoaxer threatened to blow up town centre

Colin Ring

A hoaxer who told a receptionist at a mental health unit he had hidden a bomb in a town centre and there would be a "big bang" has avoided jail.


Heartwarming message in bottle washes up

The bottle was found washed up on a beach in the Netherlands

A father-of-two who found a heartwarming message in a bottle on a beach in the Netherlands wants to trace the person who threw it out to sea in Kent.


'Thank you for saving our son'

Sarah and Emma Burdett with Grayson

The parents of a baby born with two holes in his heart are raising money for the hospital that saved his life.

Teacher contracts life-threatening infection

Meningitis can be deadly and can lead to permanent disabilities such as brain damage. Stock photo

Officials at a Kent school have confirmed a member of staff is being treated in hospital for a "serious condition".


Kmfm gives away another £1,000

Lorraine Cook

A Kent woman has become the latest winner of a radio station's Thousand Pound Friday competition.

Tributes to mum found dead on M20

Dominique Worrall

Friends have paid tribute to a 32-year-old mum whose body was found on a motorway, as police continue to investigate how she died.

New threat to jobs at Toys R Us

The Toys R Us store in Horsted Retail Park, Chatham

A troubled retail giant is said to be on the brink of going into administration - putting jobs in Kent at risk.


Stabbing victim forgives attacker

Police sealed off Heath Road following the attack

A man who nearly died after being slashed in the neck in a row about a damaged garden fence says he bears "no grudge".

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