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Man badly hurt after being hit by car

Police are at the scene

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being knocked down near a church in Margate this afternoon.

4G launched but are you in a blackspot?

Liberty Quays in Gillingham

Faster speeds for the latest version of mobile technology are being made available in Medway from this week

Inside this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

The front of this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

Another packed edition of YOUR Sittingbourne News Extra, packed with news, views, sport and leisure from across the area.

Inside this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

The front of this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

Another packed edition of YOUR Sheerness Times Guardian, packed with news, views, sport and leisure from across the Island.

Former Highsted girl finds key to success at Yale

Laura Tunbridge at her graduation ceremony at Yale.

A former Sittingbourne pupil has graduated from a top American university – and thanked the teachers who spurred her on.

Do you recognise this man?

Police want to talk to this man in connection with a mobile phone theft

Kent Police has released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a mobile phone theft in Strood.

Night-time curfew for man accused of smashing eight shop windows

A Dover man has been ordered to stay indoors at night after being charged with smashing eight shop windows in the town centre.

Working parents being 'forced out of nursery'

Petition leader Louise Taylor and son Henry, two

Paying parents say their children are being forced out of a popular council-run nursery to make room for those on low incomes.

Departing head bowled over by extension tribute

Executive Head Teacher Alan Bayford opens his surprise gift during the opening of the new classrooms and studio at West Minster Primary School, Sheerness.

Staff at a Sheerness school surprised their departing executive head teacher by naming a new £1 million building after him.

City Facebook snaps attract 13,000 likes

Woman on mobility scooter with her collection of cuddly toys.

A dog in a hi-vis jacket, man negotiating a roundabout on a mobility scooter and a car covered in fur all feature on a web page of Canterbury photos.

One in five high street shops could close, warns retail expert

Dover's town centre shops, already hit hard by the recession, could be heading for more problems, according to the latest research.

Hammer attack leaves man seriously injured in hospital

Police standing guard at the house in Athelstan Road, Margate

Police are investigating a serious hammer attack in Margate street that has left a man seriously hurt in hospital.

Left for dead by ex's brother

Victim Joe Bath's mother didn't recognise him after he was left for dead in a vicious attack

A boxer has been jailed for beating his sister's ex-lover so badly even the victim's mother didn't recognise him before his family staged a cover-up.

Kent Foundation chosen as charity of year

The Wealden Business Group has adopted the Kent Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs as its Charity of the Year.

Marble statue stolen in crime spree at famous gardens

Marble statue of Pomona stolen from Sissinghurst Castle

The figure of a Roman goddess has been stolen from the famous grounds of Sissinghurst Castle in an overnight crime spree.

Men accused of McColls robberies in court

The raiders struck at McColl's in Orion Road, Rochester

Two men accused of eight armed robberies at newsagents in Kent, including two in Medway, could face more charges.

Double trouble after M25 crashes

An accident in which a lorry hit a horse led to delays on the Dartford Crossing. Library image

Motorists have been hit by long delays on the M25 in Kent after two separate crashes this morning.

Jailed for spitting at policeman

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

A drug addict who lashed out with her mouth at a police sergeant when her boyfriend was arrested has been left gobsmacked after being sent to prison.

Police called to man's sudden death

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Around nine police cars were called to a home when a middle-aged man was found dead.

Chapel Down celebrates gold for its wines

Award-winning Chapel Down Vineyard, Small Hythe, Tenterden

Award-winning Chapel Down Vineyard at Tenterden scoops gold for wines

Gills fan banned after assaulting steward

Billy Smallman has been banned from football matches for three years

A Gillingham supporter has been banned from all football games for three years after admitting assaulting a steward.

Window flasher avoids jail for exposing himself in front of sisters

Luke Bailey was convicted of exposure

A pervert who laughed as he flashed at two sisters as they walked past his home has been spared jail.

Lightning strikes Coastguard headquarters, but "no-one was in danger"

Maritime and Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Dover

No-one was at risk as a result of a lightning strike at Dover Coastguard headquarters at Langdon Cliffs at the weekend, people have been assured.

Action group lodges appeal against Lydd expansion

Lydd Airport sign.

A group against the expansion of Lydd airport has lodged an appeal in the hope of overturning government approval.

What is pay per click - and should you be using it?

Luke Quilter of Sleeping Giant Media

Pay per click can be used to drive more traffic to websites, but think carefully before getting started says Luke Quilter of Sleeping Giant Media.

Mercedes dealerships on the hunt for apprentices

Three Kent branches of Sparshatts looking out for talented youngsters following PM's pledge

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