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Arrests as police probe dead squirrel scam

A dead squirrel was used in the scam as proof of a fictional pest infestation

Two people have been arrested after reports of a scam involving a dead squirrel.

Warning as Kent gets set for 30C scorcher

Hot and hazy days in Hythe. File picture

Kent is set to swelter in temperatures that could nudge the low 30s by the weekend.


A quiet spring day... then bombs fell

The shops after the May 1917 bombing

Civilians were caught up in the First World War when the first aeroplane bombing raid on Britain claimed 97 lives - as Kent remembers 100 years on.


Spitting out gum could lead to sticky situation

Trodden in chewing gum leaves tax payers footing the cleaning bill. Stock pic

It takes street cleaners days to mop up ground-in chewing gum from the streets - and now a council's warned that fines will be handed to those caught.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

The air ambulance was called to the scene. Stock picture.

A man has been flown to a London hospital after falling off his bike.

One-way system reopens after crash

Picture: KCC Highways

A one-way system is now cleared after a crash earlier on this afternoon.


Celebrity to launch cafe at sports centre

The cafe will open at Cyclopark where young Teagan Jacobs is pictured. Picture: John Westhrop

A sports star will meet fans and fitness fanatics when they visit the outdoor venue for the opening of their new eatery.

Police appeal after court fire

Do you know these men?

Police have released a CCTV image of two men wanted for questioning in relation to a fire at one of the county's courts.

Man dies in hospital after fall at marina

Gillingham Marina, Pier Road. Picture: Google Street View

A man who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a boat in a dry dock has died in hospital, it has emerged.


HGV fuel theft arrests made

Lorry. Stock pic.

Three men have been arrested by police following reports of HGV fuel thefts.


Missing woman found

Sasha Broad is missing. Picture: Kent Police

She had not been seen for a day.

Man treated after house blaze

The fire crews have been in Greatstone for hours. Picture: Maurice John Smith

A man has been given oxygen after a fire started in a kitchen, which has sparked an emergency response.

Police investigate shipyard fires

Firefighters at Acorn Shipyard on Tuesday morning. Pic: Keith Thompson

Officers are investigating after a shipyard was damaged in three suspected arson attacks.

Beer cafe named pub of the year

The Fuggles team celebrates its win

A beer cafe is raising a celebratory toast after being named pub of the year by the Campaign for Real Ale.

The latest results from court

Alcohol thieves, perfume shoplifters and drink drivers are among the latest to be sentenced at Kent's magistrates courts.

Police charge man after smashing spree

One of the shops damaged.

A 36-year-old man is due to appear in court today after several businesses were damaged in a town centre rampage.

Former mayor in hospital

Veronica Philpott, as Dover mayor in 2013

A councillor who was twice town mayor is confirmed as in hospital.

Party's over for nightclub

The former Legends nightclub in Dover. Picture courtesy of Clive Emson Auctioneers

A former nightclub is now going under the hammer.

Trucker caught driving with smashed windscreen

The lorry driver was caught travelling with a smashed windscreen. Picture: @kentpoliceroads.

Police pulled over a lorry driver after he was caught travelling with a badly smashed windscreen - the second such incident in a week.


Car and lorry crash on slip road

The slip road. Stock picture: Gary Browne.

A car and lorry have collided this morning on a busy motorway slip road.

Man accused of pensioner's murder appears in court

Police taped off this bungalow in Crispin Close, Faversham

A man accused of murdering a pensioner in the cul-de-sac where they both lived has appeared in court.

Police cadets help isolated people

The cadets at the community allotment. Picture: Kent Police

Police cadets have been volunteering at a centre which supports isolated or lonely people.

Gallery pulls off huge coup

The Turner Contemporary in Margate

The Turner Contemporary has been chosen to host one of the most prestigious prizes in the art world - the Turner Prize.


Man found dead at railway bridge

Emergency services were called

Emergency services have confirmed a man died after being found hanging from a railway footbridge.


Man receives care after house fire

Firefighters were at the scene until 3.30am. Stock image

A middle aged man was taken into the care of the ambulance service suffering with smoke inhalation after a fire in his home.

Student paramedic saves life with bone marrow donation

Ian after his operation

A student paramedic hopes others will be inspired to become bone marrow donors after he saved a woman who had the same rare cancer as his sister.


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