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Saving food for the needy - not the bins

Gathering of charities involved in a new food donation scheme at Tesco, New Road, Gravesend

Supermarket project saves food from going to waste and gives it to charities in the community.

'People won't go without' says health minister

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said people will not "go without" critical services following news a GP surgery with 5,000 patients will close.


Drink drive arrest after car flips

The car overturned after hitting a lamppost

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car hit a lamppost and overturned.

Missing teen found

Police arrested three people. Stock pic

A teenage girl who has been missing from her Kent home for three weeks has been found.

Speed team seeks more volunteers

The driver was caught speeding. Stock image.

A village Speedwatch team is looking for volunteers to join it to help catch drivers who are breaking the speed limit.


'Beware of fishy doorstep con men'

The fishmonger offered "fresh fillets" on the doorstep

Trading standards officers have issued a warning after a woman reported a scammer offering rotten fish on the doorstep.


Pervert businessman avoids jail due to public humiliation

Chris Williams admitted attempting to meet a 14-year-old boy following grooming. Picture: The Hunted One

An ex-company director snared on camera by 'paedophile hunters' has been spared jail after a judge decided his public humiliation acted as punishment.


Thieving office worker brought company to its knees

Emmerich (Berlon) makes long-lasting wooden benches

A manager forced a firm to reduce work days and seek voluntary redundancies after siphoning off nearly £250,000 to pay for her lifestyle.


Blind tot Freddie in first week of treatment

Freddie Penny is undergoing life-changing treatment in Thailand

A toddler who sparked a £25k fundraising drive for life-changing therapy has undergone his first week of treatment.

Nesting birds delay reopening of river lock

Stock image. Works to refurbish East Farleigh Lock were delayed after a pair of grey wagtails built a nest on the construction site. Picture by: Phil Haynes

Works to refurbish a key lock on the River Medway have been set back by a pair of nesting wagtails.

Buzz becomes Chewy in Keith and Paddy Picture Show

Buzz the Newfoundland, appeared as Chewbacca in a Star Wars spoof

Newfoundland Buzz will appear on the Keith and Paddy Picture Show as Chewbacca in a spoof of Star Wars film Return of the Jedi.

Man fined after Gillingham Millwall match

There was a heavy police presence at Priestfield Stadium

A man has been fined for racially aggravated harassment following Gillingham’s League 1 match against Millwall.

Police warning after woman branded 'thief'

Police gave a warning after the posters appeared. Stock picture

Officers have reacted to a poster campaign accusing a woman of being a 'brazen thief.'

Wife opens up about family’s dementia misery

Ian, Kelly and seven-year-old Tommy Fraser

A mum has spoken honestly about her husband being sectioned as he battles Alzheimer’s. He was diagnosed with the disease aged just 47.


'Help me find my parents'

Jason Andrew Hales has appealed for help online

A man from Kent has posted an online appeal to track down his birth parents, which has now gone viral and been shared more than 100,000 times

New pub on track at old Railway

Wetherspoons will reopen The Railway in Rainham. Picture: Andy Payton.

A new Wetherspoon pub will create more than 40 jobs.


Man cut free after crashing into tree

Firefighters helped free the man. Stock picture

A trapped man had to be cut free from the wreckage of his car after he crashed into a tree, leaving him with serious injuries.

Queues ease after A2 incidents

Huge tailbacks are building after the crash which has closed the exit slip road to the M25

Tailbacks of almost nine miles have now cleared after a series of incidents on the busy A2.


Scanner gift could save lives

Members of Kent PCSA hand over the scanner to Nurses at the hospital

A bladder scanner has been donated to a Kent hospital for quicker diagnosis of prostate cancer.


Terror as woman stung by hundreds of bees

Tina Hill at hospital after she was stung by bees in a field near Grove Road

A woman has described the horrifying moment she was attacked by a swarm of bees, leaving her with dozens of stings on her face and neck.


New unit set up to thwart hackers

Kent County Council has set up the new unit

A council has set up a specialist team to help businesses learn how to stop themselves being a victim of cyber crime.

Lorry driver cleared after crash

The mangled wreckage of Keith's car, which was hit by a lorry on the A249

A trucker walked free from court when magistrates decided he was not at fault for a collision that left a man in a coma.

Barriers could be installed to keep travellers out

Travellers parked up on land near Sonora Fields

A council is looking into installing barriers to stop travellers illegally camping on housing estates after 30 caravans were moved on.


Campaign 'turned views against housing plans'

Hundreds turned out to the event

Protests during a consultation on plans to build a 12,000-home garden town affected the “nature, feel and output” of responses, according to a report.


Caravans ordered to move off development land

A section of the Taylor Wimpey building site

It's eviction day for a group of travellers in seven caravans and six cars that have set up camp on a developer's site.


Primark forced to close ground floor due to sinkhole


Primark has closed its ground floor for months after a sink hole appeared in the car park - possibly caused by tunnels under the store.


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