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Armed police in high street

Armed police at the scene

Six people have been arrested after officers wearing masks and shields were seen entering a block of flats.

Woman charged with robbery

The teen was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Stock image.

A woman is due to appear in court charged with stealing a handbag and burgling a McDonald's restaurant.

Fire crews called to another allotment fire

Fire at the allotments. Pic: Kapo Kapuscinski

Fire crews were called to a fire at an allotment - just weeks after a suspected double arson attack.


Teen taken to hospital after being hit by car

Police. Stock pic

A teenager had to be taking to hospital after being hit by a car.

A true inspiration

John Fletcher, right, gets his award from M&S HR director David Guise. Picture courtesy of M&S

A staff member who has also worked tirelessly for his community has been awarded.


Armed robbery at store

The Co-op store in Gillingham Road.

A gunman is being hunted by police after going to a store armed with a weapon and demanding cash.

Cinema and hotel for town centre

The vision for the old Co-op site

A town centre is set to get its own cinema with a new hotel and doctor’s surgery as part of a highly anticipated development.


Teenager killed by fatal stab to upper arm

Kyle Yule died in hospital

The inquest into the death of a teenager who was stabbed during a “gang-related attack” has been opened.

Buses skip stops after windows smashed

An Arriva bus

Buses were avoiding several stops on their route last week after more than a dozen instances of windows being smashed.


Historic food factory reaches 60

The Batchelors site

KentOnline looks back at 60 years of an historic food factory - which would have closed a decade ago if it wasn't for a change of heart.


Major disruption on trains to London

Trains are delayed by over-running engineering works

Commuters have been warned to expect delays travelling to London this morning.

Ready for a blast of summer?

It's expected to get sunny after the weekend

It might be Monday, but if you can get outside today you could be treated to temperatures reaching 23C.


Explosion sends blacksmith's ashes soaring into sky

The set up of the anvil prior to firing

There was no better way to say goodbye to a young blacksmith, whose ashes were blasted 30ft into the air through the bygone practice of anvil firing.


Voyeur secretly filmed woman in bathroom

Jordan Brachio, with black coat and glasses, appeared before magistrates

A voyeur who set up a camera to secretly film women using the bathroom has avoided jail.

Pride as boy blinded by bully wins award

Nicholas Smith was one of three Young Person of the Year winners at the Kent Scouts County Awards

A dad left devastated after his 13-year-old son was blinded in an attack by a bully has spoken of his pride as his "brilliant" son wins a scout award.


Boy, 4, and mum rescued from mud

Fire crews help the woman off the beach

A four-year-old boy and his mum had to be rescued after getting stuck in soft mud off the Kent coast.

Driver arrested on suspicion of kidnap

The car was stopped in Canterbury Road, Kennington. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

Police pulled over a car in the early hours with no tax or insurance - and ended up arresting the driver as part of a kidnap investigation.

Family forced out by fire

Firefighters used breathing gear to tackle the blaze. Stock image

A house suffered smoke and water damage following a blaze in a bedroom.

Lifeboat joins search for man

The RNLI lifeboat. Stock image

A lifeboat was called to help search for a man reported to have gone into a river.

Man charged with two assaults

Police were called. Stock image.

A man has been charged with assaulting two people, including a police officer, following a town centre disturbance.

Train service resumes following track vandalism

Train services were disrupted. Stock picture

Commuters experienced disruption after vandals damaged a train line in Kent.

Arrest after imitation gun found

Police cars were seen in Plains Avenue.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of having a fake gun.

Driver trapped after car rolls on to its side

Fire crews were called

Fire crews were called after a car tipped on to its side, trapping the driver.


Children set squirrel on fire

A still from the video sent out on Snapchat by children in Kent. Picture: RSPCA

RSPCA officials visited a school to warn children and speak to parents following a shocking incident of animal cruelty.


Man suffers burns in workshop blaze

The blaze happened in a workshop

Paramedics had to treat a man for burns to his arms following a fire at a workshop.


Addict jailed for killing son is found dead

Kelly Emery has reportedly been found dead

A woman who killed her son by feeding him methadone has reportedly been found dead in Kent.

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