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Police race to stop wrong-way driver on A2

The driver was stopped on the A2 near Bridge

A driver caused alarm after being spotted travelling the wrong way down the busy A2.


We can waltz it out

Emily Bainbridge. Picture courtesy of CJ's Dance and Fitness

A dancer has won a grant for study at a Beatle-founded arts college.

Moped teen seriously hurt in crash with lorry

Tim is back at home recovering after his crash ordeal

A 16-year-old boy has broken multiple bones and undergone numerous blood transfusions following a collision with a lorry.


Medical blunders costing NHS millions

Blunders at hospitals across Kent cost the health service millions

Mistakes by Kent's four hospital trusts have led to staggering payouts of more than £200 million in the last five years.


Ambulance takes 75 minutes to reach dying man

The delay has been criticised. Stock image: SECAmb.

Questions have been raised about emergency response times following the death of a man who collapsed in his home.


Girl's message travels 300 miles

Ten-year-old Shirley's message

A handwritten letter put in a bottle and sent out to sea by a 10-year-old girl has been found washed up in the Netherlands.


Woman arrested on suspicion of smuggling phones into jail

HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey

A 30-year-old woman is in police custody after allegedly trying to smuggle mobile phones into a Kent prison.

Official begs party leader to quit

Ukip leader Henry Bolton with Jo Marney

Ukip's leader should step down to avoid harming the party’s prospects in council elections in May, says a leading figure.


'You are going to get your throats cut'

One of the attacks involved a baseball bat. Stock image

A father armed himself with a baseball bat and called on pals to help take revenge on a neighbour.


Policewoman gross misconduct hearing opens

Kent Police HQ in Maidstone

A serving police officer is facing accusations of gross misconduct for allegedly disclosing confidential files.

Burlesque singer Ivy turns Olly's head

Ivy Paige: Picture ITV Plc

A burlesque beauty turned Olly Murs into a flustered schoolboy after appearing on TV talent show The Voice.

Three more arrests after metal theft

A van full of stolen goods was recovered by officers. Photo: @kentpoliceroads

A tip-off helped police catch a group of men said to have been involved in a high-value metal theft.

Tree felling ends in costly court case

An entrance to New Ash Green shopping centre. Caption: Google Maps

A shopping centre manager has been ordered to pay a total of £8,770 after cutting down protected trees.


Birds-eye view of development

Still from the latest video for the St James' develolpment. Picture courtesy of Apex Drone Photography

New video shows progress on a Kent town's major leisure and retail project.

Robber tries to spray shopworker

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

Police are hunting two men after a jewel thief in a shop attempted to spray a member of staff.

School's hockey team success

Back l-r: Huw Stevens, J Mitchell, J Izzard, T Marcano, H Smith, J Taker, N Jacobi, Seth Simmons, Kwan Browne Front l-r: Adam Izzard, S Smith, N Phagami, C Sauer, B Stahl

A school's hockey team are celebrating following their victory at a national competition.


Landlord sues YouTuber for video suggesting he was racist

Property mogul Fergus Wilson

Millionaire landlord Fergus Wilson is suing a YouTuber for a video he made calling his policy of banning 'coloureds' racist.


Woman in 60s confirmed dead at hotel

Police and paramedics were called to the hotel on Sunday night

Police and paramedics rushed to a Travelodge after concerns were raised about a woman, but she could not be saved.

Stolen pet settling back in after reunion with owners

Morse was reunited with his owners on Friday, January 12. Pictures: SWNS

A 10-month-old puppy who was dognapped and missing for a month is back to his old self after being returned to his loving owners.


Hatton Garden raiders in court over missing £25m

The hole left at the Hatton Garden heist. Picture: Met Police

The ringleaders of the Hatton Garden heist are being taken to court as the authorities attempt to return the stolen £25m to the rightful owners.


Burglary suspect remanded in custody

Connors appeared in court on Saturday. Stock pic.

A teenager from Northampton arrested on suspicion of burgling homes in Kent has been remanded in custody.

Pensioner dies after barrier crash

The driver died two hours later in hospital. Picture: Eddie Guard

A pensioner has died in hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest at the wheel.

Jail for mum who tried to sneak drugs into prison

Elmley Prison on the Isle of Sheppey

A mother of three young children has been jailed after trying to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into prison for her boyfriend.


Hoaxer sparked panic with threat to blow himself up

Ian Hendrie. Picture: Kent Police.

A prolific criminal who caused alarm when he threatened to kill himself by blowing up his flat with a homemade nail bomb has been jailed.


Man charged with threatening staff in hotel robbery

The robbery happened at the Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel

A man has been charged with robbery after allegedly bursting into a hotel staff room and threatening a worker before fleeing with cash.

Warning as 80mph gusts predicted for Kent

Strong winds are expected in Kent as a yellow warning has been introduced. Picture: Ruth Cuerden

Strong winds could cause road, rail and sea chaos and endanger lives as gusts of up to 80mph head for Kent, forecasters say.

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