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Dad's dip to thank charity after hospital emergency

Freddie is now a happy, healthy three-year-old

Following a hospital emergency with his nine-week old baby three years ago, one dad will be taking an icy dip to fundraise for charity.

Police called to town centre theft

Police were called to Week Street

Police were called to a Kent town centre this lunchtime following a reported theft.

Man held after stolen bikes found

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

A man is in custody following a raid earlier this year which uncovered guns and stolen motorbikes.

Armed police called to street after gun sighting

Armed police were sent to the scene. Stock image.

Firearms officers were called to a residential street after reports someone had a gun at a home.

'Disgusting' sex offender jailed for abusing girl

Clevio Borges. Picture: Kent Police.

A judge praised a sex abuse victim for her bravery in confronting her attacker in court, as he jailed the "disgusting" predator for five years.

Two hurt in head-on crash

Canterbury Road has been closed near Folkestone after a crash. Picture: Chloe-Jade Graham

Police and ambulance crews were called after a head-on smash on a hill left two people hurt and one in hospital.

Food rotting in trucks... a taste of post-Brexit Britain?

Food could be left to rot in trucks if a Brexit deal is not struck, it's been claimed. Stock image

Massive queues could be caused at Dover and food left to rot in trucks if a new customs system is not set up in time for Brexit.


Council search for fly-tipping culprits

The council is appealing for information. Pic: Thanet District Council

The council is searching for fly-tipping culprits after a large load of waste, including asbestos sheets which need specialist disposal, was dumped.


Jail threat for defendants who refuse to declare nationality

Defendants who don't declare their nationality could be jailed. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

Suspects in criminal cases will now have to declare their nationality to the courts - or face a six-month jail stint.


New arrival to high street

Coming soon: The Deal Bookshop

An unbranded Waterstones bookshop is moving into a town centre.

Jail for woman who robbed OAP wielding broken bottle

Brenda Rossiter has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A robber who threatened to cut a pensioner with a broken bottle as she sat in her car outside a supermarket has been jailed.


Drugs find after uninsured car seized

Stock image

A man has been arrested after suspected drugs were found during a search of his car.


Lorry fire causes traffic chaos

The lorry engulfed in flames. Picture: Sophie Child.

Motorists suffered massive delays after a lorry carrying 26 tonnes of hay burst into flames.


Water leak closes lane in busy town centre

The leak is causing disruption

Expect delays in Maidstone town centre this morning due to a burst water main.


Teen rape suspects released without charge

A row of houses in Downs Road was taped off by police

Four teenagers arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman have been released by police.

'My husband has been thrown to the wolves' - MP's wife

Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke with wife Natalie

The wife of an MP suspended over allegations he has yet to be told about has launched a blistering attack on his party for "hanging him out to dry".


Two teens deny murdering boy, 17

Kyle Yule, 17, from Gillingham

Two teenagers have appeared in court to deny murdering a 17-year-old thought to have been fatally stabbed on his doorstep.

Half a million pound refurbishment for pier

Despite its problems, the structure remains a popular subject for photographers, as captured here by Tony Friend

A Kent pier will undergo a half a million pound refurbishment as it celebrates its diamond anniversary.


Man fined for dumping Indian restaurant waste

Suna Meah dumped the waste in a Swanley car park

A man who dumped piles of rubbish from Indian restaurants have been fined.


Pensioner facing jail after arsenal of guns found at home

The police at the property three days later.

An “eccentric and obsessive” pensioner is facing prison after he was found to have a massive arsenal of guns and ammunition following a fire.


'I had no intention of killing her'

Alan Brough has been found guilty of attempted murder of his partner

A man accused of trying to murder his girlfriend has tearfully told a jury he "flipped" and gripped her by the throat - but didn't intend to kill her.

Two taken to hospital following seafront crash

Police were called. Stock pic

Two people have been taken to hospital after emergency services were called to the scene of a seafront crash.

Travellers pitch up at leisure centre

Travellers' vans this morning

Early morning swimmers arriving at Maidstone Leisure Centre today found their parking spaces taken up with travellers' caravans.


Head praised as school report is ‘outstanding’

The school was branded a 'haven of care, respect, friendship and learning' despite being in the bottom 200 in the country just six years ago.


Did you see weekend assault?

Police were called. Stock picture

Police are hunting a lone attacker who allegedly assaulted a group of four people.

Man at Old Bailey over station killing

Police at Knockholt station on Monday

A man is due in court charged with murder after a body was found near Knockholt Station.

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