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Make the most of the Kent coast with your dog

Beaches aren't just for the summer: here's our guide to beaches in Kent you can walk your dog on all year round.

Garden town being 'railroaded against community'

Plans for a 12,000 home garden town is being railroaded through against community wishes and will not serve local needs, Lib Dems say.

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Storm forced total closure of Dartford bridge

Motorists faced huge disruption as one of Kent’s busiest highways was shut due to Storm Doris.

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High winds close police station entrance

'Dangerous' scaffolding dislodged by Storm Doris winds has closed the main access to a police station this morning.

Massive rise in motorists driving whilst banned

More people have been caught getting behind the wheel while disqualified in the first eight weeks of the year than the whole of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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Inquest delays causing 'huge distress'

People living in parts of Kent have to wait more than nine months for answers after the unexpected death of a loved one due to a delay in inquests.

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Thousands of 999 calls unanswered

Police in Kent have registered one of the biggest increases in the number of 'abandoned' emergency calls.

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Hunt launched for plant thieves

Three men seen bundling rare wild plants into the back of a van are being hunted by police following a second incident in the space of a month.

Your ticket to a summer of outdoor theatre

Tickets have gone on sale for a summer-long tour of Shakespeare at picturesque venues across Kent.

Get set for sun, storms and wind

The county is set for a glorious start to the week - but it's likely to be a one-day wonder.

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Dozens of ‘female genital mutilation’ cases in Kent

A children’s charity has criticised the lack of prosecutions of an illegal practice that leaves girls with lasting physical and emotional scars.

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Wartime codebreaker killed in car crash

A driver has admitted causing the death of a woman whose work is said to have helped shorten the length of the Second World War.

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New £1 coin could cause havoc

Businesses that use vending machines are facing several major currency changes within 18 months.

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Traffic clearing after crash

Traffic has started moving again on part of the London-bound stretch of the M20 after an accident.

Traders show their love for town with new partnership

A modern traders’ association has been launched in a town in a bid to ramp up the community spirit among businesses.

Cat rescued from burning house

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze which destroyed most of a kitchen and brought a missing pet to safety.

Boy's face fractured by stone missile

A boy’s face was fractured in two places, bruised and swollen after a stone hit him in an alleged assault.

Hate crime on the rise

The number of hate crime offences recorded by police in Kent has shot up.

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