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'Had it been a young man stripping off, it would be different'

Bernard Bibby preparing for an abseil

A cabaret club has pulled the plug on a pensioner's full-body wax for charity because it was ‘too cringey'.


'Dog row left me fearing for my life'

Hircin Ozata must have mental health treatment

A complaint about a barking dog led to a four-year campaign of harassment against a man and wife, a court heard.


Singer raises plight of terminally-ill teenager

John Newman

Chart topper John Newman had a special reason for wanting to help a 13-year-old girl in need of a life-saving operation.

Slow traffic after bus crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

A main route was partially shut after a bus and car collided, causing long delays for rush-hour drivers.


Missing boy, 15, found

Police. Stock pic

A 15-year-old boy who has been missing for days has been found.

Photographer snaps deer's escape from snarling wolf

Snarling fox goes after deer. Credit: SWNS

A Kent photographer managed to capture the extraordianry moment a deer managed to get away from the clutches of a snarling wolf.

Power cut hits thousands

Power is still off for many living in Sittingbourne. Stock photo.

An underground cable has faulted, leaving many homes without electricity.


Police dog snares dangerous driver

Police dog Parker. Picture: Kent Police

A fleeing driver was caught by a police dog after crashing a Mercedes at a roundabout.


Primary school pupil headhunted by magazine

Harry Hutchinson

An eight-year-old boy looks set for a promising future after his video blogging impressed bosses at a professional publication.


TV star surprises cancer sufferer

Tracey Sandy with Peter Andre

A nurse recovering from a potentially fatal disease arrived home to find Peter Andre and the 60 Minute Makeover team in her living room.


Trains cancelled as cows end up on tracks

One of the cows on the tracks. Picture: Nicola Mesher

Trains were delayed in after some cows got onto a railway line.


Smoke warning for villagers

Smoke is in the area. Library image.

Rural residents are being urged to keep their windows and doors shut after a large fire broke out.

Rising levels of violence at prison

A report says there were 79 attacks by prisoners on staff. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

Major concerns have been raised by inspectors following dozens of attacks by prisoners on staff.


Venue accused of cancelling gypsy wedding

Sid Samuel and his partner Michelle

A traveller couple say their big day has been thrown into chaos after management at a golf club pulled the plug on the event.

'Disgraceful' burglars jailed for charity shop raids

Two burglars who ransacked charity shops, stealing property intended to help the disabled and dying, have been jailed for the 'disgraceful' raids.


Three car smash closed road

The cash closed the A2 at Newington, picture Matt Scott @matt123red

Firefighters had to free a man trapped in his vehicle following a crash that closed part of the A2.

Delays clear after crash

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock image

A road was closed both ways after a crash involving a Land Rover.

Town suffers crime wave as thieves target vans

Break-in: This thief was caught on CCTV as he tried to break into a van in Kemsley. Picture: Facebook

Police have asked for help to trace thieves after thousands of pounds worth of tools were stolen in a spate of van break-ins.


Judge gives youth ‘one last chance’ after police chase

The court heard the van sped off along Tonge Road, mounted a pavement and drove into an orchard.

A teenager drove off-road in a Transit van through an orchard and across a playing field as he fled from police late at night, a court heard.

Villagers’ prayers answered as doctor plans new surgery

Amechi and Ada Adigwe and Cllr Mike Whiting

A village is set to get its first ever doctor's surgery.


Mysterious Girl singer spotted

Peter Andre has been spotted in Sittingbourne

Peter Andre has been seen filming in a residential street in the county.


Plans for problem roundabout revealed

The Stockbury Roundabout

A notoriously busy junction is to get a £100 million upgrade to reduce congestion, improve journey times and boost economic growth.


Young man committed suicide after losing job

Alex Wheeler

A man took his own life after losing his job and suffering with depression, an inquest has heard.


Tailbacks clear after lorry crash

The scene of the crash on the M2

Traffic stretched back for miles following a crash involving a car and a lorry on the M2.


Estate speed restriction survey

Kent County Councillor Mike Whiting and Swale councillor James Hunt

A housing estate could see its roads taken down to 20mph if a campaign is successful.


Man arrested after serious domestic assault

Sittingbourne railway station. File photo.

British Transport Police say they arrested a man after an assault which left the victim needing hospital treatment.


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