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'Get on your bike and work alongside gorgeous EU women'

Craig Mackinlay

A Kent MP is in political hot water after apparently urging unemployed Brits to get on their bikes and work alongside "gorgeous" EU women on farms.


PICTURES: Hundreds turn-out for charity night walk

Andrew Thorns – Pilgrims Medical Director with his family – marshaling at the event.

It was a night of light and love as many turned out for the Pilgrims Hospices Night to Shine.

Family's plea to find missing pig

The family are appealing to find Albert

A family have launched an appeal to find a missing two-year-old Tamworth boar called Albert.


Charity walk in memory of loved ones

Pilgrims Hospices mascot Raffles

Pilgrims Hospices is gearing up for its new sponsored walk, A Night To Shine.

Kmfm listener wins a grand

Louise Jane Hampton is the latest Thousand Pound Friday winner

A Kent woman got her weekend off to a perfect start after being chosen at random as the winner of a £1,000 cash prize.

Camera bought for £60 sells for £20,000

Paul Laidlaw with the camera

A "spectacularly rare" camera bought for just £60 in a Kent second-hand shop has sold for a staggering £20,000 on BBC's Antiques Road Trip.


Tumble dryer to blame for blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Fire crews have extinguished a blaze at a home in Broadstairs.

Choir to celebrate 40th anniversary

An early shot of the choir rehearsal at the Neptuns Hall under the direction of Roy Woodhams

A choir founded in 1977 will be celebrating their anniversary with a special concert.

More than 1,000 empty homes across district

There are more than 1,000 long term empty homes across Thanet

With more than 1,000 long term empty homes in Thanet, TDC has announced a crack down on empty houses.


Man arrested after drugs plants found

The number of people who have been arrested for drug possession has been revealed. Picture: Thinkstock

Police from the Divisional Support Unit were on patrol when they found cannabis plants being grown

Thousands left without electricity after explosion

The charred substation following the blast

Engineers have worked through the night to restore electricity to more than 2,000 homes after part of Kent was rocked by a substation blast.

Arrest after police find cannabis plants while on patrol

Cannabis plants. Stock image.

A man has been arrested after police found cannabis plants being grown at a property in Thanet.

Horror as 'Croydon cat killer' strikes again

The cat was mutilated. Stock image

A horrified paramedic has discovered a mutilated cat on her driveway.


Police investigation following beach hut burglaries

Viking Bay. Pic: Google maps

A spate of beach hut burglaries has sparked a police investigation.

Woman in her 50s found dead

Invicta House. Pic: Google maps

A woman in her 50s has been found dead after police were called following concerns for her welfare.

Allotment engulfed in flames after arson attack

Fire at Dane Valley allotment. Pic: Frank Leppard

The fire service was called to tackle two massive blazes at an allotment, which are believed to have been started deliberately.


'Inadequate' care home closing down

White Lodge care home was rated 'good' in all categories last October

A couple say they have been forced out of business by a watchdog because of some paperwork was not up to standard.


Burglars caught by DNA on screwdriver

Two men who carried out a string of burglaries in Kent causing 'untold misery' to their victims have been brought to justice.


Man caught with nearly 900 child sex images

Colin Fisher. Picture: Kent Police

A raid by police acting on suspicious online activity uncovered a massive haul of illegal photographs and videos of children at a man's home.

Tom Hardy spotted at Dreamland

Tom Hardy at Dreamland. Pic: Screen grab from YouTube

Film favourite Tom Hardy has starred in an advert filmed at a Kent amusement park.


Emergency services called to crash

Police have been called to the crash scene. Stock pic

Traffic had to be diverted following a crash between two cars on a busy a-road.

PICTURES: Thousands enjoy classic car show

The Stevens with their 1958 Oldsmobile Rocket. Picture: Tony Flashman

The Oh So Retro show saw success with thousands flocking to enjoy the annual classic car show.

Anger as toilets at popular beach close for the year

Dumpton Gap Bay in Broadstairs

Locals have called the seasonal closure of public toilets 'preposterous', but the council say they do not have the resources to keep them open.


Man flown to hospital after cliff fall

Emergency services at Joss Bay. Pic: Jamie Kight

A man has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after plunging 70ft from cliffs.

Get into gear for retro car show

Last year's show. Picture: Tony Flashman

The popular Oh So Retro car show returns today with 1000 vehicles on show.

Driver hunted after fleeing crash

Tesco in Margate Road near Westwood Cross where a driver fled the scene after a crash. Picture: Google

A driver is being hunted by police after a crash involving two cars near a supermarket this morning.

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