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Kent vet voted best in country

It has been voted Best UK Vet 2018

A Kent vet has been crowned top in the country after achieving top-rated client reviews.

Kmfm gives away another £1,000

Lorraine Cook

A Kent woman has become the latest winner of a radio station's Thousand Pound Friday competition.

Police called after travellers arrive on private land

Caravans by Manston Road. Pic: Clare Benson

A convoy of caravans moving onto private land sparked a police response.

'I am desperate to get him home'

Teddy has been missing for more than a month

A huge community effort is being made in a search for a missing kitten.


Stroke victim's son's plea to save service

Jason Tipple

The son of a stroke victim is calling on people across Kent to fight to keep the stroke unit open at Margate's QEQM.

Jealous thug beat partner after row over manhood

Nathan Galvin. Picture: Kent Police.

An obsessive bully who left his partner covered "head to toe" in bruises after quizzing her over the size of her ex's manhood has been jailed.


Woman in 70s dragged from car

A general view of Belgrave Road. Picture: Google Street View

A man fled after opening a woman's car door and trying to pull her out as she drove out of a car park.

Coalition leadership bid off

Cllr Bob Bayford

A bid by the Conservatives to take control of Thanet council in coalition with a breakaway group of disaffected Ukip councillors appears to be off.


NHS consultations 'are a sham'

Health campaigners say the NHS consultations are "a sham"

Campaigners have claimed consultations being carried out over the future of the NHS in Kent and Medway are "undemocratic and a sham".


Young artist wins national award twice

Charlie Schaffer at work in the National Gallery

A young Thanet painter has become the first artist to win the Botting Prize twice.

Twenty children questioned by police

Police have been cracking down on anti-social behaviour blighting Margate. Picture: Getty Images

Two youngsters have been arrested and three others had their bicycles seized during a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Teen makes a splash for charity

Claire Dinnes, Pat Dinnes, Louise Carroll, Sarah Stivarious and Ron Dinnes

A keen swimmer set aside some of her half term in a bid to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices in memory of her friend.

Mural hopes to tackle plastic pollution

Daniel Webb

A man didn't dispose of any plastic for a year in order to create a mural to raise awareness of pollution problems.


Men charged with camper van theft

Two men have been charged. Stock pic

Two men have appeared in court charged with theft after a VW camper van was stolen.

Marathon runner hits milestone

Sharon Foster

A long-distance runner has hit a milestone by completing her 25th marathon.

'We need to tell the government what we think'

Protesters outside Margate's QEQM hospital earlier this month. Picture: Janet Graham

A group of campaigners are to march in a bid to save a hospital's stroke services.


Ukip council leader quits

Cllr Chris Wells has quit as TDC leader

A councillor who came to power as leader of the only Ukip-run council in the country has stepped down amid growing calls for him to quit.


Quick-thinking couple stop fire spreading

Fire crews were called to the scene. Stock pic

The actions of a quick-thinking elderly couple stopped the spread of an electrical fire.


Car's collision with lamp post

The accident happened last night. Stock image

A road had to be closed following a crash.


GEEK gaming festival this weekend

GEEK gaming festival at Dreamland in Margate. Picture: Alan Langley

The three-day gaming expo GEEK continues with workshops and retro gaming, including celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Space Invaders.


Man flees from courtroom at sentencing

Sean Whitlock. Picture: Kent Police.

A dangerous driver jumped from the dock as he was about to be sentenced for a high-speed police chase through Kent.


Casting call for Fox Studios film

The casting call is for a Fox Studios feature film

An open casting call for the lead role in a Fox Studios film will be coming to a Kent town.

Killer who hurled knife at love rival jailed

John Buchanan was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter. Picture: Kent Police

A man who killed his love rival by throwing a knife through an open car window following a bust-up at a barbecue has been jailed.

Trust given cash boost

Dreamland's scenic railway in the 1950s

The Dreamland Trust has scooped a grant of more than £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Man treated after roof fire

Four fire engines were sent to the scene. Stock pic

A man had to be treated for breathing in smoke after a blaze broke out in the roof space of a building.

Ryanair 'interest' in budget flights from Manston

Manston airport

Budget airline Ryanair is in talks about running flights from Manston should it relaunch as an airport, the firm behind the bid says.

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