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New bar opens serving takeaway wine and cocktails

New bar opens serving takeaway wine and cocktails

A town centre wine bar is serving drinks for the first time, using compostable cups for takeaways after lockdown delayed its opening.

Out of control bonfire sparks van blaze

Out of control bonfire sparks van blaze

Firefighters are reminding people to avoid bonfires after one became out of control this afternoon and spread to a van.

'Save our big cat sanctuary' plea after open days cancelled

'Save our big cat sanctuary' plea after open days cancelled

A big cat sanctuary which cares for more than 50 animals has been forced to cancel its biggest annual fundraiser due to Covid-19.

'Our high-speed line shows why HS2 is so important'

'Our high-speed line shows why HS2 is so important'

A long-standing Kent MP says the success of Kent’s high-speed rail network demonstrates the role HS2 has to play in the country’s economic recovery.

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Flowers left on motorway after woman, 20, killed

Flowers left on motorway after woman, 20, killed

Floral tributes have been left at the side of the M20 where the body of a young woman was found.

'A loyal servant to the refereeing community'

'A loyal servant to the refereeing community'

The Ashford & Weald Referees' Association have paid tribute to President, John Fenning.

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BMW seized after driver does donuts in car park

BMW seized after driver does donuts in car park

A blue BMW was confiscated by officers after it was seen spinning around a town centre car park.

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Positive signs as Ashford United players commit

Positive signs as Ashford United players commit

Manager Tommy Warrilow is delighted to have kept the nucleus of last season's squad heading into the new campaign.

Watch young Kent star in acclaimed play

Watch young Kent star in acclaimed play

A young Kent actress's performance in a critically-acclaimed play is free to watch.

Covid testing centre could stay open until Christmas

Covid testing centre could stay open until Christmas

A testing centre in a town with one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the UK could stay open for at least the next six months.

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Woman, 20, killed on M20 named

Woman, 20, killed on M20 named

A 20-year-old woman has been named as the victim of an M20 collision - and police say the driver responsible may not have realised they had hit her.

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Security guard died after 'falling through gap into river'

Security guard died after 'falling through gap into river'

A "very happy" 33-year-old died after falling into a river following a night out, sparking a safety review.

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Sisters lead the way in the Lockdown League

Sisters lead the way in the Lockdown League

It was a one-two finish for sisters Christine Costiff and Gill O’Connor after nine weeks of remote running.

Car dealership to be bulldozed after plans approved

Car dealership to be bulldozed after plans approved

A long-standing car dealership is to be demolished after councillors approved plans for 65 affordable flats in three blocks.

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Firefighters tackle blaze in workshop

Firefighters tackle blaze in workshop

Around 30 firefighters spent more than four hours tackling a blaze in a workshop building.

Kent 'Shard' plans put on hold

Kent 'Shard' plans put on hold

Controversial plans for a huge town centre housing scheme have been sent back to the drawing board amid concerns over its design.

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Abandoned building could be knocked down for flats

Abandoned building could be knocked down for flats

A new scheme headed up by a council's property company could see a prominent town centre building knocked down for modern flats.

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Four-mile queues on M20 after crash

Four-mile queues on M20 after crash

A crash on a motorway resulted in the closure of the carriageway in one direction and a lane being shut in the other.

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Mattress arson attack spreads

Mattress arson attack spreads

A blaze in a residential area has burnt a walkway roof and bin store.

Suspected robber charged with six offences

Suspected robber charged with six offences

A man is due in court after being charged with six separate offences which were allegedly committed over three days.

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