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Alex Langridge

Alex Langridge joined the KM Group in 2021 as a trainee reporter covering Dartford, Gravesend and Medway.

Parents urge government to back ‘much-needed’ special needs school

24 July 2024
Parents urge government to back ‘much-needed’ special needs school

Plans to build a special needs secondary school have been blocked and sent to the secretary of state over the loss of playing fields.

Resident’s home ‘forcefully sold’ over unpaid council tax bill

22 July 2024
Resident’s home ‘forcefully sold’ over unpaid council tax bill

A council has forced the sale of a property to recover £36,000 it says it was owed in council tax.

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Woman found dead at property

19 July 2024
Woman found dead at property

Forensic officers were seen at a property near a pub after a woman was found dead.

Widespread disruption in Kent as IT outages hit port, shops and railways

19 July 2024
Widespread disruption in Kent as IT outages hit port, shops and railways

There is major disruption to trains, shops, doctors and ports due to widespread IT issues as firms across the globe report a major IT outage.

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Gym closed after three wartime bombs found

18 July 2024
Gym closed after three wartime bombs found

Businesses operating on a retail park were forced to close at short notice after three wartime bombs were found in the car park.

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New secondary school head promises to ‘get it right’

18 July 2024
New secondary school head promises to ‘get it right’

A secondary school has appointed a new head teacher who says he has ambitious plans to move it on to “greater success”.

School for children with autism celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted

18 July 2024
School for children with autism celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted

Pupils at a school for children with autism said they are very happy and enjoy learning there following an Ofsted inspection.

Man arrested amid rape investigation

18 July 2024
Man arrested amid rape investigation

There was a large emergency service presence with several roads being taped off due to a police incident.

Blueprint for new ‘city centre’ around international railway station approved

17 July 2024
Blueprint for new ‘city centre’ around international railway station approved

Ambitious plans to regenerate an area around a railway station and create a new “civic heart” for Britain’s newest garden city have been approved.

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Heat health warning issued as Kent set to be as hot as Ibiza

17 July 2024
Heat health warning issued as Kent set to be as hot as Ibiza

Temperatures are expected to skyrocket with places across the county reaching 30 degrees, sparking a heat health warning.

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Multi-million pound leisure centre officially opened

16 July 2024
Multi-million pound leisure centre officially opened

A new £23.65 million family sports and leisure centre is officially open.

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Fears 160 acres of farmland could become housing quashed

16 July 2024
Fears 160 acres of farmland could become housing quashed

Three farms which went on the market, sparking fears they would be sold and used for housing, have been bought and saved from development.

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Stick fighters make Team GB but need your help

15 July 2024
Stick fighters make Team GB but need your help

Students who started stick fighting two years ago have become some of the best in the country making Team GB for the world championships.

Calls for government to block multi-million-pound waterfront scheme

15 July 2024
Calls for government to block multi-million-pound waterfront scheme

Several firms which could lose their premises if a major redevelopment scheme goes ahead are calling on the government to review it.

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Yellow weather warning for rain issued

15 July 2024
Yellow weather warning for rain issued

A yellow weather warning for rain has been lifted following heavy downpours across the county.

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Boy flown to London hospital after being hit by car

15 July 2024
Boy flown to London hospital after being hit by car

A child has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after being hit by a car.

Woman in hospital and man arrested after car flips in ‘drink-drive’ crash

15 July 2024
Woman in hospital and man arrested after car flips in ‘drink-drive’ crash

A woman has been taken to hospital and a man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car overturned in a crash involving two vehicles.

Road reopens following faults with bridge

15 July 2024
Road reopens following faults with bridge

Drivers were being told to expect delays as part of a main road was closed due to a fault with a bridge.

Man found dead at chalet park ‘unlawfully killed’

13 July 2024
Man found dead at chalet park ‘unlawfully killed’

A coroner has concluded a dad-of-three found dead in a chalet died from two gunshot wounds to his chest.

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‘We thought it was growing pains - but it turns out we both have life-changing condition’

13 July 2024
‘We thought it was growing pains - but it turns out we both have life-changing condition’

Two sisters were forced to give up on their dream careers after years of suffering from debilitating joint pain and thinking it was normal.

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