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Four blocks of more than 70 flats to be built in town centre

24 May 2024
Four blocks of more than 70 flats to be built in town centre

Residents fear parking battles ahead and being overlooked after plans to build four blocks of flats were given the nod.

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Exotic animal that escaped from zoo found after five days on the loose

24 May 2024
Exotic animal that escaped from zoo found after five days on the loose

A tayra that has been on the loose for almost a week after escaping from her enclosure has been returned to her zoo after she was tracked down.

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Horse gets stuck in mud at popular beach

23 May 2024
Horse gets stuck in mud at popular beach

Emergency services were called to reports a horse needed rescuing after it bolted from its rider.

Delays on M25 after ‘concerns for someone’ on bridge

22 May 2024
Delays on M25 after ‘concerns for someone’ on bridge

There have been long delays on the Dartford Crossing headed into Kent due to a police incident on the bridge.

‘Blow’ to education as football programme axed

22 May 2024
‘Blow’ to education as football programme axed

Courses for young footballers have been axed from September in what’s been described as a “blow to education” in part of Kent.

Decision time for controversial car park flats plan

22 May 2024
Decision time for controversial car park flats plan

Councillors have been advised to approve plans for more than 50 town centre flats but neighbours fear they will overlook their homes.

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Traffic held on A2 after a multi-vehicle crash

21 May 2024
Traffic held on A2 after a multi-vehicle crash

Drivers faced long queues after traffic on all four lanes of the A2 was held following a crash involving a car and lorry on a sliproad.

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Delays on rail service after landslip

21 May 2024
Delays on rail service after landslip

Train services heading to London are running at a “much-reduced speed” following a landslip.

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Exotic animal on the loose after escaping from zoo

21 May 2024
Exotic animal on the loose after escaping from zoo

A Tayra has escaped from her enclosure at a wildlife conservation zoo, with “distraught” keepers warning the public not to approach her.

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Tournaments raise £15k in memory of ‘football mad’ 22-year-old

20 May 2024
Tournaments raise £15k in memory of ‘football mad’ 22-year-old

A series of football tournaments started by a family remembering their brother has raised thousands while raising awareness of mental health.

‘Thirsty’ burglar jailed for raid on home

20 May 2024
‘Thirsty’ burglar jailed for raid on home

A burglar who walked into a house when he noticed an open door and pretended to need a glass of water when challenged has been jailed.

M20 delays after five-vehicle crash

20 May 2024
M20 delays after five-vehicle crash

Lanes on the M20 have been closed this morning after a five-car pile-up.

Drivers faced long delays on M25 after vehicle fire

20 May 2024
Drivers faced long delays on M25 after vehicle fire

Traffic was temporarily held by emergency services on the M25 this morning after a vehicle fire, causing long delays for drivers.

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‘Six weeks of bin collection chaos and it’s still not fixed‘

17 May 2024
‘Six weeks of bin collection chaos and it’s still not fixed‘

We reveal the story behind bin ‘chaos’ which has seen councillors pay for rubbish to be taken by private contractors.

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Major retailer confirms new store for Kent

16 May 2024
Major retailer confirms new store for Kent

A nationwide chain has confirmed it is set to open a new store later this year.

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Man charged after two people taken to hospital

16 May 2024
Man charged after two people taken to hospital

A man has been charged after two people were attacked in the street.

‘I would happily eat the patatas bravas every day of my life’

16 May 2024
‘I would happily eat the patatas bravas every day of my life’

Our reporter’s eyes were bigger than his belly at a harbour-side tapas restaurant promising a bite-sized taste of Spain.

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‘Banks are going, shops are going - soon it’ll just be a ghost town’

14 May 2024
‘Banks are going, shops are going - soon it’ll just be a ghost town’

There has been a backlash to a decision to close one of only two remaining banks in a town centre.

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‘I took my dogs for walk on beach…hours later they were dead’

12 May 2024
‘I took my dogs for walk on beach…hours later they were dead’

A dog owner came home from work to find his pets had died following a stroll on his local beach.

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Ambitious plan to boost area’s NHS dentist places

11 May 2024
Ambitious plan to boost area’s NHS dentist places

A dentist is planning to treat more than 100 new NHS patients a month as part of expansion plans.

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