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Warning after fire rips through roof of home

17 January 2024
Warning after fire rips through roof of home

A warning has been issued over the use of a household appliance after part of a house went up in flames.

Woman dies after being hit by Ford Transit van

17 January 2024
Woman dies after being hit by Ford Transit van

A woman in her 50s has died and a man has been arrested following a collision near a busy roundabout junction.

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Drivers braced for motorway closures

16 January 2024
Drivers braced for motorway closures

A motorway is to close for the rest of the week before shutting in the opposite direction next week.

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House set on fire and car stolen in burglary

16 January 2024
House set on fire and car stolen in burglary

A victim returned home to find his house had been ransacked and torched, and thieves had escaped with a haul of paintings, jewellery, a car and more.

Road shut after serious crash near Asda involving van and pedestrian

16 January 2024
Road shut after serious crash near Asda involving van and pedestrian

Emergency services have been scrambled to the scene of a serious crash involving a van and a pedestrian behind a supermarket.

Railway station set for £8.4m accessibility revamp

16 January 2024
Railway station set for £8.4m accessibility revamp

A railway station on a main Kent commuter line is set to undergo a multi-million-pound overhaul in a bid to make improvements for disabled passengers.

Kent’s longest-running half marathon postponed due to ‘road network issues’

15 January 2024
Kent’s longest-running half marathon postponed due to ‘road network issues’

A running event which has taken place for nearly 50 years in the county will not go ahead as planned this year.

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Objections to plans for homes in flood-risk village

15 January 2024
Objections to plans for homes in flood-risk village

A parish council has ‘strongly objected’ to plans for more than 100 homes in a village notorious for flooding.

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‘School name change has created venom’

15 January 2024
‘School name change has created venom’

A petition objecting to a decision to change the name of a 19th-century village school is gathering momentum.

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Plans unveiled for riverside project with homes, cafe and bar

13 January 2024
Plans unveiled for riverside project with homes, cafe and bar

Proposals have been laid out to create a new housing development on land which was once a council’s headquarters.

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Famous name set to return to town 100 years after it left

13 January 2024
Famous name set to return to town 100 years after it left

A new town centre cafe is to open in a former bank – taking the name of the original business which occupied the building more than a century ago.

Part of M20 and major route to close

12 January 2024
Part of M20 and major route to close

Part of the M20 and a stretch connecting two A-roads are to shut for several nights.

New school to open in 19th-century mansion

12 January 2024
New school to open in 19th-century mansion

Plans to open a new school for children with special needs have been given the green light.

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Family pay tribute to ‘funny and loving boy’ who died on railway

12 January 2024
Family pay tribute to ‘funny and loving boy’ who died on railway

A teenager who died on a railway line has been described as an “incredibly bright, sensitive, funny and loving boy” by his devastated family.

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New Lidl store approved after lengthy battle with rival supermarkets

12 January 2024
New Lidl store approved after lengthy battle with rival supermarkets

Lidl’s long-awaited plans to open a new store have been given the go-ahead – despite opposition from rival supermarkets.

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Man accused of punching railway worker

11 January 2024
Man accused of punching railway worker

A 47-year-old has been charged with assault following a report of a disturbance at a train station.

Store wars: New Lidl set for approval after rival legal challenge

11 January 2024
Store wars: New Lidl set for approval after rival legal challenge

Plans for a controversial supermarket look set to finally be approved – again – after undergoing appeals by two rival food giants.

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Top 10 places Kent people are going on holiday this year

11 January 2024
Top 10 places Kent people are going on holiday this year

New figures released by travel giants TUI reveal the top destinations people from the county are jetting off to this summer.

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Boss of family-run garage denies closure is due to new homes

10 January 2024
Boss of family-run garage denies closure is due to new homes

The manager of a family-run firm has dismissed claims a town’s garage was shut to make way for new homes.

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Homes plan for former ambulance station next to potential Sainsbury’s

09 January 2024
Homes plan for former ambulance station next to potential Sainsbury’s

A former emergency services hub could be demolished to make way for multiple homes, after plans were submitted for approval.

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