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Joe Walker

Joe Walker joined the KM Group as a senior reporter in 2009, working on the Kentish Gazette series covering Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Faversham. He later took on the role of news editor, and in 2018 became editor of the Kentish Gazette series and Thanet Extra.

Two-mile queues amid closures on 'sinking' dual-carriageway

07 August 2022
Two-mile queues amid closures on 'sinking' dual-carriageway

Highways chiefs have been forced to close parts of a busy dual-carriageway, with signs warning drivers of subsidence in the road.

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'Sickening' news as baby abusers to be released in days

07 August 2022
'Sickening' news as baby abusers to be released in days

Evil parents who tortured their baby so badly he had to have his legs amputated are set to be released from prison.

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Heavy traffic on A2 after car overturns

07 August 2022
Heavy traffic on A2 after car overturns

Traffic is building on the A2 after a car overturned at a roundabout.

Pop star Mimi Webb drops into former school

13 July 2022
Pop star Mimi Webb drops into former school

A budding pop star with two top 10 singles under her belt has returned to her former school, where her talent was first spotted by her piano teacher.

Missing man is safely located

09 July 2022
Missing man is safely located

Police say a missing man has now been safely located.

Car flips onto side in collision

09 July 2022
Car flips onto side in collision

A car flipped onto its side following a collision along a residential street this afternoon.

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Kent Covid patients up 63% in a week as new cases soar

09 July 2022
Kent Covid patients up 63% in a week as new cases soar

Rising infection rates have seen the number of Covid patients in the county's hospitals spike sharply.

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Drivers shot in face and arm with air weapon

09 July 2022
Drivers shot in face and arm with air weapon

Two boys have been arrested following reports motorists were injured after being struck with air weapon pellets.

£1 Asda cafe meals to help struggling Kent families

09 July 2022
£1 Asda cafe meals to help struggling Kent families

An Asda initiative offering children a hot meal for just £1 over the summer holidays has been welcomed by food bank bosses in the county.

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Man stabbed five times and left for dead with teeth knocked out

09 July 2022
Man stabbed five times and left for dead with teeth knocked out

A man was stabbed five times in the legs and had several teeth knocked out after being attacked in a street blighted by drugs and violence.

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Shock as Breaking Bad star visits Kent off-licence on family day trip

08 July 2022
Shock as Breaking Bad star visits Kent off-licence on family day trip

A-list actor Aaron Paul left customers at an off-licence stunned after paying a visit to search for his own Mexican-style mezcal.

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Two-car crash shuts busy road both ways

24 June 2022
Two-car crash shuts busy road both ways

Rush-hour traffic was forced to divert after a busy route was shut in both directions while emergency crews dealt with the aftermath of an accident.

Clubhouse destroyed by early-morning fire

19 June 2022
Clubhouse destroyed by early-morning fire

A junior football club's pavilion was destroyed by a fire in the early hours of this morning.

Kent Covid cases up 75% amid fears of 'summer surge'

19 June 2022
Kent Covid cases up 75% amid fears of 'summer surge'

Covid cases and patient numbers are rising fast in the county as two new Omicron variants take hold.

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Anger as park and ride site to shut down in 12 days

19 June 2022
Anger as park and ride site to shut down in 12 days

A park and ride site set to sit empty for up to two years will close at the end of the month, it has been revealed.

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Restaurant staff attacked as 'rampaging men' run riot

19 June 2022
Restaurant staff attacked as 'rampaging men' run riot

Pizza restaurant workers were left 'bruised and shaken' after glasses were thrown at them during a frightening ordeal at the hands of drunken men.

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House struck by lightning during overnight storm

19 June 2022
House struck by lightning during overnight storm

A house was struck by lightning as Kent was battered by heavy rain during a thunderstorm overnight.

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Holiday park blaze leaves trail of devastation

19 June 2022
Holiday park blaze leaves trail of devastation

Pictures this morning show the devastation caused by a huge fire at a Kent holiday park last night.

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Dame Kelly Holmes 'finally free' as she reveals: 'I'm gay'

19 June 2022
Dame Kelly Holmes 'finally free' as she reveals: 'I'm gay'

Kent star Kelly Holmes has spoken publicly about her sexuality for the first time, revealing she has been living a 'secret life' for decades.

Drivers reassured over resurfacing 'bodge job'

25 May 2022
Drivers reassured over resurfacing 'bodge job'

Motorists complaining about the state of a newly 'resurfaced' road have been assured its condition will improve.

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