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Man charged after officers find haul of drugs

03 December 2020
Man charged after officers find haul of drugs

Officers discovered nearly 20 kilograms of drugs while executing a search warrant.

Christmas is crunch time for independent retailers

03 December 2020
Christmas is crunch time for independent retailers

Christmas shoppers are being urged to visit their local high street and independent stores, rather than jump on Amazon.

Grieving family's unique way of remembering much-loved brother

02 December 2020
Grieving family's unique way of remembering much-loved brother

Loved ones of a man who died in a motorcycle crash are raising money for a road safety charity through creative challenges.

Three-month extension for caravan park planning wrangle

02 December 2020
Three-month extension for caravan park planning wrangle

Negotiations over a planning dispute at a caravan could last for another three months, but a councillor has warned it "needs to be resolved."

Hospital shuts down children and adolescent wards after damning inspection

30 November 2020
Hospital shuts down children and adolescent wards after damning inspection

A hospital has stopped running mental health services for children and adolescents following an unannounced inspection.

Motorway closures this weekend as bridge installed

28 November 2020
Motorway closures this weekend as bridge installed

A stretch of the M20 and an M26 junction will be shut over the weekend as a footbridge is installed to replace one which collapsed.

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Schoolgirl injured in hit-and-run

27 November 2020
Schoolgirl injured in hit-and-run

Police are hunting for a driver after a schoolgirl was hit by a car and had to be taken to hospital.

Woman dies after Mini Cooper crashes into fence

27 November 2020
Woman dies after Mini Cooper crashes into fence

A driver in her forties has died after her car left the road and collided with a fence.

Council's controversial theatre plans halted in knife-edge vote

27 November 2020
Council's controversial theatre plans halted in knife-edge vote

A council's plans to take back control of a beloved theatre have been put on ice, after huge public backlash.

'I had a job, I was happy, now I'm living in a tent'

26 November 2020
'I had a job, I was happy, now I'm living in a tent'

As the Kent Messenger supports a homeless charity's Christmas campaign, we speak to a man who lost his home because of lockdown.

Town's park and ride service to return

26 November 2020
Town's park and ride service to return

A town's park and ride service is to resume, after it was suspended for a month because of a customer drop.

'I had to escape as I genuinely believed he was going to kill me'

25 November 2020
'I had to escape as I genuinely believed he was going to kill me'

This is what domestic abuse can look like - as her attacker is jailed Jennifer Salter speaks of her experience to raise awareness.

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Man charged after stabbing

25 November 2020
Man charged after stabbing

A 19-year-old is set to appear in court after a man was stabbed.

MPs call for borough tier system

25 November 2020
MPs call for borough tier system

A group of Kent MPs has called for coronavirus restrictions to be applied on a borough or district level rather than county-wide.

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Council urged not to take 'rushed decision' ahead of crunch theatre meeting

25 November 2020
Council urged not to take 'rushed decision' ahead of crunch theatre meeting

A meeting tonight will determine whether a council will take back control of a beloved theatre, which would see it mothballed.

Clashes over highways safety and congestion at public inquiry

24 November 2020
Clashes over highways safety and congestion at public inquiry

A developer has began its fightback at a public inquiry, as it argues a decision to refuse plans for hundreds of homes should be overturned.

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Daylight stabbing in car park

23 November 2020
Daylight stabbing in car park

Two people have been arrested after a man was stabbed and had to be taken to hospital.

Cannabis farm found at home

23 November 2020
Cannabis farm found at home

More than 100 cannabis plants were found in a house and a man has since appeared in court.

Arrest after town centre attack

23 November 2020
Arrest after town centre attack

A man has been arrested after another was assaulted in the town centre and left with head injuries.

Dandy gifts up for grabs at charity auction

19 November 2020
Dandy gifts up for grabs at charity auction

Fancy a private vineyard tour or a month's supply of crisps? These and more up are on offer at a children's charity online auction.

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