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‘It's like rats in London - cocaine is everywhere in Kent'

23 June 2024
‘It's like rats in London - cocaine is everywhere in Kent'

A former addict claims cocaine use is rife in Kent - as shocking new figures reveal drug offences have soared 45% in the last five years.

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Knife brandished after boys refused sale of vapes

21 June 2024
Knife brandished after boys refused sale of vapes

Staff feared for their safety when a knife was brandished after a group of boys were told they couldn’t be sold vapes without proving their age.

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‘Moving 24 people into one house would change our quiet close forever’

17 June 2024
‘Moving 24 people into one house would change our quiet close forever’

Residents of a quiet close have told of their dismay at plans to turn a former care home into a HMO - and fear it could set a “dangerous precedent”.

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Arrest and two in hospital after violence flares in village

12 June 2024
Arrest and two in hospital after violence flares in village

Two men were taken to hospital and another was arrested following reports of violence flaring in a village.

Popular promenade set for lengthy closure as £400k repairs get underway

12 June 2024
Popular promenade set for lengthy closure as £400k repairs get underway

A lengthy closure to a popular coastal walk is underway as £400k repairs to key sea defences begin.

Man charged in connection with stalking offences

10 June 2024
Man charged in connection with stalking offences

A man has appeared in court charged with stalking and breaching a restraining order.

Man arrested as car ploughs through front of restaurant

10 June 2024
Man arrested as car ploughs through front of restaurant

A man has been arrested in connection with a crash that saw a car plough into a restaurant.

Proposed date revealed for reopening of children’s paddling pool

09 June 2024
Proposed date revealed for reopening of children’s paddling pool

Following major works, a free children’s paddling pool is expected to reopen this month in time for summer.

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New image released in search for missing man

09 June 2024
New image released in search for missing man

Police have released a new image in the search for a missing man, who was last seen more than a week ago.

Important piece of town’s history discovered in salvage yard

09 June 2024
Important piece of town’s history discovered in salvage yard

A significant piece of a historic pier has been returned to its original seafront after being discovered in a salvage yard.

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Shock as car ploughs into restaurant overnight

09 June 2024
Shock as car ploughs into restaurant overnight

Dramatic pictures reveal the moment a car smashed into a restaurant, which has now been forced to close until further notice.

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Is eco-friendly five-storey block of flats ‘too much for our little town’?

09 June 2024
Is eco-friendly five-storey block of flats ‘too much for our little town’?

A developer has defended his plans for an eco-friendly block of flats - as some residents fear it is "too much for our little town".

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Huge high street parade as Kent’s biggest Pride kicks off

08 June 2024
Huge high street parade as Kent’s biggest Pride kicks off

A colourful parade has weaved its way through city centre streets as Kent’s biggest Pride event gets underway,

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Vehicle erupts into fireball on busy road

08 June 2024
Vehicle erupts into fireball on busy road

A dramatic picture shows a vehicle engulfed by flames after erupting into a fireball this morning.

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Road shut off as fire crews tackled bungalow blaze

08 June 2024
Road shut off as fire crews tackled bungalow blaze

Emergency crews were called to a fire that took hold of a bungalow this morning.

‘You might as well build a motorway behind our house!’

08 June 2024
‘You might as well build a motorway behind our house!’

A school’s bid for a BMX and mountain bike track just yards from a row of homes has left residents fearing their lives will be blighted by noise.

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Three Kent beaches to close as £500k sea defence works begin

07 June 2024
Three Kent beaches to close as £500k sea defence works begin

Parts of three Kent beaches will be closed over the next month as a flood defence scheme costing almost half a million pounds gets underway.

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Armed police scrambled to town centre after ‘threats made with weapon’

30 May 2024
Armed police scrambled to town centre after ‘threats made with weapon’

Armed police descended on a town centre following reports of a suspect making threats with a weapon.

'I’ll be lucky to take £30 as nobody is using the beach'

24 May 2024
'I’ll be lucky to take £30 as nobody is using the beach'

Beachgoers in part of Kent are concerned after restrictions were issued on two of its award-winning beaches days before the bank holiday weekend.

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Chris Packham urges people to join march against 2,000 new homes in Kent

23 May 2024
Chris Packham urges people to join march against 2,000 new homes in Kent

A TV presenter is urging people to join a march against a huge new housing development this weekend - describing it as “another threat to nature”.

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