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Plans for huge solar farm set to be snubbed

20 May 2024
Plans for huge solar farm set to be snubbed

Proposals to roll out a sprawling solar farm capable of powering more than 9,000 homes are on the cusp of being ditched.

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Bake Off star and wife pump £80k into trying to save Kent pub

17 May 2024
Bake Off star and wife pump £80k into trying to save Kent pub

A landlady has told a council meeting how she and her husband Paul Hollywood have spent huge sums trying to save her family’s village pub.

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‘I have cancer and can’t live like this any longer!’

13 May 2024
‘I have cancer and can’t live like this any longer!’

A pensioner with cancer says the stress of living in a flat ridden with mould has left her unable to sleep.

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Villagers battling to stop pub run by Paul Hollywood’s wife from becoming house

13 May 2024
Villagers battling to stop pub run by Paul Hollywood’s wife from becoming house

Residents are battling to stop a Grade II-listed village pub run by Paul Hollywood's wife from being “lost forever”.

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Huge victory for residents as sewage plant refused

11 May 2024
Huge victory for residents as sewage plant refused

Controversial plans for a sewage plant to treat 6,000 new homes have been thrown out following concerns over “intolerable odours”.

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Extra funding secured to repair key part of historic landmark

10 May 2024
Extra funding secured to repair key part of historic landmark

A £6.6 million restoration project to preserve one of Kent’s most historic assets has received a significant boost with further grant funding.

Opening date revealed for new seafront play park

09 May 2024
Opening date revealed for new seafront play park

An opening date has been revealed for a new play park on a popular Kent beach.

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Hour-long queues snake round car park after charging hikes

09 May 2024
Hour-long queues snake round car park after charging hikes

Frustrated theatre-goers were forced to stand in an underground car park for more than an hour - just to queue to pay for parking.

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‘We don't want to close theatre but need to find £20k’

08 May 2024
‘We don't want to close theatre but need to find £20k’

A town’s only theatre has issued a plea for help as it tries to raise £20,000 to secure its future.

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Historic cafe to move while £6.6 million refurb gets underway

05 May 2024
Historic cafe to move while £6.6 million refurb gets underway

A beloved seafront cafe is set to relocate while the grand restoration of its historic home gets underway.

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‘I want to make this backstreet pub reach its full potential’

03 May 2024
‘I want to make this backstreet pub reach its full potential’

The new landlord of a backstreet pub says he wants to make the venue reach its full potential by hosting gigs and making it a “community hub”.

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Biker's fury as potholes cause £500 damage

03 May 2024
Biker's fury as potholes cause £500 damage

A motorcyclist who struck a pothole fears one scattered on the county’s roads could one day throw him from his bike and seriously hurt or kill him.

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‘It’s like living in a box’

01 May 2024
‘It’s like living in a box’

Angry bungalow owners feel like they are “living in a box” after new houses were built on land behind their gardens.

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New urban woodland spaces to see 4,000 trees planted

30 April 2024
New urban woodland spaces to see 4,000 trees planted

Urban mini-woodland spaces are set to be created with hundreds of new trees planted in a district’s bid to become carbon neutral this decade.

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14 tonnes of litter collected from major port route

30 April 2024
14 tonnes of litter collected from major port route

A huge operation to remove litter and debris along a major route has been carried out collecting 14 tonnes of waste.

‘Party pub’ gets green light to stay open to 3am

27 April 2024
‘Party pub’ gets green light to stay open to 3am

A pub can now stay open until 3am at the weekends, despite concerns over noise and anti-social behaviour.

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New McDonald's plans for Kent motorway services - but will anyone go?

26 April 2024
New McDonald's plans for Kent motorway services - but will anyone go?

Expansion plans have been submitted to upgrade a motorway service station including a new McDonald’s and Costa.

Plans to transform historic seaside pub into flats refused

26 April 2024
Plans to transform historic seaside pub into flats refused

A bid to transform a historic pub overlooking the sea into flats has been rejected amid claims the housing need argument ‘doesn’t work here’.

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Town to host its first ever Pride

25 April 2024
Town to host its first ever Pride

A town’s first Pride event is gearing up to go ahead this summer celebrating diversity and inclusion throughout the community.

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Historic lift ‘will reopen next year’ despite fears over lack of work on site

24 April 2024
Historic lift ‘will reopen next year’ despite fears over lack of work on site

The team behind the £6.6m refurbishment of a historic cliffside lift have reassured residents the project is on track to be completed next year.

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