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Lowri Chant

Lowri Chant joined the KM Group in 2013 as a senior reporter for the Kentish Gazette series. She became news editor of KentOnline in 2015, before returning to the Kentish Gazette as senior news editor in 2018.

Catalogue of failures uncovered at hospital

20 May 2022
Catalogue of failures uncovered at hospital

A failing hospital could be shut down if it does not make urgent improvements after inspectors found patients living in dilapidated and dirty wards.

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Two arrested after teen stabbed

18 May 2022
Two arrested after teen stabbed

Police made two arrests and cordoned off a road after a teenage boy was rushed to hospital following a stabbing.

Callum Wheeler: From reclusive outsider to murderer

16 May 2022
Callum Wheeler: From reclusive outsider to murderer

A 22-year-old who brutally bludgeoned a PCSO to death has been found guilty of murder. But who is he, and what drove him to kill an innocent stranger?

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Crime-hit park to be locked at night

26 April 2022
Crime-hit park to be locked at night

Gates leading to a park blighted by crime will be closed overnight at weekends to help deter troublemakers.

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Three charged after cocaine and cash seized in raid

02 April 2022
Three charged after cocaine and cash seized in raid

Three men have appeared in court charged with involvement in drug dealing after cash and cocaine were seized in a county lines raid.

Traffic chaos as lorries wait for disrupted ferry services

02 April 2022
Traffic chaos as lorries wait for disrupted ferry services

Families hoping to get away for the Easter holidays are facing huge disruption on the roads as Operation Brock continues to cause traffic chaos.

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Six-mile M2 queues as roundabout gridlock continues

25 March 2022
Six-mile M2 queues as roundabout gridlock continues

Drivers are stuck in queues stretching back six miles due to lane closures at one of Kent's busiest junctions, as days of disruption continue.

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Outdoor pool to open in time for Easter holidays

25 March 2022
Outdoor pool to open in time for Easter holidays

A popular outdoor pool will open a month earlier than usual to allow families to take a dip during the Easter holidays, it has been confirmed.

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Days of traffic misery at notorious roundabout

24 March 2022
Days of traffic misery at notorious roundabout

Drivers are facing lengthy delays after one of Kent's busiest junctions was reduced to one lane, causing tailbacks stretching for miles.

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Anorexia patient, 27, died after 'failures' in her care

10 March 2022
Anorexia patient, 27, died after 'failures' in her care

A woman who died after being allowed home from an eating disorder clinic 'in a desperate state' died after failings in her care, an inquest has found.

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What should go on edge of sprawling new estate?

06 March 2022
What should go on edge of sprawling new estate?

A restaurant, petrol station and nursery are among ideas for seven acres of land on a new housing estate after no company could be found to occupy it.

Footpath taped off after woman attacked

28 February 2022
Footpath taped off after woman attacked

Police cordoned off an alleyway leading to a meadow after a woman reported being attacked by a man late at night.

Motorway shut as car catches fire after crash

26 February 2022
Motorway shut as car catches fire after crash

A stretch of the M26 is shut after a crash involving three vehicles, one of which caught fire.

Paedophile rumbled after children's wellies found at his home

20 January 2022
Paedophile rumbled after children's wellies found at his home

A convicted sex offender was caught having children stay at his house after police spotted wellies and a backpack during a surprise visit.

Teen found in house with balaclava arrested

28 November 2021
Teen found in house with balaclava arrested

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and harassment after being found inside a house with a balaclava and torch.

Border Force officer charged with supplying ecstasy

28 November 2021
Border Force officer charged with supplying ecstasy

A Border Force officer arrested by anti-corruption police has appeared in court charged with supplying and offering to supply class A drugs.

Police force entry to flat to arrest burglary suspect

11 October 2021
Police force entry to flat to arrest burglary suspect

Police descended on a town centre and forced their way into a flat to arrest a man on suspicion of burglary.

'Not right to say only women have cervix' - Starmer

26 September 2021
'Not right to say only women have cervix' - Starmer

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has spoken out on a transgender row involving a Kent MP, stating it is 'not right' to say only women have a cervix.

Crews remain at scene of major blaze

26 September 2021
Crews remain at scene of major blaze

Firefighters are continuing to work at the scene of a huge blaze at an industrial estate, with neighbours warned to keep doors and windows closed.

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Hero PC saved residents after arson at flats

16 September 2021
Hero PC saved residents after arson at flats

A brave police officer who repeatedly ran into a burning building to save residents after a woman set fire to her flat has been praised.

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