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‘Our defenceless cat was shot but we won't get justice'

23 January 2024
‘Our defenceless cat was shot but we won't get justice'

A family left with a huge vets bill after their cat was “horrifically” shot are appealing for help after the police said they won’t be investigating.

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Fire crews and police called as car stuck on embankment

22 January 2024
Fire crews and police called as car stuck on embankment

Three fire engines were called out after a car got stuck on an embankment.

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Twitchers flock to catch glimpse of rare bird at Kent creek

21 January 2024
Twitchers flock to catch glimpse of rare bird at Kent creek

Bird-watchers are all aflutter at the sight of a pair of rare Eurasian Spoonbills

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Four police cars called out as street taped off

21 January 2024
Four police cars called out as street taped off

Four police cars and two ambulances have been spotted in a street where a cordon was put in place.

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Floral tributes appear after woman’s unexplained death in town centre

21 January 2024
Floral tributes appear after woman’s unexplained death in town centre

The unexplained death of a woman in a town centre – which prompted a large police cordon - is not being treated as suspicious, police say.

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Pools closed at popular leisure centre due to technical issue

20 January 2024
Pools closed at popular leisure centre due to technical issue

Bosses at a leisure centre have announced its swimming pools are closed due to an “unforeseen” technical issue.

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Man in 80s dies after being hit by lorry

20 January 2024
Man in 80s dies after being hit by lorry

An appeal has been launched after a man in his 80s died following a collision involving a Scania Tipper lorry and a pedestrian.

Audrey Hepburn found in wartime register during Kent village stay

19 January 2024
Audrey Hepburn found in wartime register during Kent village stay

A fascinating record of a Hollywood superstar’s little-known childhood growing up in Kent has been unearthed in wartime archives for the first time.

Kent TV presenter describes death threats for being gay

11 January 2024
Kent TV presenter describes death threats for being gay

QI host Sandi Toksvig has revealed she still receives death threats for being gay almost 30 years after coming out.

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Public meeting on ‘hated’ traffic scheme abandoned – as too many turn up

10 January 2024
Public meeting on ‘hated’ traffic scheme abandoned – as too many turn up

A public meeting about a controversial new one-way system and seafront plaza had to be called off because huge numbers turned up to have their say.

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Opening date for hot wings spot loved by Premier League stars pushed back

09 January 2024
Opening date for hot wings spot loved by Premier League stars pushed back

A hot wings spot loved by Premier League and international footballers has been forced to push back the opening of its first Kent branch.

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Children’s doctor chased through hospital by paedophile hunter struck off

04 January 2024
Children’s doctor chased through hospital by paedophile hunter struck off

A disgraced children’s doctor who arranged to meet an underage boy for sex on hospital grounds has been struck from the medical register.

‘If council doesn’t rip up seafront plaza - I’ll do it myself’

04 January 2024
‘If council doesn’t rip up seafront plaza - I’ll do it myself’

Frustrated residents have branded their town’s new £250,000 Spanish-style plaza as “a total and utter waste of money” and say it should be ripped up.

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Neighbours try to derail plans for ‘ugly’ flats on old station car park

02 January 2024
Neighbours try to derail plans for ‘ugly’ flats on old station car park

Furious residents have hit out at proposals to build an “ugly” four-storey retirement block on an abandoned railway station car park.

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Home Bargains backs down in row over locked gate

26 December 2023
Home Bargains backs down in row over locked gate

Superstore bosses have agreed to residents' demands to unchain a gate used as a shortcut for 30 years - following weeks of muddy detours.

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‘Our new restaurant will be nine times bigger – but it’s worth the risk!’

21 December 2023
‘Our new restaurant will be nine times bigger – but it’s worth the risk!’

A father-and-son duo say expanding their popular restaurant into a new venue nine times as big is a huge risk – but one worth taking.

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Firefighters called to kitchen blaze

17 December 2023
Firefighters called to kitchen blaze

Firefighters treated one person for suspected smoke inhalation after being called to a kitchen blaze this morning.

'My small intestine almost exploded'

17 December 2023
'My small intestine almost exploded'

Internationally renowned Kent artist Tracey Emin is stranded in Thailand after an emergency admission to hospital.

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Vicar and TV star castle owner hit back at camel complaints

15 December 2023
Vicar and TV star castle owner hit back at camel complaints

The organisers of a live nativity, which will feature camels walking alongside Mary and Joseph, have responded after concerns from campaigners.

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Hallelujah! Popular Christmas Eve carols saved after threat of axe

14 December 2023
Hallelujah! Popular Christmas Eve carols saved after threat of axe

A festive tradition running in Kent for more than 70 years has been pulled back from the brink of demise.

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