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New blue plaque honours music icon’s Kent links

New blue plaque honours music icon’s Kent links

A pop legend who taught art in Kent before finding musical fame has been commemorated with a blue plaque where the school was based.

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Spitfires beaten by Hawks

Spitfires beaten by Hawks

Kent suffered their first defeat of this summer’s Vitality Blast after losing a tight contest at Hampshire Hawks on Sunday.

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Rat infestation led to pizza takeaway’s zero-star rating

Rat infestation led to pizza takeaway’s zero-star rating

A pizza restaurant was hit with a zero-star food hygiene rating after inspectors discovered it was infested with rats.

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Cleared councillors hit out at ‘vindictive and malicious’ complaint

Cleared councillors hit out at ‘vindictive and malicious’ complaint

Two leading councillors accused of failing to properly declare their financial interests have spoken out after been cleared of wrongdoing.

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Man given Euros booze ban after rampage at Spoons on day of dad’s funeral

Man given Euros booze ban after rampage at Spoons on day of dad’s funeral

A binge-drinker who went on a pub rampage after being refused alcohol on the day of his dad's funeral has been given a booze ban.

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Parkinson takes hat-trick for Spitfires

Parkinson takes hat-trick for Spitfires

A first-ever hat-trick from Matt Parkinson sealed a flying start for Kent Spitfires in the Vitality Blast on Friday night.

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Pensioner arrested over ‘sexual assault’ on teenage girl

Pensioner arrested over ‘sexual assault’ on teenage girl

A pensioner was arrested after a teenage girl was reportedly sexually assaulted near a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

CCTV image released following reports of hate crime at gift shop

CCTV image released following reports of hate crime at gift shop

CCTV images of two people have been released after a pair of shoppers ‘became aggressive while waiting in a queue’ at a gift shop.

Kent uni hosts first-ever Taylor Swift conference in Europe

Kent uni hosts first-ever Taylor Swift conference in Europe

The first-ever European conference on Taylor Swift is taking place at The University of Kent today.

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Bell-Drummond: Spitfires’ T20 side can beat best

Bell-Drummond: Spitfires’ T20 side can beat best

Batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond is optimistic Kent Spitfires can qualify for the knockout stages of the T20 Blast competition.

Taig: Don’t allow defeat to be in vain

Taig: Don’t allow defeat to be in vain

Club captain Jarryd Taig is urging Canterbury’s batsmen to take lessons from their six-wicket Kent League Premier Division defeat at Bexley.

Head coach Walker: Don’t rule us out yet

Head coach Walker: Don’t rule us out yet

Matt Walker insists there’s still enough time for Kent to defy those who predicted they would suffer 2024 County Championship Division 1 relegation.

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Semi-naked man spotted prowling in fields evades police

Semi-naked man spotted prowling in fields evades police

A police search for a half-naked man proved fruitless after he was reportedly seen prowling fields in a village.

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Crawley’s Kent form defended by Walker

Crawley’s Kent form defended by Walker

The largely poor red-ball form of Kent’s England international batsman Zak Crawley has been defended by coach Matt Walker.

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Busy high street shut off as sinkhole back and bigger than ever

Busy high street shut off as sinkhole back and bigger than ever

Business owners are in disbelief as roadworks shut down a busy high street for the third time in a month.

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Thugs beat man with baseball bat and left him in burning flat

Thugs beat man with baseball bat and left him in burning flat

A "vulnerable" man had his flat set on fire after his neighbour and an accomplice subjected him to a vicious beating with a baseball bat.

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‘We’re just holding our breath a little bit’

‘We’re just holding our breath a little bit’

Wes Agar’s injury is set to be assessed as Kent await a fitness update on the Australian overseas fast bowler.

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Heavy final-day home defeat for Kent

Heavy final-day home defeat for Kent

Kent suffered an innings defeat to rivals Essex in County Championship Division 1 in Canterbury.

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Victorious veterans rewind the clock

Victorious veterans rewind the clock

Players representing Canterbury Hockey Club rolled back the years on their way to winning a national cup competition.

Kent show fight against Essex

Kent show fight against Essex

Joe Denly and Harry Finch led the Kent rearguard on day three of their Vitality County Championship clash with Essex at Canterbury.

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