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Kent council leaders urge government not to end hardship fund

Kent council leaders urge government not to end hardship fund

05 March 2024

Council leaders are pressing the government to continue to fund a scheme that offers crucial support to those struggling with their household bills.

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RNLI rescues caught on camera

RNLI rescues caught on camera

03 March 2024

From saving a man stranded in water for hours, to rescuing another from a sinking yacht, we look at some of the RNLI’s missions caught on camera.

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RNLI 200: Two centuries of lifesaving history in pictures

RNLI 200: Two centuries of lifesaving history in pictures

02 March 2024

The RNLI has been saving lives at sea for 200 years but it’s a story that started miles from the coast and instead inside the walls of a city pub.

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Papa Johns branches at risk as 50 restaurants set to close

Papa Johns branches at risk as 50 restaurants set to close

01 March 2024

The pizza chain has revealed plans to close about 50 takeaways in the UK which it said are not performing as well as others.

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‘If this continues we will not be able to sustain our future’

‘If this continues we will not be able to sustain our future’

01 March 2024

Councillors have warned next year could be ‘terminal’ for KCC’s finances, as a report finds half of councils are on the brink.

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Reports of dog attacks on rise as other crimes fall

Reports of dog attacks on rise as other crimes fall

01 March 2024

There has been a huge rise in the number of dog bites reported to Kent Police in the last few months, statistics show.

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Social care changes could be ‘devastating’ for disabled

Social care changes could be ‘devastating’ for disabled

01 March 2024

Plans to change how care costs are calculated could affect 15,000 disabled people.

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Children find out their secondary school offer today

Children find out their secondary school offer today

01 March 2024

School children around the county will learn later today which secondary school they will attend in September.

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Oil-soaked birds wash up on Kent beaches after spill

Oil-soaked birds wash up on Kent beaches after spill

28 February 2024

Oil-soaked birds have washed up on Kent beaches after a spill at sea.

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Kent’s top pub, restaurant, chef and food heroes revealed

Kent’s top pub, restaurant, chef and food heroes revealed

27 February 2024

The 12 winners of the Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards have been named at a ceremony full of foodie favourites.

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Council leader ‘more interested in self-preservation than people of Kent’

Council leader ‘more interested in self-preservation than people of Kent’

26 February 2024

A Tory has resigned from several committees and launched an astonishing attack on her party’s leadership.

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One in five students gain place at grammar school after failing 11+

One in five students gain place at grammar school after failing 11+

26 February 2024

More than 20% of pupils are getting into grammar schools without taking the Kent Test route.

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From herding bulls to serious crashes: Meet those keeping Kent’s roads safe

From herding bulls to serious crashes: Meet those keeping Kent’s roads safe

25 February 2024

We spent the day with the people responsible for keeping our roads safe to learn what they do and why it is important.

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‘I started doing magic at 5 and now I rub shoulders with the stars’

‘I started doing magic at 5 and now I rub shoulders with the stars’

25 February 2024

A Kent magician well-known for performing at weddings across the county has also impressed celebrities with his skills.

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Last chance to get tickets for historic FA cup tie

Last chance to get tickets for historic FA cup tie

24 February 2024

A football club which is set to play the biggest match in its history in just 48 hours has announced a number of tickets are suddenly up-for-grabs.

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Weather warning issued as heavy rain set to hit county

Weather warning issued as heavy rain set to hit county

24 February 2024

The Met Office has confirmed a weather warning is in place across the county this weekend.

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‘It was an evening of constant comedy gold with Romesh’

‘It was an evening of constant comedy gold with Romesh’

24 February 2024

The Weakest Link and A League of Their Own host ensured the audience in Canterbury were in hysterics throughout – here’s what our reviewer thought.

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Warning issued as Kent braces for 70mph winds and heavy rain

Warning issued as Kent braces for 70mph winds and heavy rain

21 February 2024

A weather warning for strong winds has been issued for the whole of Kent with gusts of up to 70mph predicted.

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Why YouTube ‘auditors’ targeting Kent firms are going viral

Why YouTube ‘auditors’ targeting Kent firms are going viral

21 February 2024

So-called ‘auditors’ are a big hit on YouTube – frequently antagonising security guards and police – and we spoke to one to find out why they do it.

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The Body Shop to shut half its stores – as Kent branch closes for good today

The Body Shop to shut half its stores – as Kent branch closes for good today

20 February 2024

A Kent branch of The Body Shop is among seven of the brand’s stores shutting today.

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