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The complete guide to the brightest, brashest pantos across Kent

The complete guide to the brightest, brashest pantos across Kent

It’s not behind us – the panto season is just around the corner, so dust off your boos and hisses for some festive family fun.

Trader spreading Xmas joy to hard-up families

Trader spreading Xmas joy to hard-up families

A young shopkeeper will help the underprivileged over the festive period by collecting donations of gifts and delivering them to their homes.

WIN: More than £500 of toys with KMTV

WIN: More than £500 of toys with KMTV

KMTV and KentOnline are giving away this Christmas' top goodies in association with Smyth's Toys. Watch the video to see how to win.

Christmas comes early to Gravesend

Christmas comes early to Gravesend

Gravesend's seasonal festivities begin on Friday with dancing Santas, snow machines and the big lights switch-on

Let there be festive light

Let there be festive light

The countdown to Christmas will officially begin when the festive lights are switched on in towns across the county.

Parish hall committee brings award-winning panto to village

Parish hall committee brings award-winning panto to village

The parish hall committee in Worth is bringing an award-winning panto to the village.

Santa Express will operate this Christmas

Santa Express will operate this Christmas

A popular Christmas train which was at risk of not running this year has been saved by efforts from a local business and the council.

Count down to Christmas with our festive special

Count down to Christmas with our festive special

Counting down to Christmas in our festive pull-out - free with KM Group paid-for newspapers plus the Thanet and Folkestone Extras

Star waits for wicked reception

Star waits for wicked reception

Summer is just over but signs of Christmas are already appearing on TV screens, shop shelves and Chatham's Central Theatre has launched its pantomime.

Singing sisters hope to bewitch panto crowds

Singing sisters hope to bewitch panto crowds

Celebrities often want luxurious food and drink backstage but a cafe's sausage rolls are at the top of the list for the stars of Gravesend's panto.

It's panto countdown - oh yes it is!

It's panto countdown - oh yes it is!

The stars of the Assembly Halls Theatre panto got together at Chiddingstone Castle to get the countdown to Christmas started.

EastEnders' Roxy Mitchell takes starring role in panto

EastEnders' Roxy Mitchell takes starring role in panto

Soap star Rita Simmons is relishing the chance to play the Wicked Queen in Snow White.

'Better' Father Christmas World revealed

'Better' Father Christmas World revealed

A controversial Christmas attraction is hoping to reopen again this year - as plans are revealed for this year's 'better' event.

Clarkson sacking means Kent show goes down in history

Clarkson sacking means Kent show goes down in history

An episode of Top Gear filmed in Kent will be the last shown during Jeremy Clarkson's reign on the BBC show - after he was sacked today.

EastEnders' Roxie to star in panto

EastEnders' Roxie to star in panto

Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre has announced Rita Simons will appear at Christmas.

Merry Christmas Kent

Merry Christmas Kent

Christmas greetings have come from a number of comedians, MPs, actors and businessmen from across the County.

Glowing praise for residents who shine in annual contest

 Glowing praise for residents who shine in annual contest

Walmer is aglow with beautiful festive lights and the best displays have been judged by the parish council.

Merry Christmas from the Mercury

Merry Christmas from the Mercury

On this very special day we'd like to wish all our readers a very happy Christmas

No room at the ... Cathedral

No room at the ... Cathedral

All the tickets have been allocated for the Midnight Eucharist at Rochester Cathedral tonight but other churches are available.

Dear Santa, please help me walk

Dear Santa, please help me walk

Most children put the latest games console, a Barbie or a bike on their Christmas list. But Paige Stewart has written to Santa to ask if she can walk.

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