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'In-demand beach huts will be torched and graffitied'

'In-demand beach huts will be torched and graffitied'

An estate agent fears a row of new beach huts along an isolated seaside stretch will be caked in graffiti or torched by yobs.

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Housing estate and McDonald's part of wasteland transformation

Housing estate and McDonald's part of wasteland transformation

A major jobs boost is being promised by developers launching a bid to build 70 homes, a trade park and a restaurant on wasteland.

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Catalogue of failings at 'district's worst takeaway'

Catalogue of failings at 'district's worst takeaway'

A kebab shop has become the worst-rated restaurant in its district after inspectors uncovered a series of hygiene breaches.

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'The scream of chainsaws is everywhere'

'The scream of chainsaws is everywhere'

The “scream of chainsaws is everywhere” around a village as developers chop down dozens of trees to make way for a brand-new relief road.

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Bay boss won't dwell on derby defeat

Bay boss won't dwell on derby defeat

Manager Ben Smith spent little time dwelling on Herne Bay’s derby loss at Faversham.

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Dozens of dead sharks wash up on beach

Dozens of dead sharks wash up on beach

A number of dead dogfish have been found strewn across the shingle on a Kent beach.

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£100 fines for having BBQs and bottles on beaches

£100 fines for having BBQs and bottles on beaches

New plans to crack down on anti-social behaviour on beaches will see anyone caught with glass bottles or having a barbecue face a £100 fine.

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Huge crowds expected at park as bears wake up

Huge crowds expected at park as bears wake up

Two brown bears will be making a return to their enclosure at an animal park after four months of winter hibernation.

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Bid launched to demolish derelict arcades hit by break-ins

Bid launched to demolish derelict arcades hit by break-ins

A bid has been launched to demolish a dilapidated arcade, as developers hope to stop it being targeted by yobs and fly-tippers.

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Bay sign Fleet midfielder on loan

Bay sign Fleet midfielder on loan

Herne Bay have made a real statement of intent, bringing in an experienced midfielder from National League South Ebbsfleet for the rest of the season.

'Anti-vaxxers have ruined our lampposts'

'Anti-vaxxers have ruined our lampposts'

A crackdown on fly-posting on a popular stretch of seafront is set to be launched – after dozens of newly-painted lampposts were “ruined”.

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Defensive base key for Bay

Defensive base key for Bay

Ben Smith has praised the goal-scoring contributions from Herne Bay’s defence this season.

Harvey Price and Kent mum launch autism-friendly clothing range

Harvey Price and Kent mum launch autism-friendly clothing range

A Kent mum has worked with Harvey Price to launch a new autism-friendly collection.

Kent teen scoops two awards at Crufts

Kent teen scoops two awards at Crufts

A Kent teenager is celebrating after winning two gongs at Crufts.

Soft play centre to finally launch after flood delays

Soft play centre to finally launch after flood delays

A long-awaited children's soft play centre in Kent is set to open its doors to families next month.

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Two HSBC branches in Kent to shut

Two HSBC branches in Kent to shut

HSBC has announced it will shut two of its Kent branches this year.

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Flats bid for long-empty pub

Flats bid for long-empty pub

A former town centre pub that has sat empty for the last nine years is set to be transformed into a block of flats.

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Widow's plea after £100 fine for taking dog to husband's grave

Widow's plea after £100 fine for taking dog to husband's grave

A grieving widow fined for bringing her border collie to her husband's graveside has called for a council ban on dogs at the site to be scrapped.

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Film star goes from London gangs to quiet life on Kent coast

Film star goes from London gangs to quiet life on Kent coast

A film star once known as “the UK’s number one gun-toting gangster” has spoken of the culture shock after upping sticks from London to the Kent coast.

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'They made my life hell because I'm transgender'

'They made my life hell because I'm transgender'

A transgender man has bravely told of the bigotry and attacks he endured as he battled to finally "become happy with who I am".

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