With the number of pupils missing from education in Kent rising by nearly a third in a year, we investigate what’s behind the rise.
An eerie TikTok video reveals the inside of a derelict Kent nightclub - complete with half-empty Pepsis and nesting pigeons.
A woman has told how she screamed when she found her “obsessive” ex-boyfriend standing in her bedroom doorway after he crept into her house.
A pub company says its proposal to build a new house in part of a boozer’s car park will help secure the pub’s future – but not everyone is convinced.
As well as keeping us warm as the mercury drops, wearing a sweater on Christmas Jumper Day can also make a massive difference.
People have been warned to watch out for scams after a conman pretending to be a police officer persuaded a woman to withdraw thousands of pounds.
A new survey has revealed that almost one in five council chiefs fear their local authority could go bust.
A much-loved air show will be scrapped next year as the Red Arrows are unable to attend.
The former boss of a now-defunct care home business has been suspended from the profession after making disparaging remarks.
The owners of a building which until recently housed a popular café have vowed not to let it sit empty or be home to a chain or bubble tea shop.
A dog forcibly stolen from inside its home by brazen thieves has been returned home after its owners offered a reward for her safe return.
Offended residents have described two giant reindeer sculptures “showing their rear ends” to passers-by at a war memorial as an “insult”.
A foreign national who found himself on the streets after being attacked and robbed of his savings and passport has been granted his Christmas wish.
Amid complaints of long delays to letters and parcels being delivered in Kent, a postie reveals his experience of working for Royal Mail.
With one district losing three bookshops in a month, we have spoken to store owners about the challenges they face.
Secret Thinker was ridiculed when he predicted in 2005 that Boris Johnson would one day become PM - and now he has a similar hunch about Nigel Farage.
A bully who mugged a vulnerable man of his bike will now have to miss the forthcoming birth of his first child after being jailed.
The family of a woman who took her own life shortly after telling a GP of her struggles believe more could have been done to prevent the tragedy.
A trust boss has defended plans to introduce transgender education into a primary school’s curriculum after a backlash from parents.
Pedestrians could be knocked down and killed by “silent” electric buses if a new contraflow system is introduced in a town, a coach driver fears.
A thug has been jailed after hurling an axe at a pregnant woman’s stomach.
Leisure centre bosses say they are unable to confirm when technical issues forcing the closure of a town’s swimming pools will be fixed.
Kent’s force has been told it must improve its responsiveness to emergency calls and solve more crimes by a watchdog.
A mum who’s loved Jason Donovan since she was seven and even has a ‘marriage proposal’ from her idol says her obsession is still going strong.
All traffic was brought to stop after a child was knocked down by a car near a pub.
A golf course on the outer fringes of the M25 has been earmarked for housing – and a rugby stadium – in a bid to solve the area’s housing shortage.
A school is set to become the first in the county to lock pupils’ mobile phones away in secure “Yondr pouches” during the day.
A Grade-II listed building which had an active role in the pursuit of smugglers is set to be converted into new flats and townhouses.
A thug sent his victim sinister texts in hospital saying "lucky I didn't finish you" after attacking him with a 6ft-long tool.
Senior figures from the UK regional news industry are today warning how the BBC poses a major threat to the future of local, independent journalism.
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