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Protest over 'senseless' council plan to chop down city centre trees

Protest over 'senseless' council plan to chop down city centre trees

Campaigners gathered today calling for a council to scrap plans to cut down mature trees in a city centre.

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More measures not ruled out before Christmas as Omicron sets records in Kent

More measures not ruled out before Christmas as Omicron sets records in Kent

Stricter measures before Christmas have not been ruled out by the Health Secretary as Omicron caused record cases in one part of the county.

Popular primary school teacher killed in hit-and-run pictured

Popular primary school teacher killed in hit-and-run pictured

Tributes have flooded in for a "much-loved" teacher killed in a hit-and-run.

Man taken to hospital after attempted robbery

Man taken to hospital after attempted robbery

A man has been taken to hospital after he was attacked and suffered an eye injury in an attempted robbery.

Woman cut free from car after multi-vehicle crash

Woman cut free from car after multi-vehicle crash

A woman was cut free from her car by firefighters after a multi-vehicle crash.

10% of Kent court cases held in London amid huge backlog

10% of Kent court cases held in London amid huge backlog

The police and crime commissioner has warned of a 'catastrophic loss in confidence to victims' if solutions to fix the court backlog aren't found.

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Bid to ban delivery drivers on mopeds from high street

Bid to ban delivery drivers on mopeds from high street

There are calls to ban delivery riders from bombing along a high street on motorcycles or mopeds, amid fears there could be a “nasty accident”.

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Extraordinary tale of first woman awarded George Cross

Extraordinary tale of first woman awarded George Cross

It has been 80 years since a heroine's remarkable bravery when a bomber crash-landed in Kent earned her a place in the history books.

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Christmas comes early for neighbours in £8.4m lottery win

Christmas comes early for neighbours in £8.4m lottery win

Shocked residents received an early Christmas present when their postcode was drawn as the winner in the People's Postcode Lottery.

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Kent actress Rose wins Strictly final

Kent actress Rose wins Strictly final

Kent actress Rose Ayling-Ellis has won the Strictly Come Dancing final with her partner Giovanni Pernice.

Rapist and stalker to serve jail sentence in hospital unit

Rapist and stalker to serve jail sentence in hospital unit

A rapist and a stalker who taped a mobile phone to his victim's car has been sentenced but will serve time in a hospital unit.

'Much-loved' teacher killed in 'hit-and-run' crash

'Much-loved' teacher killed in 'hit-and-run' crash

A popular teacher has been named as the victim of a suspected hit-and-run with floral tributes laid outside the school where he worked.

Man, 27, dies in suspected hit-and-run

Man, 27, dies in suspected hit-and-run

A man in his 20s has died after he was involved in a suspected hit-and-run.

Man charged with robbery and assaulting emergency workers after crash

Man charged with robbery and assaulting emergency workers after crash

A man has been charged with robbery and assaulting emergency workers following a multi-vehicle crash.

Annual makeover of divisive landmark branded 'best one yet'

Annual makeover of divisive landmark branded 'best one yet'

A mystery resident has struck again and continued a Kent town's favourite Christmas tradition.

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Dog abandoned in the New Year finds home for Christmas

Dog abandoned in the New Year finds home for Christmas

A dog who was left tied to a fence in the rain in the New Year has found a new loving home with a family in time for Christmas.

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Emergency services descend on home after 'medical incident'

Emergency services descend on home after 'medical incident'

Police and paramedics have descended on a home after they were called to a medical emergency.

Where Omicron is spreading fastest in Kent

Where Omicron is spreading fastest in Kent

Alarming new figures suggest Omicron is already the dominant variant in Kent - and causing record case numbers in one borough.

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Motorway tailbacks easing with Dover TAP set to end

Motorway tailbacks easing with Dover TAP set to end

Transport chiefs say a backlog of lorries at Kent's ports is gradually being cleared after drivers suffered tailbacks on the motorway.

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Abandoned M&S to reopen as furniture store

Abandoned M&S to reopen as furniture store

A town's empty M&S shop will reopen as a furniture store today after bosses spent five weeks fitting out the prime high street unit.

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Ambitious plans for town centre should 'breathe in new life'

Ambitious plans for town centre should 'breathe in new life'

New flats, houses, commercial space and public plaza are all included in plans to transform a town centre.

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Bully broke man's eye socket during birthday celebrations

Bully broke man's eye socket during birthday celebrations

A bully ended his 21st birthday celebrations by breaking a man's eye socket in a vicious attack.

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Kent actress in Strictly Come Dancing final

Kent actress in Strictly Come Dancing final

Rose Ayling-Ellis will take to the dance floor for one last time in the Strictly Come Dancing final.

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The grisly tale of the skull locked away in Kent vault

The grisly tale of the skull locked away in Kent vault

Chopped off, parboiled and smuggled to Kent - this is the story behind the skull locked away in a vault for years.

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District has one of UK's highest Covid rates

District has one of UK's highest Covid rates

The latest government data has revealed Dartford has one of the highest Covid rates in the UK.

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Jab clinic worker in tears after abuse over queues

Jab clinic worker in tears after abuse over queues

A young worker at a vaccine clinic was left in tears this evening after facing abuse because of hour-long queues for jabs.

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Fake Armani and Gucci items seized at market

Fake Armani and Gucci items seized at market

Officers have seized several fake items including clothing, bags, hats, sunglasses, belts and watches following a counterfeit crackdown at a market.

Man taken to hospital after crash on motorway

Man taken to hospital after crash on motorway

Traffic is now moving again on the M20 after after a car hit a central reservation.

Huge queues at port as French travel ban looms

Huge queues at port as French travel ban looms

The rush to beat the French travel ban has begun as those leaving the UK are warned to allow two hours to complete border controls.

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Is it the beginning of the end for Boris?

Is it the beginning of the end for Boris?

Our political editor takes a look at the national and local politics story affecting Kent this week.

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