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MP 'isn't quitting over Farage fears'

MP 'isn't quitting over Farage fears'

UKIP claims that a Kent MP decided not to stand for re-election over fears of facing Nigel Farage at the polls have been rubbished by her colleagues.

Breast is best for calendar girls

Breast is best for calendar girls

A group of mothers have posed for a calendar with a difference... while breastfeeding their children.

Parents of man feared dead after ferry plunge call for CCTV cameras

Parents of man feared dead after ferry plunge call for CCTV cameras

The parents of a man feared dead after going missing on a ferry have launched a petition for CCTV cameras on all passenger decks to save other lives.

Tragedy of young biker killed in mystery crash on test ride

Tragedy of young biker killed in mystery crash on test ride

A stunned driver has told an inquest how she saw a motorbike "aquaplaning" along a road after the young rider was thrown off in a mystery crash.

Ex-nurse faces trial accused of trying to poison woman

Ex-nurse faces trial accused of trying to poison woman

A former nurse has today been told he is due to stand trial accused of administering poison to a woman and attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl.

Man 'stabbed with needle' near eye

Man 'stabbed with needle' near eye

A man on crutches was stabbed near his eye with what is thought to be a needle after asking two men who were blocking a footpath to move.

Former Bank of England governor and ex-KCC chairman dies

Former Bank of England governor and ex-KCC chairman dies

Tributes are today being paid to well-known Kent figure Lord Kingsdown who has died, aged 86.

Killer guilty of sex offences on girl in sick cowgirls 'game'

Killer guilty of sex offences on girl in sick cowgirls 'game'

A convicted killer has been found guilty of sexually abusing a girl more than 30 years ago by telling her it was "what cowgirls did".

Woman trampled to death by horse had left hospital just hours earlier

Woman trampled to death by horse had left hospital just hours earlier

A mother recovering from alcoholism was killed by the hooves of a large horse just hours after discharging herself from hospital, it has emerged.

Mystery of gran missing for a month after vanishing to Mexico

Mystery of gran missing for a month after vanishing to Mexico

The family of a missing grandmother are fearing for her safety after she disappeared while shopping a month ago and later boarded a flight to Mexico.

Gove urged to push ahead with grammar plan

Gove urged to push ahead with grammar plan

Education secretary Michael Gove is under pressure to approve plans for a "new" grammar school in Kent as lawyers assess the legality of the scheme.

Bridge plunge victim being investigated over 'large-scale robbery'

Bridge plunge victim being investigated over 'large-scale robbery'

A man took his own life by jumping from the QEII Bridge while being investigated for a robbery involving goods worth millions, a coroner has heard.

Cyclist in hospital after crash with car

Cyclist in hospital after crash with car

A 60-year-old cyclist has been taken to hospital with head injuries after a crash with a car this morning.

MP to stand down at next election

MP to stand down at next election

An MP has today announced she will not stand as a candidate at the next election after making a "difficult and heart-wrenching decision".

Woman suffers head injury after being knocked down on crossing

Woman suffers head injury after being knocked down on crossing

A woman has been treated by paramedics for a head injury after being hit by a car as she used a pedestrian crossing this morning.

Stars set to descend on dockyard for new Frankenstein film

Stars set to descend on dockyard for new Frankenstein film

Actors Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy are among those expected at a Kent dockyard as filming begins for a remake of horror classic Frankenstein.

Kebab shop killer admits perverting course of justice

Kebab shop killer admits perverting course of justice

A thug jailed for killing a kebab shop customer is facing a longer sentence after admitting perverting the course of justice.

Anniversary burglars add to couple’s wedding curse

 Anniversary burglars add to couple’s wedding curse

A couple who saw their church burn down on their wedding day are still suffering 50 years later ... as burglars struck on their anniversary.

Faulty heating system at 'eco home' put tenant in £10k debt

Faulty heating system at 'eco home' put tenant in £10k debt

An eco-friendly dream for tenant Mandie Warran-Woodford turned into a nightmare... when her faulty heating system cost her £10,000.

Tamera stays in X Factor despite fluffing lines again in 'car crash' performance

Tamera stays in X Factor despite fluffing lines again in 'car crash' performance

Kent student Tamera Foster is through to the next round of the The X Factor - despite being criticised by the judges for forgetting her lines again.

Young driver of fatal crash was almost three times drink limit, inquest told

Young driver of fatal crash was almost three times drink limit, inquest told

A young driver who killed himself and his teenage passenger in a crash was almost three times the drink limit.

Three arrests after daylight cash snatch

Three arrests after daylight cash snatch

Police have bailed three men as the investigation continues into a robbery of thousands of pounds at a village club.

Careful now, this game of bowling could be dangerous...

Careful now, this game of bowling could be dangerous...

Bowling club members have slammed "bonkers" new health and safety rules that mean they need to fill in risk assessment forms.

'Da Vinci helped fit my gastric band'

'Da Vinci helped fit my gastric band'

A mother has dropped four dress sizes after gastric bypass surgery... carried out by a state-of-the art robot called Da Vinci.

Postman misses out on dream sporting role to child abuser

Postman misses out on dream sporting role to child abuser

A postman has spoken of his disappointment at learning he was overlooked to carry the Olympic torch in favour of a man later convicted of child abuse.

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in A249 crash

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in A249 crash

A 43-year-old man is being treated in a London hospital after a rush-hour accident.

Sex attacker gets into woman's car before 'assault'

Sex attacker gets into woman's car before 'assault'

A woman screamed after a sex attacker got in her car and forced himself upon her in what's been described as a "disturbing" assault.

Homes demolished after subsidence on trouble-hit estate

Homes demolished after subsidence on trouble-hit estate

Families are being forced to move out of their homes as they're demolished and rebuilt... after subsidence in dozens of new houses.

Pensioner: 'I won't pay council tax as hedge blocks light'

Pensioner: 'I won't pay council tax as hedge blocks light'

A pensioner who has waged an eight-year battle over a neighbour's hedge is now vowing to take her fight to the courts.

Sonic screwdrivers at the ready... the Doctor Who show's in town

Sonic screwdrivers at the ready... the Doctor Who show's in town

A big 3D screening of a Doctor Who special is coming to a cinema near you... and you're invited!

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