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Plans to turn empty community centre into shop finally approved

Plans to turn empty community centre into shop finally approved

An empty community centre is to be converted into a shop - almost two years after the same scheme was rejected.

Popular cafe on the market as boss leaves Kent after ‘finding true love’

Popular cafe on the market as boss leaves Kent after ‘finding true love’

A popular Kent cafe has gone on the market three months after the owner announced she was leaving the county.

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‘That’s been our downfall’

‘That’s been our downfall’

Manager Scott Porter concedes Lydd’s squad only have themselves to blame for their shortcomings this season.

‘We morally can’t open when people are told not to swim in the sea’

‘We morally can’t open when people are told not to swim in the sea’

Seafront traders thrown into “turmoil” by do-not-swim warnings on two Kent beaches fear they could remain in place for years.

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Lifeboats called to find missing child at beach

Lifeboats called to find missing child at beach

RNLI and Coastguard crews were launched to help find a missing child at the beach.

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Porter: I’ve never witnessed anything like it!

Porter: I’ve never witnessed anything like it!

Manager Scott Porter described Lydd’s own goal in their defeat at champions Deal as something he had never witnessed before.

‘If you find a turtle on a Kent beach, something is seriously wrong’

‘If you find a turtle on a Kent beach, something is seriously wrong’

Nature experts are fearing the worst after well-meaning beachgoers released a tropical sea turtle back into Kent’s cold waters.

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Manager unhappy despite Lydd’s thrilling fightback

Manager unhappy despite Lydd’s thrilling fightback

A thrilling fightback was a dream for the neutral at Lydd Town on Saturday - but home manager Scott Porter wasn’t happy.

Award-winning visitor centre to shut due to ‘rising costs’

Award-winning visitor centre to shut due to ‘rising costs’

An award-winning visitor centre is to close due to rising costs and falling visitor numbers, bosses say.

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The world-famous Kent cottage and the tragic artist who made it his home

The world-famous Kent cottage and the tragic artist who made it his home

A new book gives a rare glimpse inside the home of one of the nation’s most influential artists.

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‘Imagine if we didn’t have the play-offs’

‘Imagine if we didn’t have the play-offs’

Lydd boss Scott Porter says Southern Counties East play-offs should have been introduced years ago.

100-year-old high street butcher’s shop to be turned into five-bed house

100-year-old high street butcher’s shop to be turned into five-bed house

The site of a small town butcher shop that had served customers for over 100 years is set to be transformed into a family house.

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Lydders find perfection

Lydders find perfection

Manager Scott Porter hailed a perfect day as Lydd thumped Welling Town to continue their play-off charge.

Lydders’ late show keeps them in the hunt

Lydders’ late show keeps them in the hunt

Lydd Town’s weekend team-talk has taken care of itself as Scott Porter’s men left it late to see off lowly Stansfeld on Saturday.

Film crew with vintage cars spotted on the coast

Film crew with vintage cars spotted on the coast

Two cafes along the Kent coast were reportedly hired out by a film crew, which arrived with vintage cars and a ‘fake’ police van in tow.

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‘I saw the Poundland padlocks - but not the CCTV cameras’

‘I saw the Poundland padlocks - but not the CCTV cameras’

An outspoken crook revealed to KentOnline how “easy Poundland” locks allured him to raid seaside arcades.

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‘It’s such a huge loss – he was loved by everyone’

‘It’s such a huge loss – he was loved by everyone’

Lifeboat volunteers say they are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a much-loved crewmate who “touched the hearts of everyone”.

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Porter calls for calm heads

Porter calls for calm heads

Scott Porter has warned Lydd must keep their discipline to stand any chance of reaching the Southern Counties East play-offs.

International pizza chain sets up shop in old Kent bank

International pizza chain sets up shop in old Kent bank

A new branch of a pizza chain has opened in a town, replacing a bank branch and creating 40 jobs.

Lydders on the charge

Lydders on the charge

Lydd Town are on a roll in Southern Counties East after three successive victories.

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