Opinion: BBC changes pose a real threat to local, independent journalism
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.
Flood alerts issued across Kent after heavy rainfall
Several areas of the county are at risk of flooding due to rising river levels, the Environment Agency says.
Diners rank two Kent restaurants among UK’s best
Two Kent eateries have made it into a list of the top 100 restaurants in the country, based on reviews.
Swimming pool shut ‘until further notice’
A leisure centre has announced its swimming pool will be shut until further notice.
Kent MP tables new law to overturn ‘unfair’ ULEZ expansion
An MP is set to introduce a bill to parliament in the hope of overturning the controversial decision to expand the ULEZ zone to the border with Kent.
Teachers to pause strikes called over pupil violence
Teachers have called off industrial action after bosses promised to spend £500k on behaviour specialists and introduce five-day exclusions.
Release date and trailer for new TV drama shot in Kent revealed
The trailer and release date of a new drama series which saw a street turned into a “crime scene” and several scenes shot in Kent have been revealed.
Work restarts on huge luxury flats set to cost up to £3m
Work on the major redevelopment of a listed building which will include 91 luxury flats overlooking the sea has resumed after a month-long hiatus.
‘It’s the last live-music venue in town – let’s not be ruled by older generation’
A bid by a live-music venue to stay open later has been backed by some residents – but others say drunk customers cause a “public nuisance”.
Rail passengers’ journeys ‘simpler’ with eTickets
A network-wide introduction of eTickets will see faster and more convenient travel between some of the county’s railway stations.
Vision for artist’s haven could finally become reality 10 years on
A town centre plot earmarked to become an artists’ haven for a decade – complete with homes and studios - is set to be sold at auction.
Parents in tears after finding scam using picture of their dead son
The grieving parents of a baby who died say they are “livid” after finding out a suspected online scam is using an image of their son.