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COVID rates across Kent stay below national average

Coronavirus infection rates have remained below the national average in every part of the county - though cases are still on the rise in the majority of areas. This follows the national trend of cases spiking upwards, as the new Delta variant spread..

Man charged with murder of teenager after body found in woodland

A man has been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Marc Williams. Marc was reported missing from Uckfield, near Kent's border with East Sussex, on Sunday (May 30). He went to the Maresfield area on Saturday evening (May 29) and called his ..

8 COVID testing sites set to close in Kent as cases plummet

Eight symptom-free COVID testing sites are set to close as Kent County Council confirms new pharmacy and online scheme. People living in Kent will now be able to pick up testing kits from 322 pharmacies in the county, as well as being able to order ..

7 new things police have revealed in the Julia James murder case

The police officer in charge of the huge investigation into the murder of Julia James held a second press conference today (May 5). Assistant Chief Constable Tom Richards appeared in front of the cameras following the release of a new image of Juli..

All Kent areas ranked from most to least number of Delta variant cases

More than 3,600 cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 have spread around Kent. According to government data released on Friday (July 23), 3,601 cases of the highly transmissible variant have been recorded across Kent's 13 districts. The data..

Shock as bloodied puppy found dead in plastic bag

An investigation has been launched into the death of a puppy after the dog's body was found stuffed into a plastic bag In what was described as a "shocking discovery" by the RSPCA, the white plastic bag containing the animal was found on Meresb..

Driver, 18, dies following car crash near Canterbury

A young man has died following a car crash near Canterbury. The crash happened just after 10pm yesterday evening (July 13) and involved a black Ford KA and a blue Ford Mondeo. The KA was joining the A2050 from Upper Harbledown, at the junction with..

Pictures show armed police descending on Cliftonville

Armed police descended on a property in Thanet after concerns a weapon may have been present. Pictures from Cliftonville showed multiple police officers carrying firearms and in heavy protection. Police cars were also spotted on the scene after be..

Public urged to stay away as Maidstone fire brought under control

Eight fire engines and a height vehicle remain at the scene of a fire in a nightclub and restaurant in Week Street, Maidstone. The fire, which broke out at around 2.30am, has predominantly hit the Mu Mu Nightclub, but smoke and traffic disruption h..

Police searching for Bexleyheath teenager missing for 4 days

Police are appealing for information to help find a teenager reported missing from the Bexleyheath area. Victor Makinde, 18, is described as black, around six feet tall, of slim build with black hair braided at the top and cornrows on the end. Poli..

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