KCC urged by Department of Transport to make road-space more attractive and safer for all in Kent

Contributed by editor on May 25, 2020 - 11:21 AM


The pandemic has had terrible impact on the lives and health of thousands of Kent residents and many other appalling consequences. But on a more positive note we have seen a significant reduction in traffic and a marked improvement in air pollution.

3,449 miles away but it still feels like lockdown in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on May 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Folkestone's American Cousin - Peter Jurzynski


By Peter Jurzynski

It seems like I'm in lockdown in Folkestone because as a news and political 'junky' I am currently reading the Hawkinge Gazette and other UK news websites each day at home in America.

Kent Police arrest man on suspicion of murder after body found in Military Road Appledore Ashford

Contributed by editor on May 24, 2020 - 03:40 PM


Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have launched an investigation after the body of a man was reported to have been found at 4.28pm on Saturday 23 May 2020 in Military Road, Appledore.

Extradited people smuggling gang leader jailed for 9 years over illegal immigrants landed on Dover beaches

Contributed by editor on May 24, 2020 - 03:00 PM

A dinghy used by the gang  Photo: South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU)


The leader of a people smuggling gang bringing illegal migrants into the UK in a dinghy has been jailed following his extradition.

Crack cocaine and cannabis seized in drugs search near Whitstable

Contributed by editor on May 24, 2020 - 01:30 PM


Suspected crack cocaine and a large quantity of bagged cannabis have been seized by police following a drugs warrant near Whitstable.

Kent Tory MPs break ranks to call for Cummings to go over claims he broke 'lockdown' rules

Contributed by editor on May 24, 2020 - 10:58 AM

Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins


Following newspaper claims that Dominic Cummings, the chief advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson took his family to Durham during 'lockdown', a growing number of Conservative MPs have called for him to go.

Hefty sentence for robber who racially abused shop staff in Ashford

Contributed by editor on May 24, 2020 - 09:00 AM


A Sheerness man who robbed a victim of his wallet before racially abusing and assaulting shop staff in Ashford has been jailed.

Second teenager is charged with Brookfield Road Ashford murder

Contributed by editor on May 23, 2020 - 03:30 PM


Officers investigating the death of a man in Ashford have charged a second 17-year-old boy with murder.

Council gives online boost to local food delivery businesses in Folkestone Hythe and Romney Marsh

Contributed by editor on May 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM


A new directory of enterprising businesses which are helping Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh area residents by delivering food to their homes is being compiled.

Dogs banned on beaches and number of public spaces across Dover Deal and Sandwich

Contributed by editor on May 23, 2020 - 09:00 AM

Restrictions reinstated across Dover district


As more people are now getting out, Dover District Council is bringing back restrictions on where people can exercise their dogs from 1 June 2020.

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