4 hrs ago
Les Wicks defends decade in charge of schools in Medway
It followed high-profile failings, including vast overspends on school expansions, botched 11-plus tests and the worst Year 6 results in the country.
8 hrs ago
Cliftonville mum-of-seven Jacqueline Rolfe facing jail for stabbing Jade Williams after night out
A pregnant mother-of-seven is facing jail after she lost control and stabbed her boyfriend's sister after a drink and drugs-fuelled night out.
Mon May 20, 2013
Readers' music to banish the blues
After two separate studies pointed to the healing power of music, we asked readers what they tuned into to banish unhappiness.
Was he hoping for a clean getaway? Serial burglar took a BATH in...
A burglar who took a bath during a raid on a home and helped himself to a microwave dinner has been jailed for nearly four years.
Plans for homes next to Leysdown Village Hall rejected over noise concerns.
Members of Swale council's planning committee voted against the development on land next to Leysdown Village Hall, Wing Road, on Thursday.
Armed robbery at Gravesend newsagents
Four black men, wearing black clothing and with nets covering their faces, went into Tasnim General Store in Bath Street at about 9am.
Report blames social services for death of Gravesend teenager Edward Barry
A "FUNDAMENTAL failure" by social services may have led to the death of Gravesend schoolboy Edward Barry, according to a new report.
Sun May 19, 2013
'For art's sake let's keep Didcot's iconic cooling towers
DIDCOT'S iconic cooling towers should live on as an adventure park and giant mural, according to a woman inspired by a redundant power plant in South Africa.
Debt timebomb 85 per cent of students never pay off loans
About 85 per cent of students in England will never repay their student loans, according to research conducted for The Mail on Sunday.
Sat May 18, 2013
Pair charged with robbing Gravesend newsagents twice in a month
TWO men have been charged in connection with eight armed robberies across Kent - including two on the same Gravesend newsagents.
Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council elects new Mayor
Councillor Lorna Cross was elected and sworn in for 2013 to 2014 at the council's annual general meeting on Thursday .
Coach to Bluewater takes six hours from Herne Bay after National Express scrapped its direct service
Coach operator National Express is telling shoppers from Herne Bay they face journey times of up to six hours each way to Bluewater.
Top award for Scout
Oliver Willbye, from Horns Cross, Greenhithe has been involved in Scouting for 12 years and completed the top award with the Livingstone Explorer Scout Unit in Stone.
The 50 Best holiday cottages
From romantic city boltholes to splendid isolation in remote farmhouses, Trish Lorenz gets the experts' verdict on the top places to get away from it all without leaving the country Alastair Sawday is founder of Sawday's, the guide to special places to stay, and recommends cottages for foodies Emma Gregg is a travel journalist and is eco-renovating ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Builder Wayne Harrison ordered to pay back just A 1 after A 800k VAT scam
A cheating builder who scammed more than 800,000 by fiddling his VAT returns, will have to repay just 1! Harrison, 52, ran two multi-million pound firms involved in new builds in Thanet, Canterbury and others parts of the south east.
Homeless robber Christopher Hall jailed for gun threat at Bet Fred in Tunbridge Wells
A homeless robber has been jailed for six years after he lied about having a firearm to trick a betting shop worker into giving him 500.
Puppy rescued after falling 20ft down hole in Mystole near Canterbury
This is the dramatic moment a puppy was rescued after being trapped down a 30ft hole in woodland near Chartham for four days.
Valuable 18th century marble statues stolen from Wye gardens near Ashford
The pair of early 18th century white marble figures by Flemish sculptor Albert Xavery were taken from Olantigh Gardens between 11pm on Tuesday, May 7 and 6.30am on Wednesday, May 8. The statues of kissing children had been at the front of the Grade-II listed property owned by the Loudon family at Olantigh Road.
Thu May 16, 2013
Norman the cat believed dead and buried in Ashford garden returns for breakfast
A stunned family who thought their pet cat had come back from the dead just 24 hours after his funeral realised they had buried the wrong animal... when he turned up for breakfast.
Under-fire Medway Council cabinet member for children's services Les...
Children's services head Les Wicks , who faced countless calls to resign after controversies including premature school closures, poor exam results, the hugely over-budget Woodlands School expansion and botched 11-plus tests , has lost his job.