They say a cat has nine lives - Norman from Ashford certainly does. His owners thought he'd died but then he returned from the dead.
A former policeman accused of murdering his estranged wife suffered neither a loss of control nor diminished responsibility, a court hears.
Roger Holmes and Rod Brown have restored a 50-year-old computer that takes up a whole room.
The latest out-of-town superstore has opened in the south east today. John Lewis says its store in Ashford is good for local jobs and the town's economy. But is another out of town store too much for our declining town centres?
Andrea Thomas has been finding out. She spoke to new employee Tiffany Chittenden, Director of Selling, Maggie Porteous and Ashford Councillor Graham Galpin.
A new multi-million pound store has welcomed its first customer this morning!
John Lewis at Home which has been built near Junction 9 of the M20 in Kent has opened its doors to the public.
Anna Ward, from Charing, was the first customer into the enter the shop, which will focus on selling furniture, electrical and home technology.
Ashford’s domestic recycling rates have more than trebles since the introduction of the new recycling and refuse service.
The borough has previously been known as the worst recycler in the country with just 14% of its collected domestic waste sent for recycling. It is now at 50%.
Since a new service was rolled out by the council in July, Ashford residents have recycled nearly 4,900 tonnes of dry recyclables, waste food and green waste.
Residents switched from weekly refuse collections to alternate weekly recycling and refuse collections, and a weekly food waste collection – a service used by the top recycling authorities in the country.
– Ashford Borough Council Cllr Jessamy Blanford
This very encouraging performance indicates that Ashford should be well within the top 50 local authorities in the country – a far cry from propping up the bottom of the county and country league tables.
An Ashford man has been charged with 11 counts of assault and sexual assault and is due to appear at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court this morning.
46-year-old John Williams, of Essetford Road, Ashford, has been charged by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate following his arrest on Wednesday 16th October.
He remains in custody at this time.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a car crash in Ashford. A man in his 20s from the town was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Somerset road on Monday 30 September. The 27-year-old also from Ashford is being questioned by Police.
The road had to be closed for 7 hours.
Waiting time of up to one hour and 30 minutes on Eurotunnel at Folkestone for both passenger and freight services due to a broken down train in the tunnel.
Trains going through Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International are also affected.
A taxi driver who survived for fourteen hours trapped inside his car in a ditch full of water, has spoken for the first time about his ordeal.
Mark Beckford from Kent spent nearly two weeks in hospital following the crash and says he was just minutes from death. David Johns has been to meet him.
A man was trapped in his car for 13 hours after he drove into a ditch in Romney Marsh.
The 44-year-old driver was discovered trapped in the vehicle, in an air pocket towards the rear of the car.
The driver was returning from work at around 2am on Tuesday morning, August 13 and was discovered by a lorry driver at 4pm the same day.
Station Manager Rob Sherwood said:
"This was a very unusual rescue and they all did a good job in difficult circumstances. I would like to praise the lorry driver for spotting the car and calling 999, if he hadn’t stopped for a look then the man would have been in there even longer and it might have been a different outcome."
A man who was trapped in his car for several hours has been rescued by the emergency services in Kent.
The 44-year-old driver was returning from work in Ashford to Romney Marsh at 2am on Tuesday morning when the accident happened.
However, the man's car was not discovered until shortly before 4pm the same day- almost 14 hours later.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called after a lorry driver spotted the back wheels of a car upside down in a ditch on the A2070.
Firefighters discovered a man still trapped in the vehicle in an air pocket towards the rear of the car.
Romney Marsh Watch Manager, Alan Brown, said: "The car was almost submerged in four feet of water."
– Rob Sherwood, Station Manager
This was a very unusual rescue and they all did a good job in difficult circumstances. I would like to praise the lorry driver for spotting the car and calling 999, if he hadn’t stopped for a look then the man would have been in there even longer and it might have been a different outcome. Our firefighters managed to get into the car and provided an initial medical response until the ambulance teams quickly took over. All the emergency services at the scene worked as a team to achieve this rescue."