Schools are having to work to help pupils who do not speak English natively - they insist they are adapting, but some locals are worried.
Primary schools in Medway are among the worst performing in the country, according to new league tables released by the Government.
Rail passengers in the Meridian Region will be faced with disruption this Christmas because of engineering works.
Ram-raiders with a stolen mechanical digger have ripped two cash machines from Tesco in Grove Green, near Maidstone in Kent. John Ryall reports.
Plans for a new wheelchair rugby club in Kent are taking shape, after a series of taster sessions over the last couple of months. The fast and furious sport was one of the highlights of last year's Paralympics.
David Johns reports, speaking to GB International Steve Brown, wheelchair rugby development officer Paul Brown, and Jonathan Marsh from Canterbury Rugby Club.
Work is about to begin to create a visitors centre at a historic church in Ramsgate. St Augustine's has been awarded eighty thousand pounds from the lottery. It's the first step in what could be a major boost for tourism in the area.
David Johns explains, speaking to the Most Rev. Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark; Conservative MP for Thanet South, Laura Sandys; and the great-great grandson of Pugin, Robert Pugin Purcell.
Kent Police were called to Grove Green Road at 3.50am this morning to reports of a suspicious event. A digger was found abandoned and the ATM machine was significantly damaged. Police are still at the scene.
Record numbers of people will rely on emergency food handouts this Christmas. That's according to a report released today by South East England Green MEP Keith Taylor.
The report, called 'Hungry Britain' shows a 60% increase in the number of people using food banks between April to November this year compared to the same period last year. Mr Taylor said: 'Food banks are a lifeline to those in need and, sadly, one of Britain's booming industries.
'Across the South East demand for emergency food is soaring while people's wages stagnate and the cost of living shoots up. In the sixth largest economy in the world no-one should be relying on emergency food handouts at Christmas, it's a national disgrace.'
Sheep farmers across the South East are appealing to dog owners to keep their animals under control. It follows the latest incident at a farm in Kent where 11 pregnant sheep died. The National Farmers Union says the law governing dog attacks on sheep is outdated. Iain McBride reports.
Dangerous toy dolls banned across Europe have been seized from a market stall in Medway. Fruit-head dolls containing the chemical phthalates which can cause cancer, deformity in unborn babies and infertility in men, were confiscated by Medway Council Trading Standards.
Traders, who may buy them in good faith, if convicted, could face up to six months in prison and a fine of up to £5,000 for breaching toy safety rules. The dolls were discovered on a stall at a Medway market but the council say it cannot be identified while an investigation is continuing.
Cllr Peter Hicks, from Medway Council, said: 'These dolls were selling cheap and would appear to be an attractive present. I would urge anyone who has bought one of the dolls to keep it away from their children and tell our trading standards service immediately.'
The Department for Education has turned down proposals submitted by two grammar schools for expansion in Sevenoaks in Kent.
A police officer who died in a car crash this week has been described as "the best husband, a fantastic daddy and a passionate family man."
Detective Constable Adrain Grew suffered fatal injuries on Monday after his car was involved in a crash with a bus on the A21.
Adrian's family said, "On Monday night, our whole world caved in and we lost the most amazing man.
"Not only was he the best husband, a fantastic daddy, the best son, brother and friend, but he was also a dedicated and professional police officer who loved his job. It is difficult for us to contemplate life without him.
"Thank you to those who have expressed their respects. The generous messages of support and caring tributes mean a lot. Rest in peace Adrian, there's a huge hole in our lives without you."
Work colleagues have also spoken about Adrian.
Detective Inspector Jon Armory worked alongside Adrian in the Serious Organised Crime Unit and said, "He was a highly capable and well respected detective who worked on some of the most serious investigations within our county.
"Adrian had a very bright future ahead of him and was a fantastic colleague to work with. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew and worked with him."