Live updates

Man appears in court charged with murder

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering an 85-year-old woman in Kent.

Stuart Lay, 44, is accused of killing Jean Robertson in Sittingbourne. He was held after officers were called to a property in Rectory Road in the town on Thursday. Post-mortem examination results have not yet been revealed.

Lay, of Homewood Avenue in Sittingbourne, was charged with murder.

A police spokesman said he appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court this morning and was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday.


Video: Kent fire crews bring in new oxygen masks for pets

Now, if you had a fire in your home, what would be the first thing you saved? Well, apart from your family, the most likely second choice would be a pet. Some of us would even risk out own lives to rescue them. But the prospect of recovery afterwards is often slim. So now, Kent Fire & Rescue Service have started using new oxygen masks for pets to improve their chances. Andrea Thomas explains. She spoke to Lynn Carberry from the not for profit organisation Smokey Paws and Dave Nolan from Kent Fire & Rescue Service.

Londonbound motorway reopened

Credit: Steve Salter

The M2's been reopened Londonbound after an accident near Junction Five, Sittingbourne. Long queues built up between 6 and 5, before the outside carriageway was cleared. A vehicle overturned; the driver suffered non life threatening injuries.

M2; overturned car Credit: Steve Salter


Charity football match to buy pitch for disabled adults

A charity football match will take place in Sittingbourne today to raise money for the Canterbury-based John Graham Trust.

The centre is for adults with learning disabilities to give them the chance to experience outdoor life and healthy living through activities and life skills.

The football match is to raise funds to buy an all weather sports playing surface for the 150 adults with learning difficulties .

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Load more updates