Love them or loathe them, oysters have been farmed in Kent since Roman times. And now it seems their popularity is reaching new heights. Stocks in France have been badly hit by disease. Now our continental cousins are turning to us for supplies. David Johns reports.
A 26-foot motor cruiser with three people onboard had to be beached in Whitstable yesterday after it was overwhelmed by tides.
The crew requested assistance after taking in water off Herne Bay in north westerly force six winds.
Dave Parry, of Whitstable RNLI, said: “As we were heading to the reported position of the vessel we were told that there were three people in the water. On our arrival we were then informed that the casualties were now safely ashore on the beach having been helped ashore by the Herne Bay Coastguard.
“The vessel was aground on the steeply shelving beach, waterlogged and rolling around with no possibility in the conditions of towing it off."
Paramedics and ambulance crews also attended the scene and one of the casualtieswas taken to hospital for a check up.
People in a Kent town were jumping for joy today - on a giant inflatable Stonehenge.
No, we kid you not. It was all in the name of art at Whitstable's Biennale Festival which kicked off today.
Click below to see Andrea Thomas' report.
'Sacrilege', a life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge for people to bounce on by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, is coming to Whitstable today as part of a tour that will see it travel to over 30 locations across the country.
Police say they are linking the theft of cigarettes from a shop in Whitstable at the weekend to a previous break-in at a petrol station last month.
Two men broke into the Co-op in Canterbury Road in the early hours of Sunday and took a large number of cigarettes. It follows a similar theft from a service station on Borstal Hill on April 16.
Steve Graham is selling his three-bedroom cottage, ice cream parlour and beach hut in Whitstable for £675,000. His seaside dream has started a bidding war. Start counting those pennies....
It could be your dream house - and your dream job - and even your dream spot at the seaside: a man from Whitstable is selling his entire life! Steve Graham's put everything up for sale so that he can go travelling - his house, ice cream shop, and beach hut. David Johns reports.
A Kent businessman is putting his whole life up for sale.
Steve Graham's shop, home and beach hut in Whitstable are up for grabs for the asking price of £675, 000. He's decided to sell up and go travelling.
Training and advice on running the shop will be given by a retail expert.