Epic around the globe voyage sets off from Dover to return in March 2020

Contributed by editor on Oct 05, 2019 - 04:30 PM

Boudicca setting sail from Dover on her epic voyage


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 880-guest Boudicca left the Port of Dover, Kent on 3rd October 2019, for the company's longest-ever sailing, an epic 168-night Grand Voyage.

Ashford onboard supporting homeless charities with raft of events in run-up to Christmas

Contributed by editor on Oct 05, 2019 - 03:00 PM


People around the globe will be marking World Homeless Day on 10 October and Ashford Borough Council is organising a series of events starting on this day and leading up to The Big World Sleepout on 7 December.

Roger is new group Leader for Kent County Council

Contributed by editor on Oct 05, 2019 - 01:00 PM

Roger Gough expected to be endorsed as the new leader of KCC


Roger Gough has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Group at Kent County Council. The election was held at the AGM of the Conservative Group on 4 October at County Hall.

Mayor of Ashford's Charity presents thousands of pounds to Wildlife and Diabetes Trusts

Contributed by editor on Oct 05, 2019 - 11:00 AM

More than £3,000 went to the Paula Carr Diabetes Trust


Councillor Jessamy Blanford, who served as Mayor of Ashford during the term of 2018-2019, was on hand to present cheques from The Mayor of Ashford’s Charity to both Kent Wildlife Trust and The Paula Carr Diabetes Trust.

Police appeal after Ramsgate motorcyclist is killed in collision at Throwley near Faversham

Contributed by editor on Oct 04, 2019 - 06:35 PM


Kent Police is seeking information following a fatal collision in Throwley, near Faversham.

Man and woman charged with murder following Dover death

Contributed by editor on Oct 04, 2019 - 04:30 PM


A man and woman face murder charges after a body was discovered in Dover.

Exciting new play facilities opened for Ashford communities

Contributed by editor on Oct 04, 2019 - 02:30 PM

Church Road opening  Photo: Ashford Borough Council


Two revamped play areas are now open, offering improved facilities for children living in Ashford.

Looking to the future Folkestone Book Festival

Contributed by editor on Oct 04, 2019 - 12:30 PM


This year’s Folkestone Book Festival will take place from Friday 15 – Sunday 24 November and will be curated for the first time by Liam Browne and Sean Doran.

Dungeness lifeboat rescues stricken yacht with crew of two on board

Contributed by editor on Oct 04, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Crewman standing by ready to reach the yacht   Photo: RNLI/Sarah Beck


On Tuesday morning, 2 October 2019 coxswain Stuart Adams and his volunteer crew were called to assist a yacht in windy conditions.

Bid now for your share of £3million High Streets fund launched in Folkestone and Hythe district

Contributed by editor on Oct 04, 2019 - 08:15 AM

Cheriton High Street


Applications for Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s £3 million High Streets Fund scheme are now being accepted.

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