Kent

Three Dogs Die After Drinking Water From Kent Lake

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

Three dogs have died and vets are trying to save the life of a fourth after they drank water from a lake in Kent. A vet is believed to be treating sev...

Kent Man Shot Dead By Police During 'Pre-Planned Operation'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK

A man has been shot dead during a pre-planned police operation in Kent. Armed officers were called to an address at Smiths Lane in Goudhurst on Sunday...

Rival Immigration Protests Bring Dover To A Standstill

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.04.2016 | UK

Dover has been brought to a standstill by a huge police operation as far-right and counter anti-fascist groups protest. Roads have been closed as demo...

Sacked Christian Magistrate Stamps Feet Over Gay Adoption Row

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

A Christian magistrate from Kent was struck from the bench on Thursday after appearing on national TV last year to voice his opposition to adoption by...

Armed Police Storm Kent Train Hunting Murder Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

Armed police hunting a murder suspect boarded a train at Gillingham Station on Thursday and held it during their pursuit. Kent Police made "extensi...

Police Fear For Woman Who Vanished With Her Two Small Children

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK

Police are becoming "increasingly concerned" about a 43-year-old woman who has gone missing with her two small children. Sian Blake, 43, went missi...

Thousands Want 'Justice' For Puppy Tortured And Left For Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

More than 70,000 people are calling for animal abusers to face harsher punishments after a puppy was stolen from his owner and subjected to hours of h...

Teens Set Puppy On Fire After Torturing Him In 'Most Disturbing' Case Of Animal Cruelty

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Thousands Want 'Justice' For Puppy Tortured And Left For Dead A puppy was stolen by a group of teenagers then tortured for hours and set on...

Shepherds Arise

The London Magazine | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The London Magazine

My Brother had booked a break in a shepherds hut in the East Sussex Weald. He'd been looking forward to it, he told me, but alas he'd come down with a heavy cold. Our great-grandfathers were quarry men and miners and I felt embarrassed on their behalf.

A Huge Dead Whale Washed Up On A Beach In Kent

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

A 36ft dead minke whale washed up on a Kent beach on Wednesday. The huge carcass was discovered in Botany Bay, on the seafront at Foreness Point in...

Three Top Tips on How to Plan an Adventure

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Hi. I'm Laura and I conducted a fairly shambolic four day run a few months back which featured much crying (by me), zero planning (me again), a lot of beauty (by nature) and a heroic ending (by which I mean, 'I made it without dying'). Clearly, I am a woman to be sought out for advice so I'm laying down a few golden rules that I found helped me in planning my adventure.

The Impact of Calais on Traffic in Kent Is a Symptom of Long-term Issues That Demand Better Than Short-term Fixes by Government

Richard Burden | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

It's not only in politics that a week is a long time. Last week our TV screens were dominated by scenes long queues of stationary lorries stacked up a...

Operation Stack - A Story of Inept Governance

Alan Mckenna | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Alan Mckenna

For those not affected by Operation Stack - the stacking of lorries on the M20 when there are problems on the cross Channel route, it might merely make for some interesting television pictures and as no one dies so surely the people of Kent will get by and it will soon be forgotten.

Calais: Why We Urgently Need a Franco-British Border Police Force

Jean-Paul Mulot | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jean-Paul Mulot

A Calais summit at European level is urgent. It should provide solutions to the migrants crisis while at the same time securing the tunnel to ensure that Calais and Dover are open for business as usual... The problem of Calais is not just a Franco-British question, it is a problem for the whole of Europe and the developing world. But the French and the English are on the frontline.

This Train Isn't Mooving...

PA | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

A railway line had to close after a train derailed when it hit a herd of cows that had strayed onto the track. Southeastern Trains said the incide...

Is the Counter-Culture Revolution Coming to Margate's Dreamland?

Maria Chiorando | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

Dreamland sits firmly on Margate's seafront, the gentle decay of its 1930s facade blending into the line of distressed shop fronts along Marine Terrace. It has been closed for over a decade. But June 19 sees the amusement park's re-birth, and with it, the resurgence of a seaside town that, along with many of its ilk, crumbled with the advent of cheap overseas flights in the 1970s.

Margate - As the Opening of Dreamland Fast Approaches

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Wayne Hemingway

There is positive form of gentrification going on, and bring it on, because the rebirth of Margate, London's sandy beach is one helluva an uplifting story. Dreamland when it finally reopens this summer will be another milestone and being part of helping this great British seaside town to rediscover its mojo is a responsibility that we are not taking lightly.

The Top Spot For A Family Holiday Will Probably Come As A Surprise...

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

Think about the choice you have across Europe to pick your family holiday destination this year - Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, the list could go o...

Moving to the Country

Robbie Knox | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Robbie Knox

In my mind my life was going to change overnight as I slotted smoothly into the community, winning marrow growing contests whilst rising to a position of power within the WI. But what's the reality? Here's what I've learnt about moving to the country, so you don't have to.

Shaken In Kent? This Is How Often Earthquakes Occur...

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Tremors from an earthquake shook residents awake in Kent on Friday morning, but just what causes an earthquake and how common are they? The 4.2 mag...

Kent Earthquake Shakes Houses And Wakes Residents

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

An earthquake measuring 4.2 in magnitude has hit Kent, shaking houses and waking residents. Police say there have been no injuries or damage to bui...

ISIS and Identity

Heidy Rehman | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Heidy Rehman

Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.

Hate Attack on Ukip Councillor's Home in Farage Constituency Thanet South

Colin Cortbus | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Vile thugs have attacked the home of a UKIP Kent county councillor, smearing obscene political hate slogans all over the walls of his garage last weekend. The attack occured in the Thanet South parliamentary constituency where Nigel Farage is standing, and may be part of a cowardly attempt to intimidate political campaigners in advance of the May elections.

Pub Protest 'Backfires' As Farage Wins 'Near Universal Sympathy'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

The controversial protest that forced Nigel Farage and his family to flee a Kent pub appears to have backfired, as politicians and commentators who op...

Farage Brands Protesters 'Scum' After They Force Him To Flee Pub

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has branded anti-Ukip protesters "scum" after they invaded a pub where he was having a family lunch. The party leader was apparently w...