Kent

Warning: You'll Definitely Need An Umbrella, Possibly A Boat, If You're Going Outside Today

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK

Lashing rain and fierce winds have battered parts of south west Britain as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha sweep across the country. Winds gus...

Jessica Elgot

These Two Migrants Found The Worst Way Possible To Try To Cross The Channel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

This is the dramatic moment two daring migrants were rescued from a gimcrack dinghy, having made the perilous journey across the Channel. The rubbe...

You Big Kent

Caroline Feraday | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Kent is South East of London, so Stuart - by all means head north of Kent...but when you start to get the overwhelming waft......of fake tan and your socks feel a little soggy...that's the Thames, separating Kent from Essex. If you see any of the cast of TOWIE then you've gone too far.

Kent Police 'Safe Exit' Scheme Claiming to Help Women in Prostitution Instead Caused Them Harm

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

This was not a scheme concerned with helping a group of vulnerable women. It was a scheme concerned with gentrification. The award Safe Exit received from Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, was for 'cleaning up the streets' and not for any help given to women leaving the sex trade.

Massive Sinkhole Opens Up On M2 In Kent

PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A 10-mile section of a busy motorway has been closed in both directions after a huge, 50ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation. Long tail...

Visitors Fail To Pop-In To Pop-Up Police Stations

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Matthews | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Kent Police Federation has urged police to "find a better way to use resources" after statistics revealed Mobile Police Stations – set-up in librari...

10ft Deadly Python Carcass Found In Kent, Everyone Freaks Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

A 10ft-long Burmese python has been found dead beneath a fallen tree on a suburban street. The giant reptile was found by a member of the public tr...

Man Grabs Headphones During Row..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A robber who grabbed a set of headphones from around the neck of a man he knew has been jailed for a year. Daniel O'Leary had been chatting to the ...

Djala's Homecoming and the Way Ahead for Conservation

Damian Aspinall | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Damian Aspinall

A few months ago a magnificent silverback gorilla called Djala took his first footsteps back on African soil 30 years after his family was massacred by hunters... The infant Djala was found tortured, starving, chained and close to death by conservationists. He was helicoptered out of the jungle - HIS homeland - and taken on a life changing journey...

£5,000 For The Train To Work

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Tired of cramming on to a delayed train to get to work every morning? For people living in parts of Kent, insult has just been added to injury, wit...

Vote Ukip, Get Ukip: Vote Ukip to Stop Miliband

Janice Atkinson | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

In Kent, we are now the official opposition with seventeen county councillors, with our strong areas being South Thanet, Folkestone & Hythe, North Thanet, Dover & Deal and Sittingbourne & Sheppey. We will be fielding strong candidates in each seat, one of which will be Nigel Farage.

Taxpaying Parents Should Have the Grammar Schools They Want

Sarah Macken | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Macken

The great thing about Free Schools is that they put power into the hands of parents, allowing them to set up new schools in their area. The process is fast and flexible and rightly brings more choice into the state system. It also means that schools are more likely to have parental support, a key component of a successful education.

LOOK: Aerial Footage Reveals Devastation Of Sheppey Pileup

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

From the sky, the devastating aftermath of the pile-up in Kent is revealed. Cars and lorries lie strewn across the road, on top of one another, aft...

'We Were Five Seconds From Death'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

A witness has described the horror of being involved in a 100 vehicle pile-up on the New Sheppey Crossing bridge, which has left 200 people injured an...

Scores Injured In 100-Vehicle Pile-Up

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK

A major pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles in misty conditions on the new Sheppey crossing bridge has left eight people seriously injured and 60...

Are These Britain's First Christmas Lights?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

It may still be August, but a town in Kent has put up what are believed to be the first Christmas lights in Britain. Fairy lights festoon a tree i...

Connecting Kent With Peru Via Cricket and Cigarette Cards

Kit Caless | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kit Caless

By the time I was old enough to work on those ferries, escaping Kent had become an obsession. Being so close to the coast, so close to France and the continent developed the gnawing idea that there was always something better, somewhere else.

Shop Owner Defends 'Immigrant Bag' Sign

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

A shop owner accused of racism after putting up a sign in his window for 'immigrant bags' has defended his choice of words, insisting people are just ...

ON THIS DAY: The First Ever International Beauty Pageant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

Glossy pouts, harispray and swimsuit rounds seem a long way from this image of the first international beauty contest in Britain, which was held at th...

Prohibition: Sowing the Seeds of a New Ban

Jason Reed | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

As the government's arbitrary decision to ban Khat still resonates and incongruently flies in the face of evidence, it seems as if the prohibitive cru...

Online Parenting

Vicki Shotbolt | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Shotbolt

We've looked at the research about online risks taking the Tanya Byron model created by her in 2008, and mapped that against the parenting response needed to mitigate those risks. Promoting an approach that includes talking to children, setting appropriate boundaries, letting them take managed risks and when it's appropriate using tools and software to back up parents' decisions.

The Charity Busk: The Orange Circus Band

Lydia Hughes | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

THE BUSK is a music platform. It showcases music videos and profiles fresh, new talent. If you want to listen to sound played from the streets, you'...

Margate's Top 10 Award: Cruel Joke or Optimistic Appraisal?

Emily Buchanan | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK
Emily Buchanan

After a series of mysterious fires and the unrelated launch of a mega-mall nearby, Margate turned from beloved tourist destination to ghost town - practically overnight. Despite the efforts of high-street hero Mary Portas and the valiant rejuvenation of the Old Town, Margate continues to reek of recession and disrepair.

Foul Stench In South London Blamed On French Factory

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

A foul stench of rotten eggs detected in Hastings on Tuesday morning had drifted over from France, police have said. The smell has been blamed on a...

Kent School Battles Headteacher To Force A #Snowday

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of school students around the country were rejoicing in a much-anticipated 'snow day' on Monday, with drifts of the white stuff blanketing th...