Kent

Milo Yiannopoulos Has Just Been Banned From Speaking At His Former School

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A row over free speech has erupted after a talk by alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos at his former secondary school was cancelled over fear of pr...

Mayan Medicine Retreat In Rural Kent

Jane Egginton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

My intention is to let go of negativity and the past, and the candle in my meditation stops in a little dark cave, its light inviting me to stay with it. It seems emblematic of the lodge itself, dark, primeval, womb-like, a place of death and burial and also of re-birth.

Rebel Without A Home

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Back in the 1980's I did what many had done before me, I left my small town and moved to London to pursue my fortune. I grew up in the industrial town of Luton in Bedfordshire and for most of my childhood I expected a future that was like my father's, to work in one of the many factories that dotted the town

Nine Suspected Illegal Immigrants Found Hidden In HGV In Kent

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK

Nine suspected illegal immigrants have been found hidden in the back of a lorry at a business park in Kent. Police were called to Gillingham Business...

Brazen Video Of Truck Driver Freeing Five 'Migrants' On Major Road Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

A video showing a truck driver helping five “suspected migrants” out of the back of his lorry has prompted outrage online. The clip, filmed from ...

The Horrible Reality Of Grammar Schools

Kerry Barrett | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Politics
Kerry Barrett

Grammar schools are a step backwards in my opinion. They don't improve social mobility, they don't benefit poor kids and they don't value children in the right way for the things that are really important. I hope the government takes off its rose-tinted glasses and sees these plans for what they are, before it's too late.

Is Classic Rock Still a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Just a Ramblin' Man?

Jez Fielder | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jez Fielder

With The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Heart back in the billboard album top 10, I started to wonder if there is a secret to rock n roll longevity. So I took my hair and my sunscreen along to this year's Ramblin' Man Fair to find out.

UK Border Force Sent To Dover To Help Ease Travel Chaos

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK

British officials will work with French border police following “extraordinary disruption” to motorists stranded in Dover since Saturday. Travelle...

British Paedophile Who Posed As Volunteer Targeted Hundreds Of Poor Children

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

A British paedophile who targeted children as young as six months old while posing as a volunteer in Malaysia is facing multiple life sentences for a ...

Two Britons Charged After Albanians Rescued From Sinking Dinghy Off Kent

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK

Two Britons have been charged with people smuggling after a boat carrying 18 Albanians across the English Channel started to sink off the Kent coast. ...

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 21.10.2016 | 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 20.08.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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 26.07.2016 | 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...