Folkestone and Hythe Council invests cash to cut street begging

Contributed by editor on Mar 17, 2019 - 02:43 PM


Folkestone & Hythe District Council will provide funding to ‘Aspire Outreach’, a project which will provide individual support to street beggars and homeless people.

Celebrating Ten Years of Primary Schools Maths Challenge in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Mar 17, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The winning Seabrook team receive the trophy from Wesley Carroll  Photo: Folkestone Academy


For a decade Folkestone Academy has been hosting their annual Primary Schools Maths Challenge. This year’s tenth competition welcomed ten primary schools from across Folkestone and Hythe.

Man receives head and facial injuries after assault near Harbour Parade in Ramsgate

Contributed by editor on Mar 17, 2019 - 10:35 AM


A 20-year-old man suffered injuries to his head and face after he was allegedly pushed by a stranger, causing him to hit his head on the floor.

Will Ashford be getting a new multi-storey car park?

Contributed by editor on Mar 17, 2019 - 08:55 AM


Plans for the development and construction of a new multi-storey car park on Station Road in Ashford have been approved by the the borough council Cabinet.

Heartless doorstep criminals in Kent rob man in his 90s

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 04:35 PM


Kent Police is alerting residents in the county to be on their guard against doorstep criminals who could be posing as council employees. 

History in the making as 300 swimmers take part in Dover District Leisure Centre's first major Swimming Championship

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 02:50 PM


The new Dover District Leisure Centre, and its home swimming team, Dover Life Guard Club, host their first major competitive swimming event this weekend with up to 300 swimmers representing 24 teams competing for honours at the Kent County Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Relay Championships 2019 on Sunday, 17 March. 

Minimum living wage for workers at Kent district council soars to £9 an hour

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 12:50 PM


From 1st April 2019 Ashford Borough Council’s employees will be paid a minimum of £9.00 per hour and apprentices will continue to receive 15 pence per hour above the statutory national minimum wage (NMW) applicable for their age.

Folkestone and Hythe LibDems and Greens agree election pact to fight Tories in May elections

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 10:55 AM

(Left to right) Green Party candidates John Wing, Douglas Wade, Georgina Treloar and Lesley Whybrow and LibDem candidates Tim Prater and Gary Fuller.


The Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrats and Shepway Green Party have agreed a cooperation deal for the May 2019 elections for Folkestone & Hythe District Council (FHDC).

Folkestone and Hythe Council vows to crackdown on blight of anti-social behaviour across Shepway

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM


New measures to tackle anti-social behaviour that blights residents’ lives across Shepway will come into force later this year.

Arsonist who set fire to his own home in Clarence Avenue, Margate is jailed

Contributed by editor on Mar 15, 2019 - 06:15 PM


Lives were put at risk after Louis Mayhew set fire to his house in Margate.

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