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Ashford woman jailed for £250,000 fraud
21st May 2017 10:15AM
A fraudster has been jailed for three years and four months after she defrauded a family business out of £242,016. Between October 2010 and...

Ashford memorial to RAF 5003 squadron
21st May 2017 10:15AM
Around midnight on 21st/22nd May 1944 at Great Chart Camp the RAF engineers of 5003 Squadron were returning in small groups from a dance in the town, ready...

Man assaulted after men break into Ashford home
17th May 2017 5:15PM
Kent Police is appealing for information after four men reportedly broke into a home and assaulted a man in Ashford. The men, who spoke with local accents...

Celia Blakey Unit officially opened
16th May 2017 10:30AM
The William Harvey Hospital's Celia Blakey Day Unit received a civic official opening last week. Already open and receiving patients since March 2017,...

Ashford Brownies get tips on staying safe from Kent Police
13th May 2017 11:15AM
Youngsters from the 10 Ashford St Mary's Brownies have been awarded with their crime prevention badges following a visit from Police Community Support...

Witness appeal after Ashford assault
12th May 2017 10:15AM
Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to an assault that is reported to have taken place in Ashford. The assault is said to have occurred on the A2042...

Witness appeal following assault on Charing Hill
11th May 2017 10:15AM
Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following an alleged assault which took place on the A252 Charing Hill at Charing. A female motorist driving...

Unit launched to tackle Cyber Crime in Kent
2nd May 2017 10:15AM
Kent Police has set up a team of specially trained detectives to tackle Cyber Crime. The new Cyber Crime Unit led by Detective Inspector Lee Morton...

Man charged with robbing Ashford convenience store
24th April 2017 5:15PM
A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a reported robbery at a convenience store in Ashford last week police say. The incident happened...

Witness appeal after serious assault in Ashford
21st April 2017 10:15AM
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report of a serious assault in Ashford. The assault is reported to have taken place outside the service...

Fire crews battle Tenterden house fire
20th April 2017 3:45PM
Firefighters were called to a house fire in Top Road, Tenterden just after 7am this morning. The fire had taken hold of the first floor and the roof of...

Robbery at One Stop Shop in Beaver Lane Ashford
20th April 2017 12:15PM
Kent Police is appealing for information following a reported robbery at a convenience store in Ashford yesterday. The incident happened at the One...

Today is your last chance to register to vote in May elections
13th April 2017 1:15PM
With local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Ashford are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take...

National retailer opens latest new store in Ashford
11th April 2017 7:15PM
A new DFS store officially opened its doors for the first time on Saturday, with the Mayor of Ashford cutting the official ribbon. To celebrate the...

Extra Stroke patients to be sent to William Harvey from today
11th April 2017 10:15AM
From today, patients suspected of having a stroke in the Canterbury area will be taken by ambulance to A&E at Ashford or Margate instead of Canterbury. East...

Three found guilty in latest court results for Ashford
5th April 2017 7:15PM
Burglary Andrew Clive Hoare pleaded not guilty to burglary and attempt burglary but was convicted of the offences by magistrates. On 17th November...

Armed officers to patrol Ashford Designer outlet
3rd April 2017 3:15PM
Kent Police is reminding the public today that they will continue to see more visible armed officer patrols at a number of key locations around the county,...

CCTV released after assault in Tufton Street, Ashford
1st April 2017 10:15AM
Kent Police officers investigating an assault in Ashford have released an image of a man who may be able to help with their enquiries. Just after midnight...

Innovative new school health service launches across Kent
31st March 2017 7:15PM
New school health services are being rolled out in Kent which will see greater access and support for children and young people to help give them the best...

Fire fighters tackle suspicious blaze at Ashford shop overnight
31st March 2017 10:15AM
Kent Fire and Rescue Service have been dealing with a blaze at the Tesco Express store in Mace Lane , Ashford overnight. Fire broke out in the roof...

Hop along to Tuesdays Easter Singalong in Tenterden
30th March 2017 7:15PM
Does the prospect of Easter make you want to burst into springtime song? If so, Tenterden's renowned singing group, The Tuesdays, are extending an open...

Can you help police following assault on Ashford taxi driver
30th March 2017 11:30AM
Kent Police officers investigating a reported assault in Ashford have released an image of a man who may be able to help with their enquiries. On Sunday...

Police appeal for witnessess following serious collision in Lydd
29th March 2017 2:30PM
Kent Police officers investigating a serious collision on Dungeness Road, Lydd are appealing for witnesses. The incident involved a blue Jaguar XJR...

Can you help police identify Ashford burglar
29th March 2017 10:15AM
Kent Police officers investigating a reported burglary in Ashford have released CCTV images of a man who may be able to assist them. The incident happened...

Kingsnorth Recreation Centre could close current operator warns
28th March 2017 3:15PM
Staff face redundancy as the future of Kingsnorth Recreation Centre looks uncertain this week. Ashford Leisure Trust which currently runs the centre...

Ashford woman charged with attempted murder
28th March 2017 10:15AM
A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a man suffered stab wounds at a property in Ashford. Kent Police was called at 1.45am on Friday...

Ashford woman arrested for attempted murder
24th March 2017 11:30AM
A woman has been arrested by Kent Police on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in Ashford in the early ours of this morning. Kent Police...

Ashford woman stole more than £100,000 from employer
22nd March 2017 10:15AM
An Ashford woman who stole around £100,000 from the company she worked for has been sent to prison. Donna Hartshorne, 37, of Cross Stile, started...

K&C patients to be treated at William Harvey following consultant shortage
21st March 2017 2:15PM
More East Kent patients will be treated at Ashford's William Harvey Hospital as junior doctors are moved over from Kent and Canterbury Hospital it has...

A2070 Ashford closed overnight for 3 nights
20th March 2017 10:15AM
The A2070 at Ashford will be closed for three nights this week for maintenance works. Highways England are carrying out carriageway improvement work...

Property fund donations for Ashford community groups
19th March 2017 10:30AM
Two community organisations in Ashford will each benefit from donations of £500 from the Kent Police property fund. Raised from the sale at auction...

Ashford man charged over counterfeit currency and drug offences
17th March 2017 10:15AM
Three men have been charged as part of an investigation into the alleged supply of counterfeit currency, including a man from Ashford. Officers from...

Ashford robber jailed for five years
16th March 2017 11:15AM
An Ashford man who beat and robbed two people whom he knew to be vulnerable has been jailed for five years. Peter Willmott, 33, of Speldhurst Close,...

Firefighters tackle Singleton Fish & Chip shop blaze
12th March 2017 6:45PM
Singleton Fish Bar has been severely damaged by fire after a blaze broke out this afternoon. Firefighters were called to reports of fire at a fish bar...

Pedestrian seriously injured in Charing collision
12th March 2017 10:45AM
Police are investigating a serious collision involving an elderly pedestrian in Charing, Ashford and are appealing for witnesses. Kent Police was called...

Witness appeal after fatal collision in Chilham
11th March 2017 4:15PM
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Dane Street, Chilham on Friday. The incident occurred at 3.36pm on Friday...

Four arrested following Repton Park drugs raid
11th March 2017 10:15AM
Four people have been arrested and a quantity of drugs taken off the streets by police after a warrant was executed at an address in Ashford. Kent Police...

Eighteen years in prison for Ashford rapist
8th March 2017 10:15AM
A man who admitted raping a child on multiple occasions has been jailed for 18 years. Gary Crook, 37, of High Street in Hartley, East Sussex, carried...

300 new homes on the way for Conningbrook Lakes
7th March 2017 7:15PM
Clarion Housing Group has secured an Ashford site with the potential to build 300 high-quality new homes. The Group completed a deal on 2nd March with...

Three arrested after Ashford drugs warrant
7th March 2017 10:15AM
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after police carried out warrants on land near Ashford. Officers from the Serious and Organised...

Hospitals Trust to exit special measures
4th March 2017 10:15AM
Having been placed in special measures over concerns regarding the quality of the care it provided in September 2014, East Kent Hospitals University NHS...

Kent leads the way in cutting down on landfill
2nd March 2017 10:30AM
The amount of Kent's household waste being sent to landfill is at its lowest ever Kent County County has announced. Kent County Council's target is...

Double penalties for motorists using mobiles
1st March 2017 2:15PM
Ashford drivers are being reminded about new penalties for mobile phone use at the wheel that come into force today. Drivers caught using their mobile...

Woman’s handbag snatched in Ashford
1st March 2017 10:30AM
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman reported being robbed & injured in Ashford. The incident is reported to have taken place at around...

KCC launches Keep Kent Clean campaign
1st March 2017 10:15AM
The weekend of the Great British Spring Clean might be over but Kent County Council says it won't be slowing down in getting the garden of England to live...

Cash stolen from a Farriers Arms pub in Mersham
24th February 2017 7:15PM
Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward following a report of a burglary at a pub in Mersham, Ashford. The incident is reported to have...

Man assaulted in Victoria Park Ashford
24th February 2017 2:15PM
Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward following a report of an assault in Jemmett Road, Ashford. The incident was reported to have...

Renewed appeal to reunite war veteran with stolen medals
23rd February 2017 2:15PM
Kent Police is renewing its appeal for information following a report of a burglary in which war medals were stolen. It is reported that between 4pm...

Storm Doris closes Dartford Crossing bridge
23rd February 2017 11:25AM
Highways England is advising road users that the QEII Bridge at the Dartford Crossing is closed to traffic this morning (Thursday 23rd February) for safety...

Ashford man arrested after Folkestone pursuit
21st February 2017 10:30AM
A 35-year-old man from Ashford has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, possession with intent to supply and possession of a firearm...

News

Ashford woman jailed for £250,000 fraud
21st May 2017 10:15

A fraudster has been jailed for three years and four months after she defrauded a family business out of £242,016.

Between October 2010 and September 2014, Elaine Negus, 51, moved thousands from the company into her personal account every month.

Negus, of Baileys Field, Ashford, worked for the firm for nine years as a clerical assistant then as an office manager. She was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court this week.

The fraud was spotted when sh ... read more

Ashford memorial to RAF 5003 squadron
21st May 2017 10:15

Man assaulted after men break into Ashford home
17th May 2017 17:15

Celia Blakey Unit officially opened
16th May 2017 10:30

Ashford Brownies get tips on staying safe from Kent Police
13th May 2017 11:15

Gig Guide

KOLO
Venue: The Fountain Hythe
Fri 26/05/2017 21:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

Bad Pennies (Blues/Rock Covers and Originals) these guys promise top dollar rock and blues. You can expect to hear the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Gary More, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top and even more
Venue: The Windmill Inn
Fri 26/05/2017 21:00-23:30 | Cost: Free admission

Eight Days / Four Days In June & Atlas
Venue: The Attic Floor 2 - 27 Bank Street, Ashford
Sat 27/05/2017 19:00-23:00 | Cost: £3

Kevin Mayne
Venue: Ashford Sports & Social Club
Sat 27/05/2017 21:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

The Dave Good Band is a three piece group playing the music inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Jeff Healey, Paul Deslauries,Freddie King to name a few
Venue: The Windmill Inn
Sat 27/05/2017 21:00-23:30 | Cost: Free admission

Thea Gilmore - chart-topping singer and songwriter
Venue: Revelation Ashford
Fri 02/06/2017 19:45-22:30 | Cost: £14/£18

Stella 'n The Loft Acoustic duo
Venue: The Pheasant
Sat 03/06/2017 20:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

Wedding Fayre
Venue: London Beach Hotel
Sat 10/06/2017 10:00-16:00 | Cost: Free admission

KINGSNORTH FOLK SESSION Folk-in-the-round every 2nd Wednesday from 7.30-10.30pm. If you sing, play acoustic, tell stories or poems, or listen, welcome!
Venue: Queen's Head pub, Kingsnorth TN23 3ED
Wed 14/06/2017 19:30-22:30 | Cost: Free admission

The Self Titled featuring Reckless Intentions and CPR
Venue: The Attic Floor 2 - 27 Bank Street, Ashford
Mon 19/06/2017 19:00-23:30 | Cost: Free admission

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