A day to remember Julia

A friendship day is planned to honor the memory of the murdered PCSO Julia James. Sally-Anne Bedford, 48, is behind the event. She lives in the town of Northwich in Cheshire and never met Mrs James but was so moved by the tragedy that she wanted to act. Murdered PCSO Julia James Events will take … Read more

Businessman guilty of massive tax fraud

A crooked hotel owner cheated almost £ 500,000 in taxes by collecting deductions from the salaries of 50 employees. Michael Stainer committed the fraud over a four-year period when he ran The Grand on the Folkestones promenade and a number of companies operating from the impressive Edwardian building. Michael Stainer has been found guilty of … Read more

Catalogue of failures uncovered at hospital now plunged into special measures

A hospital for people with mental illness has been set up for special measures after the inspectors came to the conclusion that it was an “unclean, unsafe and unpleasant place to live”. Cedar House, Barham, near Canterburyhas been banned from receiving more patients and faces are turned off unless it makes urgent improvements. Cedar House … Read more

Julia James plaque mysteriously disappears

An appeal has been launched after a plaque placed in memory of the murdered Julia James has mysteriously disappeared. Julia, 53, was tragically killed when she went out with her dog in the countryside near her home in Snowdown, near Canterbury, on April 27 last year. A plaque with Julia’s photo has mysteriously disappeared Callum … Read more

The deserted ‘International’ station that’s still missing Eurostar

Since the opening of the Channel Tunnel in May 1994 and the start of Eurostar services later that year, Kent has seen its economy boosted by its transport links to Europe. But as a result of the pandemic international rail services from Ashford and Ebbsfleet have been suspended indefinitely and the future remains unclear, as … Read more