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July 19, 2018 5:20 AM Maidstone: Fire breaks out at derelict pub on Upper Stone Street

Firefighters have been tackling a fire at a derelict pub in Maidstone. Crews in two engines were called to an outbuilding at the The Pilot on Upper Stone Street just after 5am. The road remained open while they tackled the flames at the boarded-up property and it is not thought anyone's been hurt. Witness John Sharp said: "Two fire crews turned up in a matter 7

July 17, 2018 8:30 PM 'People will NOT accept it!' Tory MP ridicules Remainers' call to STAY in customs union

BREXITEER Tory MP John Redwood hit out at his Remainer colleagues during a heated Commons debate on Tuesday and said the British people will not accept MPs “higgling” their decision to leave the European Union. The Tory Brexiteer ridiculed Remainer plans for continued customs union membership after Brexit. Tory MPs Stephen Hammond and Nicky Morgan attempted 10

July 16, 2018 11:20 PM I was not a Darth Vader bully insists police chief

ONE of Britain’s most senior police officers has stressed his force was with him after a hearing was told staff branded him “Darth Vader”. Simon Byrne – suspended as Cheshire Chief Constable last year – is accused of being “volatile” and a “bully”. It is claimed he “displayed a short temper and engaged in angry outbursts and aggressive attacks upon subordinate 6

July 16, 2018 9:44 AM Amesbury novichok victim's brother says nerve agent was 'found in perfume bottle'

Charlie Rowley, who is recovering in hospital, is said to have told his sibling he picked up the container before falling ill. Matthew Rowley said his brother Charlie, who is conscious but seriously ill after he was exposed to the poison, told him he picked up the container. Salisbury MP John Glen told BBC radio the couple may have come into contact 5

July 15, 2018 8:00 AM Southend’s choirs are taking on the world..

IT'S all happening for Southend Boys and Girls' Choirs who are busying themselves with concerts in Southend, London and across the world! Follow Southend Girls’ Choir appearance on Tuesday, July 10 at London’s St Martin in the Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, both choirs will appear today (Friday July 13) in Southend’s Plaza Centre, when they will be presenting 5

July 14, 2018 2:01 PM 70s celebration glam packed with classics

A STUNNING homage to the golden age of pop promises a dose of feelgood factor guaranteed to keep music fans feeling warm and sunny well into the winter. Now in it’s ninth year of touring, the Supersonic 70s Show is still the hottest ticket in town and is set to return stomping to the Rhyl Pavilion stage on the last day of August. Led by vocalist Janey 8

July 14, 2018 12:53 PM Ironkids kicks off spectacular Ironman UK weekend

This year, Bolton Council increased the number of places available in the fun run after 2,500 sold out in record time. Among those taking part included four-year-old Jacob Reddy who was not going to let anything stop him from taking part — despite sustaining an injury and a stay in hospital meant he missed registration. So dad Chris put out an appeal 6

July 14, 2018 7:01 AM Rockytop Bluegrass Picking weekend relocates to Llandudno to bring bluegrass home after two years

The sounds of the Appalachian peaks and America's roots are finally returning to Conwy county this month. The shores of Llandudno will be bathed in music for three days from Thursday, July 19 when the second Rockytop Bluegrass Picking weekend at Bodafon park farm. Relocating from Llansannan Sportsman’s Arms, those who have been looking to fill the void since 17

July 13, 2018 5:48 PM John Surtees' 'very special' 1957 BMW sells for £4m

A car owned by former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has sold for nearly £4m. The "very, very special" 1957 BMW 507 Roadster, which was owned by Surtees from new, was auctioned by Bonhams during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He bought the car with money that was given to him as a reward for taking his first motorcycling world 10

July 13, 2018 9:24 AM Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge

The former Juventus and Italy boss is expected to be replaced by former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri, it is being reported. The 48-year-old Italian, who took pre-season training earlier this week, had a year left on his contract. "Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company," the club said in a statement. "During Antonio's time at the club, we won our sixth 8