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County Hall, Maidstone

Full council will meet to discuss the budget which will see further cuts to services and a council tax rise

Hornby products

Sandwich-headquartered firm warns of mounting losses in latest financial review

Bored Tunnel generated image

The Kent and Medway Economic Partnership believes the crossing will help stimulate economic growth

Leeds Castle

The ballot closes on Sunday

Apples being grown

Relief for farmers after warmest December on record

Fairground rides stored at Ramsgate Port

The rides have been stored outside, without cover or protection since the amusement park opened in the summer

Canterbury Cathedral

Travel brand says it has seen interest in the county with searches on its site rocket over the last 12 months

Royal Tunbridge Wells Together Offical Launch Event

The scheme could prove a blue-print for other towns to replicate

Damage to the track between Folkestone and Dover. Pictures: Network Rail

The difference in cost between mainline and high speed fares from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory will be refunded

Tesco Supermarket Sign

The stores, which were previously open for 24 hours, will close between midnight and 6am

Street Light

Work to convert the lights is due to begin in residential areas in March

Construction equipment

The industry accounts for 15 per cent of jobs in the county and contributes nearly £90m to the UK economy

Ramsgate Harbour

MP and council leader say now is the time to reconsider port’s role in the operation

Sittingbourne cinema plan

Latest addition to ambitious project to breathe new life into the town centre

The Sportsman, Seasalter

Top venue scoops prestigious title for the second time in a row

The Medway Secure Training Centre. Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ralph Marchant steps down after spotlight cast on failings at the Rochester centre

Operation Stack

Technical problem yesterday means you have an extra 24 hours to have your say on M20 plans


Comes after firm running Margate park ran up debts of £2.9m last year

Tunbridge Wells ice rink

Retailers see sales hike as attractions benefit too

Proposals for a new Waitrose store in Maidstone

If approved the new store could open its doors in early 2018


Greg Smith created a two minute video describing an investigation that they would like to send into space

Southeastern services

A consultation on improving rail passenger services in London and the south east was launched today

Conversation with a therapist

Cygnet Health Care has submitted a planning application for the hospital, which would create 150 jobs

On Air

A special event will be held at Astor Theatre on Sunday to celebrate the launch

Eurostar train. Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Major debate reignited over last year’s disposal of 40 per cent slice of the high speed passenger service


It comes just a week after National Grid submitted latest stage in lengthy planning process

Operation Stack

Charity says building a giant lorry park that would be rarely used would be a waste of time and money


Porter had reunited with husband and wife Julie and Steve Pankhurst in final years in bid to revive its flagging fortunes

Leeds Castle

The county’s finest tourist attractions will be on display on March 12 and 13

County Hall, Maidstone

Kent County Council committee puts forward recommendations on the future of all four

Sainsbury's plans Argos takeover Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Nationwide, supermarket giant says if takeover goes through half of Argos stores will be shut

Medway Secure Training Centre

Undercover footage showed inmates being physically assaulted and bullied

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth take part in the Capturing Our Coast project

The £1.7m Capturing Our Coast project is designed to further understanding of the abundance and distribution of marine life around the UK

Wind turbines at sea

Located 12 miles off the coast of Margate in the outer Thames Estuary, the wind farm generated 369,000 MWh of electricity in December

Jekyll and Hyde

The series shot scenes on location in Rochester, the Historic Dockyard Chatham and the Elmley Nature Reserve on Sheppey

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