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There were a number of surprises in the announcement, including news of no cuts to the police budget,

Rollercoaster of a week for the weather

Sub-zero temperatures at the weekend...into double figures by Thursday, says Met Office


Met Office warns us to prepare for first cold snap of the winter

Trimming the trees

The men tried to remove trees and bushes from residents’ gardens

Help crack down on equine crime

The event will take place in Chilham Village Hall from 7pm to 9pm on Monday

Neil Lakeland of CXK and Allan Mowatt of Kent Foundation

Organisations sign memorandum of understanding

Rollercoaster of a week for the weather

Yellow warning issued warning of potential impact of the winds sweeping across the south east

Paul Carter

Opponents insist Tory chief must put up a stronger case for Kent; he insists he is doing all he can


Four people were seen leaving the scene after the crash caused damage to the home


The fire took place in a maisonette on Beecholme Drive in Kennington, near Ashford, last night

Shane Richie will play Dick Whittington

He will be in Dartford on Saturday.


Franchise splashes the cash - hot on the heels of installing digital displays

Ashford Borough Council

The service is expected to return in February next year

Plastic bags

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Nancy, the horse in question,

The ban comes after he pleaded guilty to animal offences in court last week

Lorry drivers on the M20

Canterbury’s MP Julian Brazier hinted a solution was near


The blaze had spread to a mobile home nearby

Parking meter

The trust has reviewed its parking charges for hospitals in Kent


A2042 Canterbury Road in Ashford will be closed from October 31


The incident occurred near the the junction with Bull Lane.

Fire crew

The service is looking for the public’s help in determining priorities as government cuts begin to bite

Busy children preparing Halloween decorations

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Ann Barnes, Kent PCC

The panel says that it is concerned that justice has been defeated because of the length of time taken for report to emerge

School children

Three names have been shortlisted following public consultations: The Rep, Repton Connect and The Base

Keisha Strain

Family growing concerned as she failed to take medication. May have links in Ashford and London

Melissa and Indie’s winning #SolleysSelfie, taken at this year’s Kent County Show

Melissa Dawkins won a competition run by Solley’s which makes ice cream at a family farm in Deal

Lorries are being warned about where they park

Officers have noticed a rise in HGVs choosing to leave their vehicles on slip roads or the hard shoulder

Traffic disruption

Drivers are warned to expect delays.


Five people were left injured after the crash which left the road shut throughout the morning

Traffic disruption

The coastbound carriageway has been closed to traffic since the early hours of this morning

Kent Test results are due today

Today’s the day for thousands of parents and children to find out if they are eligible to apply for a grammar school place

Boys' Hall, Ashford

House was built by Thomas Boys - whose brother was archdeacon at Canterbury Cathedral

Traffic disruption

Motorists are being warned that they should allow extra time for journeys in the area

County Hall, Maidstone (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

The council has already trimmed £433 million off its budget over the past five years

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