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David Fitzsimmons

A further 46 companies have set up shop in the county courtesy of the inward investment agency

Darren McKay, 38, and from Beecholme Drive, is due before virtual court


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It is estimated that there are around 225,000 smokers in Kent and that smoking costs the county around £391m every year

Mental health

The rate of suicide in Kent is higher than the national average


There are expected to be no trains running from Eastbourne to Ashford International nor Redhill to Tonbridge

A man and a woman are in police custody

Police sirens

The accident happened on Sunday morning

Blood launch edition

Our sister title’s coverage of one of the worst NHS scandals is bidding for Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards’ Making A Difference category

Live animal exports

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William Charles Pearce

He went missing from open prison, HMP Standford Hill

Tom Bosworth

Kent County Council has offered support of up to £400 to some of the county’s top sportsmen and women

File photo dated 8/5/2016 of Mark Rylance with his award for Best Actor during the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday May 9, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Ashford-born actor scooped award for Wolf Hall - filmed at Penshurst Place and Dover Castle

Floss and her littermates being cared for at The Dogs Trust

Puppies are being smuggled in from Europe

Live animal exports

The trade has gained controversy in recent years

Polling stations remain open until 10pm

Full coverage - and full results as they come in, Turnout confirmed at 21.5 per cent

William Smith

Evidence indicates that two Kent Police firearms officers discharged their weapons twice each during the incident

Traffic jam

Motorists are advised to approach with caution

Foster family

Kent County Council wants to recruit 150 more households to its fostering service this year

Kent Police

Everything you need to know about Thursday’s big vote

Child reading a book

At the moment, the 11 mobile libraries make 651 stops at a cost of more than £367,000 per year to Kent council taxpayers

Doctor writing

Under a new contract, healthcare professionals will refer patients to different services, depending on their needs when they ring the non-emergency 111 number

Stagecoach bus.

Councillors will meet at 10am this morning after plans to raise the price by £20 to £270 were announced last week


KCC has joined forces with walking charity Living Streets as part of National Walking Month

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
Photographer: Robert Viglasky
© 2015 Carnival Film & Television Ltd
Benedict Cumberbatch (as RICHARD III)

It coincides with the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare

Things to do this weekend

Met Office predicts it will be getting warmer every day this week


Comes as part of countywide bid to make our roads safer as part of European initiative

Bus stop

To help families spread the price, they can split payment into two half-yearly passes at £135

HGVs fined by Kent Police

And they say trucks are steering clear of lorry parks designed to keep them - and others - safe

A 50-year-old man reported missing from his Bethersden home has been found in the Folkestone area.


The doctors are taking action on Tuesday and Wednesday in opposition to proposed new contracts

The retailer has stores in Maidstone, Hempstead Valley, Gravesend, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford

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