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Festivals get set to rock the county

From big name music acts, to showcasing the county’s finest produce...there’s plenty to get you outdoors this summer

Andrew Jones at Highways England South East control centre

The transport minister reflects on how Operation Stack has affected the county this week - and what must be done to prevent this chaos in the future

There are severe delays.

Kent roads

Police say incidents across county - in particular M20 and A228 at Snodland - and warn of tough penalties

Heatwave here we come....?

But it warns sizzling temperatures could be shortlived and followed by thunderstorms

Operation Stack

After French industrial action created misery for chaos, it is time to reflect on what can be done to ease the roads in Kent when there are problems at the port

Labour logo

Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Jermey Corbyn and Andy Burnham are all vying to lead the party

Kent Air Ambulance

Passenger in the car taken by air ambulance to a London hospital. Now police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The Northern Lights as seen in Iceland

Crowds went out to try and catch a glimpse of the famous spectacle after the Met Office said the aurora borealis may be visible

The team ascending the monument

The obelisk has been badly damaged by extreme weather

MyFerryLink ferry. Pic by Roel Hemkes

Travel services are beginning to return to normal after industrial action in Calais crippled Channel crossings yesterday

Operation Stack

Everything you need to know about Operation Stack


Millions continue to tune into the hit drama, but are we close in reality to a world which we share with life-like robots?

Linda Ann Jenns

She was sentenced to 30 months in prison

Tom Odell performance. Picture: Steven Law.

He performed on Friday.

Kent Police use dogs to help fight crime. PC Paul Diddams, with German Shepherd Muck.

They can control crowds, sniff out drugs and explosives and still remain an officer’s most loyal colleague. We meet the next generation of dogs

They turned on the cooker.


Bad news not just for hay fever sufferers, but those who suffer asthma too, as health chiefs issue warning to be prepared as pollen levels rocket

Southeastern train

Train broke down between New Cross and London Bridge

Fire engines were  called to the scene

Crews remained at scene for several hours

Ashford council

The council is inviting people to have their say on planning.

Kent Chief Constable Alan Pughsley

He joined over 20 others in receiving an honour from Her Majesty

Trudy Dean

County councillor Trudy Dean said cuts of up to £4 million could be on their way


Two people who failed to declare they lived with their partners were recently convicted

Lesley Pearce.

She has sold 10 million copies of her books worldwide.

Kent Police

The crackdown has also seen 12 people pick up tickets for using mobiles while driving

Park Mall

Council leader Gerry Clarkson said town’s had to ‘adapt and evolve’ in order to be successful

Ann Barnes, Police and Crime Commisisoner with Alan Pughsley, Kent Police Chief Constable, outside one of their 'successes' Compass House

She praised officers for their hard work to complete tasks in ‘record quick time’

Rupert Cook, Porchlight's rough sleeper worker for Ashford, with Nigel 'Noddy' Clifton who was previously sleeping rough in the town.

The council says the initiative is having a positive financial effect

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