Ashford news

Wed, 15:35

Agricultural chiefs held a meeting this week with Gareth Johnson, Damian Green, Charlie Elphicke, Craig Mackinlay, Helen Grant, Helen Whately and Kelly Tolhurst

G4S Healthcare Services took over in July as provider of free transport for people whose health means they cannot travel to their NHS appointment any other way

The Farriers Arms in Mersham was burgled in December

Three days of strikes scheduled for next week have been suspended, while an overtime ban ended at midnight on Tuesday

Further strikes are expected later this month

Gritter trucks will treat major roads tonight and tomorrow morning

Cabinet members this week agreed to authorise the issue of Fixed Penalty Notices

Heavy rain and heavy traffic meant treatment was “just not possible”

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice

Will you be getting a school snow day? Here’s the place to find out

The comments were welcomed by Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant

Faversham and Mid Kent MP Helen Whately admits there has been a shortage but believes the prime minister’s target is “feasible”

The prime minister plans for teachers and staff at every secondary school in the country to be offered mental health first aid training

The Met Police Federation is currently asking members if they want to carry guns and tasers in a bid to combat the terror threat

One couple were attacked as they sat in Victoria Park, in addition to a number of other incidents

KCC’s Regional Growth Fund has already supported some 242 companies in the county with £55m of loans that have created more than 2,212 jobs

Fire crews were called to the scene yesterday evening

Bus services are in place on some routes, but spaces are limited

The average Band D household will see a £5 rise in its council tax bill as a result of a planned 3.3 per cent increase

The incident happened on Friday night

Daren Mochrie will take over the role this year, replacing Paul Sutton who quit last year

The force has used Proceeds of Crime legislation to secure 159 successful confiscation orders against offenders

Last year there were 500 late applications out of the 17,400 families needing a school place

Chapel Down has supplied wine for royal weddings and Downing Street celebrations

Protests have been organised by a campaign group as prices rose across the UK

Raising a glass to 2017 as we welcome in the new year

In a special article written just for us, the Bishop of Rochester, the Right Reverend James Langstaff

Police alerted after shopping list for making bullets was handed in by staff at pharmacy he visited

The reported burglary happened in Rolvenden, near Ashford

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