Maidstone news

Yesterday, 15:33

Gusts of up to 60mph are expected along southern coasts

Gritting roads

Road surface temperatures in the county will fall below freezing point at 7am tomorrow

Kent Police

Natalie Davison, 41, continued to accept money for a year despite quitting her nursing programme

Ann Barnes, Kent PCC

Police and crime commissioner was at a policing conference in Manchester when she heard the news

English money

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

Steve Carpenter

Tax offices in Canterbury, Chatham, Gravesend and Maidstone are all to shut by 2021 as HMRC merges its 170 bases into 13 regional offices


Traffic slowed to a crawl while queues stretched through county town on alternative routes

Rollercoaster of a week for the weather

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

Manhole cover

Motorists face delays as temporary lights drafted in as team on scene to fix problem

Martyn Weldrick

Martyn Weldrick held up two premises in Hythe and Maidstone


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

Tired businessman

New research shows that 73 per cent of workers in Maidstone put in an extra six hours per week

Neil Lakeland of CXK and Allan Mowatt of Kent Foundation

Organisations sign memorandum of understanding

Hon Cheong Chu, 57, was arrested at his home in Tarragon Road by armed police, who seized a number of guns and ammunition

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

Two men from Gravesend have been charged in connection with burglary offences

Shane Richie will play Dick Whittington

He will be in Dartford on Saturday.


Office in Canterbury, Chatham, Gravesend and Maidstone will all close over next six years


Traffic lights put in at the junction with Chegworth Road at Harrietsham


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

Cranbrook hub decision

MP delight as work now can push forward to buid new community centre

Traffic lights

Morning commuters caught up in slow moving traffic due to lights outside fire station

Randip Raj

The former soldier currently serves at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham

Plastic bags

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Train firm invests £550,000 on improving screens at 20 stations across the region

Kent Air Ambulance

Maidstone ground to a halt yesterday afternoon as an air ambulance landed on a Maidstone bridge after a man reportedly fell into the River Medway.

Lorry drivers on the M20

Canterbury’s MP Julian Brazier hinted a solution was near

Specially adapted radios, Sonata Plus

The charity is providing its users with specially adapted radios and audio players

The CCTV image which officers have released

Officers say the man may be able to help them with their enquiries

Burglaries in the borough have dropped by half since MetTrace was introduced in June

Arrests were made in connection to child sex exploitation, gang crime, brothels

Fire crew

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

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