Maidstone news

Visit Kent launches the project which will start in Medway and then be rolled out countywide during the next three years

The Arts Council has issued grants across the country

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) today voted to merge and create The National Education Union

Charlie Elphicke called for assurance investment in the county’s infrastructure would be delivered

Approximately £364m will be spent on social care by KCC this year alone

The crash happened in Maidstone at 3.02pm yesterday

Helen Whately quizzed the health secretary on plans to draw more consultants to the county

Find out how your services might be disrupted

Barry Sheerman told MPs why he is opposed to the government’s plans to create new grammar schools

Campaign designed to remind people of how the basic safety device can literally save lives

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey

Rail company delays clear response for hours (now we know how commuters feel)

A spokesperson for the Department for Education said the claims were “based on speculation”

Steven Butler, 26, of York Road, initially denied causing a catalogue of injuries to the baby

Geraint Davies has worked for Secamb for 12 years

Kent County Council offers “transport assistance” to children from low income families who are entitled to receive free school meals

Between March 9 and 27, Kent residents who registered for the Big Weekend ballot before it closed on March 3 can log back in and check the website for last minute offers

The chancellor’s plans are expected to include help for companies facing hikes in their business rates, as well as additional money for social care, schools and science

One lane was blocked near junction 6 for Godstone and has since re-opened

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter revealed the plans at Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham ahead of the government’s apprenticeship levy coming in April

The radio presenter lived in Hollingbourne before his death aged 74 last year

While Kent County Council and some MPs have been supportive, non-selective heads and unions are opposed to the plans

The annual event at the Detling Showground near Maidstone rolls into town from July 7-9

A host of county MPs have taken the Commons to express the need for more councils to step up and help

Architect Tim Foster came to the rescue - and was inspired by friendship with composers Stiles and Drewe

He was arrested at the Polish-German border

It follows an assault in September last year

Reports on each of the country’s police forces have been released today (Thursday)

But the strain on the county’s schools remains clear with sharp rise in number of children needing places

Have you applied yet for a chance of freebies to one of the county’s top tourist attractions?

The fire started yesterday (Sunday) evening

Services running across the whole Southeastern network may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised

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