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Maidstone MP Helen Grant congratulated postmaster Tim Chapman on the award

Christina Dines will battle it out to reach the national stage in January

Photographs of new arrivals from the Jungle last week led to claims some were actually adults

Major engineering work will temporarily or completely close FOUR London stations this weekend used by Kent travellers

Mersham Court Barn is added this year, while fortunes of Sheerness Dockyard houses and a church in Cranbrook improve dramatically

The Maidstone MP’s speech on diversity was described as “characteristically powerful” by a Labour member

The two-week effort, dubbed Operation Perceptional, has so far resulted in nine arrests and seven warrants being carried out

In 2015/16, 108 children were adopted from KCC’s care and a further 29 have been adopted since April

Closures start as part of Thameslink programme

KCC will grit more than 2,500 miles of Kent’s roads while the trucks are in operation until March

TfL could takeover Southeastern services in 2018

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Wait is over for Year 7 pupils - now the rush for a grammar place will begin

Passengers will be able to claim if their train is more than 15 minutes late

Council chiefs are outlining plans to slash £108m from its budget in an attempt to balance the books

Council bosses feel Kent is taking an unfair proportion of children from both the Jungle in Calais and London boroughs

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Motorists warned to expect delays

Data from environmental specialist, Scape Group reveals some 581 classrooms, or 50 new schools, must be developed in the county over the coming years

The line receives an average of 484 male calls a month - a significant 56 per cent increase on the same period last year

It is estimated that a third of police time is now spent dealing with people who have a mental health issue

The results of the test are due next Thursday

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The vehicles will be used for a ‘mock up’ of a serious road traffic collision

The fire was located in one of the site’s large silos

The Environment Agency is hosting a series of drop-in sessions to update communities this month

Some places could see 30 mm in two or three hours with a few locations potentially seeing as much as 40 mm in six hours

Traffic will be affected from Monday (October 3), after the morning rush, until 6am on Wednesday (October 5)

A damning CQC report found Secamb inadequate for providing services that are safe and well-led

Passengers on a round trip from London, through Kent and on to Brighton to raise money for the Royal British Legion on November 12

She has already tasted election success with a one vote to secure a place on local council

Figures reveal dangers of not paying attention to surroundings

The non-selective Meopham School has signalled its intention to become a grammar under Theresa May’s proposals

The project impacts on all areas of the independent family business, including its historic brewery and pub signage on its 330 pubs and hotels

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