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Gillingham Mosque. Photo: Google

Organisations can apply for a share of the funding after a select committee found Prevent was seen as “toxic” in Muslim communities


Traffic ground to a halt on the M20 on Saturday after a footbridge collapsed

Road works

Work continues on M20, A21 and A20 this week

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary

MPs say the Prevent strategy must be reviewed to produce a new and different inclusive approach to attempt to remove its “toxic” associations in the Muslim community

Peter Read

Education advisor and former headteacher on the transfer of students from non-selectives to sixth forms at grammar schools


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Jerry-Lee Shoebridge

The trio were sentenced on Monday, August 22

Abiodun Banjoko

Abiodun Banjoko escaped on Monday afternoon

Chike Oyeka

The incident followed an argument at his friend’s flat

Kent Police

The oldest case is the remains of a male believed to be aged between 30 and 50 found washed ashore at Lydd-on-Sea back in 1971

Team GB squad group as they arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 23, 2016. Team GB arrive back in the UK after finishing second in Rio 2016 Olympic medal table, surpassing their London 2012 medal haul. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Sports minister and Chatham MP Tracey Crouch said local athletes “made us all so proud and will go on to inspire future generations”

Medway Secure Training Centre

It follows a Panorama programme filmed inside the centre, released in January

Petrol pump

FairFuelUK is widely accredited with stopping more than £57 billion of fuel duty being levied on businesses and the public since 2011


Statistics show the county bucks the national trend towards safer roads

Doctor writing

A major route to Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury is undergoing major roadworks from this week, which has led to concerns about patient safety

A-level results day

A record number of teenagers will be heading into higher education this year

Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat leader writes exclusively for us

Nigel Farage

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Abused child

The funding comes from Kent’s police and crime commissioner Matthew Scott


Politicians and campaigners believe it would be unfair for commuters to pay more for their tickets


Earlier, an accident led to the closure of lane one

Maidstone Crown Court

He will appear before magistrates in October

Team GB's silver-winning rugby sevens team

They missed out on gold in last night’s final clash with favuorites Fiji

Summer's here

Temperatures set to soar...and then drop as rain and thunder sweeps in

He will appear at Maidstone Magistrates’ on Friday, August 26

Aerial view of Dover

Consultation runs until October and includes host of key measures

Justin Wynes

He targeted the home in Maidstone at the end of June


Keith Taylor, Green MEP, says it is ‘tantamount to bribery’


Police appealing for any information surrounding circumstances of the smash

File photo dated 04/08/16 of Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith during the first Labour Leadership debate at the All Nations Centre, Cardiff. Labour is failing to provide a

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Leeds Castle

Locations used in the production included Canterbury, Maidstone river path and County Hall, Leeds Castle, Aylesford, and The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Diane James

Mrs James was educated at Rochester Grammar School and is now believed to be the front-runner

Operation Stack

The Tunbridge Wells-based Freight Transport Association is calling on the Jungle camp to be moved away from the port to protect drivers


Southern has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following a row with the RMT union and a reduced timetable

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