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The town was hit badly by the fatal disease

County Hall in Maidstone

John Simmonds issues stark warning on the eve of first Tory budget since 1996

Lego Queen on parachute

Check out some of the remarkable miniature models created by the colourful building blocks at special summer show in Maidstone

Operation Stack

Now traffic bosses are hoping to clear the gridlock

Ambulance

Traffic misery in Kent continues as Operation Stack casts shadow across county

Operation Stack

Everything you need to know about Operation Stack

Brigid Coady on Southeastern train

Author penned an award-winning novel during her commute - now train company is making it official

The NHS has issued health guidelines as the heatwave hits

Health advice to deal with the blistering heat

Festivals get set to rock the county

From big name music acts, to showcasing the county’s finest produce...there’s plenty to get you outdoors this summer

Traffic jam

Vehicle has been moved onto grass verge

Traffic

Incident is causing delays for motorists

There are severe delays.

Slaves, Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman

Hailing from Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone, Issac Holman and Laurie Vincent have risen from the pubs and clubs to top of the album chart

Traffic jam

Motorists using the coast-bound section of busy road should leave some extra time for the journey

Kent roads

Police say incidents across county - in particular M20 and A228 at Snodland - and warn of tough penalties

Heatwave here we come....?

But it warns sizzling temperatures could be shortlived and followed by thunderstorms

Labour logo

Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Jermey Corbyn and Andy Burnham are all vying to lead the party

Paul Gevaux

Victims will be ‘physically scarred for life”

Traffic

Motorists should leave extra time for their journey

Traffic

Stretch of busy motorway re-opened after rush-hour smash leaves one injured

Humans

Millions continue to tune into the hit drama, but are we close in reality to a world which we share with life-like robots?

Tom Odell performance. Picture: Steven Law.

He performed on Friday.

Ambulance

Drama as lorry goes up in smoke on Boughton Road

Adam Henson (BBC)

Organisers to welcome host of leading names in the world of agriculture, for the eagerly-anticipated annual event at the Kent Showground, Detling

Kent Police use dogs to help fight crime. PC Paul Diddams, with German Shepherd Muck.

They can control crowds, sniff out drugs and explosives and still remain an officer’s most loyal colleague. We meet the next generation of dogs

Christopher Cleminson

Christopher Cleminson has been jailed for four years

Traffic jam

A roundabout is partially blocked.

Traffic disruption

Use an alternative route.

Hayfever

Bad news not just for hay fever sufferers, but those who suffer asthma too, as health chiefs issue warning to be prepared as pollen levels rocket

Tony Hadley.

The event will be held in Maidstone.

Southeastern train

Train broke down between New Cross and London Bridge

Kent Police

Witnesses are urged to come forward

Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

He had been producing cannabis.

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