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Street Light

The findings of a ten-week consultation will be discussed by KCC’s environment and transport cabinet committee next week

Ford Escort

Association urges owners to invest now in security devices to prevent being a victim

Surgeons in operating room

The technology also means that lung disease and lung cancer can be detected in its early stages

Apples being grown

Relief for farmers after warmest December on record

Pound coins

Major police investigation amid fears hundreds may have ploughed funds into get rich quick investment scam


Kent Police have said that the road is still closed.

Doctor writing

Services designed to complement existing NHS mental health provision in the county will be provided, such as housing support and employment advice

George Bingham, the only son of missing peer Lord Lucan, speaks to the media outside the High Court in London, where he was granted a death certificate by a High Court judge. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Theories about what happened to him include being fed to tigers at a zoo in Kent

Leeds Castle

Your chance to win a pair of tickets to popular event by sending us your snaps of the county

Dumped dog in Yalding

The body was found by a passing dog walker on Sunday

Lord Winston addresses students at Beneden

Well known genetics professor discussed scientific advances in front of students from the area.

Nathan Norman

Nathan Norman was sentenced to two years and three months behind bars at Maidstone Crown Court

Martin Waller

He had been reported missing on Saturday

Sir Terry Wogan meets ellenor

Sevenoaks resident Gloria Hunniford credits Sir Terry with her career success

Dad's Army 2016 film

Barmy Army Film Club have made movies in the style of Walmington-on-Sea’s finest

Falling rain on the road

Some areas could experience as much as 20mm of rainfall


A collision between a van and a lorry caused a vehicle to set alight

Street Light

Work to convert the lights is due to begin in residential areas in March

Construction equipment

The industry accounts for 15 per cent of jobs in the county and contributes nearly £90m to the UK economy

Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham

Mike Eddy, of Dover District Council, says he will question whether Maidstone has the capacity to cope at KCC’s health scrutiny committee on Friday


Kent commuters face another frustrating morning on the rails

Theresa May

Home Office say it represented just 0.2 per cent of the Kent Police budget and therefore did not qualify for special grant funding

Jamie-Lee Dearing

A children’s charity is now looking to raise £50,000 so that Jamie-Lee Dearing and his family can live in Florida for the duration of his treatment

Commuters using Southeastern service

Survey polled 28,000 passengers by independent passenger watchdog Transport Focus


Storm Jonas arrives from trip across the Atlantic

Fraudulent letter

Kent residents have received scam phone calls and letters asking for an upfront fee of £300

Splashes by a car

Motorists are warned to expect difficult driving conditions

Dead body found in Coxheath Park

Monday, January 25, 2016

The death is being treated as non-suspicious

Blue badge

Trading Standards issues warning and advises all blue badge applicants to go via its official website

EU flags in front of European Commission

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Proposals for a new Waitrose store in Maidstone

If approved the new store could open its doors in early 2018

Locked shed

Residents are being reeminded to keep garages and sheds secure

Southeastern services

A consultation on improving rail passenger services in London and the south east was launched today

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