Maidstone news


Late-night trains between Maidstone and Ashford will be disrupted this week by engineering work.

Children and a teacher in class

15 hours a week of free childcare and education is available to parents in Kent

The bar after

See before and after pictures here.


Motorists are advised to approach with caution and allow extra time for journeys


The event will take place at Jubilee Square in Maidstone on Friday, October 9


New government laws come into force today

Fire engine

Around 30 tonnes of pallets trapped the man

Kent Police

The fire occurred on September 26 and is being treated as suspicious

The attackers

The attack happened near Maidstone late last year

Elderly woman

KCC proposes to close the Dorothy Lucy Centre in Maidstone, the Kiln Court Care Home in Faversham, the Wayfarers Home in Sandwich and Blackburn Lodge in Sheerness.

Vehicles have now been moved onto hard shoulder

Partnership working to share home safety and health tips

The fire brigade and county council’s health services will work together to provide potentially life saving advice


Around 30 firefighters were called at midnight to the derelict school building in Brewer Street, in the town centre.

Vehicle recovery and debris has now been completed

A migrant in Calais and donated items

Fundraisers say those in ‘the jungle’ are becoming overwhelmed by the number of cars and vans dropping off supplies to the camp

Traffic disruption

Some minor delays still remain

Police have released this CCTV picture

The alleged assault happened over a month ago in the town’s High Street

County Hall, Maidstone (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

They were ‘delighted’.


Lanes were blocked in both directions after a crash between junctions four and five

Paul Garner

Father-of-two was killed after his motorbike crashed into a lorry close to Dartford Crossing


The trust has been shortlisted in the Enhacing Care by Sharing Data and Information category in this year’s Health Service Journal awards

Stephen Anderson is wanted by police

Stephen Anderson was charged with fraud by false representation

County Hall, Maidstone (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Campaigners have revealed how much cash KCC invests in the sector and demands it withdraws

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National health award for Kent team

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Doctor writing

KCC’s team were ‘highly commended’ for its work to improve patient care and the health and wellbeing of elderly residents


The Kent Medal, Certificate of Commendation, Certificate of Congratulation and Long Service and Good Conduct medals will be presented at Oakwood House on Tuesday

Kent Police

Awards ceremony takes place today to those who have gone above and beyond the line of duty

Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray is not thought to be a danger to the public

A dog

Dog owners can use the service at Tesco supermarket in Sheerness on October 10


Tricksters claim to ask about reporting a recent accident to the NHS

Traffic disruption

The crashes both happened between Bearstead and Ashford as drivers struggled with poor weather conditions

Street lights

Kent County Council encourage everyone to have their say

Police sirens

Paul Wadkin and Jason Gomez have been sentenced for the murder of Darren Flynn

University of Kent

The university has achieved its highest ever ranking and been shortlisted for the University of the Year Award

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