Maidstone news


Glenn Douglas is taking up the post of CEO at the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

There were 762 recorded complaints in the county last year

Chiefs say staff shortages combined with continued increases in demand are responsible for the high spending

Simeon Theodule from Dagenham and Bernard Omolafe from Thamesmead were arrested in June

Highways England is currently consulting on proposals for the roundabout which links the A249 and the M2

The work of vigilante groups has previously helped secure convictions across Kent and south east London

Up to 68 carriages have been brought in from Thameslink and Southern services

None of the buildings were found to have the specific aluminium composite material present at Grenfell

The multinational company won the six-year £90m contract last summer but has performed poorly ever since

The six-mile stretch is being upgraded to a smart motorway

Some £1.5m of damage was caused during the August bank holiday in 2016 when a lorry transporting a digger hit the bridge on the London-bound carriageway

Helen Whately and Helen Grant have both written to communities secretary Sajid Javid

Helen Whately told the House of Commons she was concerned about poor management practices in the health service

If funding is agreed, highways chiefs say work could begin early next year

A new report has assessed the huge economic impact of HS1 since it began in 2007

Some Southern train services are disrupted after a tree fell on the line between Tonbridge and Redhill

Gloomy forecast will put memories of summer out of our mind

Delays are building on the approach from junction 7

Concerns were raised by opposition members, however, over the council’s recruitment strategy

Chiefs say incidents of spitting at officers are under-reported

Helen Grant hits out just days after Maidstone Anti-Racist Network offered £10 towards work for every protestor turning up in the town

Officers say both were treated in hospital for injuries and remain in police custody

KCC is launching a campaign aimed at giving 16 to 24-year-olds the confidence to voice concerns

The motorway links London with Rochester and Faversham and the Port of Dover

The movie involves a gang of young children who face their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown

Police appealing for witnesses to the two-car crash on Monday evening

There are currently 137 people in the county on the list

Figures are on the rise in the county, but the government says the proportion of schools reporting a head teacher vacancy has decreased

Shingles is a very itchy, painful, burning group of blisters caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus

The RSPCA has received more than a dozen calls in Kent in recent days

PCSOs get a shock when on patrol near Maidstone

Mercury soared to a scorching 29.3 degrees C as brief heatwave bowed out

Follows problems yesterday when signalling problems prevented services from getting to the mainline station

Met Office says Kent will enjoy the best of the country’s temperatures today

Engineering work brings last-minute twist to an already heavily disrupted schedule

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