Maidstone news


Officers descended on properties in Canterbury and Maidstone at around 6am this morning

Transport secretary Chris Grayling wants the publicly-owned Network Rail to share responsibility for running the tracks with private train operating companies

In some areas, visibility is set to be reduced to less than 100 metres

Vince Maple has been one of a number of campaigners calling for the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals to be reduced

Southeastern bosses said the Key would make commuting across Kent “easier, quicker, sturdier and more secure”

Surrey Police said the 24-year-old woman has been held on suspicion of assisting an offender following the death of Robyn Mercer

Popular eateries may have to move out after it goes on the market for £849,995

The Department for Education called projections by teaching unions “irresponsible scaremongering” but schools chiefs in the county have thrown their weight behind the figures

Police have confirmed it is investigating a number of child abuse allegations within Kent football.

Kelly Tolhurst believes her constituency should have been consulted on the move which leaves Rochester high street with just one bank

The new northbound lanes will be open to live traffic, travelling from Bishops Way towards the M20 via Fairmeadow

Officers across Kent will be breathalysing drivers at every opportunity

It comes after length queues at airport and ferry terminal controls this week

The Faversham and Mid Kent MP is calling for the introduction of a fresh seasonal agricultutrual workers scheme

Cash will also be spent on upgrading two of the county’s most dangerous roads: the A252 and A290

It will include changes to some key commuter routes and alterations to Sunday services

Figures just released show a full breakdown of statistics for 2015 with big rises apparent despite the problems caused by the likes of Operation Stack

Met Office warns of plunging temperatures in the south east, with icy nights and chilly days

Motorists have been warned to expect delays

Many of the drugs were bought from suppliers in China

It is estimated horticulture employs more than 80,000 seasonal workers and this will increase to 95,000 by 2021

Victim was assaulted on the bus and followed home - now police want to hear from anyone with information

The Maidstone MP told rail minister Paul Maynard rail franchises should be sanctioned for failure to deliver

John Simmonds says KCC was hoping to be offered an increased tax precept or early access to the Better Care Fund

The Conservative says military personnel and Nepalese community leaders in the constituency are “unanimously opposed to closure”

Work Routes is a scheme tasked with getting more than 5,000 people back into employment

It has also been revealed that some 40 schools across the county began the academic year without a head teacher

Restorative Justice focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims

Aylesford High Street remains closed due to accident

Kent is also set for strong winds of up to 50mph

The government is appealing against a High Court decision saying parliamentary approval must be sought

Delayed passengers received £2.2million from the company

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