Maidstone news

Hopes rise that worst of Stack is now passed - but major delays on other key roads around the county remain


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

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


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”


Motorists should leave extra time for their journey


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


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.


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.


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.

Kent Chief Constable Alan Pughsley

He joined over 20 others in receiving an honour from Her Majesty


Traffic is now flowing freely

John Birney

John Birney’s body was found on Monday

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