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Street Light

Work to install the new lights will begin across the county next month

Southeastern train

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County Hall, Maidstone

Two per cent will go into a pot for social care


The cause of the fire is currently unknown

Ann Barnes is still yet to confirm whether she will stand in this May's election Credit: ADY KERRY

It was the only force in England and Wales to receive the rating

County Hall, Maidstone

Full council will meet to discuss the budget which will see further cuts to services and a council tax rise

Theresa May

Police and crime commissioner had asked for the home secretary to reconsider her decision

Doctor writing

Clinical staff will cover the usual duties of junior doctors

County Hall, Maidstone

Staff have started heading back inside the building

Leeds Castle

The ballot closes on Sunday

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

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