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The oldest case is the remains of a male believed to be aged between 30 and 50 found washed ashore at Lydd-on-Sea back in 1971

Team GB squad group as they arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 23, 2016. Team GB arrive back in the UK after finishing second in Rio 2016 Olympic medal table, surpassing their London 2012 medal haul. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Sports minister and Chatham MP Tracey Crouch said local athletes “made us all so proud and will go on to inspire future generations”

Medway Secure Training Centre

It follows a Panorama programme filmed inside the centre, released in January

Petrol pump

FairFuelUK is widely accredited with stopping more than £57 billion of fuel duty being levied on businesses and the public since 2011


Statistics show the county bucks the national trend towards safer roads

Doctor writing

A major route to Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury is undergoing major roadworks from this week, which has led to concerns about patient safety

A-level results day

A record number of teenagers will be heading into higher education this year

Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat leader writes exclusively for us

Nigel Farage

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Abused child

The funding comes from Kent’s police and crime commissioner Matthew Scott


Politicians and campaigners believe it would be unfair for commuters to pay more for their tickets


Earlier, an accident led to the closure of lane one

Maidstone Crown Court

He will appear before magistrates in October

Team GB's silver-winning rugby sevens team

They missed out on gold in last night’s final clash with favuorites Fiji

Summer's here

Temperatures set to soar...and then drop as rain and thunder sweeps in

He will appear at Maidstone Magistrates’ on Friday, August 26

Aerial view of Dover

Consultation runs until October and includes host of key measures

Justin Wynes

He targeted the home in Maidstone at the end of June


Keith Taylor, Green MEP, says it is ‘tantamount to bribery’


Police appealing for any information surrounding circumstances of the smash

File photo dated 04/08/16 of Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith during the first Labour Leadership debate at the All Nations Centre, Cardiff. Labour is failing to provide a

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Leeds Castle

Locations used in the production included Canterbury, Maidstone river path and County Hall, Leeds Castle, Aylesford, and The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Diane James

Mrs James was educated at Rochester Grammar School and is now believed to be the front-runner

Operation Stack

The Tunbridge Wells-based Freight Transport Association is calling on the Jungle camp to be moved away from the port to protect drivers


Southern has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following a row with the RMT union and a reduced timetable

Former Royal Mail site in Maidstone

Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council see the site as key in unlocking the potential transformation of the area

Back in May it was reported that Locate in Kent helped to bring 46 companies to the region between April 2015 and 2016

Kelly Holmes. Image:

A look at some of the county’s women who have achieved great things


Secamb chiefs deny suggestions it is the start of a merger with South Central but it is understood such a move may not be off the table in future

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

The Home Affairs Select Committee wants to see Navy resources used to make up for the shortfall in Border Force vessels in operation

Matthew Scott

Kent’s police and crime commissioner attended his first governance board meeting alongside the chief constable this week

Cycling protest

Campaigners will visit arms factory throughout the county this weekend

Christian Brodie, chairman of South East Local Enterprise Partnership

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership says government funding will be supported by private investment for projects that will create thousands of jobs and homes


Crime of this nature was broadly static at a national level, however

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