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Gillingham Mosque. Photo: Google

Organisations can apply for a share of the funding after a select committee found Prevent was seen as “toxic” in Muslim communities

The scene on the M20 motorway after a lorry hit a motorway bridge, causing it to collapse. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The bridge was struck by a digger being transported on the back of a lorry on Saturday

Road works

Work continues on M20, A21 and A20 this week

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary

MPs say the Prevent strategy must be reviewed to produce a new and different inclusive approach to attempt to remove its “toxic” associations in the Muslim community

Peter Read

Education advisor and former headteacher on the transfer of students from non-selectives to sixth forms at grammar schools


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Kent Police

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”

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

Kent Police

A woman was assaulted by a man walking a dog


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

Tom Bosworth

The race walker finished sixth in his event, achieving a personal best in the process

CCTV footage released after theft

Police are appealing for information


The lorry was parked on the hard shoulder of the M25

Police on the scene in Sevenoaks. Photo: Jackson Stops & Staff Sevenoaks/Antonia Wood

The incident happened in February

Summer's here

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

David Cheesman

David Cheeseman was last seen on Tuesday


KFRS and Kent Police were called on Sunday afternoon


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

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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Michael Fallon

He is one of a number receiving awards dubbed the ‘cronies list’ for rewarded party colleagues

Coco the dog had to be put down by vets, due to her skin condition, which her owners allowed to progress

A man and a woman were sentenced at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday


PC Louise Wilson was off-duty at the time of the offence

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

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

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