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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

Pound coins

Major police investigation amid fears hundreds may have ploughed funds into get rich quick investment scam

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

Janice Atkinson

European candidate says she is ‘delighted’ after Kent Police said they will take no further action

Sir Terry Wogan meets ellenor

Sevenoaks resident Gloria Hunniford credits Sir Terry with her career success

Falling rain on the road

Some areas could experience as much as 20mm of rainfall

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

Theresa May

Home Office say it represented just 0.2 per cent of the Kent Police budget and therefore did not qualify for special grant funding

Commuters using Southeastern service

Survey polled 28,000 passengers by independent passenger watchdog Transport Focus


Storm Jonas arrives from trip across the Atlantic

Operation Stack

Technical problem yesterday means you have an extra 24 hours to have your say on M20 plans

Fraudulent letter

Kent residents have received scam phone calls and letters asking for an upfront fee of £300

Splashes by a car

Motorists are warned to expect difficult driving conditions

Lorry parked by road

Forms part of a multi-agency approach designed to eradicate lorries causing a nuisance

Blue badge

Trading Standards issues warning and advises all blue badge applicants to go via its official website

EU flags in front of European Commission

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Maintenance work will mean closures to both east and westbound carriageways next week

Southeastern services

A consultation on improving rail passenger services in London and the south east was launched today

School league tables

The league tables have been published this morning - rating each on their GCSE league results

School performance. David Davies/PA Wire

Schools across the county failing to hit the mark for GCSE passes

Doctor writing

NHS South Kent Coast CCG expects the first patients to use the service before the end of the financial year

Operation Stack

Charity says building a giant lorry park that would be rarely used would be a waste of time and money

Leeds Castle

The county’s finest tourist attractions will be on display on March 12 and 13

What do you think England should sing before a match?

Have your saw on what song it should be


Tunbridge Wells saw snow showers over the weekend and until Thursday the forecast is for freezing temperatures

Tributes to David Bowie at the bandstand

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Sainsbury's plans Argos takeover Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Nationwide, supermarket giant says if takeover goes through half of Argos stores will be shut

A doctor wears a badge next to her stethoscope in support of the Junior Doctor's contract

The walk out comes just days after there were severe delays for A&E services in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells

Horses under threat

This story contains images some may find shocking: Charity blames rising costs in keeping the animals for cruel disposal methods

County Hall, Maidstone

Council will vote on the plans next month, but council needs to raise funds to make up for shortfall in government grant

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