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Street Light

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

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Icy tracks are disrupting a number of services in the county

County Hall, Maidstone

Two per cent will go into a pot for social care

Gurkhas prepare for Kabul mission
Gurkhas are training with a pack of Foxhounds as they prepare to deploy to Kabul.
Folkestone-based 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR) is deploying to the Afghan capital as part of the UKs enduring support to the Afghan Government. Their mission is to protect NATO military and civilian advisers working in government ministries, as well as UK advisers based at the Afghan National Army Officers Academy.
2 RGRs soldiers are light role infantrymen, used to operating on their feet, and learning about working from Foxhound protected patrol vehicles has been a key challenge ahead of the mission. The state-of-the-art vehicles will provide the best in protection whilst moving around the busy streets of Kabul.
Troops are out in Foxhounds on the STANTA ranges in Norfolk this week (8-12 Feb) practising for scenarios which they could face in Kabul.
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400 Gurkhas will be sent to Kabul, starting in April

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

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

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

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