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15 hours a week of free childcare and education is available to parents in Kent


The initiative aims to ensure tattoo parlours have their hygiene and cleanliness up to standard

Southeastern train

Engineering work will disrupt late-night trains in north Kent this week.

The bar after

See before and after pictures here.


New government laws come into force today

Sheppey Crossing

The bridge has now reopened to northbound traffic

William Holden

The pair committed more than 60 offences, stealing bikes that were worth thousands of pounds

Daniel Beaney

Daniel Beaney showed little remorse for his crime

Elderly woman

KCC proposes to close the Dorothy Lucy Centre in Maidstone, the Kiln Court Care Home in Faversham, the Wayfarers Home in Sandwich and Blackburn Lodge in Sheerness.


The scheme is expected to save the council around £28,000 each year

Traffic disruption

Delays are expected to clear quickly now

Partnership working to share home safety and health tips

The fire brigade and county council’s health services will work together to provide potentially life saving advice

A migrant in Calais and donated items

Fundraisers say those in ‘the jungle’ are becoming overwhelmed by the number of cars and vans dropping off supplies to the camp


Lanes were blocked in both directions after a crash between junctions four and five


The trust has been shortlisted in the Enhacing Care by Sharing Data and Information category in this year’s Health Service Journal awards

Stephen Anderson is wanted by police

Stephen Anderson was charged with fraud by false representation

County Hall, Maidstone (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Campaigners have revealed how much cash KCC invests in the sector and demands it withdraws

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National health award for Kent team

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Doctor writing

KCC’s team were ‘highly commended’ for its work to improve patient care and the health and wellbeing of elderly residents


The Kent Medal, Certificate of Commendation, Certificate of Congratulation and Long Service and Good Conduct medals will be presented at Oakwood House on Tuesday

Kent Police

Awards ceremony takes place today to those who have gone above and beyond the line of duty

Jonathan Neame

The company announced its full year results today

A dog

Dog owners can use the service at Tesco supermarket in Sheerness on October 10


Tricksters claim to ask about reporting a recent accident to the NHS


Police are helping manage traffic at the scene

Sheppey Crossing

Police have now left the scene but some delays remain

Street lights

Kent County Council encourage everyone to have their say

Jason Gomez

Police describe attack as ‘horrific’ and that neither have shown any remorse

Police sirens

Paul Wadkin and Jason Gomez have been sentenced for the murder of Darren Flynn

Traffic disruption

Highways bosses are telling motorists to use a different route

University of Kent

The university has achieved its highest ever ranking and been shortlisted for the University of the Year Award


Motorists suffered long delays as queues stretched as long as eight miles but all lanes have now been re-opened


Earlier delays have now cleared


Motorists are advised to take extra care as driving conditions worsen


Research by the Road Safety Foundation placed the A291 between Canterbury and Herne Bay among the UK’s most dangerous roads

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