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Restrictions will apply from 10am-5pm on coastal routes from Ashford to Ramsgate and 12pm-5pm on all other routes

Levi Smith

The family of Levi Smith have criticised the jail following the conclusion of an inquest in Maidstone


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The far-right French leader Marine Le Pen (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Janice Atkinson said victory for the far-right leader in the French election would make the county a safer place

Seasonal workers

Meurig Raymond is calling for the right trade deals, access to a competent and reliable workforce and a domestic agricultural policy that works for the country

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The Prison Officers’ Assocation representative said only one prison officer at Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey will benefit from the £12m pay boost

Gordon Henderson with his book

Gordon Henderson said he was able to witness at first hand “the dedication and hard work of the medical staff who are on the fron line in the NHS”

HMP Swaleside is part of the Sheppey prison complex.

A £12million package was announced by government on Sunday

Kent Police

Kent Police logged 277 offences between July and September last year - the highest quarterly figure since comparable records began in April 2012

Commuters express their love across the Southeastern network. Photo: @geofftech and Southeastern

The messages have appeared on information boards at a number of train stations

Lee Heane, left, and Matthew Bryan, right

Matthew Bryan and Lee Heane are believed to have been involved in up to 70 high-value burglaries across the country

Schools are facing a funding crisis

A report by MPs on the education select committee says pupils should not be admitted to new selective schools simply on the basis of passing a test

Snow scene

Motorists are being warned of icy condition

Snow scene

A Level 3 cold alert is in place until Monday and snow is forecast between 6pm Friday and 10am Saturday

County Hall

Some £108m needs to be slashed from the local authority’s spending

Amber Rudd, home secretary

The home secretary was responding to a call from Faversham MP Helen Whately for other councils to take responsibility


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Sittingbourne High Street

The 20-year-old was assaulted after leaving a nightclub on Saturday night

The derailed freight train Pic: Network Rail

Southeastern passengers faced lengthy delays at the end of January

The blaze could have been caused by an electrical fault

Fire crews dealt with the incident on Monday evening

Some of the seized cigarettes, which evaded over £15,000 worth of tax

The pair were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court today after they admitted evading over £15,000

Trains will not run between Romford and Upminster this weekend

The franchise expires in 2018 and the Department of Transport is launching a consultation on the future of the network this month


The fire is believed to have started after a kitchen stove was left unattended

Matthew Scott

An average household bill for 2017/18 has been set at £157.15, representing an increase of 3.3 per cent

Exhaust pipes pumping out pollution

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke sent a letter to chancellor Philip Hammond outlining better ways of tackling air pollution that do not punish drivers

Officers and dogs have been out on force in the town centre, as well as seven drug warrants made

Trains will not run between Romford and Upminster this weekend

It is advised by rail bosses to check your service before you travel over the coming days

Rural business

The firms are being urged to bid for the cash by economic chiefs at SELEP

Cigarettes found in hollowed-out tables

Investigation revealed at least 1.74m were offloaded in a storage unit on Sheppey

Lorry drivers on the M20

Theresa May promised Kent MPs last year in the House of Commons that there would be more facilities in the county


Gordon Henderson said the worst punishment given to a prisoner guilty of injuring a prison officer was too often the withdrawal of privileges

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