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John Simmonds issues stark warning on the eve of first Tory budget since 1996

Traffic disruption

Motorists trying to get to Dover were facing delayed after two incidents near Faversham


Traffic misery in Kent continues as Operation Stack casts shadow across county

Operation Stack

Everything you need to know about Operation Stack

The NHS has issued health guidelines as the heatwave hits

Health advice to deal with the blistering heat

Traffic jam

Motorists should approach with caution

Festivals get set to rock the county

From big name music acts, to showcasing the county’s finest produce...there’s plenty to get you outdoors this summer

A beach in Tunisia

Around 30 Britons are believed to have been killed

Kent Police

Another man was also hurt in the crash

Heatwave here we come....?

But it warns sizzling temperatures could be shortlived and followed by thunderstorms

Labour logo

Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Jermey Corbyn and Andy Burnham are all vying to lead the party


Stretch of busy motorway re-opened after rush-hour smash leaves one injured


Millions continue to tune into the hit drama, but are we close in reality to a world which we share with life-like robots?

Tom Odell performance. Picture: Steven Law.

He performed on Friday.

Kent Police use dogs to help fight crime. PC Paul Diddams, with German Shepherd Muck.

They can control crowds, sniff out drugs and explosives and still remain an officer’s most loyal colleague. We meet the next generation of dogs

Fire station

Three people treated by paramedics


Bad news not just for hay fever sufferers, but those who suffer asthma too, as health chiefs issue warning to be prepared as pollen levels rocket

Traffic disruption

Expect delays.

Sheppey Crossing

Busy road onto the island shut northbound after broken down vehicle causes problems. Traffic diverted onto Kings Ferry Bridge

Southeastern train

Train broke down between New Cross and London Bridge

Kent Chief Constable Alan Pughsley

He joined over 20 others in receiving an honour from Her Majesty

Trudy Dean

County councillor Trudy Dean said cuts of up to £4 million could be on their way

Lesley Pearce.

She has sold 10 million copies of her books worldwide.

Kent Police

The crackdown has also seen 12 people pick up tickets for using mobiles while driving

Ann Barnes, Police and Crime Commisisoner with Alan Pughsley, Kent Police Chief Constable, outside one of their 'successes' Compass House

She praised officers for their hard work to complete tasks in ‘record quick time’

Fire engines were  called to the scene

Around 1,000 pallets alight

Ann Barnes.  Picture: Ady Kerry

However she said there would be ‘inevitable consequences’ due to austerity

Fire engines were  called to the scene

The fire is creating a lot of smoke

Eight fire engines attended.

Kent Police

Appears at Maidstone magistrates


Accident between Greenwich and Slade Green

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