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Everything you need to know about Operation Stack

Park Rangers and volunteers from Tonbridge and Malling raise one of the two new flags.  Left to right Phil Outram , Head Ranger; Paul Linington, Volunteer Ranger; Catherine Eden Green, Volunteer Ranger and Health Walk Leader, Mary Tate, Senior Partnership Officer, Medway Valley Countryside Project and Save Our Magnificent Meadows Officer; Ben Jarvis, Ranger; Philip Brown, Badger Bushcraft.

Green Flag awards recognise the best parks and green spaces across the country

Romario Wright

He was caught with 34 wraps and heroin.

Kent Police

Homeowners reminded to keep their property secure following burglaries

Taxi drivers in Tonbridge

Hundreds of cabbies will be taught how to spot the tell-tale signs and alert the authorities of any suspicious activity

Rail

Train firm says offer will apply to all single and return tickets purchased via its own website. Offer starts today and runs until end of August.

Kent County Show

Sun shines on three-day event at Detling - the annual celebration of industry in the county and its agricultural roots

Tracey Crouch has blasted the proposals

Conservative MP speaks out after Junior Dian, 23, collapsed and died during match this week

Ambulance

Paramedics fought to save him as fans watched on helpless as drama unfolded on the pitch. Club ‘devastated’ at the news

County Hall in Maidstone

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

Run or Dye is inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours

The event uses eco-friendly dye inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’

Gatwick

Gatwick chief executive says it offers the best option

green seam

Garden designed by two students wins a gold medal - and named ‘best in show’ at prestigious event

The NHS has issued health guidelines as the heatwave hits

Health advice to deal with the blistering heat

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

Kent roads

Police say incidents across county - in particular M20 and A228 at Snodland - and warn of tough penalties

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

Kent Police

Death is being treated as non-suspicious

Humans

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.

The cat who lives at Tonbridge railway station

Commuters feed cat whose owners have moved away - click on video to see her in action

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

Hayfever

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

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’

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have information

Ann Barnes.  Picture: Ady Kerry

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

Southeastern

Broken-down train caused further aggro

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