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To be registered for testing, children must be resident in the UK and expecting to start their final year in primary school in September 2016


There will be no Southeastern trains running into or out of Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Cannon Street

David Fitzsimmons

A further 46 companies have set up shop in the county courtesy of the inward investment agency


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It is estimated that there are around 225,000 smokers in Kent and that smoking costs the county around £391m every year


The festival has grown exponentially since being founded in Lee Denny’s Beckenham garden

Mental health

The rate of suicide in Kent is higher than the national average

Blood launch edition

Our sister title’s coverage of one of the worst NHS scandals is bidding for Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards’ Making A Difference category

Live animal exports

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Dumitrou Marin

He committed a number of offences across Kent

William Charles Pearce

He went missing from open prison, HMP Standford Hill

Matthew Cook

They stole power generators, materials and tools.


The cause of the fire, which affected both floors of the property on Lucknow Road, is not yet known

Tom Bosworth

Kent County Council has offered support of up to £400 to some of the county’s top sportsmen and women

The Countess of Wessex trains with representative from her regiments at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ahead of her cycling 445 miles in September from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London as her 'DofE Diamond Challenge' which marks the 60th anniversary of The The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 6, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Sophie. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

The Countess was raised in Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells and trained as a secretary at West Kent College

Floss and her littermates being cared for at The Dogs Trust

Puppies are being smuggled in from Europe

Live animal exports

The trade has gained controversy in recent years

Council elections are taking place across the country

Council elections took place yesterday

Polling stations remain open until 10pm

Full coverage - and full results as they come in, Turnout confirmed at 21.5 per cent

Foster family

Kent County Council wants to recruit 150 more households to its fostering service this year

Kent Police

Everything you need to know about Thursday’s big vote

Child reading a book

At the moment, the 11 mobile libraries make 651 stops at a cost of more than £367,000 per year to Kent council taxpayers

Roy Blackman

The 36-year-old was on bail after being arrested in connection with the pensioner’s murder

Stagecoach bus.

Councillors will meet at 10am this morning after plans to raise the price by £20 to £270 were announced last week


KCC has joined forces with walking charity Living Streets as part of National Walking Month

Kent Police

Alan Morris plied his pupils with alcohol before abusing them, a jury found

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
Photographer: Robert Viglasky
© 2015 Carnival Film & Television Ltd
Benedict Cumberbatch (as RICHARD III)

It coincides with the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare

Things to do this weekend

Met Office predicts it will be getting warmer every day this week


The fire started at a property on Carlton Road


Comes as part of countywide bid to make our roads safer as part of European initiative


From Cliff Richard to Madonna, Prince to Elton John, the county has played host to a number of superstars over the years

Bus stop

To help families spread the price, they can split payment into two half-yearly passes at £135


The doctors are taking action on Tuesday and Wednesday in opposition to proposed new contracts

Kent Police

Let us know who you intend to vote for - links to profiles of ALL the candidates included


Wintry showers are being predicted this week

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