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Nearly £30 million given to hospitals in bail-out

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

08 September 2013

The costs of running a new hospital means an NHS Trust was given £28million in a bailout payment.

Sculptors don't need to cast about for inspiration

Singer Labrinth had an unusual body part cast

07 September 2013

Artists CJ Munn and Andre Masters are creating a name for their sculptures... so guess which body part singer Labrinth wanted cast?

Jobs fair returns to County Town

Job search. Copyright: Thinkstock Image Library

06 September 2013

Jobcentre Plus and council hoping to repeat success after 1,000 people turned up to Get Maidstone Working event.

Jail for mum of New Year's Day murder victim

Dimitris Titovs suffered a fatal stab wound in London Road, Teynham. Picture: @Kent_999s

06 September 2013

The mother of a man murdered by her partner is behind bars after wounding another man who attacked him.

Gyms set for cash injection

David Lloyd gym in Maidstone's Lockmeadow Leisure Complex, which is set to benefit from TDR's cash injection

06 September 2013

A private equity firm is set to invest big money into a leisure chain with four outlets in Kent, which it has bought for more than £700 million.

Kent records hottest September day in seven years... but it hasn't lasted!

Elenea Osbourne, 4, and mum Carley Benson, walking dogs Daisy and Toby in the September sunshine

06 September 2013

The Met Office said Kent recorded Britain's warmest temperature at 30.2C yesterday - but the county woke to cooler weather today.

Man freed from jail after being cleared of sex assaults

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

06 September 2013

A man jailed for four years has walked free after being acquitted of sex assaults on young girls.

The world on the street

Maidstone Mela

06 September 2013

A feast of music, food and dance with an international flavour will be on offer at the 11th Maidstone Mela

Police are investigating an assault in Campbell Road, Maidstone

06 September 2013

An 18-year-old was assaulted by three men in Maidstone on Wednesday evening

The Maidstone Mela gets off to a damp but lively start

Children process through Maidstone to mark the Mela this weekend

06 September 2013

Maidstone's 11th multicultural Mela was launched by hundreds of schoolchildren in the town centre today

M20 reopens after motorbike crash

The crash between junctions 9 and 10

05 September 2013

A woman has suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash closed a section of the M20 motorway near Ashford.

Two arrests in hunt for specs thefts couple

Stock image

05 September 2013

Police looking for a couple in connection with designer glasses thefts have arrested a man and a woman

'HS2 money could be spent on our trains'

Connections to London and Europe was the top reason businesses think Kent is a good place to work

04 September 2013

Billions of pounds being spent on a rail project branded a white elephant by some could be spent on the county's transport network, it's been argued.

Father and son jailed over plot to frame ex-girlfriend

Danny Tiplady admitted lying about the stabbing

04 September 2013

A devious man who stabbed himself then claimed he had been attacked by his ex-partner is behind bars along with his father who colluded to tell lies.

The Maidstone Mela is all set for its 11th year

Last year's Maidstone Mela in Mote Park

04 September 2013

Maidstone's Mela begins on Friday with music in the town centre, and moves to Mote Park on Sunday

Kent spends most on drugs for ADHD

It has been rated as inadequate. Stock photo.

03 September 2013

An area of Kent has spent more on drugs for treating hyperactivity disorder ADHD than anywhere else in England, NHS figures reveal.

KCC social worker concerns persist... despite £2,000 'golden hellos'

The latest figures on child sexual abuse have been released. Stock image, posed by model.

03 September 2013

Recruiting social workers for Kent's looked-after children has been identified as an ongoing problem - despite attractive "golden hellos" and bonuses.

Motorway re-opens after lorry fire

Delays on the M20 following a lorry fire on the M26. Picture: Highways Agency

03 September 2013

The M26 has re-opened after a large lorry fire closed the motorway for almost seven hours - but delays continued.

One sandwich short of a picnic?

Bread's been stuck under cars' wipers in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Ross Bilyard

03 September 2013

A phantom bread dumper has struck in Tunbridge Wells... maybe he mistook the town for Sandwich!

Police made several arrests in alcohol-fuelled incidents

Stock picture.

03 September 2013

Officers in west Kent made a number of arrests due to alcohol-related offences

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