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Charity football tournament held to honour former Detective Sargent

Ben Turner

20 February 2014

The memory of a late Kent Police offer was celebrated with a charity football tournament on Saturday.

New owners of The Hengist reveal £250,000 plans

19 February 2014

The Kent Messenger was today given an exclusive first look at the restoration project going on inside The Hengist, in Aylesford.

Danny Alexander promises money for flood defences

Government minister Danny Alexander visits Yalding.

19 February 2014

Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the treasury, rejected suggestions there is no money to improve flood defences in a visit to Yalding yesterday.

Fans bowled over by Joey Essex

18 February 2014

A group of lucky fans won the chance to meet Joey Essex at Maidstone's Hollywood Bowl

Government secretary to visit Yalding

Danny Alexander

18 February 2014

Lib Dem politician Danny Alexander will be in the village from 3.50pm to speak with residents about flooding.

Paint it gold for Kent's Olympics hero!

Lizzy Yarnold celebrates her Olympic gold. Pictures: Getty Images

17 February 2014

Kent's Winter Olympics champion Lizzy Yarnold is calling for the Royal Mail to do a U-turn and paint a post box in her hometown gold.

Doggy detective a real Sherlock Bones

Dog owner Jenny Brown and Tiga go all over the country sniffing out lost dogs

15 February 2014

A sleuth dog that uses his super-sensitive snout to sniff out stray and lost dogs is in line for a top Crufts award.

Collapsed manhole cover in Detling continues to cause problems

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

14 February 2014

Ongoing roadworks mean one lane remains closed on the Maidstone-bound stretch of Detling Hill.

Flood warning leaves homes in Lamberhurst and Goudhurst at Risk

14 February 2014

Properties in Lamberhurst and Goudhurst are at risk of flooding.

Man airlifted to hospital after fall from scaffolding

14 February 2014

A 62-year-old man suffered multiple injuries after he fell from scaffolding.

Council produces draft Local Plan

13 February 2014

Councillors have accepted their borough needs to provide 19,600 homes, despite strong opposition from KCC.

Kent's council tax freeze set to end

Kent County Council must save millions and make 'painful' decisions

13 February 2014

County council taxpayers are likely to be hit with a hike in bills as a three-year freeze looks set to come to an end today.

Lorry and car collision causes delays on M20

Stock picture.

13 February 2014

A lorry and car collided on the M20 this morning.

Level crossing works in Aylesford postponed

The level crossing at Station Road, Aylesford

13 February 2014

Plans to close Station Road in Aylesford , splitting it in two, have been postponed.

Bank robbery witness asked to come forward

Stock picture.

11 February 2014

A potential witness is urged to come forward after staff at a Halifax bank were robbed by a man holding a black hand gun.

Dancer wins college place but needs to raise £19k

Ember Bates with mother Elizabeth and father Andrew

11 February 2014

A Snodland teenager is appealing for help to realise her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

Pair taken to hospital as ambulance in crash with bus

The damaged ambulance after the Tonbridge Road crash

10 February 2014

Two ambulance workers have been taken to hospital after a crash with a bus that also left several passengers injured.

Developers opt for "Maidstone Gateway"

10 February 2014

Developers' plans for Junction 8 will "never be acceptable" said residents attending a public exhibition.

Playing field homes plan slated

More than 200 turned out

10 February 2014

Spare us more congestion was the plea from residents opposed to a 220-unit housing scheme.

Lane "can't take extra traffic"

Councillor Brian Clark spoke up for fields in the Loose Valley

10 February 2014

The county councillor for Loose has been filming traffic problems to provide evidence against a controversial housing scheme.

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