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MP weighs in on train debate

Maidstone and Weald MP Helen Grant

28 November 2017

A train operator has incurred the wrath of a Kent MP after it was announced a new service's launch had been delayed.


Delighted pupils get message from Prince Harry

Flat Stanley has visited Kensington Palace!

28 November 2017

Children at a primary school were overjoyed when they were sent a touching message from the man of the moment... Prince Harry!

Manufacturer bags funding deal

The paper-bag production line at Badalov in Larkfield

28 November 2017

A paper bag maker is poised to pick-up bigger contracts after securing backing worth nearly half a million pounds.

Little Mix are coming to Kent

Little Mix

27 November 2017

Chart-topping girl band Little Mix are coming to a town near you - here's how to get tickets.


Arrests after jewellery, cannabis and baseball bat found in car

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27 November 2017

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after police stopped a car in a Kent town.

Serial offender mum locked up after assaulting police

Bethany Ivell pleaded guilty to criminal damage and assault

27 November 2017

A mother who narrowly avoided jail has been locked up after assaulting a service station cashier and two police officers.


School apologises after mistake hits students’ grades

Cranbrook School headmaster Dr John Weeds

27 November 2017

Bungling staff uploaded a year's worth of pupils' work late - leaving some sixth-formers being downgraded.


Night-time river patrols launched to stop drowning deaths

A casualty's view from the water during today's Safe and Dry campaign launch

26 November 2017

After three young men lost their lives after falling into the River Medway a charity has secured funding for patrols in the Christmas run-up.


Land deal paves way for house building

The plot of land bought for £10 million by Hyde and Chartway Group from Trenport Investments, which will form part of Peters Village

26 November 2017

Construction is due to start on more than 100 homes early next year after developers bought a plot of land for £10 million.


Feel some festive spirit

Christmas on the Home Front at Kent Life in Sandling, Maidstone

25 November 2017

Festive spirit is in the air with fetes and fairs across the county this weekend from Home Front experiences to fairs to pick up gifts and goodies.

You Can Help

Maidstone Day Centre launch of You Can Help campaign. Jerry Davies and David Holland. Picture: Matthew Walker FM4998670

24 November 2017

The Kent Messenger is teaming up with Homeless Care to collect food and other useful items to support vulnerable people.


Event to remember lost loved ones

Heart of Kent Hospice is inviting members of the public to its Light up a Life event

24 November 2017

A charity is gearing up for two services of remembrance ahead of the festive period.

'I will never fully recover or forget what he did'

Kieron Hoddinott. Picture: Kent Police

23 November 2017

A man has been jailed for 15 years for forcing a woman to endure his 'abusive and perverted behaviour'.

Crews called to outbuilding fire

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23 November 2017

Fire crews were called after a domestic outbuilding went up in flames in the early hours.

Volunteer awarded MBE for work with young offenders

22 November 2017

A volunteer who has been present at more than 1,700 police interviews with young and vulnerable people has been presented with an MBE.

Rail plans delayed

Maidstone East train station

22 November 2017

Plans for cross-London rail services from Kent have been delayed.


Let there be festive light: Christmas lights across Kent

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

22 November 2017

Grab a slice of the festive action and head to a Christmas lights switch-on near you with our guide to ones happening across the county.

Mums fear cuts to breastfeeding services

Counsellor Sarah Wood fears mothers may have to travel further for breastfeeding support

22 November 2017

A proposed takeover of breastfeeding services could have major consequences across Kent.


Hundreds affected as company closes office

Up to 650 workers face being relocated

21 November 2017

A total of 650 workers face being relocated to Surrey as a financial services company announced it is closing its office in Kent.

Drug dealers jailed

Jailed: Ricky Hagger and James Packham

21 November 2017

Two men caught dealing drugs in Maidstone have been jailed for a total of seven and a half years.

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