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MP demands talks over high-speed rail services

Helen Grant at the launch of Maidstone's high-speed service in 2011.

25 January 2018

A Kent MP has requested a meeting with the rail minister over fears that popular train services to the capital could be lost.

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Revealed: Kent's best and worst performing schools

Kent pupils fared better than the country's average in English and maths GCSEs. Stock image

25 January 2018

Kent's secondary school league tables have been revealed. Find out which are ranked top and which are "well below average".

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Head teacher bans crisps

Crisps have been banned from Wateringbury Primary School

25 January 2018

A primary school has taken drastic action as the latest figures show almost one in five Year 6 pupils in the area are classed as obese.

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Man's terrifying ordeal in late-night car hijacking

Justin Tottle

24 January 2018

Three people barged their way into a student's vehicle and forced him to drive them to get drugs in an "absolutely terrifying" ordeal.

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Murder trial shown footage of victim's final moments

Molly McLaren

24 January 2018

A jury has been shown footage of Molly McLaren's final moments, before she was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend as she left the gym.

More than 90,000 children living in poverty

A nine year old was targeted by a groomer, according to police. Pic: Thinkstock

24 January 2018

Newly-published figures reveal the parts of Kent with the highest number of children living in hardship.

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Killer 'stalked ex before stabbing her to death in frenzy'

Molly McLaren wrote a blog after battling with anxiety and an eating disorder

23 January 2018

A man "stalked" his ex-girlfriend for weeks before following her to the gym and stabbing her to death "in a frenzy" in her car, a murder trial heard.

Vet involved in horse scam told to pay back £60k

David Smith. Picture: Kent Police.

23 January 2018

A vet who played his part in a scam which saw potentially dangerous horses drugged and sold to unsuspecting owners has been told to pay back £60,000.

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Fire victims hit by service charge

The aftermath of the fire at Holborough Lakes

23 January 2018

More than 40 people homeless after their apartment block was gutted in a fire have been sent bills despite being unable to live in their flats.

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Kent stream 'third most polluted' in the UK

Somerhill Stream: third most polluted of those tested

22 January 2018

High levels of insecticide pollution have been recorded in Somerhill Stream, raising fears for wildlife.

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Murder accused admits killing ex

Molly McLaren was studying at university after going to college in Dartford

22 January 2018

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in a frenzied car park knife attack has admitted manslaughter, but denied murdering her.

Men in court over 'aggravated burglary'

Barry Bonner at Maidstone Magistrates Court

22 January 2018

Two men are due in court after they were charged with aggravated burglary.

Five vehicle crash on M20

Traffic is building after an crash on the M20 this afternoon. Picture: Highways England

19 January 2018

Motorists suffered long delays after a crash between several vehicles during rush-hour.

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Former club chief: 'Gills owe me £900k'

Former vice-chairman Michael Anderson, right, next to Gillingham chairman Paul Scally

19 January 2018

The former vice chairman of Gillingham FC has filed papers with the High Court, claiming he is owed £900,000 by the club.

Hundreds of animals being poached

Farmers are facing dangerous situations. Stock image.

19 January 2018

Hare coursing and animal poaching is keeping police busy with hundreds of animals such as rabbits and hares being hunted down.

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'Despicable' distraction burglar jailed

Treeby captured on one of his victim's CCTV

18 January 2018

A serial fraudster who stole hundreds of pounds from vulnerable pensioners has been jailed.

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Crane catches fire on motorway

Emergency services at the scene

17 January 2018

Part of the M26 was closed as emergency services dealt with a crane on fire.

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Steering wheels and valuable stolen from cars

The accident happened last night. Stock image

17 January 2018

Police are advising car owners to be alert after computers and designer sunglasses from vehicles.

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Kent MP put in charge of loneliness

MP Tracey Crouch - now in charge of loneliness

17 January 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a Kent MP to carry on the work of murdered MP Jo Cox to help the lonely.

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Homeowners facing 'scandalous' charges

Homeowners in new housing estates in Kent often have to pay 'estate charges' on top of their council tax bills

17 January 2018

Tens of thousands of people who own houses and flats across Kent are being forced to pay rising fees connected to their properties.

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