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French medics could help cut 10,000 backlog

The Port of Calais

27 April 2016

Doctors and nurses from France could be drafted in to help reduce hospital waiting times.


Meet the team that keeps Kent moving

Network response technical officer Matt Watson. Picture: Matthew Walker

20 April 2016

When congestion clogs Kent's roads, a specialist team does their best to keep the county moving - this is how.


'My children have been playing on an asbestos floor'

Marie with her two children and abestos in the floorboards

17 April 2016

A mum-of-two is warning house buyers to check their property for asbestos in their homes before they move in.


Food bank demand in Kent increases to record levels

Food bank goods being prepared in Canterbury. Stock image.

15 April 2016

The number of people in Kent turning to food banks has leapt to record levels, as a charity warns urgent action must be taken to ease the crisis.


Look who’s investing in drugs firms

NCL boss Jerry Biggs, left, seals the deal with Centauri chief executive Mike Westby

14 April 2016

Kent County Council is trying to make money by taking a share in growing science businesses.

Nuclear power station bosses on their guard against 'madmen'

Dungeness B bosses say the power station is safe

09 April 2016

Bosses at Kent's nuclear power station say they are on their guard against “madmen” unleashing nuclear terrorism.


£9m project to reveal 'untold' chapter of British Naval History

The warship Namur was found beneath the floor of the Wheelwrights' Shop

07 April 2016

A £9m project at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard is set to open next month using interactive screens to bring the age of sail to life.


The secret’s out... BBC captures the beauty of marshes

St James's Church, Main Road, Cooling. Picture: Steve Crispe

06 April 2016

One of Kent's hidden beauty spots will be featured on the second episode of television series Secret Britain tonight.


What if police could detect crime before it happened?

To some, Predictive Policing sounds like science fiction, akin to the 2002 film Minority Report, but it's happening now

05 April 2016

The 2002 film Minority Report imagines a world where crime can be foreseen before it has happened. But in Kent, this isn't just science fiction.


Anniversary of massive explosion that killed 109

The mass grave for those killed.

02 April 2016

On April 2, 1916, an explosion at Uplees Gunpowder works killed 109 men and boys - the grandson of one of the victims still has unanswered questions.

Kent walk first in UK to be captured on Google Trekker

A Google camera

25 March 2016

People can now enjoy this famous Kent trail virtually as it becomes the UK's first to be captured using Google's Street View-style Trekker.

Takeover that’s hoping to bear fruit

A lab at East Malling Research, now known as NIAB EMR, where scientists are developing the next generation of food technology

16 March 2016

Economies of scale will save a crop research institute from future threats of closure but its new owner admits there will be short-term job losses.

Pirates of the Caribbean star voices bomb ship documentary

Ian McShane recording with director Ken Rowles

16 March 2016

A new film about the bomb-laden wreck of the Richard Montgomery is being voiced by this Pirates of the Caribbean star.


Kent produces UK's first strawberrries of the year

Yoana Emanuilova picks some of the first crop of the year. Picture: Ruth Cuerden

13 March 2016

A Kent farm is the first in the UK to produce strawberries this year.


Midwife struck off after ‘risk of harm to patients’

The nurse was working at Darent Valley Hospital

10 March 2016

A midwife who carried out medical procedures she was not trained to perform has been struck off.


'I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry'

08 March 2016

Once that washing machine door is closed, there's no getting it open again... even if your £400 iPhone is trapped inside.


Firm's 10-year commitment

Discovery Park in Sandwich

08 March 2016

A drug discovery company has extended its lease at a business estate for another decade.


Just what the doctor ordered

Bedfont Scientific's headquarters in Harrietsham, near Maidstone

03 March 2016

A medical instrument manufacturer has sold a subsidiary business to a US company with sales of $11 billion.

Job cuts confirmed at research site

A lab at East Malling Research, now known as NIAB EMR, where scientists are developing the next generation of food technology

26 February 2016

The new boss of a crop study business has said staff numbers will be reduced over the next year under its new owners.

Night of the living LED...

The LED lights could make people look like zombies, according to critics

15 February 2016

Plans to replace Kent's street lamps with LEDS have come under fire from critics who claim the pale blue light will make them look like zombies.

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