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Car crashes into post in Maidstone road

30 March 2014

A car mounted a hedgerow and crashed into a post on a residential street in Maidstone

Man charged after armed police swooped on Maidstone estate

29 March 2014

Hon Cheong Chu, of Tarragon Road, Maidstone, has been charged with a string of offences, including assault and possessing a prohibited firearm

Change could spell death knell for Kent's grammar expansion

The Weald of Kent Grammar School

28 March 2014

Plans by a girls' school to become co-ed have been shelved... casting doubts over a major expansion of grammar places in Kent.


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KentOnline's audience has grown by 15% in the past year

28 March 2014

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Assault and firearm suspect remains in custody

Police blocking roads in Barming

27 March 2014

A 55-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of assault and firearms offences after police stormed his home.

Super slimming couple make final of weight-loss competition

Brian Smith and Alison Milton after their dramatic weight loss

27 March 2014

Brian Smith and Alison Milton made it to the finals of the Slimming World Couple of the Year 2014 after losing more than 11 stone between them.

Teachers' strike set to hit thousands

Teachers are on strike in Canterbury

26 March 2014

More than 50 schools will be shut or partly closed today as teachers stage a walk-out.


Thief knocks over boy, 15, in high-speed getaway

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

26 March 2014

A getaway driver injured a teenager as the boy walked across a supermarket car park with his mother, a court heard.


VIDEO: Lizzy Yarnold visits former school

Lizzy Yarnold signing autographs on arrival

26 March 2014

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold visited Maidstone Grammar School for Girls yesterday, and even took over a PE class.

Snow starts to fall in towns and villages

A family walk through Manor Park Country Park, West Malling, during last year's snow

26 March 2014

Sleet and snow has started falling in Maidstone, Blue Bell Hill and in Sevenoaks this afternoon.

Prince to open new hospital

Prince Richard

25 March 2014

The Queen's cousin will do the honours at the opening of a new hospital next week.


Government funding for potholes repairs

Kent's pothole problem is deepening

25 March 2014

Kent County Council has been given an extra £8.6m to fill the county's potholes.


Fans gather for victory parade to honour gold medal winner Lizzy

Children from Riverhead Infants School greet Lizzy Yarnold

21 March 2014

Olympic medallist Lizzy Yarnold is being given a victory parade around Kent's streets today - after clinching gold in the skeleton event.


Van drivers and tradesmen targeted by thieves

Stock picture.

21 March 2014

Tradesmen and van drivers have had more than £163,000 of equipment stolen in last three weeks.

Delays after man killed by train

Police at Dunton Green after a man was hit and killed by a train. Picture: @hotpotayto

19 March 2014

Commuters are facing disruption to their journeys home after a man was hit and killed by a train in Kent this afternoon.

Police fined £100k for 'damaging' security gaffe

Police left sensitive tapes and information in a disused station

19 March 2014

Kent Police has been fined after documents and tapes containing 'extremely sensitive and confidential information' were left in a disused station.

Help for flood-hit tourism firms

Flood-hit Yalding was among the worst affected

18 March 2014

A free workshop will give advice to businesses affected by the adverse weather in recent months.

Rugby legend meets firms

Sir Clive Woodward

13 March 2014

Companies with successful exports got to rub shoulders with England's World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward.

Village decides on allotments scheme

The count gets underway

11 March 2014

The overwhelming majority of Wouldham villagers are opposed to new housing on the village allotments, a ballot has revealed.

Tovil gets new nature park

David Fleck from Valley Conservation Society, Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Clive English, Cllr Ian Chittenden, Cllr Derek Mortimer, Taylor Wimpey site managers Akin Akinbubola and Stewart Wood, Taylor Wimpey's land planning manager Joanna Webb, Cllr Mike Hogg and Dennis Usmar and Bryn Cornwell from the Valley Conservation Society

11 March 2014

Tovil has a new 29-acre nature reserve, as compensation for a housing development.

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