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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.

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.

Sevenoaks Grammar School bid back on the cards

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter

18 February 2014

A fresh bid for a grammar school annex in west Kent is on the cards just months after the government rejected two rival applications.

Tonbridge man arrested for suspected drug dealing

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18 February 2014

A Tonbridge man was arrested at the weekend, following an afternoon drugs raid.

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.

Police are urging people to be on their guard after a theft at an ATM in Tonbridge

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15 February 2014

A woman had cash snatched out of her hand at a cashpoint in Tonbridge.

Cosmetics firm made up with department store boost

Miss Photogenic's cosmetic brush range is being stocked in John Lewis and Fenwick

14 February 2014

Just a few months after launching, a luxury fashion and beauty company – founded in Kent – is being stocked in John Lewis stores across the UK.

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.

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

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13 February 2014

A lorry and car collided on the M20 this morning.

Bank robbery witness asked to come forward

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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.

Developers opt for "Maidstone Gateway"

10 February 2014

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

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.

West Kent braces itself for flooding as storm approaches

John "the plumber" Helm leaves Little Venice Country Park and Marina

09 February 2014

Areas around the River Medway and Beult remain on high alert for flooding today, as rain and strong winds are expected to batter the county.

Sevenoaks by-pass closed after crashes

The road has been closed. Stock image

08 February 2014

The A21 was closed this afternoon following a multi-vehicle accident.

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra delights audience

Soloist, Emma Johnson

07 February 2014

An emotional intensity was displayed in a concert by Maidstone Symphony Orchestra, writes Dr Brian Hick in his review.

College takeover revealed

K College

06 February 2014

The preferred bidders have been announced to run a college which is being broken up after amassing £16m of debt.

Ambulance volunteer guilty of sex assault during medical 'assessment'

St John Ambulance worker John Franklin is accused of sex assaults

06 February 2014

An ambulance worker who carried out intimate examinations on a teenager has been found guilty of sexually assaulting her.

Police arrest 28 people following a surge in criminal damage

05 February 2014

A spate of criminal damage over the weekend led to 28 arrests.

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