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Hats off to Grace

Grace Jones

01 April 2014

She still wears weird head gear better than anyone on the planet and now Grace Jones has been unveiled as the Hop Farm Festival's final headline act.


Three arrested in pavilion theft probe

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31 March 2014

Three men have been arrested after power tools were stolen from a village pavilion.

A sad end for village rescue centre

Tanya, Christopher and Shane Alvis have had to close their small wildlife rescue centre after 12 years

30 March 2014

Animal lovers Tanya and Shane Alvis have been forced to close their rescue centre in Headcorn, near Maidstone

Fringe Festival returns for fourth year

Mark Morriss, frontman of The Bluetones, will perform at The Maidstone Fringe Festival

30 March 2014

Maidstone's Fringe Festival will bring a range of artists to the town when it returns in May

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

There can be only one...

Former Kinks frontman Ray Davies

28 March 2014

Organisers of the Hop Farm Music Festival say founders of the original event at the site will not use the Hop Farm's name if they resurrect the shows.

There's so much MORE to your new-look KentOnline

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

28 March 2014

Love your new KentOnline? Find out how much more there is to your county-wide website.

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.

Viva la falsetto!

Sam Buttery, The `Viva La Drag' extravaganza is at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

27 March 2014

Larger-than-life Sam Buttery of The Voice fame, stars in Viva La Drag in two shows in Kent

Jimmy Savile investigation launched at Kent school

Jimmy Savile in Kent in 1978

27 March 2014

An investigation has been launched to find out if Jimmy Savile abused school children during a visit in the 1970s.

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.


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.


MEP to meet flood victims

25 March 2014

Green Party MEP Keith Taylor will be in town this weekend to talk to flood victims.


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.


Redundancies at venue

Plans for the Assembly Hall Theatre were discussed at a public meeting tonight

24 March 2014

A council-owned theatre is being forced to lay off staff as it deals with "challenging financial circumstances".

Widow's grief at death of biker on first ride with motorcycle club

Philip Cooper, from Rainham, enjoyed motorbikes, martial arts, football and rock ‘n roll

21 March 2014

The wife of a motorcyclist killed on his first ride out with a club has revealed she warned him his powerful new bike might be too heavy for him.

Van drivers and tradesmen targeted by thieves

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21 March 2014

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

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