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First class postman says farewell

Derek Whitelock prepares his last delivery

12 May 2014

Rain or shine, Derek Whitelock has delivered the post in Yalding for 20 years.

The story of The Few

Author Dick Collinson

12 May 2014

Ever wondered how The Few beat the might of the German Luftwaffe? This books explains all.

'My fear after hornet landed on my welder'

Simon Savage with the Hornet

12 May 2014

A hornet with huge jaws, a giant thorax and a stinger that looked like a needle was discovered by a welder after it landed on his machine.


Voters get plenty of choice in borough elections

The by-election was triggered after Tory David Johnson resigned.

12 May 2014

This month’s local elections are perhaps the most difficult to predict in a long while, with 97 candidates battling for a seat.

Parishes unites against Tory's Local Plan proposals

Geraldine Brown, chairman of the Maidstone branch of KALC

12 May 2014

The organisation representing all parish councils across Maidstone has called for a rethink of the borough's "flawed" Local Plan.

Royal wedding policeman announced as new leader of Serious Crime Directorate

Matthew Horne

12 May 2014

Matthew Horne, who served as the police's lead response to the 2011 royal wedding, will become the new leader of Kent's Serious Crime Directorate.

Leeds Castle chief executive standing down

Victoria Wallace has worked at the castle for ten years. Picture: Leeds Castle Foundation

10 May 2014

It's all change, as the woman behind key developments at Leeds Castle over the last 10 years quits her role.


Have we got killer hornets on our hands?

Headcorn resident Bron Sadler thinks this could be a killer hornet

09 May 2014

A couple fear they have stumbled across a a giant killer Asian hornet - blamed for the deaths of six people - in their home.


Gardens in all their glory

The deadline is looming for the District's gardening competition.

09 May 2014

County-wide National Garden Scheme springs into action for charitable cause

Barn conversion has a holiday cottage

Standen Barn, Benenden

09 May 2014

Holiday cottage included with 4-bedroom barn conversion at Benenden

Police concerned over missing man's welfare

Vincent Newell

09 May 2014

Police in Maidstone are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of a man who has been reported missing.

Delays as collision closes A21

There are delays in the area. Stock picture.

07 May 2014

Commuters are warned to avoid the A21 this morning after it was closed in both directions.

Kent is best with troubled families

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged 500 free schools

06 May 2014

Kent is leading the way in taking up a new scheme to concentrate help on troubled families.

Air ambulance lands after two motorbikes in crash

The air ambulance lands near the A21 at Tunbridge Wells today. Picture: Kent Police Roads

05 May 2014

An air ambulance landed after two motorbikes crashed on the A21 - sparking delays for Bank Holiday drivers.

KM organises Christmas dinner for flooded Yalding residents

Terry Smith, Tom Milton, Jill Smith and Gwen Milton at the KM's Feast for the Flooded meal

04 May 2014

Around 60 people who suffered flood damage in winter sit down to a Christmas dinner.


Four treated after serious crash on the A21

Stock image.

04 May 2014

Four people have been taken to hospital following a crash on the A21

Police: We did find drugs equipment at Peaches Geldof's home

Peaches Geldof, pictured on her wedding day, was found dead in Wrotham. Picture: Brian Aris

02 May 2014

Police have confirmed drugs paraphernalia was found at Peaches Geldof's home as they investigate who supplied her heroin.


Is your street about to be plunged into darkness

Kent County Council says it has a "procedure" for repairing street lights.

02 May 2014

This week sees the start of a part-time switch off of street lights in Maidstone


Lost lizard reunited with owner... after eight months in wild

Trystan Nield with Matilda the Leopard Gecko

02 May 2014

Waltzing Matilda, a gecko lizard, has been reunited with her tearful young owner - all thanks to the power of the internet.

Payout for twins who got deadly bug at petting zoo

Tracy Mock and Mike Furnell with twins Todd and Aaron as newborns before they were ill

01 May 2014

Twins who caught a potentially deadly strain of E.Coli at a petting farm in one of the worst outbreaks ever recorded have been awarded compensation.

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