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Elvis fanatic's send-off fit for a king

Elvis fanatic's send-off fit for a king

07 July 2014

Mourners got All Shook Up at an Elvis fanatic's funeral that was fit for a king.

Top names entertain thousands at the Hop Farm Music Festival

Top names entertain thousands at the Hop Farm Music Festival

07 July 2014

Singer Grace Jones brought the three-day Hop Farm Music Festival to a spectacular closure Sunday night.

At last! Relief for town centre traffic

At last! Relief for town centre traffic

07 July 2014

The day when cars heading from Maidstone to Chatham do not have first to twice cross the River Medway moved a little closer today.

Firefighters announce eight-day strike

Firefighters announce eight-day strike

04 July 2014

Fire unions have announced the first series of strikes over pensions stretching across eight days.

Biker in hospital after serious crash

Biker in hospital after serious crash

03 July 2014

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a crash which closed a Staplehurst road for six hours.

Winery goes stateside

Winery goes stateside

03 July 2014

A Kent vineyard has signed a deal to distribute its wines and ciders to 47 states in the US.

Flood victims fear being made homeless

Flood victims fear being made homeless

02 July 2014

Flooded at Christmas and still not back in her home, Lisa Peacock has been told by her insurers they will no longer pay for rented accommodation.

Councillors highlight threat to woodland

Councillors highlight threat to woodland

02 July 2014

There is no need for a developer to drive a road through an ancient wood, argue councillors.

Holly swims for stroke victims

Holly swims for stroke victims

02 July 2014

A nine-year-old Weald girl is attempting to swim a mile to help stroke victims and their families.

Council taken to court over planning refusal

Council taken to court over planning refusal

02 July 2014

Maidstone Council's decision to refuse a major redevelopment at the old KCC Springfield site is being challenged in the courts.

'I was hacked,' says Tory candidate told to leave the party

'I was hacked,' says Tory candidate told to leave the party

02 July 2014

A Tory election hopeful thrown out of the party after a BNP poster appeared on his Facebook page said he had been hacked.

Newcomers' stage pulled ahead of Hop Farm Music Festival

Newcomers' stage pulled ahead of Hop Farm Music Festival

01 July 2014

Up and coming musicians received a blow after the Hop Farm Music Festival cancelled a stage dedicated to new performers.

Doolittle to do much at Hop Farm Music Festival

Doolittle to do much at Hop Farm Music Festival

30 June 2014

Let’s hear it for the girls who will be rocking the Hop Farm crowd – chart-topper Eliza Doolittle and soulful Cara Dillon.

Kittens dumped in country lane

Kittens dumped in country lane

30 June 2014

A litter of kittens was found dumped in a ditch in a quiet country lane.

Triple amputee becomes first to wing walk for charity

Triple amputee becomes first to wing walk for charity

30 June 2014

A former soldier has taken to the skies above Kent to raise £50,000 for other servicemen and women.

Family of five escape escape house fire

Family of five escape escape house fire

28 June 2014

A family of five had to flee their house in the middle of the night after their dishwasher caught fire.

Events remember popular schoolgirl who died during a rounders game

Events remember popular schoolgirl who died during a rounders game

27 June 2014

School sports hall opened in memory of popular teenager who died during a games lesson.

Beach Boys reunite for Hop Farm Music Festival

Beach Boys reunite for Hop Farm Music Festival

25 June 2014

Brian Wilson and Al Jardine will be sending Good Vibrations through crowds in Paddock Wood next month.

Radical shake-up of policing in Kent

Radical shake-up of policing in Kent

24 June 2014

A new way of tackling crime - which puts the control back into local neighbourhoods - is being unveiled today.

Crash stops man from saying goodbye to dying wife

Crash stops man from saying goodbye to dying wife

24 June 2014

A driver has been jailed after a horrific crash left a pensioner unable to spend precious time with his dying wife because he was so badly injured.

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