West Malling Parish Council is considering spending thousands of pounds installing security measures to stop travellers pitching up in the area. It comes after neighbouring Leybourne council spent nearly £40,000 to stop them setting up in public spaces.
A man has been killed after being hit by a lorry on the A228 between West Malling train station and Kings Hill, closing all lanes well into the afternoon. This is the second fatality on Kent's roads in 24 hours.
Alan Austen appeared in court today charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist was hurt when a footbridge collapsed.