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Haydn Smith was hit in the eye with a pen

Schoolboy blinded in freak accident

Police are investigating after a boy lost the sight in one eye when he was hit with a biro.

In your Kent Messenger paper

The Kent Messenger editions cover Maidstone, Malling and the Weald and feature:

  • Pay and Dismay at £3.50 charge to park at Fremlin Walk for half-an-hour.
  • Another 840 homes and new link road planned off Hermitage Lane.
  • Kerb appeal as Maidstone council defends its new-look town centre in court.

Matt Coles fires down a delivery Picture: Andy Jones

Coles heroics in vain

Despite a hat-trick from Matt Coles and half-centuries for Sam Northeast and Jimmy Neesham, Kent Spitfires suffered a 16-run defeat to Middlesex.


Top jobs in Maidstone

New Appointments Group: Furnace Supervisor

£22000 - £28000 per annum + Dependant on experience: New Appointments Group: Our client based in the Maidstone area are looking for Furnace Supervisor to oversee and operate all the heat treatment furnaces on site. The role will involve organising / scheduling the furnace loads and operators to ensure maximum capacity is achieved Maidstone, Kent

L&G Forest Products Ltd,: Accounts Administrator

£20k minimum: L&G Forest Products Ltd,: Tasks would involve invoicing, stock control, Order Processing & general office work. Maidstone, Kent

Interpersonnel UK Ltd: QA Supervisor - Evening Shift

Competitive: Interpersonnel UK Ltd: QA Supervisor - Evening Shift Key Performance Area: To have a comprehensive understanding of company commitment and focus towards quality and its i... Maidstone, Kent

New Appointments Group: Quality Engineer / Technician

£23000 - £30000 per annum: New Appointments Group: Are you an experienced Quality Engineer looking to join a stable employer who is a recognised name in their industry, or an Engineer who is looking to re-focus their career as a Quality Technician? If so, then I'd like for you to get in touch. New Appoi Kent, Maidstone

My Kent Family

Families can see Ribena blackcurrants being harvested

A juicy day out down on the farm

Just a handful of visitors will get to see blackcurrants grown specially for Ribena harvested at a farm open day this weekend.

Kent Wedding Day

An ivory Eligenza lace bridal dress by Savannah Miller. Available from debenhams.com

Say yes... to the high street dress

The top five fashion retailers for buying a wedding gown for summer 17


From left: Melissa Murdoch from Amity Fund with Anne Hardy and Ola Odeyemi from Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) receive the pizza prize to give to their winning Bookbinders group.

Young readers grab a ‘pizza’ the action

A group of vulnerable youngsters striving to build their literacy skills received a special delivery after clinching first place in a reading contest.

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