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Shopper dies after collapsing in supermarket

Entrance to Morrisons, Maidstone.

A woman taken ill at Morrisons on Saturday has died, police have confirmed.

Police, fire and ambulance called to supermarket

Morrisons at Maidstone

A woman has been taken to hospital after falling ill while shopping.


Get your hands on free reflector

Liv Whitlock displays the Be Bright Be Seen badge

We're giving away thousands of reflective keyrings to help children's visibility in the winter months - don't miss your chance to grab one.

Tributes to popular teacher with wicked sense of humour

Christopher Stockwell taught at Oakwood Park Grammar School for 28 years

A popular teacher and devoted family man has died after an 18-month fight with bowel cancer.


Villagers' protests ignored

Villagers picket the Town Hall ahead of the meeting

Councillors have approved plans for 65 homes despite hundreds of objections because the controversial housing is featured in the area's Local Plan.


Residents warned about bogus callers

Stock picture.

Residents are being warned after a group of five men pretended to be from an animal charity, and asked for donations of money.

Travellers move four minutes away

Travellers in Sittingbourne Road council car park

Travellers ejected from Maidstone Leisure Centre have pitched up on another car park nearby.


Two teens arrested after bike theft

Two teens were arrested. Stock picture.

Two teenagers were arrested after a bike was stolen from a school.

Children in Need is here!

Emily and Julian meet Pudsey at Archbishop Courtenay Primary in Tovil. Picture: Andy Payton

Fundraisers across the county are collecting today for one of the biggest charity events of the year - Children in Need.

Second crash on A249

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

Motorist on th A249 can expect further delays this morning after a second crash.

Accident on A249

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

All lanes have now re-opened after an earlier collision on the A249 at Stockbury.


One in four domestic abuse victims are men

Domestic violence against men is on the rise in Kent. Picture: Getty Images

New crime figures show a quarter of reported domestic abuse cases in Kent have a male victim.


Council to review sale of land to club

Maidstone United plans to expand the stadium

A Kent council is reviewing a decision not to sell a two-metre wide strip of land to its resident football club.


Was road scheme a good idea?

It's almost a year since a new road was opened which hoped to cut 74 seconds off journeys. Has it had a positive effect?


Men caught dealing class A drugs

Two men have been jailed after being caught dealing Class A drugs.


Treats 'putting children's health at risk'

Children are being spoiled by their grandparents, according to a study

Grandparents are putting their nearest and dearest at risk of health problems by spoiling them with treats, according to a university study.


Ed Sheeran set to come to Kent

Ed Sheeran is coming to Maidstone

Chart-topping sensation Ed Sheeran is set to come to Kent next month, it has been revealed.


Lane closed over power cable fault

Work is being done to the power cables.

Commuters are warned to expect delays due to works to a power cable.


Mum thanks hospital staff who saved her life

Dr Antony Gough-Palmer, Dr Angela Feazey, Lorna Arduino, Dr Megan Purcell-Jones and Dr Richard Griffiths.

A mum who owes her life to the quick actions of staff at a Kent hospital has gone back to thank them personally.

Drug dealers jailed

Jailed: Akeem Harris

A police chief's message to London criminals: Don't bother coming to Maidstone.

Crash involving car and push bikes

An ambulance crew is at the scene. Stock picture.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash involving a car and two push bikes.


Police called to town centre theft

Police were called to Week Street

Police were called to a Kent town centre this lunchtime following a reported theft.

Jail for woman who robbed OAP wielding broken bottle

Brenda Rossiter has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A robber who threatened to cut a pensioner with a broken bottle as she sat in her car outside a supermarket has been jailed.


Water leak closes lane in busy town centre

The leak is causing disruption

Expect delays in Maidstone town centre this morning due to a burst water main.


Travellers pitch up at leisure centre

Travellers' vans this morning

Early morning swimmers arriving at Maidstone Leisure Centre today found their parking spaces taken up with travellers' caravans.


Drink putting 340,000 at risk of serious illnesses

Hundreds of thousands of people in Kent are at risk of alcohol-related illnesses. Picture: Thinkstock

Officials say Kent's drinking culture is costing the county's health services millions of pounds.

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