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Families head to part two of weekend festival

Thousands are expected to attend The Family Social in Mote Park

Family of eight move out of one-bed flat

The Flisher family were living in a one-bed flat

A family criticised for being a drain on the welfare system have moved out of their one-bed flat and rehoused in a four-bed home.

Man charged after Sevenoaks jewellery theft

Charges have been brought after a jewellery store raid in Sevenoaks last year

Taxi driver cleared of deliberately reversing at passengers in row over fare

Taxi driver Ahbabur Rahman

A taxi driver accused of deliberately reversing at three friends has today been acquitted of assault and dangerous driving.

Man accused of breaking elderly woman's hip in jewellery theft

Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court. Stock picture.

A young man is accused of breaking an elderly woman's hip while allegedly carrying out a theft at a jewellery store.

'Shoplifter' plunges from fourth level of shopping centre car park

Multi-storey car park at The Mall Chequers in Maidstone

A 28-year-old suspected shoplifter has fallen more than 20ft from the fourth level of a shopping centre car park after a pursuit.

Queen congratulates Burham couple on 65th wedding anniversary

Fred and Irene Austin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, September 25

A special letter from the Queen was sent to a Burham couple, who celebrated their blue sapphire wedding anniversary this week.

Fire fighters free man from overturned car in Biddenden

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Fire fighters freed a man from a car that overturned in a Biddenden garden last night.

Lucky kmfm listener wins five-star holiday

kmfm's Emma Saint presents listener Michelle Smith with her prize in Marden

A woman is packing her suitcase after winning a family holiday to Tenerife today with a kmfm competition.

There goes the bride... in stolen dress!

A Pandora wedding dress like the one stolen from Christina K Bridal

A bride-to-be and her family are being hunted - after stealing a £1,500 wedding dress from a boutique bridal shop.

Candidate choice put to all voters

Sir John Stanley MP

In a county first, Tory officials will host an "open primary" public vote to choose who will stand in the next general election when an MP steps down.

Extra tickets added to Mote Park festival

The Winter Social's main man, Nic Fanciulli

Organisers of The Social have released another 500 tickets for

Corrie star to walk at castle

Actress Sally Lindsay will lead the Memory Walk at Leeds Castle

Former Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay will be leading a charity walk in the grounds of Leeds Castle on Sunday.

Fire fighters training at Teston Country Park

Picture: Adam Hickmott

Fire fighters are undertaking launch boat training at Teston Country Park today.

Taxi driver 'deliberately reversed at three passengers and drove off'

Taxi driver Ahbabur Rahman

A black cab driver deliberately reversed at three friends in a row over the fare - before ignoring their screams and driving off, a court heard.

How do you like them apples? Kent's apples sweeter than ever

English apples at Perry Court

Kent's apple season officially starts today and - despite being late - the fruit is brighter and sweeter than ever.

Festival starts to take shape

The Winter Social's main man, Nic Fanciulli

Work is well underway for this weekend's festival in Mote Park, Maidstone

Town Team gets funds for staging events in Maidstone

The Baker Boys at a Maidstone Town Team event

Maidstone's Town Team has been rewarded for its efforts so far with extra funding

Firefighters battle Tonbridge house blaze

The house fire in Hectorage Road, Tonbridge (Pic: Ian Farewell)

Firefighters battled a house fire in Tonbridge today.

A man has been jailed for catalytic converter thefts

A mobile phone left at a crime scene in East Peckham led to a 10-month jail term for a thief

Plans submitted for controversial shop

Artist's impression of proposed Southern Co-Operative in Faversham Road, Lenham

Proposals have been submitted to turn a fire damaged ironmongers, in Lenham, Maidstone, into a Southern Co-operative

Ambulance 'took half an hour to reach hanged prisoner'

HMP Rochester

Paramedics were delayed in reaching a hanged inmate because the person authorised to let them through was busy giving CPR, an inquest heard.

Hospital closes after flooding

Edenbridge Hospital

Patients are being turned away from a hospital today after a flood took down its phones and computers.

Two arrests made after attempted thefts in Maidstone

Two men have been arrested by police investigating an attempted distraction theft in Morrisons' car park

Armed police swoop on village

Police team gather at the industrial estate on Pattenden Lane, Marden.

Armed officers and the police helicopter were called to a Kent village after reports of a man threatening to kill himself.

Overweight musician dies when sleep disorder blocks airways

Father-of-five Tim Fenton who died at home in Loose

A musician's high BMI contributed to his death after nine years suffering from a disorder that stops people breathing in their sleep, a coroner heard.

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