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Kent Police issue warnings over distraction burglaries

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Police have issued a warning to members of the public following reports of distraction burglaries in a Maidstone supermarket car park.

Appeal for three good samaritans who stopped after assault

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Police want to speak to three people who to stopped to help an injured pensioner

Horse buyers beware, say police

Police warn horse buyers to be vigilant after some people sold lame or injured horses

Woman hospitalised after collision

A woman was taken to hospital after her car was involved in a collision with a low loader truck

Lack of sleep blamed for moped rider's death in crash

The scene of the crash. Picture Countrywide Photographic

A bread delivery driver has been jailed for four years after killing a moped rider in a crash when drowsy through lack of sleep.

Gold medalist to launch A Taste of Tonbridge

Dame Kelly Holmes will be attending tomorrow

Dame Kelly Holmes will open a one-day festival in her hometown of Tonbridge

Splats the way to do it!

Annual Custard Pie Championships, Coxheath. Andy and Anna Nield. Picture by: Matthew Walker

WORLD champions were crowned and a record broken in a field outside Coxheath Village Hall on Saturday.

Long-serving magistrate will call it a day after 37 years

Lynda Jones presents retiring magistrates Alan Sheppard with a certificate for his service.

Retiring magistrate leaves the bench in Maidstone after almost 40 years

Man stable in hospital after shooting

Arundel Street in Maidstone, where a man was said to have been shot

A 24-year-old man was today stable in hospital after being shot with what's believed to be shotgun.

Burglary victims appeal for witnesses

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A couple from Tonbridge have appealed for information in hope of being reunited with their stolen items

Pink Ribbonwalk hits Leeds Castle this weekend

Walkers on the Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbonwalk

You can join almost 500 people who have signed up for Saturday's Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbonwalk at Leeds Castle

Bunting bid to boost growth

Maidstone councillors plan to brighten up the town and encourage new businesses to the town by putting up bunting

Firefighters tackle blaze in lorry containing gas bottles

Fire crews are venting gas from potentially explosive gas bottles on a blazing lorry.

Moped 'demolished' in fatal crash with bread lorry: Court

The scene of the crash. Picture Countrywide Photographic

A 74-year-old moped rider died when his bike was 'demolished' under the wheels of a Warburtons bread lorry, a court heard.

Lorry fire in Benenden

Fire crews are fighting a blaze on a lorry in Benenden

Pair released on bail after shooting

The scene at Arundel Street, Maidstone

Police investigating a shooting in Maidstone have released two people on bail.

Baby freed from car

The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury

Firefighters freed a baby locked in a car at Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Burglars swipe wedding ring of pensioner's dead wife

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An 84-year-old became the target of thoughtless raiders... after they stole his dead wife's wedding and engagement rings.

Retro pin-up: Bullies have driven my boy, 6, out of classroom

Suzanne O’Neill believes her career as a model may be a cause for her son’s bullying. Picture: The Photography Garden

A six-year-old boy has been kept away from classes for six months amid claims of violent bullying... because his mother is a 40s-style model.

Roman villa found after 140-year mystery

Archaeologists at the site of a Roman village in Teston, Maidstone

Delighted archaeologists have rediscovered the site of a Roman villa's bath house on the banks of the River Medway - forgotten for 140 years.

Sniffer dogs out in force in Tunbridge Wells

Drugs crackdown leads to searches and one fine by police in Tunbridge Wells

Police are investigating after garden furniture was stolen

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Police were called twice at the weekend over reports of suspicious behaviour near a DIY store in Maidstone

Woman stole £20k jewellery from mum to pay for tattoos and alcohol

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A heartless young woman stole valuable and sentimental jewellery worth £20,000 from her mother to pay for tattoos, socialising and alcohol.

Man dies in barn fire

The barn fire in which Danny Price died

Police are not treating the death of a man, killed in a fire in a barn near Maidstone on Friday, as suspicious.

Woman loses leg in bus horror

An Arriva bus. Library image.

A cleaner who had to have her leg amputated after stepping off a bus onto a metal spike is set to receive substantial damages from Arriva.

Head suspended amid school probe

David Bray, head teacher of St Francis’ Catholic Primary School in Maidstone, donating blood

The head of a school branded "inadequate" by Ofsted has been suspended along with his teacher wife while an investigation is carried out.

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