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Hospital charity facing eviction

Maidstone Hospital in Hermitage Lane

Maidstone Hospital has confirmed it is considering plans to move its own League of Friends shop to make way for other businesses.

Tie Rack to exit high street

Tie Rack is pulling out of all high street stores in the UK, including one in Kent

Retailer Tie Rack is closing 44 stores across the UK by the end of the year, including one in Kent.

Man arrested as flats evacuated for gas leak

Police evacuated a block of flats in Waterloo Street

People were evacuated from their homes and a man arrested after a strong smell of gas was reported from flats.

Woman found badly hurt in car park

Stock image

A man has been arrested after a 29-year-old woman was discovered with a suspected broken nose in a town centre car park.

Hairdressers for sale

Ralph's Hairdressing in West Malling

The owners of a well-known high street salon are selling up.

Jailed for 18 years: 'Complete monster' who raped young boys

An 'abhorrent' beast who plied boys with alcohol and cigarettes before raping them has been jailed for 18 years.

Special constables visit second hand shops

Special constables visited 24 shops specialising in second hand goods on Saturday.

Smoke seen all over Maidstone after garage fire in Penenden Heath

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

A fire has broken out in Penenden Heath in a garage that borders two houses.

One farming attraction takes in animals made homeless by the closure of another

Kent Life's Lucy Buckingham with some rescue goats.

Maidstone's Kent Life is to rehome three animals from another farm visitor site in the county.

Driver dies in crash with tractor

Police pulled over the driver. Stock picture

A 29-year-old man has died after his car crashed with a tractor.

Hospital flawed but not to blame for baby death

Leia Smith, who died at Maidstone Hospital aged nine days

Staff at Maidstone Hospital told the parents of a fitting newborn baby that she had hiccups, an inquest heard.

Police led to stolen iPad after owner tracks it via GPS

An iPad taken from Tunbridge Wells was recovered after its owner tracked it to London.

Can you help police hunt down thugs?

Police are calling on the public to help them investigate an assault that left a man in need of stitches.

A new homeware store is set to open tomorrow

Homeware from The Range will be on sale in Maidstone from tomorrow

Office move could save £1.6m

Kent County Council staff will move into Invicta House in a money-saving move

Kent County Council says centralising its staff in one place could save taxpayers money, despite an initial £4.4m outlay to renovate the building.

Former pupils ready to help school's current crop

One of the new alumni networks at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls has set up a network where former pupils can pass on their tips for work, life and sport.

Woman freed from car after crash

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

A car has collided with a stationary vehicle on the A21 in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Delays after car crash

Several vehicles have been involved in a collision on the A228 near Mereworth

Can you spot yourself in Christmas lights pictures

Maidstone's Christmas lights are declared officially ON as X Factor star helps perform ceremony

Magistrate arrested in child images probe

Long-serving magistrate Keith Brown

A long-serving magistrate and parish council chairman has been held by police on suspicion of distributing indecent images of children.

Overturned van causes M20 delays

Delays on the M20 after an overturned van

Commuters have been stuck in congestion on the M20 after a van overturned in a crash this morning.

A woman collapsed outside a medical centre

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

An elderly lady who collapsed in Holland Road, Maidstone, died despite being helped by passers-by and emergency services.

Three car collision in Maidstone

A three car collision closed a lane in Maidstone this morning.

Man suffers serious head injuries in crash

A man has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being rescued from a crashed car last night.

Sick days cost £100m a year

Actor Tom Mallaburn speaking at the Wellbeing Symposium

A conference has urged employers to do more for their workers’ health to help slash the millions of days lost to “sickies.”

Two men have been charged after a burglary at the Wharf Pub in Tonbridge

Police who fished a stolen handbag out of the River Medway have made two arrests

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