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Passengers experience delays on train between Yalding and Paddock Wood

Southeastern train. Picture: Matthew Walker

Passengers on Southeastern trains experienced delays of up to 20 minutes between Yalding and Paddock Wood because of a broken down train.

Driver who died from alcohol poisoning to donate liver

Darren Woodger, who died after crashing on Birling Hill

The liver of a driver who died with an alcohol level "in the fatal range" will be donated to help others.

Maidstone's new £2 million bowling centre to open its doors on August 6

Hollywood Bowl

A £2 million bowling centre will open its doors for the first time on Tuesday, August 6.

Bids for 'new' grammar school move a step closer

Invicta Grammar School

Two rival plans for a 'new' grammar school in Kent are set to go head to head... with bids sent to the government.

Man crushed in car by falling tree

Firefighters freed a man trapped in a car by a falling tree

A man has been seriously hurt when a large tree plunged onto four parked cars - leaving him trapped inside his vehicle.

Mystery as man found hurt in road

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A police investigation has been launched after a man was discovered injured in a road in the early hours today.

Police say stay safe at this year's river festival

This year's Maidstone River Festival logo by artist Graham Clarke

Have fun at the River Festival in Maidstone, but keep out of the water, urge police

Poodle in pews with parish pets

Pets treated to church service in Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone

M26 section reopens after car hits lamppost

The Air Ambulance lands at the scene of the crash

A stretch of the M26 has reopened after a vehicle hit a lamp column, which later fell down.

Headcorn lady is celebrating life stammer free

Husband Roger Crompton with Sheena

It’s an ability that most people take for granted but without it life can become a constant source of frustration.

Folk celebrations in Maidstone village

Villagers headed to the first Loose Folk Day at the weekend

Holborough residents discuss community issues

Police stock image

Anti social behaviour and other issues were top of the agenda at a police meeting with residents of the Holborough estate near Snodland

Boy found hurt after 'assault'

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Witnesses are being sought today after a 16-year-old boy claimed he was attacked in Maidstone.

Police charge teen with possession of drugs

An 18-year-old was charged with possession of cannabis as a result of a day of action in Marden

A loose tyre caused tailbacks on the M20

Police had to close a lane of the M20 when a tyre came loose today

MP shoots down airport expansion bid

An independent arrivals review was carried out at Gatwick Airport

A Kent MP has blasted expansion plans unveiled by Gatwick airport today, claiming a second runway would blight homes in the county.

Maidstone shop raided by the Border Agency

Pars Supermarket in Maidstone

Border Agency officers are undertook a raid at a convenience store in Maidstone this morning.

Another arrest over historic sex abuse claims at school

Three former workers from the former Swaylands School are standing trial

A 74-year-old man has today been arrested by detectives investigating claims that as many as 50 children were sexually abused at a Kent school.

Fire fighters tackle blaze in Yalding

Firefighters had to extinguish three fires in a Yalding field last night.

A right royal celebration for all new mums and dads

Vicky Hobson with baby Zach

New parents whose babies arrived on the same day as Kate and Wills' little treasure are celebrating

Flasher exposes himself to runner

Efit of a man said to have flashed at a running in Addington

A flasher pulled down his trousers and exposed himself to a woman as she ran past a bus stop.

Firefighters tackle blaze at oast house

Oast house fire in West Malling. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a blaze which spread through several homes at an oast house.

Fire sparks hospital evacuation

Maidstone Hospital in Hermitage Lane

Patients had to be evacuated from Maidstone Hospital today when an electrical fire broke out.

Schoolboy 'left stranded' by bus driver

Pupil Carlo Gonzalez, with mother Jean, was left stranded

A 12-year-old boy was abandoned by a bus driver because he didn't have the right fare, his family claim.

Tales of the 7.11am from Headcorn

Andy Leaks riding the train with his new book

A commuter determined not to waste his time sleeping on his train journey has published a new book taking a comical look at Kent's rail users.

Busy weekend for fire crews

Fire Brigade logo

Phew! It was a scorcher of a weekend for fire crews

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