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Precious Gollum in a spin

Lauren Gavin with her miracle kitten Gollum, who survived a full cycle in her washing machine

Soggy moggy Gollum made a clean cataway after she got in a spin in her owner's washing machine... for an entire 30-minute cycle.

Air ambulance lands for incident in Barming

The air ambulance was called Stock picture.

The Kent air ambulance was called to an accident involving a motorcylist in Maidstone last night

Police called to stuck lorry

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Police were called to free a lorry that was stuck underneath a railway bridge

'Put the money in the bag... I have a gun'

Homeless Christopher Hall held up Bet Fred in Tunbridge Wells

A homeless robber lied about having a gun to trick a betting shop working into handing over £500.

Civic parade through Maidstone this weekend

Last year's civic parade through Maidstone

Some 400 people will take part in the annual civic and freedom parade through Maidstone town centre

Subway told to close by 3am

A work of art?

Sandwich shop losses bid to stay open until 5am

'Help us piece together final moments of tragic Nathan'

West Malling train station

Police are hoping to unvravel the last moments of a man who crashed his car... only to be later hit by a train miles away.

Burglars pose as social housing workers

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Social housing tenants have been warned to be cautious after men posing as employees burgled properties in Maidstone and Tonbridge

Demolition date still awaited

Contractors are still waiting for the go-ahead to demolish an rundown housing estate in Maidstone. Around 100 homes in Park Wood are set to go.

Officer makes a return to Maidstone policing

Chief Supt Steve Corbishley

New divisional commander takes over at Maidstone Police Station

Swans shot dead and dumped in woodland

The swans 'were killed for fun'. Stock image

A gunman is believed to have shot dead two swans and dumped their bodies in woodland.

Rush-hour crash causes delays

M20 queues. Stock image

A crash on the slip road for the M20 in Maidstone has been causing long delays for motorists this morning.

Inquiry starts into £100m A21 widening

A21 Dualling route

A long-awaited public inquiry into plans to dual one of the county's busiest stretches of roads starts today.

Police try to identify man killed by train

West Malling train station

Officers are today working to identify a man who died when he was hit by a train near West Malling station.

Fire crews tackle a blaze at a medical centre

Police are investigating a blaze in the roof space of a building in Barming last night

Police raid uncovers cannabis factory

BIG BUCKS: The haul had an estimated street value of £14,000

Cannabis worth £14,000 snatched in police swoop

Crews tackle oast house fire

Firefighters were last night called to a bathroom blaze in Paddock Wood

Disgraced Pryce released from Kent prison after speeding points scam

Vicky Pryce served at East Sutton Park after being convicted of perverting the course of justice. Picture: Matthew Power/SWNS.com

The shamed ex-wife of former cabinet minister Chris Huhne has today been freed from East Sutton Park after serving a quarter of her prison sentence.

Girls hurt in car crash

Two girls had to be cut free from a car after a crash in West Malling last night.

Thieves prey on mourning family

Family were fleeced by thieves who stole as they were in mourning. L-R: Austin Carter, with Paul, Denise and Mark

A family in mourning were preyed on by thieves who stole from a woman's house just days before her funeral.

Warning to bikers after three thefts

Kent Police sign

Three mopeds have been stolen in the Tunbridge Wells area in a week

Why do you love Maidstone?

Tell us what you love most about Maidstone in time for Local Newspaper Week

Home among the headstones

A cemetery is now home to a small group of rough sleepers and their tent community.

Mysterious case of the smouldering scarecrow

Gillian and Mick Berry, Teston. Upset about their scarecrow, Cyril, being burnt at their allotment.

When a couple reported an arson to police they were not just clutching at straws.

Ashes of right-to-die campaigner to be scattered today

Tony Nicklinson with his wife Jane. Picture: SWNS.COM

The ashes of right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson will be scattered today at a rugby ground in Cranbrook where he used to play.

Nurse flashed nipple and simulated breast-feeding in care home, hearing told

A doll.

A nurse pretended to breast-feed a patient's doll while her nipple was exposed, a professional conduct hearing has been told.

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