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Drugs and weapons seized

Picture: Kent Police

A pipe wrench, seven knives and a baseball bat were among items seized as three men were arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.

Delays clear after rush hour crash

Police have been called to the scene

A road has been cleared and traffic is running normally following a rush hour crash.

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Camping stove used as weapon

Albion Place, Maidstone. Picture: Instant Street View

Two thugs with 50 convictions between them are behind bars after attacking a man as he slept in a caravan.

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Motorway slip road blocked after crash

Stock image

Drivers suffered long delays after a crash blocked part of a busy motorway.

Car ploughs into road barriers

Picture: Kent Highways

Pedestrian barriers along a busy road have been damaged after a car ploughed into them.

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Have a thrill at spooky show

Tonight is the last night to see the spooky show. Picture: Lighting up Allington

Tonight is the last night to enjoy a spooktacular Halloween lights show.

All aboard the ghost bus!

This bus driver has dressed up for Halloween.

A bus driver has added a spooky touch to his route today by dressing up for Halloween.

Immigration inquiries in town centre

Immigration enforcement teams have also visited Gabriels Hill.

Police and Home Office agents have visited numerous businesses in a Kent town conducting immigration inquiries.

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Concern for man's welfare on riverbank

Police were spotted near All Saint's Church.

Police were called to a riverbank last night after concerns were raised for a man's welfare.

What a cowtastrophe!

Picture: @kentpoliceroads on Twitter

Part of the M20 was closed after a livestock trailer carrying three cows flipped over.

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Lloyds Pharmacy jobs at risk

Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street, Cranbrook

Fifty Kent pharmacies are at risk as a high street giant prepares to axe stores across England.

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Four days without water at flats

Stock picture.

Residents of a block of 95 flats were left without water for four days after a leak was discovered.

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Restaurant will reopen after major changes

Work is underway behind the whitewashed windows of the closed Buddha Belly restaurant

A town centre buffet restaurant is undergoing a complete overhaul before reopening.

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Racist knifeman jailed

John Sweeney. Picture: Kent Police

A man who hurled racist abuse at a police officer after he was arrested for carrying a knife in a town centre has been jailed for almost three years.

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Trust considers bringing in mobile morgue

East Kent has the worst record in England for waiting times in A&E. Image: Thinkstock

A hospital trust may bring in a mobile morgue to cope with an expected rise in the number of deaths this winter.

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Survival clothing stolen during camping shop burglary

The shop was targeted by burglars.

Police are investigating a burglary after a camping shop was broken into and high end survival clothing was stolen.

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Man charged with charity box theft

Maidstone Leisure Centre

A man has been charged with stealing a charity box and causing criminal damage during a break in at a leisure centre.

Taking music acts straight to the top

Maidstone music mogul Daniel Stephenson

A Maidstone mogul is celebrating success in the music business following council estate beginnings.

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'Catfish' woman sobs as she is jailed

Emily Timms: posed a man to trick teenage girls

A 23-year-old woman has been sent to prison after pretending to be a man to get teenage girls to perform sex acts.

Tap water could be discoloured during works

It was a vital role

Residents may lose pressure or find their tap water is discoloured after work starts on cleaning the mains.

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Labourer 'did not know carrying knife was illegal'

Patryk Janiszewski received a fine

A labourer caught carrying a knife at a troubled town centre park claimed he did not know having the weapon in public was a crime.

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Council gives homes plan green light

Maidstone's Local Plan has been adopted

Councillors have endorsed a key document setting out the future development of a Kent borough.

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Car transporter fire causes traffic chaos

A car transporter was alight. Picture: Viking Recovery and Dismantlers

Firefighters have been tackling a car transporter on fire on one of Kent's busiest roads and at the height of rush-hour.

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Fake charity mascot warning

The fake Pudsey Bear was trying to collect money in Calverley Grounds

A fraudulent children's charity mascot has been sighted trying to collect money from people in a Kent park.

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PC denies raping women at castle

Leeds Castle

A police officer has denied raping two women at a Kent tourist attraction.

Addict jailed for knife-point robbery

Stephen Lee has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

An addict who threatened a shop worker with a knife while high on cocaine has been jailed.

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