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Second crash on A249

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

Motorist on th A249 can expect further delays this morning after a second crash.

Accident on A249

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

All lanes have now re-opened after an earlier collision on the A249 at Stockbury.


One in four domestic abuse victims are men

Domestic violence against men is on the rise in Kent. Picture: Getty Images

New crime figures show a quarter of reported domestic abuse cases in Kent have a male victim.


Council to review sale of land to club

Maidstone United plans to expand the stadium

A Kent council is reviewing a decision not to sell a two-metre wide strip of land to its resident football club.


Was road scheme a good idea?

It's almost a year since a new road was opened which hoped to cut 74 seconds off journeys. Has it had a positive effect?


Men caught dealing class A drugs

Two men have been jailed after being caught dealing Class A drugs.


Treats 'putting children's health at risk'

Children are being spoiled by their grandparents, according to a study

Grandparents are putting their nearest and dearest at risk of health problems by spoiling them with treats, according to a university study.


Ed Sheeran set to come to Kent

Ed Sheeran is coming to Maidstone

Chart-topping sensation Ed Sheeran is set to come to Kent next month, it has been revealed.


Lane closed over power cable fault

Work is being done to the power cables.

Commuters are warned to expect delays due to works to a power cable.


Mum thanks hospital staff who saved her life

Dr Antony Gough-Palmer, Dr Angela Feazey, Lorna Arduino, Dr Megan Purcell-Jones and Dr Richard Griffiths.

A mum who owes her life to the quick actions of staff at a Kent hospital has gone back to thank them personally.

Drug dealers jailed

Jailed: Akeem Harris

A police chief's message to London criminals: Don't bother coming to Maidstone.

Crash involving car and push bikes

An ambulance crew is at the scene. Stock picture.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash involving a car and two push bikes.


Police called to town centre theft

Police were called to Week Street

Police were called to a Kent town centre this lunchtime following a reported theft.

Jail for woman who robbed OAP wielding broken bottle

Brenda Rossiter has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A robber who threatened to cut a pensioner with a broken bottle as she sat in her car outside a supermarket has been jailed.


Water leak closes lane in busy town centre

The leak is causing disruption

Expect delays in Maidstone town centre this morning due to a burst water main.


Travellers pitch up at leisure centre

Travellers' vans this morning

Early morning swimmers arriving at Maidstone Leisure Centre today found their parking spaces taken up with travellers' caravans.


Drink putting 340,000 at risk of serious illnesses

Hundreds of thousands of people in Kent are at risk of alcohol-related illnesses. Picture: Thinkstock

Officials say Kent's drinking culture is costing the county's health services millions of pounds.


Man charged with multiple burglaries

Shane Dawkins is charged with three counts of burglary and two counts of handling stolen goods. Picture: Thinkstock

A man has been charged with a number of burglaries in west Kent .

Man charged following Remembrance parade disturbance

Police have charged a man who allegedly caused a disturbance while a Remembrance parade was making its way through a town centre.

Pensioner's death non-suspicious

The death of a man is being treated as non-suspicious. Picture: Andy Jones

Police have said the death of a man, who was found dead at a block of flats in a Kent town, is not being treated as suspicious.

Closure plan 'could land MoD in court'

The government could be guilty of a "serious breach of equality duties" if it presses ahead with closing a Kent barracks, an MP's claimed.


Investigation after pensioner dies

Northumberland Court, Northumberland Road, Shepway. Picture: Andy Jones

Shops have been sealed off after the death of an elderly man.


Bomb squad called to house

Bomb squad called to Sheals Crescent, Maidstone Picture: Google

Explosives experts were called to a residential street after a discovery following reports of an assault.

Crash on key route

Fairmeadow in Maidstone. Stock picture.

Police were called after a crash on a key Kent route.

Fire crews called to car fire

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture.

Fire fighters were called to the scene of a car fire.

Fears killer has struck again after headless cat found

The cat was mutilated. Stock image

A cat found decapitated could be the latest victim of a notorious animal killer.

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