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Martin Cox is Maidstone council's new leader

Maidstone council has a new Lib Dem leader, after the party won by a majority of two votes over his Conservative rival.

Watt makes Stones return

Former Maidstone United player Steve Watt has returned to the Gallagher Stadium as part of the club's management team.

Bomb hoax caller who told 999 'bring it on' jailed

A man threatened to kill people with a firearm and explosives during a drink and drug fuelled binge.


'Rogue trader' arrested after bank visit

A pensioner's attempt to withdraw a large sum of cash has resulted in a suspected rogue trader being arrested.

Chicks with Sticks to take on Three Peaks

A group of military wives are preparing to climb more than 11,000 feet this weekend for charity.

Matthews returns to winning ways

Fighter bounces back from first pro defeat with a 40-37 points win.

Bogus workers steal cash from pensioner during doorstep scam

Men pretending to work for the housing association stole cash from a man in his 90s during a doorstep scam.

An audience with Ann Widdecombe

Controversial former MP Ann Widdecombe is set to speak and take questions from the public at an upcoming charity event.

Developer's plans for 16-storey glass tower dubbed a monstrosity

Members of the public are appealing to their borough council to reject proposals submitted by a developer for more than 250 rental flats.

Woman paid £37,500 after losing teeth

A patient who lost her teeth after a disease was not diagnosed has been paid £37,500 in compensation after taking legal action against her dentist.


Stones captain commits

Stuart Lewis has agreed a new deal with Maidstone United.

Man cleared of raping two women

A jury has acquitted a man accused of raping two intoxicated women in their hotel room.

Fundraiser for amputee teacher's bionic hands reaches £20k

More than £20,000 has been raised for a teacher whose legs and fingers were amputated during a battle with sepsis.


Man pulled from river and arrested after police dog and helicopter search

A police dog and the helicopter helped track down two suspects before they were both arrested by police.

School's apology after 'income support picnic' offer

A head teacher has apologised after giving parents the option of an 'income support picnic lunch' for pupils to celebrate the Royal Wedding.


New deal for Seth

Defender Seth Nana Twumasi has signed a new one year deal with Maidstone United.

Park water safe after sewage leak

Water activities can return to a popular park after a sewage leak caused a two-week ban.

Football star cleared of fraud

Blair Turgott, 23, was accused of using a stolen card to gamble £16,000 but was found not guilty by a jury.

Cannabis factory found in house

An investigation is under way to find the owners of a cannabis factory which was found during a police raid.

Dame Kelly Holmes talks exercise for Mental Health Awareness Week

Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes has spoken about the benefits for mental health of getting out and exercising.

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