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Police officer cleared of 'cherry picking' call outs

A police officer accused of cherry picking call outs to boost his arrest count and avoid dealing with a mentally ill man has been cleared.


Man charged following armed burglary

Detectives have charged another man in connection with an aggravated burglary- bringing the total number of suspects to 14.

Man charged after police chase

A man was due to appear before magistrates after being charged with 26 offences following a police chase and helicopter search

Car goes up in flames

Police and forensic teams were spotted at the scene of a blaze which destroyed a Peugeot.


Elderly man injured in head-on crash

Motorists suffered long delays after a two-car crash closed a major road into a town during rush hour.

Cost of town centre revamp grows £900k

Maidstone council will spend £4m on upgrading town centre streets, but does not know where the money will come from.


Court opens doors for rare insight

Members of the public are being invited to take a look at some of the work that goes on in a Kent court house.


Citizen's Advice needs your vote

A public vote will help decide whether residents in isolated rural communities get free help in organising their finances.

Wanted man arrested following police chase

The police helicopter was deployed during a search for a wanted man who crashed into a police car and drove off.

Mr Potato Head breaks world record

A man has broken a world record for running the London Marathon dressed as Mr Potato Head.


Disgraced nurse struck off

A nurse convicted of sexually assaulting another man has been struck off.

Police link dumped car to burglary

Officers investigating a burglary are linking the break in to a car dumped in a cul-de-sac

Biker injured in crash

A man has been injured following a crash involving a car and a motorbike.


Nothing has changed, MP tells council

An MP has urged councillors not to listen to their planning officers but to continue to resist development near Junction 8 of the M20.


Police arrest two members of paedophile hunter group

Two men from a vigilante gang which tries to trap paedophile suspects have been arrested.

Speeding Maserati driver clocked at 96mph handed ticket

A Maserati driver caught driving at almost 96mph on a Kent motorway has been issued with a traffic offence report


Record store shuts suddenly

Maidstone’s biggest independent record shop closed and was chained shut just days before Record Store Day


Hospice disturbance sparks police response

Workers at a hospice were forced to call police after a disturbance broke out.

Car ends up on side after motorway crash

Traffic was temporarily stopped while police and paramedics attended a crash on one of Kent's busiest highways.


Mum celebrates her curves at pageant

A plus-size mum is determined to banish the bullies as she sets her sights on winning the national title of Miss British Beauty Curve 2017.


Warning issued over dangerous weir

Schoolchildren and businesses are set to be warned of the dangers of swimming in a village weir following a spate of “near misses”

Hospice staff put out chapel fire

Quick-thinking hospice staff stopped a fire from spreading during a morning scare

Man in 70s collapses in town centre

A pensioner was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital after collapsing

Police cadets enjoy passing out parade

Police cadets from around the county enjoyed taking part in their passing out parade today.


Debris on the M20

Drivers were warned to expect delays after debris was spotted on the M20.


Safety fears after lorries repeatedly hit medieval bridge

A medieval bridge has been hit by delivery lorries five times in six months, sparking safety concerns from villagers.


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