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'Can we learn lessons from Molly case?'

Police Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott

Kent's crime commissioner is prepared to act if an inquiry following a brutal murder finds the force needs to do more to tackle stalking.


Man charged with having knife

Maidstone Crown Court

A 22-year-old has been charged with drug offences and possession of a lock knife.

Family fundraising for local boy's American dream

Jamie Morton needs £3000 to be able to play ice hockey in the USA in April.

A schoolboy could be playing ice hockey in Chicago, if his family can raise the money to get him there.


Hairdresser offering cuts to the poor and homeless

Natasha Atkins, Hayley Moore and Danielle Westlake at Westlake salon in Gillingham

The salon owner wants to give back to people in need


Tributes to 'rock of the newsroom'

Sarah was described as the "rock of the newsroom"

A talented journalist who dedicated herself to running a newsroom has passed away after a long battle against cancer.


Houses evacuated after grenade found

A general view of Seagull Road, Strood. Picture: Google Street View

Bomb disposal experts were called and houses were evacuated following the discovery of a wartime hand grenade.


Masked gang destroy shop front

One of the three attackers who destroyed the shop front at Tattoo and Tanning

A tanning shop owner described how she sat stunned and terrified as masked men attacked with pick axe handles


Man jailed for abducting schoolgirl

Thomas Ireland, 49, of Derwent Way, Rainham, picture, Kent Police.

A man hid a 15-year-old girl at a flat after she ran away from home and repeatedly lied to police in an attempt to cover his tracks.

Pair charged with drug offences appear in court

Police are appealing for information.

Two people charged with possession with intent to supply drugs have appeared in court.

From peddling drugs to pedalling away from cops...

Jamie Taylor, picture Kent Police.

A heroin and cocaine dealer has been locked up for more than three years after police arrested him as he tried to cycle away from officers.


Man charged after a car fails to stop for police

Whyman Avenue, Chatham.

A man has been charged with several motoring offences after a car failed to stop for police.

Trio arrested for drug offences

The car was stopped in Medway Road, picture Google maps.

Three people have been arrested for drug offences following a police stop.


VIDEO: Hapless raider smashes way out of petrol station

Footage has emerged of the moment a bungling thief tried to smash his way out of the petrol station he had just robbed after a worker locked him in.


Rescuers free man trapped after crash

Firefighters helped free the man. Stock picture

Fire and ambulance crews worked together to free a man trapped by his injuries after a crash.


VIDEO: Molly's loved ones continue her legacy

Molly McLaren

The friends and family of Molly McLaren, who was murdered by her ex, say they are determined to continue her work to help people with mental illness.

Woman, 19, found dead in hotel room

Kayleigh Millen died on January 31

An inquest has opened into the death of a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.


Grammar school told it must remain boys only

The school changed its name to Holcombe Grammar School to reflect the name of the old house the school is built around

A boys' grammar school has had a second proposal to become co-educational turned down.

Man 'abducted teen and hid her at flat after she ran away'

The girl was allegedly hidden in a flat at the former Coopers Cask pub in Bower Lane, Maidstone

A man abducted a girl and hid her at a flat after she ran away from home, and then lied to police as they searched for her, a trial heard.

Man remanded after stabbing

Emergency services in Gardiner Street, Gillingham. Photos: Keith Thompson

A man accused of carrying out an aggravated burglary and a stabbing has been remanded in custody.

Do women get a fair deal?

Today marks 100 years since women over 30 could vote

It's 100 years since women were granted the right to vote but some question if enough being done to promote equal rights.


Backlash to golf club closure

Protesters gathered outside Gun Wharf ahead of the council meeting

A protest by around 150 people and a petition signed by thousands was not enough to save a sports venue.


Petrol station armed robbery thwarted

The BP garage at Farthing Corner services. Picture: Instant Street View

Customers and staff stopped a hooded man armed with a screwdriver from escaping with more than £300 during a 'brazen' raid.


Protest ahead of club closure meeting

Protesters gathered outside Gun Wharf ahead of the council meeting

Protesters are making their voices heard ahead of a council cabinet meeting where the closure of a golf course is to be discussed.


'Molly shines bright as a star forever glowing'

Molly McLaren with her parents

The family of Molly McLaren have spoken of their agony at her murder and commitment to raising awareness of stalking as the man responsible is jailed.


Man charged with drug offences after his car is searched

The teen was arrested yesterday.

A man has been charged after drugs and cash were found in his car after a short Police pursuit.

Anger over councillor's wish to "cleanse" controversial site of rare species

Cllr Barry Kemp

Councillor Barry Kemp claimed an email comment in which he hoped a golf course had been "cleansed of rare birds and exotic grasses" was a joke.

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