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'Murder accused had personality disorder'

Police at the scene of the incident

Two psychiatrists gave differing views in court about the mental state of a man accused of murdering his ex girlfriend.

Mum and daughter could have starved to death

Lillian Oluk, 36, and her daughter

A mother reportedly stopped buying food regularly which could imply she had given up on life, a serious case review has found.


Health watchdog acts against surgery

The clinical commissioning group faces a shortfall of millions. Picture: Getty Images/Hemera

The Care Quality Commission has begun "enforcement actions" against a doctor's practice which has 3,300 patients on its books.

Fines for going 1mph over speed limit?

Most speed cameras in Kent are inactive, according to data

A police chief says drivers should be fined for breaking the speed limit by just one mile per hour.


Shocked mum finds staples in snack

Belinda found at least eight staples in the Mini Cheddars (image: Belinda Simpson)

A woman was left with a mouth full of sharp pieces of metal, after eating a packet of Mini Cheddars.

Murder accused 'felt low' before stabbing ex

Joshua Stimpson

A mental health nurse who interviewed a murder suspect after he stabbed his ex to death said he showed no signs of mania or severe depression.

Bible burglar locked up

Justin Ashford, picture Kent Police.

A bible, a mini drone, a model helicopter and a car were just some of the items stolen by burglar.

Ambitious £9m plan to revitalise town to begin

Artist's impression of Strood market. Picture: Project Centre.

Pedestrian routes, cycling facilities and road layouts will be improved as part of £9 million plans to make a town centre more accessible.


Council-run golf course set to close

The golf course was churned up during 'seasonal maintenance' in January. Picture Tony Broad.

A golf course is set to close as a council looks to sell it - and it could become a large housing development.


Chimney to come tumbling down

The boiler houses being blown up at Kingsnorth, picture Gus Scott.

The date has been set for the demolition of a 650ft chimney at a Kent power station.


Dealer found with £2k of heroin locked up

Tunmi Osifeso, 23, from Chatham, has been locked up. Picture, Kent Police.

A drug dealer who was found with £2,000 of heroin at a railway station has been locked up for more than two years.


Play area daubed with racist graffiti

Dad Darren Kett took this pictures.

A park has once again been targeted by vandals who have sprayed racist messages in the children's play area.


Confusion over school's online game warning

Bredhurst CEP School, The Street, Bredhurst

Police say they haven't had any involvement in a letter from a primary school warning parents of a game which features naked characters.


Son of jihadist Sally Jones killed

Sally Jones had previously said she wanted to return to the UK before she was killed.

The 12-year-old son of British jihadist, known as the White Widow, was reportedly killed in an airstrike.


Horse is rescued after getting stuck in mud

The horse was stuck in mud in a field next to the church.

Firefighters have rescued a horse which had its hind leg stuck in deep mud.

Fire at block of flats

Marina Heights in Gillingham. Picture Google maps.

An electrical fault is thought to have been the cause of a fire at a block of flats during the early hours of this morning.


Vicar wins churchyard legal fight

Nicola Conway at her mother Carol's grave at Bredhurst churchyard

Grieving families could find precious mementoes removed from graves after a vicar applied to a Church of England judge.


Man charged with drug offences after raid

Medway Magistrates' Court

A man has been charged with supplying heroin and crack cocaine after a raid at a home.

Trio of drug dealers locked up

Cannabis, cash, and the knife were taken from the vehicle. Pic: Kent Police.

Three drug dealers have been jailed after their Mercedes was stopped for running a red light - and police made a huge discovery inside the car.


'He's killing her!'

Joshua Stimpson

A brave witness has told a murder trial how he slammed a car door on Joshua Stimpson's leg in a bid to stop him stabbing Molly McLaren to death.

Council votes to phase out plastic

A recycling bin with plastic bottles in. Picture: Getty Images

A council has voted to phase out all single use plastics at its buildings and events "as soon as is reasonably possible".


School tribute after boy's death

Jack Finnis

A special service is being held for a much-loved boy who died from brain condition aged just six-years-old.

Drug dealer caught in the act

Trevern Campbell

A London criminal has been sent to jail for three years after police caught him dealing drugs in Kent.


Art project prepares for grand finale

The River Project will culminate tomorrow night with with refreshments to celebrate the project.

Interactive art exhibition will culminate with refreshments tomorrow at Sun Pier.

'I feel like I'm looking over my shoulder all the time'

Amy Lee (right), with best friend Molly McLaren

Messages between Molly McLaren and her friends, sent minutes before she was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend, have been read to a murder jury.

Council to discuss becoming 'single use plastic free'

A recycling bin with plastic bottles in. Picture: Getty Images

A Kent council will tonight discuss the possible phasing out of single use plastics within six months.

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