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Government ruling clears way for Heritage Quarter?

How the Heritage Quarter will look along West Street

The government has written to Gravesham council to confirm it will not be challenging the decision on the controversial plans.

So who's turn is it to drive?

Do not adjust your screen! Two truck cabs bolted together.

It was a case of two's company as these truck cabs went back-to-back before setting off on the same journey.

Samaritans received thousands of calls last year

Will Merrifield, branch director of Maidstone and Weald Samaritans

Maidstone and Weald Samaritans received more than 12,500 calls last year.

Man injured in M20 smash

M20 road sign

A man has been taken to hospital after a crash on the M20 near Maidstone caused delays this morning.

Debbie’s creating a stir with chocolate business

Dieting Debbie Carter battles temptation every day – she makes and sells her own chocolates, and they’re going down big in Parliament.

Lib Dems in conservation drive

Cllr Fran Wilson: leader of Maidstone's Lib Dems

The leader of Maidstone council’s Liberal Democrats has written to all the borough’s parish councils asking them to help protect the green spaces arou

Whats in the KM this week

KM, June 21 edition

The issues behind the headlines as another packed edition of the KM is out

Audio: kmfm listener scoops prize after just three days

Jeff Banks

Kmfm listener Jeff Banks was quick of the mark – winning a big cash prize just three days into the radio station’s competition.

Small firms feel confidence rising

A Federation of Small Businesses index reveals rising confidence among firms.

Six of the best for University of Kent accommodation

University of Kent team receive Best University Accommodation for Groups award for 6th year running

The University of Kent has won a group accommodation award for the sixth year running

AA and Saga owner paves way for company break-up

Saga, of Folkestone: has condemned top cop's comments on online fraud victims.

Acromas Holdings, the owner of the AA and Folkestone-based Saga, to unveil £3 billion refinancing deal for the AA

A2 chaos after caravan overturns

Overturned caravan on the A2 coastbound near Dartford Heath. Picture: Highways Agency

Commuters have been facing long delays after a caravan overturned on the A2 near Dartford Heath this evening.

Driver serious in hospital after sports car hits wall post

Police are at the scene

A driver is in a serious condition in hospital after crashing an MG TF sports car into a wall post.

Jail for driver who killed mum-of-two

Police at the scene of a crash on the A20 near Dover. Picture: @Kent_999s

A motorist who caused the death of a mother-of-two in a crash on the A20 near Dover has been locked up for 18 months.


Dirty tricks claim by blaze laundry

A huge blaze at Faversham Linen Services

A laundry destroyed by a huge fire has accused a rival firm of trying to steal customers by wrongly claiming it has gone out of business.

What's in this week's East Kent Mercury.

The outcome of a robbery at Simmond's the jewellers, in Deal High Street, is outlined on the front page of this week's East Kent Mercury.

Appeal to help find 'vulnerable' missing pensioner

Pensioner Kenneth Taylor went missing from Ashford

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 72-year-old man who went missing after meeting a friend yesterday.

Swimmer Dylon battles his way to medal

Gold medalist Duncan Goodhew presents Dylon Osborne with his medal after he won an Achiever of the Year award

Moscow Olympics' gold medalist Duncan Goodhew was on hand to honour a young Murston resident.

It's carnival time

Some of the people who lined the route during last year's Sittingbourne Carnival.

It's hoped hundreds of people will turn out to see the carnival on Saturday.

Teenage mechanics win chance to team up with touring car team

Teenage mechanics from the K College win the chance to spend the day with the Honda British Touring Car team.

In a prickle! Hedgehog stuck in 12ft hole

Hedgehog rescued from Roman Road, Faversham

A hedgehog had a lucky escape when he was rescued by the RSPCA after becoming trapped down a 12ft hole on a building site.

Fraudster stole from sick little boy's charity fund

Fraudster Robert Harvey was jailed for more than two years

A conman who pretended he was hosting charity events for a sick four-year-old to pocket hundreds of pounds has been jailed for more than two years.

'We're not overcharging': Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel logo

Eurotunnel has hit back at claims it is overcharging passengers who travel through the Channel Tunnel.

Armed police in town centre

Police. Stock image

Police swooped on suspects in the centre of Folkestone yesterday.

Man denies kebab shop murder

Ben Mahoney died after trouble flared at a Dartford takeaway

A man has appeared in court today to deny murdering a reveller who died after trouble broke out in a Dartford kebab shop.

Acne drug ban call after girl's death

Teenager Charlotte Porter suffered a fatal blood clot

The family of a teenager who died while taking an acne drug have launched an online petition for it to be banned.


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