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Tackling the future

Two young men found full-time work under a new government scheme to help the long-term unemployed.

MG announces prices for new supermini

MG Mini.

Ahead of its launch later this year MG has confirmed pricing and specification for its MG3 supermini...

New County Town development celebrates major milestone

The Grange development in Maidstone

Developers Redrow Homes have welcomed the 300th home owner to new Maidstone development The Grange

Cleaner stole client's jewellery to buy drink and drugs

Charlie Cooper outside Canterbruy Crown Court

A cleaner swiped £1,500 of sentimental jewellery from a woman he worked for and spent the cash on wine and MDMA.

‘Much sought-after location’

The Aces development site, west of Folkestone.

The Acers is an exclusive cul-de-sac development of three, four and five-bedroom houses, west of Folkestone...

Thief told off by mum for claiming human rights were breached

Charlie Cooper outside Canterbruy Crown Court

A red-faced cleaner who claimed his human rights were breached after his picture was published in a newspaper has received a telling off from his mum.

A flippin' bad day

Going nowhere...

A driver was taken to hospital with chest injuries after his car hit a bollard in a quiet residential street.

A seal made a splash at the river festival

Watery fun during the river festival raft race - which was watched by a seal

Raft race crews were surprised by a seal at this year's river festival

Dad Danny gives out breast-feeding advice

Breast-feeding peer supporters, Dany King with his certificate and fellow graduates Gemma Rustick and Frances Hardy

New mums and dads will now be able to get advice from Sheppey’s first male breast-feeding peer support worker.

Mum locked out of son’s graduation

Sheena Rowen with her son James on his graduation day

A widow travelled 200 miles to see her only son receive his degree - only to be turned away heartbroken at the door because she had lost her ticket.

Memorial bike ride for tragic Kyle

Kyle Coen, 14, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver

Friends of hit-and-run victim Kyle Coen marked the anniversary of his death by holding a memorial bike ride.

Firefighters tackle fire in Paddock Wood field

Firefighters spent almost one hour extinguishing a blaze in the undergrowth at a field in Paddock Wood.

Chart Sutton school pupil denied free bus pass to get to grammar school

From left: Klara Powell, Jo-Anne Grey, Serena Powell, Jo-Anne Grey

An 11-year-old girl from Chart Sutton has been denied a free bus pass to travel to her grammar school because a comprehensive is closer to her home.

Appeal for return of stolen rocking horse

This rocking horse was stolen from a van in Upchurch

The owners of a hand-carved rocking horse have appealed for its return after it was stolen from the back of a van in Upchurch.

CCTV footage of phone theft suspects released

Theft Suspect

Police have released two CCTV images of men wanted for questioning over the theft of £1,000 worth of mobile phone's from Ashford's 02 store.

Gills fan tribute match

Gills fan Janet Aluwalia

A football match and fun day is being held in memory of an avid Gills fan who died of breast cancer.

Charity hit hard by costly raid

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Thieves broke into a charity which helps jobseekers, causing £400 of damage.

Mum-of-three must repay £20k

Medway Magistrates' Court

A benefits cheat was caught after her live-in partner called Medway Council’s pest control department.

Young mum's carjack shock

Debbie Martin, with her nine-month-old son Conor

A mother watched helplessly as a brazen carjacker drove off with her car - moments after she put a bag with cash inside.

Hard shoulder closed on M20 between junctions 8 and 9

M20 library picture.

Motorists are advised to expect minor delays on the M20 between junctions eight and nine today (Thursday, August 1) and tomorrow.

Woman found dead at house named

Clare Wilmshurst, 26, was found dead at home in Aylesham

A 26-year-old woman found dead in her home has been named as Clare Wilmshurst.

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Father stabs himself... before blaming ex

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A distraught mother was arrested when her devious ex-partner falsely claimed she had stabbed him with a kitchen knife.

Pair thrown from derailed fairground ride

Crowds around the derailed Waltzer ride

A builder has told how he and a friend were thrown onto concrete after a waltzer came off its tracks at a fairground.

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