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Boy taken to hospital after falling into water

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

An 11-year-old boy was taken to hospital after falling from a boat and hitting his head.

Work starts to pull down old eyesore

An artist's impression of the new-look Quarterdeck site in Deal, due to be completed in the autumn of 2014

Contractors started work on Monday to demolish the derelict Quarterdeck, Deal's biggest seafront eyesore.

Mental health wards to close

Medway Maritime Hospital. Library image

Plans to shut the mental health crisis block at Medway Maritime Hospital have been approved.

More young people needed in food production

Farming minister David Heath calls in Kent for more young people to go into food production to meet rising demand

Noise complaints spark pub review

Landlords Simon and Debbie Pettit are facing losing their entertainment licence after people complained about noise levels from the pub

The landlord of a town pub says his business will be at risk if he loses his entertainment licence.

Tribute to caring Salvation Army Major

Major David Ramsay of Milton Salvation Army who died last Friday.

Major David Ramsay, 59, of Milton Salvation Army, passed away at his home in Hobart Gardens, Sittingbourne on Friday.

Sex attack victim's anger as pervert spared prison

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

A young mother has told of her fury after a plumber who sexually assaulted her avoided an immediate prison sentence for his "vile" behaviour.

More water pollution checks after inferno

A fireball erupts from the fire at the Sweeep recycling centre in Milton Regis. Picture: Andy Ives

Environment Agency officials are continuing to analyse water supplies near a recycling plant devastated by a huge blaze more than three weeks ago.

Petition calls for tougher knife crime laws after dad's death

David Young died after being stabbed in Windmill Road, Gillingham

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition calling for tougher knife crime sentences after the stabbing death of a young father.

Two new special editions for Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia

Two new value-rich Fabias have arrived to tempt UK buyers as Skoda continues to push sales of the aging model before its replacement

Help to Buy scheme boosts sales at new Kent development

Typical Whitfield two bedroom house

Kent developer Hillreed Homes credits the new government Help to Buy scheme for half of sales at its fast-selling new development

Eyesore to go as Dover scheme looks set to be approved

Cllr Paul Watkins at the St James' Street area of Dover

Planners are being asked to give the go-ahead for the redevelopment of the St James’ area of Dover.

Teen charged with possessing heroin and cocaine

Kent Police

A 17-year-old has been charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine. The teen was arrested in Maidstone.

Extra free events in Maidstone town centre

Events in Jubilee Square, Maidstone

Jubilee Square will be hosting more music and art events, after they proved popular.

Next-gen Mini concept showcased

Mini Vision concept car

Mini has showcased what the next generation of the popular hatchback might look like.

Automatic right to shares for Royal Mail staff

Michael Fallon

Royal Mail staff will be automatically enrolled in share scheme, says Michael Fallon, Business minister and Sevenoaks MP

Pub campaign under threat

Regulars at the Medway Queen pub

Plans to keep a community pub open are under threat after a supermarket giant applied take it over.

Prison officer 'stabbed in chest' in riot

Trouble at HMP Swaleside has been blamed on understaffing

A prison officer is said to have been stabbed in the chest and another slashed with a makeshift knife during a riot at a Kent prison, it has emerged.

Man hunted over 'alleyway rape'

Efit of a man being hunted after a woman was raped in Chatham

Detectives are hunting this man after a woman was said to have been raped in an alleyway following a night out.

Riders honour UK's bravest village

Thankful Villages Run riders Medwyn Parry and Dougie Bancroft set off from Knowlton

A village once dubbed the bravest in the UK after the First World War has had a special visit to mark its achievement.

Centre’s garden party proves a grand affair

Heather Neaves, Sandie Banks and Nanette Crawford busy on their stall the garden party held at the Freedom Centre

A garden party in aid of a charity which supports adults with disabilities has boosted funds by more than £1,000.

Jail for bomb hoaxer who sparked huge alert at supermarket

David Williams was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court

A blackmailer who attempted to extort £10,000 from a supermarket by making a bomb threat is behind bars today.

Dreamliner lands at Manston

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Manston

The controversial Dreamliner aircraft has stopped off at Manston Airport for British Airways training.

Man murdered partner's son in stabbing at flats

Dimitris Titovs suffered a fatal stab wound in London Road, Teynham. Picture: @Kent_999s

A man is facing life behind bars after today being convicted of murdering his partner's son - as it emerged he was already a convicted killer.

Anger at paddling pool vandals

The fence damage at Walmer Paddling Pool

Parents, politicians, and dog walkers are furious about mindless acts of vandalism that rendered Walmer Paddling Pool unusable for three days.

Trio in custody

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Three men suspected of stealing a motorbike in Chatham are still in police custody.

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