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Residents to attend asbestos meeting

Chatham MP Tracey Crouch with protesters against the planned scheme earlier this year

The firm behind a planned asbestos depot is holding a public meeting tomorrow night.

Agony continues for family of teen found dead on beach

Lewis O'Neill-Smith was found dead on Minster beach

A question mark still hangs over the death of a popular teenager found on a beach - after an inquest recorded an open verdict.

Last-minute invite for people to attend health group meeting


A group which is responsible for buying the majority of healthcare for people in Dover and Deal is holding its meeting in public for the first time.

Car parts firm to create 50 new jobs

Automotive Distributors Limited's headquarters in Marden

Jobs expansion planned as ADL turnover increases from £45m to £75m in just five years

Police seek motorcyclist who attacked dog walker

Police were called. Stock image.

An appeal for witnesses has been made after a dog walker reported he was assaulted by a motorcyclist near Crabble Football Ground.

Mum and daughter granted murder conviction appeal

Retired bookmaker Don Banfield was murdered by his wife and daughter from Canterbury

A mother and daughter jailed for life after being convicted of murdering their husband and father have been allowed to launch an appeal.

St John Ambulance worker 'assaulted women' during assessments: Court

St John Ambulance worker John Franklin is accused of sex assaults

A charity volunteer sexually preyed on women he claimed to be medically assessing, a court's heard.

Demolition date still awaited

Contractors are still waiting for the go-ahead to demolish an rundown housing estate in Maidstone. Around 100 homes in Park Wood are set to go.

Jail threat for thugs who beat up victim like 'ragdoll'

Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: John Wardley

Two thugs who kicked a father so violently he was said to look 'like a ragdoll' are now facing jail.

'I'm maid for this job'

Sophie Elphick, who hopes to become a professional mermaid, at Warden Bay

A teenager is hoping to make a splash with an unusual career path... as Britain's first professional mermaid.

Pirate DVD dealer spared jail

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A businessman who ran a website dealing in pirate DVDs has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Fans down under snap up Jedward tickets


People as far away as Australia and Russia have been snapping up tickets to see Jedward in Chatham.

Probe after man killed by lorry on M25

The M25 clockwise was shut between J3 and J4

Witnesses are being sought after a pedestrian in his 40s, from Swanley, was killed by a lorry on the M25 early today.

New Mayor for Gravesham

Cllr Derek Sales. Picture: Mick Gell

Gravesham has voted in a new mayor.

Walrus arrives after longest journey in a century

The walrus gets ready for its journey. Picture: Alex Braun/Horniman museum and gardens

A famously over-stuffed walrus exhibit - weighing in at just under a ton - has arrived triumphantly at its summer home of Margate.

Presenter Griff on tour to give communities stronger voice

Griff Rhys Jones is touring Kent as part of Civic Voice tour

TV star Griff Rhys Jones starts a four-day tour of Kent today in a bid to give us all a say in the changes that affect us.

Prostitute who kissed lover in dock cleared of robbery bid

 A couple kissing. Posed by models

A woman who defied a judge to kiss her lover in the dock on Valentine's Day has been cleared of a robbery plot.

Witnesses sought after trucker dies in A2 bridge crash

Henryk Konopacki died after his lorry hit a bridge on the A2

Police are appealing for witnesses today after a trucker was killed when he hit a bridge over the A2 near Canterbury, closing the road for 10 hours.

Car flips in Thanet Way crash

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Two fire engines, paramedics and police crews were called to the Thanet Way this morning when a car flipped onto its side.

Car crushed by 50ft tree

Car crushed by 50ft tree in Herne Bay.

A care worker is in shock today after high winds caused a huge lime tree to topple onto her car.

Officer makes a return to Maidstone policing

Chief Supt Steve Corbishley

New divisional commander takes over at Maidstone Police Station

Gun scare at village station

Police were called. Stock image.

Armed police were called to Aylesham station today after reports of three youths with a gun.

Proud to be Forty, Faulty and Fab

Debbie Philpott, a teaching assistant at Eastry Primary School, successfully completed the 26.2-mile overnight Walk The Walk across London.

Gang of six beat up my boyfriend

Police need your help

The girlfriend of a 25-year-old man who was kicked, strangled and beaten in an unprovoked attack has spoken of their horrific ordeal.

Pile up in Medway Tunnel

The Medway Tunnel. Stock image

Four cars were involved in a crash in the Medway Tunnel just before rush-hour.

Swans shot dead and dumped in woodland

The swans 'were killed for fun'. Stock image

A gunman is believed to have shot dead two swans and dumped their bodies in woodland.

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