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Amy Lee nominated for Pride of Medway award

Amy Lee has been nominated in the Pride of Medway awards

Trustee of The Molly McLaren Foundation, Amy Lee, has been recognised for her 'dedication and courage' after tragedy.

Police oppose pub's Christmas extended opening hours request

Police object the request. Pic: GettyImages

Police are opposing a pub's application to extend opening times over Christmas.

'I'm a student and a Tory - but don't judge me for it'

James Hind, who is editor of Canterbury Christ Church University's student news outlet, Unified

A student claims young Conservatives are treated differently on campus for admitting their political allegiance.


Family's lucky escape after blanket blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

A family had a lucky escape after an electric blanket caught fire late last night.


Missing teen returns safe

Amber Thomas is missing. Picture courtesy of Dan Thomas.

A teenager who had gone missing for more than 24 hours has been found safely, her parents say.

Councillor wins ward name-change

Cllr Fay Gooch - now represents Barming and Teston Ward

Maidstone council has approved a name change for Barming Ward.


Miniature donkeys visit care home

Wayfarers resident Charlie Plane, 96 meets Elsie the donkey

It’s a calendar highlight and also a tell-tale sign of Christmas when miniature donkeys pay a visit to a Kent care home.


Plans for gridlock-easing roundabout unveiled

The No Right Turn diversion at the junction of the Lower Road and Barton Hill Drive traffic lights at Minster

Work on new junction at traffic congestion hotspot could start next summer.


Charity scoop £49k grant for youth project

Project MotorHouse have been awarded a grant

A charity has been awarded a grant of £49,500 for a youth project.

Suspended sentence over bridge collapse a 'waste of breath'

Alan Austen appeared in court over the collapse of a pedestrian footbridge onto the M20. Picture: Andy Jones

A grandad seriously injured by a trucker who caused a motorway footbridge to crash down onto oncoming traffic has dismissed his "lenient" sentence.


Winter Walk for ellenor

Paul and Lisa Matthews' home

Scores of people will join in a charity walk for a hospice this weekend, while others have been decorating their home to raise funds.

Police called after man seen with 'gun'

Police were seen in Gillingham last night

Witnesses described seeing armed police following reports a man with a gun.

Man 'shot' in alley attack

 Stock image

Police are investigating an assault in which a man was allegedly shot three times with an airgun.

Jail for groom with fake passport

Tejinder Singh

A husband-to-be who claimed he wanted to return to India to marry will have to postpone the ceremony after being jailed for using a fake passport.


Burst main causes traffic problems

Roadworks in Halfway Road after a burst water main

A burst water main is creating traffic in Halfway.


Britton Mall is in 'disgusting state' say traders

Even the front of the mall is tatty and run down.

Almost a year after its anchor tenant announced it was pulling out, there are calls for the council to do more for a town centre shopping mall.


Councillors approve plan for 'ugly' flats

Plans for the new apartment block were approved. Courtesy of Lee Evans Partnership

A derelict pub will be flattened to make way for a new block of flats, despite protests about the loss of a town's history


Ticketless parking to start next year

Barriers are set to be installed on car parks in Ashford

Fines for overstaying at pay-and-display car parks will be a thing of the past next year when a council starts to introduce ticketless parking.


Council approved riverside development of tower block

Dartford Borough Council's Control Development Board approved a tower block with 151 flats to be built in Greenhithe. .

A 151-flat tower block will be built in Dartford after previous issues with the application were addressed.

Delays clear after crash at crossing

There is heavy traffic. Picture: Kent Highways.

Drivers faced lengthy delays heading into Kent after a crash involving two lorries and a van at the Dartford Crossing.


Christmas Jumper Day in pictures

Sister Rosa-Leigh and Eva-Paige with best friend Isabelle in Canterbury

It's the day we've all been waiting for - Christmas Jumper Day. Send us photos of you sporting your finest festive knitwear.

Missing man found after 9 days

Ivan Wells has been reported missing.

A man who went missing more than a week ago has been found safe and well.


Cancellation of school bus service angers parents

Sangita Hornett and son, Freddie, together with Genene Copley and son, Samuel, who are pupils of Saint George's Church of England Secondary School, Gravesend

Parents have been left in the lurch after a school bus provider announced it will be axing their service from the end of the month.


Gay woman attacked outside her home

Anita Sillick

A prominent community member says she was knocked to the ground during a suspected homophobic attack.

Places to escape the Christmas countdown

Feed the animals at Knole House. File pic

With all those festive jumpers, adverts on the TV and songs going around your head all day, here are some places to escape the festive frivolities.


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