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Campaign tackles illegal parking

Launch of Parking Safety Campaign, Meopham Cricket Pavillion. Group shot including Mayor of Gravesham Cllr Harold Craske, KCC Cllr Brian Sweetland, chairman of Meopham Parish Council Sheila Buchanan, and David Brazier KCC cabinet chairman.

A rising number of complaints has prompted a parish council to take action against illegal and irresponsible parking.


School's team make display to remember

Ruby Taylor, Eseohe Lawrence-Orumwense, Moyra Donnelly, Eliza Sapara-Grant, Alana Cowdery-Brewster, Katie-Ann Hill, Kitty Tucker and Willow Wilkins in front of Dartford Grammar School for Girl's display of ceramic poppies.

A trip to the Tate Modern inspired a school to make an alternative poppy display.

Man taken to hospital after crash

Police have been called to the scene

Emergency crews were called to the M2 early this morning after a two-vehicle collision.

Woman, 61, to appear in court over stabbing

Bell Road, Sittingbourne. Photo: Google

Police have charged a woman with wounding after a man was left with serious injuries.

Appeal after cyclist's death

A cyclist died after a collision in Watling Street, Bean

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a man died following a collision with a car.

Car crashes into Halfords store

The Citroen Picasso crashed into Halfords' Chatham store. Pic @der_bluthund

A motorist has been taken to hospital after his vehicle left the road and crashed into a building.


Driver rescued after crash in village

Hartley Road, Longfield

A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital after firefighters were called to an accident this morning.

Gritters out as temperatures plummet

Kent's gritters will be out in force tonight

Main roads throughout the county will be treated tonight with Highways bosses warning motorists to take care.


Theft suspects arrested after tyres are blown out

A stinger device was used to stop this vehicle by police

Police used a stinger device to stop a car which had failed to stop for officers.


Flood alert issued for Kent coast

The operation was led by the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency says a surge is due to hit part of the county tomorrow morning.

Another solution needed for Operation Stack

Campaign groups are calling on the government to come up with another plan that will see lorries being able to park responsibly. Picture: Gary Browne

MPs are calling for the government to come up with a plan to make sure the 2015 'lorry chaos' does not repeat itself.


Student's finances triggering mental health problems

Student finances are often tight

The amount of money students have to live on is leading many to suffer mental health problems, according to a survey.


'Pedestrian being treated at roadside'

The A2 was closed after the pedestrian was hit by a car. Picture: Trevor Martin

Emergency services were called to the scene of a serious crash on a major A road.


Rescued print firm in shock closure

Headley Brothers signs were removed from the premises in March

One of Kent’s oldest printing companies, rescued from administration earlier this year, shut its doors for good today.


Three vehicle crash causes delays

The bridge was closed for nine hours. Stock

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash that closed part of the Dartford Crossing.

'Serious crash' shuts road

Stock image.

Police and paramedics are at the scene of a serious crash outside a hospital.


Raiders ransack fledgling business

Wendy and Chris Pursglove outside their antique shop that was burgled

A retired couple have been left reeling after their antiques shop was trashed by thieves.

Event organiser prosecuted following festival injuries

TDC offices

The council has successfully prosecuted an event organiser after a scaffolding pole fell and injured three people.

Shop opens just hours after Christmas lights drama

The store offers toys and food and drink among its products. Picture: Andy Jones

A bargain store has opened to shoppers for the first time - just hours after a delivery driver trying to find the site wiped out Christmas lights.


Industrial accident victim named

Ashley King

A young man who died in an industrial accident has been named locally, as loved ones pay tribute to a "big hearted character".


300 cannabis plants found in home

A cannabis plant: Stock image

Police found hundreds of cannabis plants after following up a call on an attempted burglary.

Bomb squad scrambled to seaside

Officers and a bomb disposal team have been called to Leysdown. Picture: KentPoliceSwale

Bomb experts have been called to deal with world war explosives that have been found.


Tributes to popular teacher with wicked sense of humour

Christopher Stockwell taught at Oakwood Park Grammar School for 28 years

A popular teacher and devoted family man has died after an 18-month fight with bowel cancer.


Christmas lights switch-on divides opinion

Canterbury's Christmas lights following the switch-on

Thousands gathered in a city centre for a Christmas lights switch-on - but the spectacle was met with mixed reaction.


Teens, 14 and 16, arrested after police chase

Two people have been arrested. Pic: Lolly Harris

A 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of stealing a car following a police chase.

Villagers' protests ignored

Villagers picket the Town Hall ahead of the meeting

Councillors have approved plans for 65 homes despite hundreds of objections because the controversial housing is featured in the area's Local Plan.

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