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Plea to fix 'dreadful' apprentice success rate

Huge numbers of young people are not finishing apprenticeships in Kent as the government chases “sexy” targets for those starting courses.


Drug driving rising across Kent

The number of motorists caught behind the wheel with illegal substances in their system has gone up three fold in just 12 months.


Storm forced total closure of Dartford bridge

Motorists faced huge disruption as one of Kent’s busiest highways was shut due to Storm Doris.


Two arrested as teen fights for life after crash

Two teenagers are in hospital - one in a life-threatening condition - and two arrests have been made after a serious crash near a Kent town.

Massive rise in motorists driving whilst banned

More people have been caught getting behind the wheel while disqualified in the first eight weeks of the year than the whole of 2010, 2011 and 2012.


Fire crews tackle barn blaze

Firefighters are dealing with a fire in a storage barn this afternoon.

New app launched to crack down on heritage crime

A new online application has been launched to help tackle the blight of criminal damage to the county's most important monuments.

Storm Doris set to lash Kent

A weather warning has been issued for winds of up to 70mph as Storm Doris heads for Kent.


Rail strike to affect commuters

At least 11 trains will not be running during peak hours as staff take the latest round of industrial action.

Bus company responds to criticisms with new routes

Two MPs have jointly written to Arriva over a growing number of complaints about poor service from the bus company.


Inquest delays causing 'huge distress'

People living in parts of Kent have to wait more than nine months for answers after the unexpected death of a loved one due to a delay in inquests.


Slaves to play a summer date at Dreamland

Tickets have gone on sale for Maidstone and Tonbridge-based band Slaves' date at Dreamland this summer.

Thousands of 999 calls unanswered

Police in Kent have registered one of the biggest increases in the number of 'abandoned' emergency calls.


'Queen of Benefits' and ex face sentence over car park thefts

The estranged partner of a mum-of-12 dubbed the 'Queen of Benefits' has admitted stealing cash from meters at car parks.

Castle's sensational snowdrops

Plot your path through the 60,000 snowdrop bulbs at one of the county's most immaculate gardens.

Get set for sun, storms and wind

The county is set for a glorious start to the week - but it's likely to be a one-day wonder.


High Sheriff welcomes domestic abuse overhaul

Kent's High Sheriff has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of a shake-up in the law surrounding domestic abuse.


Dozens of ‘female genital mutilation’ cases in Kent

A children’s charity has criticised the lack of prosecutions of an illegal practice that leaves girls with lasting physical and emotional scars.

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