In a bid to improve recycling, shoppers in Kent will have to pay a deposit on drinks bottles and cans - getting back as much as 20p if they return the container. We asked shoppers in Maidstone how much plastic they use.
More parents are taking their children out of school without permission for holidays in term time with a primary school near Maidstone being the worst offender. We asked shoppers in Rochester their thoughts on unauthorised absences.
Maidstone Borough Council will send an open letter to the government backing a proposal that 16 year olds should be able to vote. Councillors overwhelmingly supported the idea when it was put to a vote last night. Lib Dem Councillor Brian Clark put forward the motion and at the council meeting. He told us he was very pleased with the result.
Women came together today to celebrate International Women's Day in Kent. 100 years ago, women got the vote and campaigning for equality has been at the forefront of society ever since. This year's theme is Press for Progress.
Jonathan Terranova from Maidstone, has just had his first collection of poems published. The poet's work was published as Kent celebrated the importance of books and reading on World Book Day.