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Mental health budget slashed by 25%

Mental health budget slashed by 25%

The community mental health service budget in west Kent will be slashed by £254,000 as the result of a care provision shake-up.

Training exercise sparks car chase confusion

Training exercise sparks car chase confusion

Officers were seen attempting to stop a vehicle using a stinger on the M20.

Delays after crash between cyclist and car

Delays after crash between cyclist and car

A major road was shut this morning after a crash between a car and cyclist.

Football fixtures and results

Football fixtures and results

Click here for all of this week's football fixtures and results.

Violence erupts as pair found guilty of murdering OAP

Violence erupts as pair found guilty of murdering OAP

There were violent scenes in court as a killer flew across the dock and attacked his co-accused after they were found guilty of murdering a pensioner.

Community mental health services under threat

Community mental health services under threat

The future of some mental health services in the county are under threat after £4m of contracts were awarded to two charities.

New pitch will suit down to the ground

New pitch will suit down to the ground

Maidstone United’s new 3G pitch will be used up to 50 hours a week for five years, according to co-owner Oliver Ash.

Bus shelters vanish in Maidstone

Bus shelters vanish in Maidstone

A switch of contractors has meant the temporary loss of bus shelters in the borough of Maidstone.

Collin leaves Stones

Collin leaves Stones

Frannie Collin has left Maidstone for Leatherhead.

Hospital death inquest verdict delayed

Hospital death inquest verdict delayed

A coroner has adjourned an investigation into the facts surrounding the death of a man at Maidstone Hospital pending new evidence.

County reconnected after broadband failure

County reconnected after broadband failure

BT says 'nearly all customers' are now reconnected to broadband after a nationwide outage left thousands without a service.

Nightclub owner's daughter to appear on TV show

Nightclub owner's daughter to appear on TV show

A 19-year-old from Kent will appear on MTV's reality show Ex on the Beach tonight.

Dead dog found in tied-up bag dumped in brook

Dead dog found in tied-up bag dumped in brook

A Jack Russell terrier has been found dead after being tied up in a bag and dumped in a brook - possibly while alive. Warning: distressing images.

Officer allegedly driven at in shoplift pursuit

Officer allegedly driven at in shoplift pursuit

Four alleged shoplifters will appear in court after an officer was allegedly driven at in a pursuit.

Schoolboy James makes England grade

Schoolboy James makes England grade

James O’Halloran excused himself from class to find out if he had made the England Schoolboys squad.

Dexter lucky to be alive after eating Frisbee

Dexter lucky to be alive after eating Frisbee

After catching his new frisbee a few times, Dexter obviously decided he liked the taste...

Man dies days after operation

Man dies days after operation

An inquest has heard how Sunil Sinha suffered a massive heart attack days after having a bowel cancer operation.

Compensation to be sought from NHS after mum's death

Compensation to be sought from NHS after mum's death

The family of a teacher who died following a caesarean section are expected to sue the NHS Trust that treated her.

Parking charges introduced at popular park

Parking charges introduced at popular park

Car parking charges will be introduced at Mote Park to generate revenue to fund the future of the site.

Nurse struck off after attempt to hide patient overdose

Nurse struck off after attempt to hide patient overdose

A series of failings at a care home for people with learning disabilities has led to a dishonest nurse being struck off.

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