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Inside the Kent Messenger for Maidstone, Malling and Weald

The Kent Messenger is back on the news stands today.

We reveal how little princesses arriving for a princess party experience were left disappointed when the venue suddenly closed its doors.

A scarecrow called Cyril went up in flames at an allotment. But his demise still prompted a response from a police patrol car and officers to ask victim impact questions.

MP Helen Grant has made a low-key return to Marden - the place she was living when fighting the 2010 election campaign.

We visit the schools who reveal how they are turning things around, after being given a "requires improvement" grade from Ofsted.

The homeless situation in Maidstone shows no sign of abating, as a tent village now sets up in a town-centre cemetery.

How seven-year-old Laura Marolia is the head of her own honey-making business, plus we meet Matthew Wright, who left school with no qualifications and started his own mobile repair business.

Two pages on how Kent County Council moves forward after the elections and what our new councillors have to say for themselves

We profile the work of the Maidstone town team, who aim to bring culture and more events to the town.

Plus what's next for the Stones after their promotion.

In Weald we meet the photographer who is getting recognition for some stunning images of Cyprus.

In Malling, there is shock as Aylesford Parish Clerk dies on his 60th birthday. Plus why a charity in Offham is hoping to become a local food hub for the area.

There's also a packed edition of What's On magazine, featuring ideas for days and nights out, with chances to win a Valliant boiler and family tickets to Diggerland.

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