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Kent Police says a firearm was recovered from The Red Cow in Folkestone.

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The chimes of the Norman church, which have rung since 1779, are to be turned off at night.

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Highways England says the new crossing will help "the whole network to work much better".

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The man's body was found by an ambulance crew who were called to an address in Maidstone.

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Simon Langton Grammar School said the optional course is "the antidote to political correctness".

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Nicholas Redding is among three people who have absconded from a Buckinghamshire jail.

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Joseph Bills, 22, was over the drink and drug-drive limit when he fatally struck a cyclist in March.

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Engineers from the majority of the UK's water firms still use divining rods to locate pipes, it emerges.

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The Smart Project in Dover receives Children in Need funding to provide respite for young carers

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Pegasus receives funding from Children in Need to help youngsters like Nathaniel.

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Ernie has made "huge progress" at Whoopsadaisy thanks to Children in Need funding.

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People in the south-east of England dug deep for this year's event.

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Community News

Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Scams On The Rise

Posted by Administrator : Saturday 9th March 2013

KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES! It is important to keep up to date and on your toes when it comes to local fraud and scams. There are so many currently out there it is important you are aware of the more common and frequent ones.

 

Do You Support Your Local Businesses?

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 6th March 2013

LENDING YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT. Do you use your local shop? Do you go to the local pub? Do you visit your local butcher? Many studies have shown that support in local businesses is on the up.

Will Online Shopping Be The Death Of Our High Streets

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

ARE YOU AN ONLINE SHOPPER AND A BARGAIN SURFER? We do not know to what extent the increasing activity of online shopping will eventually have on our Maidstone based high street retailers but some predict it may end the high street shopping as a whole in the future.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our Maidstone community.

Avoid The Local Cowboys

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 28th February 2013

HOW EASY IS IT TO SPOT A LOCAL COWBOY TRADER? There are numerous reasons why cowboy builders get away with their bad practices and carry on working in the community such as people not asking for verified references, no signed contract, not obtaining at least 3 other quotes to compare, clients naturally go for the cheapest quote and some residents or businesses are impatient and choose not to wait for the best builder.

Local Weather

Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 22mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1000mb, Humidity: 64%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 16:01 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 12C (54F), Minimum Temperature: 6C (43F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 16mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1001mb, Humidity: 55%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:28 GMT, Sunset: 16:00 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F), Minimum Temperature: 1C (34F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 4mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1009mb, Humidity: 77%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:29 GMT, Sunset: 15:59 GMT

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