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China Gold broke her glass on Olivia Cooke before striking her in the face with the broken vessel.

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It followed a Westminster Abbey service which was "reduced in stature but not in spirit", organisers say.

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East Kent Hospitals is being investigated over 15 baby deaths at its maternity units.

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The Road Haulage Association says there was "no clarity" on border checks after the transition period.

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The first 16 days of September saw 1,487 people cross the Channel, more than any other month.

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Rules on accessible buses come into force at the end of year but operators say there are not enough.

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Thousands of listings on a property website are not available to people on benefits.

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Benjamin Bowler is jailed for strangling his girlfriend in the flat they shared.

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Businesses want the scheme to be extended, saying October and November are the "biggest worry".

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Inspectors visited East Kent Hospitals Trust after official figures showed a high infection rate.

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We look at the extra restrictions imposed in parts of the West Midlands - and the reasons for them.

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Coronavirus cases are increasing, so what are the rules on social distancing?

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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.

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