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The UK's position on drugs is "clearly failing" and a "radical new approach" is required, MPs say.

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Andrew Griggs' wife tells a jury she has never had a "slanging match" with her spouse.

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Dajahnel Young may have gone into the sea to join others from her church group, a coroner says.

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The migrants, including children, were transferred to a Border Force vessel off the Kent coast.

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A former member made the claims in the latest episode of BBC's Spotlight series on the Troubles.

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Could moving three generations of the same family into a specially-adapted home be a solution to the UK's housing crisis?

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The British government and the EU have agreed a new Brexit deal, but will it get through Parliament?

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A musician has spent several months cycling thousands of miles to record the sounds of the UK.

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Costs, paperwork, and the healthcare safety net may all be affected. Here's what you need to know.

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If Donna Heuerman looks out of her window she sees rows of bricks left by her teenage son, Jonjo.

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Has the plan found favour with commuters across the country, or left a bad taste in the mouth?

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To mark the Channel Tunnel's 25th anniversary the BBC was given exclusive access behind the scenes.

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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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