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It comes after more than 60 migrants - including children - attempted to cross the Channel on Thursday.

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The RAC is recommending that the best time to travel by road on Friday will be after 21:00 BST.

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A further 30 people, including ten children and a baby, are picked up in French waters.

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Officers investigating supply of drugs from London to Kent confiscate luxury cars and 190,000 cash.

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Tesfit and Hayleab Brhane were given more than eight years each in a young offenders institute.

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George Barker was left with 17 knife wounds including three fatal injuries, the Old Bailey is told.

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The body of six-year-old Lucas Dobson was found five days after he fell into the River Stour.

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Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has heeded criticism in a previous report, the CQC says.

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The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

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The UK's biggest financial mis-selling scandal's led to 36bn in payouts. How has it affected us all?

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Highways England is warning drivers to make sure trailers are secure before setting off.

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A litter of four wildcat kittens has been born at an animal park near Canterbury

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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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