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The crash, in a residential street in Maidstone, happened on Friday afternoon.

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The Tory and Labour leaders faced off in the final head-to-head debate ahead of next week's election.

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A truck driver who suffered domestic violence from his wife has said it should not happen to anyone.

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A primary school had to postpone its fundraising event after being targeted by thieves.

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The group of Iranian and Iraqi nationals have been brought to shore and medically-assessed.

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What will politicians do about air pollution, airport expansion and the south coast's kelp forests?

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Ben West is criticised for "wasting" an opportunity to quiz Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson.

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The BBC News site is listing all candidates standing on 12 December - find them with our postcode search.

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Celebrating the best images that failed to win the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

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The Sikh community celebrates a historic day at the gurdwara in Gravesend.

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BBC South East's political editor Lauren Moss examines the main issues in the general election

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When a group of artists moved to town, they started a group for local children who were curious what they were doing.

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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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