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Sales of homes in England and Wales for over 1m have hit a new high. How many were sold near you?

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The average UK household income, after taxes and benefits are accounted for, is 19,432 per person.

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Norman Ackroyd, Tracey Emin and Yinka Shonibare also create works for the Royal Mail series.

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"Outstanding" schools may not be as good as their rating suggests, says Ofsted.

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The video updates a 1968 public information film that starred the hapless Joe and Petunia.

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Hundreds of services have been delayed or cancelled since new timetables were introduced on Sunday.

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Kyle Yule, 17, from Gillingham, died after being chased from a parked car in Gillingham last October.

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Enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day, the report says.

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The RNLI and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency trial uses drones to spot humans in distress.

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Easing traffic problems in Kent in the event of cross-Channel disruption will include a contraflow.

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New rules will reduce the maximum bet from 100 on terminals dubbed the "crack cocaine" of gambling.

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Glamorgan are without South Africa pace bowler Marchant de Lange for Friday's One-Day Cup match away to Kent.

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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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