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Craig Mackinlay denies making false expenditure returns in a bid to beat Nigel Farage in South Thanet.

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An inquest hears the 21-year-old student "felt like he was dying" but was sent home from hospital.

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The men who trafficked her poured petrol on her and threatened to set her alight.

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Some regions have seen property prices rise by more than 6% in the past year, official figures show.

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Fruit and veg growers are likely to be hit by new immigration rules after Brexit, Lords are told.

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All lines from Victoria station are reporting cancellations and delays of up to 45 minutes.

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Ten of Britain's busiest stations have seen more than half of all trains in 2018 delayed, research finds.

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David Plumstead is accused of trying to help a fellow soldier transport two migrants into Kent.

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Great Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold retires from skeleton after "10 amazing years".

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Gatwick Airport says its emergency runway could be used "routinely" as part of future growth plans.

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Learn more about the 10 athletes named on the shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2018.

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Residents in Dartford are warned to keep doors and windows closed.

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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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