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The police watchdog has been informed because a Kent Police vehicle was "in close proximity".

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The "intoxicated male" jumped back into a Kent river after being pulled to safety, volunteers say.

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The landlord of the Swan Inn in Kent says "how much bad luck can we have?"

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Midnight haircuts as coronavirus restrictions ease - but people are urged to be "tremendously cautious".

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The hospitality and leisure sector has been shut since mid-March, but social distancing measures are still in force.

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The money comes on top of 3.2bn already given, but authorities say more is needed to keep services going.

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Bookings with Eurotunnel "exploded" following the news, a spokesman for the company says.

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Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

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Which children are going back to school, and what about the rest?

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A local lockdown has been introduced to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Leicester - but how will it work?

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Social distancing and lockdown rules are changing in England - but what can you now do?

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Where can I go and what can do on a holiday in the UK?

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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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