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A 17-year-old denies murdering a man who had been watching grime artist Mostack in Kent.

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A judge says the defendants "traded in human misery" and had carted people about "like freight".

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Renters speak of struggling to get on the property ladder, amid a shortage of over one million homes.

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Improvements will be made to three stroke care at hospitals in Kent and Medway.

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It is thought about 35 UK nationals, who have been quarantined on the liner for 16 days, will return.

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It will amount to an average rise of up to 69 per home, the County Councils Network says.

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Fishing looks like being the first big argument of the UK's trade negotiations with the EU.

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Hannah Farley-Hills collapsed after getting off a long-haul flight to Santiago.

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Home Office figures suggest many migrants crossing the Channel in boats are granted asylum.

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Bernard Bibby took up the ballet classes four years ago following the death of his wife of 55 years.

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Men make up 40% of blood donors and their blood contains more iron than women's.

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A prison, which was criticised for not having a plan to tackle violence, has launched a recruitment drive.

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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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