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Greenpeace campaigners spent the night on a gantry at Sheerness port in a protest over diesel cars.

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The head of a G4S-run immigration removal centre which was the focus of a Panorama investigation resigns.

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Ahmed Hassan, 18, is accused of attempted murder over last Friday's bomb attack on a London Tube.

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The charity's chairman, Tim Parker, says people go to its sites to escape "busy, noisy" technology.

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The 52-year-old man had stopped on the hard shoulder after a car broke down on the M25.

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John McEnery, the former husband of Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham, was arrested in August.

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Aslef and Southern report "significant progress" in rail dispute talks as a proposal is finalised.

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A complaints body says consumers had to make more than two million calls to resolve water issues.

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Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) are staging two 24-hour walkouts in October.

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Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Rochdale and Gillingham.

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Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Boreham Wood and Ebbsfleet United.

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Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between FC Halifax Town and Bromley.

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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.

Local Weather

Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1023mb, Humidity: 63%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 18:55 BST

Maximum Temperature: 21C (70F), Minimum Temperature: 15C (59F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 9mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1021mb, Humidity: 49%, UV Risk: 4, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:47 BST, Sunset: 18:53 BST

Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F), Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1020mb, Humidity: 75%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Moderate, Sunrise: 06:48 BST, Sunset: 18:50 BST

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