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  • WEATHER WARNING: more thunderstorms on way this afternoon

    After a night of thunderstorms, heavy rain and flash flooding across the Maidstone area, weather expertsare warning there is more to come this afternoon and into tonight. Met Office expert ...

  • EU POLL: High turnout reported in Maidstone

    Polling stations across Maidstone have been reporting higher turnouts than expected in today's EU refendum vote. Voters attendingLeeds, Barming and Bearsted villages all reported healthy ...

  • EU POLL: Downs Mail readers say LEAVE

    Downs Mail readers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of LEAVING the European Union, an eve-of-poll suggests. More than 75 per cent of the hundreds who took part decided they want out of the EU ...

  • PICTURE GALLERY: Never mind the weather - drama group shone in Leeds

    The inclement summer weather did not deter healthy audiences attendingthe Leeds Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS) open-air Plays and Picnics event. Held at the Old Vicarage - owned by Alastair ...

  • M20: severe delays after caravan drama

    There have been severe delays after a caravan jacknifed on the M20 near Leeds Castle. The accident happened on the London bound carriageway at arounf 3.30pm and caused lengthy waits btween ...

  • Paralympic athlete devastated by racing wheelchair theft

    A PARALYMPIC athlete is pleading for the return of his custom-built racing wheelchair which was stolen overnight from a van outside his home. John Smith (26), who has been selected to race for ...

  • Kings Hill is top place to live, say experts

    Kings Hill has hit the big time, being singled out as one of the mostsuccessful new communities in the UK. The development is streets ahead of others because residents feel a ...

  • REVEALED: the Stones' new stand plans

    Maidstone United have revealedan artist's impression of its planned new stand. The club's mamangement will show what the new structure will look likeat the north end of the ...