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  • Fire crews called to blazing manure heap in Leybourne

    FIRE crews were called to a blaze in a large heap of manure near Rectory Lane South, Leybourne. The pile, which was about 20 metres square, had flames coming from the surface, rather than the ...

  • Cycling to raise funds for hospice

    With British Cycling’s membership surpassing 125,000 for the first time in its history and GB’s historic success at the Rio Olympics, Heart of Kent Hospice is hoping to inspire Kent ...

  • MP Helen supports local coffee shop

    Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant visited Harpers Gift and Coffee Shop in the Market Buildings, Maidstone. She was invited by new owners Frank Goodhind and Serena Parker who have recently ...

  • Golden girl to visit school

    BRITAIN’S hockey gold in the Rio Olympics was not just a success for Team GB and player Susannah Townsend, but also for her old school of Sutton Valence. The school boasts a number of ...

  • No help for flood-hit traders says landlady

    BUSINESSES in Yalding say false promises of help for flood victims will see the value of their properties go down the drain. Julie Chalker (51), who runs the George pub with her son Christopher, ...

  • Villagers set to buy pub for the community

    VILLAGERS have put their money where their mouth is in Ulcombe and are about to exchange contracts on their local pub.A team of four from the village came up with the money for the Grade II Harrow ...

  • Rugby club looking for new members

    RUGBY players looking for a new club are invited to come along to a training session hosted with international coach Mike Friday. Friday, who played for London Wasps, Harlequins and England 7s, ...

  • Fears for future of ram raid bank

    FEARS that NatWest bank in Staplehurst might never re-open continue, as the bank refused to say this week whether or not the branch will join the ranks of other rural outlets that have closed. The ...