Kent is unlikely to face a hosepipe ban this summer

Kent is unlikely to face a hosepipe ban this summer, according to the Environment Secretary. Caroline Spelman said the south east has better provision than other parts of the country. Water companies have also said that they do not expect a hosepipe ban. Read more >



Gillingham tops table as demand for hayfever products rockets across Kent, says Tesco

The dry weather has sent sales of hayfever treatments rocketing by 40 per cent across the UK – with Kent and Essex the worst hit. And the town showing the highest demand was Gillingham. Read more >


Hundreds turn out to watch the University of Greenwich triumph in the Medway boat race

Hundreds of people descended on the Esplanade in Rochester to watch the fifth annual universities at Medway boat race. Both women's and men's races tackled a course of approximately 2. Read more >


Dates set for Kent's switchover from analogue to digital TV

Dates have been announced for the big switchover from analogue to digital TV, signalling the start of a new era in broadcasting. Read more >


Rise of academies and free schools signal major shift in Kent's education system

A major shift in Kent's schooling system is under way as the number of academies soars and plans for new 'free schools' are drawn up. Read more >


Elderly and disabled told to pay more for KCC adult social care

More than 5,000 elderly and disabled people could be affected by plans to raise the cost of providing adult social care in Kent. Read more >


Heseltine hints that Kent may miss out on regeneration cash

Tory grandee Lord Heseltine has hinted that Kent may continue to miss out on government funding, due to the county’s close proximity to London. Announcing the launch of the second phase of the £1. Read more >


Kent Police Federation hits out at 'criminal' cuts with hard-hitting campaign

A hard-hitting campaign has been launched by the union that represents Kent police officers, warning that government spending cuts will spark an increase in crime. Read more >


More cash needed for trains' power network to save Southeastern commuters from winter chaos

Transport chiefs have said the Government should investment more money to improve the resilience of Kent's power network for trains. Read more >


Youngster fighting for life after being hit by vehicle on Town Road in Cliffe Woods, Rochester

An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after been runover in Rochester. The boy was hit by a vehicle on the B2000 Town Road in Cliffe Woods on Thursday. Read more >



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