United Kingdom - Kent Messenger Maidstone
Thursday - 14th December, 2017
Town’s derelict sites are being brought back to life
Redevelopment of three prominent sites around the county town that have stood empty for decades are ...
Thursday - 7th December, 2017
Another dies in crash at Linton Hill
Continued from page 1 The young man, who has yet to be named, is the fifth person to have d...
Thursday - 30th November, 2017
Car smashes into graveyard
A man is due to appear in court charged with drink-driving after a car crashed into a town centre gr...
Thursday - 23rd November, 2017
Body of man found in block of flats
sic teams were called to Eastfield House, in Woodford Road, Barming, just before 10.30pm. P...
Thursday - 16th November, 2017
Nearly everyone accepts the idea a Leeds-Langley bypass would take the pressure off the County Town,...
Thursday - 9th November, 2017
Family pays tribute to ‘happy-go-lucky’ biker
Witnesses report that Fred McIlveen, who was on his way to start an early shift at Maidstone Hospita...
Thursday - 2nd November, 2017
Crash kills father and daughter, 21 Tributes to hair stylist, ‘a great guy and good friend’
Valentino Coleman and 21-year-old Liv Coleman died after they pulled up behind a stationary car on t...
Thursday - 26th October, 2017
TREAT YOuR KIDS TO SOME HALLOwEEN fuN WIN A PANTO TRIP FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Inspectors rated the service at Albion Place Medical Practice as inadequate. A report, rele...
Thursday - 19th October, 2017
Addict Kelly Emery plied two-yearold Fenton Hogan with heroin substitute methadone to keep him quiet...
Thursday - 12th October, 2017
Secondary will not open until 2019 at the earliest
It was hoped the new Maidstone School of Science and Technology would be open by last month and then...
Thursday - 5th October, 2017
Wartime SAS hero’s story is up for sale at auction
The untold story of an SAS war hero who was killed during a legendary Italian Job style raid on enem...
Thursday - 28th September, 2017
Decision could lead to move for town’s market
After 100 years at Lockmeadow, Maidstone’s Saturday Market could move to Jubilee Square if council...
Thursday - 21st September, 2017
More, more, more
Maidstone could be forced to build thousands more homes – taking its 17,660 target to an astonishi...
Thursday - 14th September, 2017
The plan, which will determine development in the borough for the next 14 years, is due to be adopte...
Thursday - 7th September, 2017
Police release CCTV image of suspected arsonist
Detectives want to speak to the man in connection with as many as nine vehicle fires started in rece...
Thursday - 31st August, 2017
He was eventually airlifted to hospital after the emergency services spent an hour-and-a-half stabil...
Thursday - 24th August, 2017
#hATECRIMEMATTERS Clampdown aims to stop rise in vile intimidation
Staff at Chilli Hut went about serving customers, blissfully unaware that a career criminal was abou...
Thursday - 17th August, 2017
Highways officials closed the Teston crossing after it was deemed unsafe on Monday, more than a week...
Thursday - 10th August, 2017
Sex den next to primary school
A brothel operating just yards from a Maidstone primary school and nursery has been shut down after ...
Thursday - 3rd August, 2017
Taylor Wimpey wants to bulldoze properties in Barming to create an access route to a new development...
Thursday - 27th July, 2017
Marshals to tackle town yobs
A crack team of marshals have been recruited to keep the peace in public spaces including Jubilee Sq...
Thursday - 20th July, 2017
Tower block evacuated
Roads around the Midhurst Court block in Mote Road were sealed off at rush hour on Tuesday as emerge...
Thursday - 13th July, 2017
The sudden price hike means a 30-minute browse around Fremlin Walk now costs £3.50 on Frida...
Thursday - 6th July, 2017
cables. Significant structural work is needed to stop the spread of any future fires. Many ...
Thursday - 29th June, 2017
Mote Medical Practice made the shock announcement in a letter, saying it was under pressure to serve...
Thursday - 22nd June, 2017
‘Air freshener’ hidden at Broadway centre
shared by Matalan and Lidl customers. The camera, bought originally as a fake clothes hook,...
Thursday - 15th June, 2017
Record turnout as pupils go to the polls
West Borough voted in its house captains on Friday. The primary, in Greenway, Barming, saw ...
Thursday - 8th June, 2017
Ben Sharman was found unresponsive in Peel Street at around 6.20am on Friday – a few steps from hi...
Thursday - 1st June, 2017
McDonald’s bid for round-the-clock service off the menu
Planning officers had suggested a six-month trial of round-the-clock cooking and collection at its c...
Thursday - 25th May, 2017
PLUS Your KENT BUSINESS pull-out AND Your FREE Homes magazine First class postie saved my life
Jeff Cooper had been making a delivery to Margaret Rhone’s Park Wood home when he heard her dogs b...
Thursday - 18th May, 2017
Group arrested after man found beaten to death at nature reserve
Officers held a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old in the hunt for the killers of Razvan Sirbu, who was f...
Thursday - 11th May, 2017
Couple call time on career behind bars
After eight-and-a-half years the landlord and landlady of the Dog and Gun are moving out. L...
Thursday - 4th May, 2017
Runners add some colour to the night
A riot of colour in the form of thousands of fundraisers descended on the county showground at the w...
Thursday - 27th April, 2017
A jockey’s life
it. However, we understand the decision and hope it can happen in 2018. “In the meantime,...
Thursday - 20th April, 2017
Anger brewing over beer tent ‘administrative error’
A row over the running of Bearsted Fayre’s beer tent left one microbrewery boss with a bitter tast...
Thursday - 13th April, 2017
Look, it’s the Easter bunny
The Easter bunny came early for Scarlett Hayward when she visited a school farm. The six-year-old wa...
Thursday - 6th April, 2017
New law will crack down on rise in child grooming
Police have recorded a 69% rise in abusers in Kent meeting children after grooming them online in th...
Thursday - 30th March, 2017
Blame curry smells, not prejudice, for rental ban, says property landlord
Insisting it is not racist, the 69-year-old said he would make the same decision if he experienced s...
Thursday - 23rd March, 2017
The plans show Week Street and Gabriels Hill with new paving, extra greenery, artwork and public squ...
Thursday - 16th March, 2017
Heartbroken family call for answers
Father- of- one Carlos Collins was discovered at his house in Shepway on Saturday morning. ...
Thursday - 9th March, 2017
MAN PuNchED NEwbOrN IN ThE bAck whIlE hIgh ON cOcAINE
Steven Butler lost his temper and punched the 10-day-old ‘with some force’ in the back. ...
Friday - 3rd March, 2017
Despite the efforts of paramedics and fire crews, 48-year-old Kaspars Ajuts died on the doorstep of ...
Friday - 24th February, 2017
Heartbroken mum’s tribute to her wonderful four-year-old
Riley Bourne, from Park Wood, lost his short fight against acute myeloid leukaemia on Monday.&nb...
Friday - 17th February, 2017
Justice at last after DNA tests prove guilt 26 years after car park attacks
Predatory John Clayson, from Fant, Maidstone, has been jailed for 21 years after police solved the c...
Friday - 10th February, 2017
Knockout new landlady lined up for village pub
Boxing legend Kellie Maloney is set to take over a pub. The 63-year-old, who lives in Kent,...
Friday - 3rd February, 2017
Manager repeatedly stabbed in horrific attack at retirement home
Pensioner Fred Butcher is accused of stabbing the staff member repeatedly during an horrific attack ...
Friday - 27th January, 2017
Robert Mellor is encouraging Maidstone Borough Council to hasten a 50% hike in parking charges and p...
Friday - 20th January, 2017
Homes will go ahead as wall demolition approved
One hundred new homes will be built at Barty Farm after approval was given to demolish a boundary wa...
Friday - 13th January, 2017
Far-right demo over plans ridiculed as imam offers a cuppa
The anti-immigration group’s demonstration was branded “pathetic” by left-wing organisations w...
Friday - 6th January, 2017
Full steam ahead for miniature railway
A tourist attraction that has been delighting visitors for more than 65 years did so again for the w...
Friday - 30th December, 2016
Such sweet memories of Santa’s special visit
By now Father Christmas will be enjoying a wellearned rest, but one of his more successful visits wa...
Friday - 23rd December, 2016
Operations could be halted for four months to save cash
black hole. Other measures being considered include limiting couples to one cycle of IVF, cutting ca...
Friday - 16th December, 2016
Dolls houses, activity tables and other playthings worth hundreds of pounds, had to be thrown away f...
Friday - 9th December, 2016
Restaurant’s owners fears as building is up for sale
A building housing two Maidstone restaurants is being put up for sale – prompting confusion over t...
Friday - 2nd December, 2016
BUT GYRATORY WORK HAS COST US MILLIONS SAYS FREMLIN WALK ‘We’re broken into pieces’
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Friday - 25th November, 2016
market homes, 200 affordable properties, a school, pub, shops, employment buildings, a biomass energ...
Friday - 18th November, 2016
Maidstone’s MP was giving evidence at an inquiry into the Local Plan this week, declaring the Coun...
Friday - 11th November, 2016
All ready for Christmas
Savvy shoppers stocked up early on supplies and gifts as the Christmas crafts fair made its appearan...
Friday - 4th November, 2016
Childhood friends see bar dream take shape
Maidstone’s nightlife is about to dance to a different beat with one pub getting ready to create a...
Friday - 28th October, 2016
Developer removes pond that gave area its name
Neighbours of a housing development are asking ‘where has all the water gone?’ after two ponds d...
Friday - 21st October, 2016
Lee Green, 12, suffered an asthma attack at Albion Place Medical The lad was taken to Tunbr...
Friday - 14th October, 2016
Fears housing homeless will put extra pressure on stretched services
Two boroughs in the capital have jointly taken a lease on 40 flats in a newly converted office block...
Friday - 7th October, 2016
School gets its crossing after two-year battle
A new zebra crossing has been unveiled at a Maidstone primary school after safety issues were highli...
Friday - 30th September, 2016
Litter patrols suspended after fining woman feeding birds
The extraordinary move follows the latest action by an overzealous officer, and led to all wardens b...
Friday - 23rd September, 2016
The fire was lit at a derelict building and spread to the store in Loose Road. Cars had to ...
Friday - 16th September, 2016
Rail fares to London are dearer than in reverse
A transport campaigns group has criticised railway companies for charging Kent commuters more for re...
Friday - 9th September, 2016
Mystery as drivers locked out of cars
Many found themselves locked out of their vehicles after the fobs failed en masse in several spots i...
Friday - 2nd September, 2016
One half of the ruined crossing has remained hanging over...
Friday - 26th August, 2016
Grieving father’s promise to family after verdict into hospital tragedy
Oladapo Babatola, a doctor at Maidstone’s Priority House, was left a widower with three young chil...
Friday - 19th August, 2016
‘He should have been locked up’
The punishment outraged the 50-yearold victim’s girlfriend who insists the motorist should have go...
Friday - 12th August, 2016
‘I would still do it all again’
Jamie-Leigh Smith had just stepped outside her town centre flat for cigarette at 2am on Sunday when ...
Friday - 5th August, 2016
Baby in a hurry so dad’s the midwife
Baby Cassie was born after a lightning quick 10-minute labour at home in Shepway, giving dad Stephen...
Friday - 29th July, 2016
Serial cat killer feared to have struck in town
Pet owners are being warned to be on high alert after a cat was found decapitated in Maidstone – t...
Friday - 22nd July, 2016
SEE YOUR WHAT’S ON
A video has emerged showing six children standing on a bridge 6m above the water at Whatman Park, in...
Friday - 15th July, 2016
A brave police officer thought nothing of his own safety when he dived into the River Medway to haul...
Friday - 8th July, 2016
Couple’s horror over late night arson attack
Home owner Robin Verkely watched in shock as flames ripped through the property in Shepway on Saturd...
Friday - 1st July, 2016
James fights back after having stroke at just 16
A Maidstone mum has described the devastating moment she found her 16-year-old son collapsed in his ...
Friday - 24th June, 2016
Woman hits out at festival over doctor’s note for food rule
Lily Smith, who suffers from a severe form of the debilitating digestive condition coeliac dis-...
Friday - 17th June, 2016
Horrified boss saw fire on camera from USA
security cameras beamed to his laptop in America. Mr Knight said: “I logged on to our remote camer...
Friday - 10th June, 2016
Shortfall of 674 places forecast despite new secondary
It was planned to open in September 2017, but as the planning process progresses, the launch has bee...
Friday - 3rd June, 2016
KCC keeps shtum over station parking claims
Kent County Council has remained tight-lipped on suggestions staff are given free parking spaces at ...
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