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Joy for local Euro Millions winners

A Maidstone couple were delighted to discover last week that they had won £1million on the Euro Millions Raffle. Wayne and Desirée Home, both 57 years of age and from East Farleigh, purchased the winning ticket from Barming Post Office in Bull Orchard, Maidstone on Tuesday morning. Both were shocked and amazed when they realised

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Royal seal of approval for the new £1.5M Maidstone Exhibition Hall at Kent Event Centre

On Friday 11th July, the new £1.5 million Maidstone Exhibition Hall was graced by the presence of Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, who granted the Hall his royal seal of approval. The Duke of Kent was invited to open the Exhibition Hall as an esteemed guest of the Kent County Agricultural Society, and subsequently

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The search for a Dreamland operator begins!

Thanet District Council have announced the commencement of a procurement process to locate an operator to run Dreamland; a heritage amusement park in Margate. The operator will be in charge of running the service concession and overseeing the lease for the operation of the park. The Council are currently offering a 35-year contract for an operator

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£1,200 Fundraiser for the Heart of Kent Hospice

On Monday 16th June, a corporate quiz night was held at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium. Hosted by the stadium’s sponsors, local legal firm Gullands Solicitors, the event raised £1,200 for a local charity; the Heart of Kent Hospice. (Image Source) Nine teams participated in the quiz; all of whom were members of the local business

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Maidstone Royal Mail sorting office could be re-opened

Mere months after it was closed, the Maidstone Royal Mail sorting office on Sandling Road may be reopened. In the summer, the Maidstone postal centre on Sandling Road was one of four centres to be closed in accordance with a £70 million government modernising programme throughout Kent.

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Rare bird on the loose in Tunbridge Wells returns home safely

Move over road runner, Tunbridge Wells has a runaway rhea! An escaped rhea has been racing cars and generating a stream of traffic in its wake throughout Tunbridge Wells. The bird was spotted running at speeds exceeding 40mph on the main road between Rusthall and Speldhurst on Monday 13th January 2014.

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Kent County Council to review outsourcing of legal services

Kent County Council are set to review the outsourcing of their legal department. This is one element of their controversial ‘Transformation Plan’, which proposes to outsource nearly all of the council’s services in an effort to save them £240 million.

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Maidstone town centre hit by flooding on Christmas Day

Maidstone town centre hit by flooding on Christmas Day The worst flooding seen since 2000 left thousands of homes without power on Christmas Day. Families had to be rescued from their homes and roads were closed as Maidstone and West Kent responded to flooding. Floods spread across Maidstone, Malling and the Weald. Homes in Yalding were

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US online legal service Rocket Lawyer to offer Twitter style legal advice

US online legal service Rocket Lawyer to offer Twitter style legal advice USA online legal service Rocket Lawyer is planning to introduce a service to dispense very brief legal advice online for free. Clients are allowed up to 600 characters for their question and will receive a reply within 24 hours.

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New Chief Constable of Kent Police

New Chief Constable of Kent Police Current Deputy Chief Constable Alan Pughsley will become the new chief constable of Kent Police on 4th January 2014, taking over from current Chief Constable Ian Learmouth.

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