Latest News In Maidstone

7th Jul 2020

Approval for £5m leisure centre development

A £5 million redevelopment scheme has been approved for Splashes leisure centre, which will be closed for 18 months during the work.
7th Jul 2020

Dockyard and dance company's £33m grant boost

Two art organisations in Kent will receive a share of £33million emergency Covid-19 grant funding, announced today by Arts Council England.
7th Jul 2020

Cake in a car park at post-lockdown wedding

A couple who married after lockdown restrictions were lifted at the weekend, hosted their 'wedding reception' from the back of a 4x4.
7th Jul 2020

Vehicles and cash recovered in raid

Police have managed to recover a van and motorhome thought to be stolen and cash after a dawn raid.
7th Jul 2020

Virus fight milestone as weekly deaths fall to 0

Two areas of Kent have reported no new coronavirus deaths in an entire week for the first time.
7th Jul 2020

'He genuinely believed every child mattered'

Tributes have been left at a school to remember a young teacher who died in an accident.
7th Jul 2020

PM comments 'a slap in the face'

There are calls for Boris Johnson to apologise for comments he made about care homes.
7th Jul 2020

Frantic search to reunite baby bat with mum

A search has been launched for the mother of a tiny bat amid fears the pup is unable to feed itself.
6th Jul 2020

Road closure after police advice

Rochester Esplanade has been closed for refurbishment work following advice from police.
6th Jul 2020

Mum helps pin down Asda assault suspect

A mum has described the moment she helped pin down a suspect after an Asda security guard was reportedly assaulted.
6th Jul 2020

Around 1,000 skincare patients need seeing urgently

A healthcare provider's contract has been suspended after it was found long waiting times placed skin cancer patients at risk.
6th Jul 2020

Sailors and their dogs rescued from stricken boat

A lifeboat crew had to go back to rescue two sailors and their dogs after they first refused help when their cabin cruiser ran aground.