Maidstone gets ready to party

Revellers are getting ready for a brand new festival in Maidstone this weekend featuring bands like Sister Sledge and Brand New Heavies.

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All together now! Passenger leads whole train carriage in song

Ever thought to yourself when you were on the train home, how nice it would be if we all burst into song?

Well for Martin Clews who had just been out to celebrate the release of his son's first single, that's exactly what he wanted.

The sing-song happened on the Ashford bound train from London to Victoria on Friday much to the delight of all on board.

Mr Clews, a chartered surveyor and strawberry grower, said:

"I had been celebrating the release of my son Dan’s new single “That’s Enough For Me” over a glass or two of champagne with friends in London.

"It seemed to me that like minded ‘bon-viveurs’ in my carriage might enjoy a jolly song on their way home. So I chose a lively number called 'Beastie' which has become somewhat of a favourite in my rugby club and this went down well with the passengers.

"Dan, who appears at Glastonbury this month, has also been seen performing on trains returning to Sevenoaks from playing gigs in what appears to be a family tradition."

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What the Dickens is going on in Rochester?

He's Rochester's most famous resident, and this weekend author Charles Dickens is being remembered along with his famous characters and novels. It's the second day of the Rochester Dickens Festival, an event that attracts thousands of people each year.

Andrea Thomas has been to see the celebrations. spoke to Angela Prodger and Heather Smith.

Broadchurch second series cast pictured for first time

The latest cast for ITV's Broadchurch are pictures together for the first time Credit: ITV

The cast for the second series of Broadchurch have been pictured together for the first time.

Returning to the series are David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill.

New to the drama include Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eve Myles and James D'Arcy.

Filming along the Dorset coastline will get under way later this month although details of the storyline and characters are top secret!

Returning cast are joined by some new characters Credit: ITV

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Beatle Sir Paul gets bug on Japanese tour

The former Beatle had to cancel the Out There Japan Tour 2014 appearance at the National Stadium in Tokyo, but said he should be well enough for Sunday's scheduled concert and the new gig on Monday.

Sir Paul apologised to his fans, but said in a statement on the tour's official Facebook page that doctors told him not to play. Organisers said tickets for an extra show are valid for Monday, but a refund will also be offered.

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