Members of the Queen's Gurkha Engineers have been marking their Regimental Birthday in Cyprus.
Soldiers of 70 Gurkha Field Support Squadron, which is part of the Maidstone-based 36 Engineer Regiment, are on exercise on the island.
Carla Prater joined them for the celebrations.
One of the darkest chapters of Maidstone's history is the subject of a new display at the town's museum.
During the Second World War, two squadrons of Luftwaffe planes dropped more than forty bombs in a single day. Twenty-two people were killed and many more injured in the raid on 27 September 1940. This weekend marked the 74th anniversary of what became known as Black Friday.
ITV Meridian spoke to display organiser Tony Webb.
An inquest is due to open today into the death of a soldier from Maidstone who was killed when his helicopter crashed in Afghanistan.
Captain Ben Babington-Browne, who was 27-years-old, was a member of 22 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers.
He was carrying out a routine engineering survey when the crash happened.
The region prepared itself for torrential rain and gale force winds today as the remains of Hurricane Bertha arrived. The storm caused part of a supermarket ceiling to collapse in Maidstone, localised flooding across the region and transport delays - but in most areas, it had cleared away by the late afternoon.
Sarah Saunders' report has viewer footage from Ian Duffus and Charlotte Thurston. She spoke to flood victim Bill Smith and weather forcaster Philippa Drew.
A couple from Maidstone who used to joke about winning the lottery have had their dreams come true after scooping one million pounds on the Euromillions draw.
Wayne Home decided not to tell his wife Desiree about the win until he was absolutely sure they'd won the money. The couple have suffered serious illness, both of them being made redundant and having to sell their family home.
Three men who murdered an Italian waiter in Maidstone last year have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Alexandras Zuravliovas, Salulius Tamoliunas and Linas Zidonas were yesterday found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm after they drunkenly attacked 20-year old Joelle Leotta at a flat on Lower Stone Street.
Zuravliovas will serve a minimum term of 21 years; the others will be in prison for at least 20 years. The judge said the attack "outrages and horrifies the collective conscience of our community"
Fundraisers, keep-fit fanatics and even an Olympic gold medallist are among hundreds taking part in dragon boat races in Kent today.
The annual challenge is being staged at Mote Park in Maidstone by the KM Charity Team to help charitable groups with their fundraising .
It is hoped to raise more than £70,000 for more than 30 charities.
We speak to Simon Dolby , one of the KM Dragon Boat Race organisers. And to Etienne Stott the Olympic Champion in the C-2 canoe slalom.
Etienne was racing with the charity Hi Kent, which helps people with hearing difficulties.
38 teams are taking to the water for this year's Dragon Boat Race in Kent. Organisers think that more than £50,000 will be raised for charity. Teams of 11 will be battling it out to make it through to the finals at the end of the day.
The number of solar farms in the South East is set to soar.
One of the latest could cover 66 acres and is planned for Great Tong Farm, South of Maidstone. Campaigners say it will ruin the local environment. But those in favour - feel we've got to produce more renewable energy.
The number of solar farms are increasing. In the south east region - so far, 44 have been built; 45 are under construction or awaiting construction - and planning applications are in for a further 37.
The developers of the site at Tong Farm told us :
"We believe that solar energy supports rural communities and we consult at every stage of the process."
Sarah Saunders spoke to Shellina Prendergast from Protect Our Weald; Hilary Newport from the Campaign for Rural England and Paul Barwell form the Solar Trade Association.
As planning applications for new solar farms soar, proposals for one of the country's largest solar developments is meeting stiff local opposition.
The solar farm would cover 66 acres at Great Tong Farm near Maidstone.
At a public meeting tonight, residents and industry representatives will air their views.
ITV Meridian spoke to local resident Shellina Prendergast.