Riot involved overseas prisoners

A disturbance involving about 40 inmates from the same wing at Maidstone Prison has been resolved, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.

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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Burglar went to same house three times in eight weeks

A homeless man targeted a home in Maidstone by burgling it three times in the space of eight weeks.

Thomas Morgan, who is 25-years-old, went to the property in Bell Road, Maidstone where he took electrical items, jewellery and even bed clothes between 21st September and 28th November 2013.

On one occasion, a screwdriver was left as well as adhesive tape on the window.

Morgan was eventually found to be living in a shed in Hollingworth Road where some of the stolen items were found.

Crime scene investigators also found tape and screwdrivers identical to those left at the scene.

Morgan pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Thomas Morgan will spend two and a half years in prison after burgling the same house three times Credit: Kent Police

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3,315 without power in south east England

3,315 customers remain without power in south east England after overhead power lines were damaged in Monday's storm, UK Power Networks said.

This includes:

  • Kent: 1,745
  • Surrey: 680
  • Sussex: 890

Engineers and tree cutters are continuing to clear and repair lines and "good progress is being made", the company said.

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Boxing Day Blues in Tonbridge

by Derek Johnson (@derekjohnsonitv)

Residents of adjoining streets in Tonbridge have been salvaging items from their flooded homes after the River Medway burst its banks. More than 50 homes in this stretch of the town were abandoned and residents have had to move out for Christmas.

Now they are coming back to asses the damage. It is impossible to start a proper clear-up though because the streets and homes are still flooded - and more rain is forecast. Correspondent Derek Johnson has been to see the damage and has been speaking to those trying to make the best of it.

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