Two lanes are closed and there is very slow traffic due to an overturned caravan on M20 London bound in Kent before J7 A249 (Maidstone/Detling Hill).
Large numbers of votes are collected from the polling stations.
In Kent today some of the brightest and best in the equestrian world turned out at the South East's first ever Expo. There were masterclasses and demonstrations to impress the audience at the Kent County Showground.
Andrea Thomas spoke to Equestrian Francesca Sternberg and Para-Equestrian Simon Blight.
A man who sold drugs at a bar in Maidstone has been sent to prison.
Valentino Aghssa, who is 30-years-old, was sentenced to three years and three months in jail for possessing ecstasy with intent to supply.
He was searched at the Source Bar in Maidstone on 20th July 2013 after another man who had been detained for a drugs search pointed him out as the man who had sold him drugs.
He was arrested at the bar after a total of 25 pills and £380 were seized from him.
The pills were found to have a street value of £250.
A man has been charged following a report of a burglary at a newsagent in Maidstone.
The offence was reported to have occurred between 20 and 21 April in The Broadway.
On 21 April 30 year-old Nicholas Gibbs, of The Broadway in Maidstone, was arrested and later charged with burglary other than dwelling.
Having been charged, Gibbs was released on bail and will appear before Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on 12 May.
A long time ago in a music studio far, far away some classic rock songs were given a makeover by some famous Star Wars characters.
Made in a studio in Maidstone in Kent, the likes of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Chewbacca belt out covers of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and AC/DC's Back in Black.
The musical medley is the brainchild of the Sci-Fi Band.
Comedy lovers in Maidstone will be getting another dose of laughter this weekend when comedian Andrew Lawrence performs at the Hazlitt Arts Centre. A regular on the Edinburgh fringe and Live at the Apollo Andrew is now touring with the show "There is No Escape".
It follows the success of Stephen K Amos' show at the venue in February.
Businesses that were swamped by flood water in Maidstone have mostly dried out and re-opened, but some are still struggling because the town's network of underpasses remain flooded.
Residents are worried subways will become a health hazard as trapped water turns stagnant, as John Ryall reports.
M'stone, London Rd: Carriageway repairs will be taking place using Stop/Go boards, nr the White Horse pub, works will be complete by 15:30.
Two men who left their victim with a fractured skull following an an argument in Maidstone have been jailed.
Trenton Musgrave and Liam Quinnell were found not guilty of attempting to murder the 35 year-old victim, but were found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Musgrave was jailed for 13 years, and Quinnell was jailed for 12 years.
In the early hours of 15th June, 30 year-old Trenton Musgrave, of Melville Road in Maidstone, and 27 year-old Liam Quinnell, of Bicknor Road, had been asked to leave a party in Boxley Road, Maidstone, following an altercation.
A short while later police received a number of 999 calls reporting that a man had been struck with a hammer and kicked in the head in Boxley Road.
The force of the blows led to the victim sustaining a fractured skull and he was rushed to Kings College Hospital in London.