Kent Fire and Rescue Service is currently at the scene of a fire in a paper making machine at a paper mill in Mill Street, Snodland. The service reports that firefighters are making good progress and have contained the fire to the machine.
A prolific thief who stole from cars and garages has been jailed for two years after he was caught hiding behind a wheelie bin.
Jason Higgins, 43, formerly of Ingram Close, Larkfield was caught after police found him hiding behind a bin following a burglary in Veles Road, Snodland, last year.
When officers searched his vehicle, they found more than 50 stolen items which linked him to other crimes, including an attempted burglary and a spate of thefts from motor vehicles.
Higgins denied the charges but was convicted at Maidstone Crown Court.
He was sentenced to a total of 24 months.
Detective Constable Raj Dusanjh said: "He has shown absolutely no remorse and has refused to take any responsibility for his crimes, but will now have time to reflect on his actions."
Surrey-based McLaren take a super car into a school in Kent to encourage more students into engineering. Tom Savvides talks to students Stephen Omotayo and Chloe Body, engineering teacher Robin Smout and Andy Palmer from McLaren.
*A bright yellow McLaren Spider arrived at Holmesdale Technology College in Snodland to encourage more young people to consider a career in engineering. *
The idea was for engineering students to learn about the job prospects with McLaren and provide them with some work experience.**
Motorcyclist Jason Randall sustained fatal injuries in a crash in Snodland on Saturday.
Jason's wife said: "Jason was a much loved husband and father of three and will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends."
A burglar from Kent's been jailed after his DNA was found on a cigarette. Michael Barnes, from Snodland, was sent down for 3½ years. The home-owners were not smokers at the last house he burgled, so when the butt was found there, Kent police had key evidence.