This year's scorching summer has not only been welcomed by sunbathers; the region's fruit farmers are also celebrating. And among the apples, blackberries and plums, a new crop is about to enter the food chain.
Deep in the Garden of England a grower has decided to grow an exotic fruit on a commercial basis - and is hoping grocers and supermarkets will bite.
More top news
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has been fined £180,000 after it burned a man who was in for a routine operation.
Thursday night's weather for the east of the region
Thursday night's weather for the west of the region