Detectives investigating a fire at an Islamic boarding school were tonight working to establish if it was started deliberately.
After less than a week as Britain's first youth crime commissioner, Paris Brown has stepped down from her role over Twitter posts.
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A police officer has been killed after his car collided with a double decker bus in Kent.
Kent Police Federation Chair Ian Pointon has paid tribute to 32-year-old Detective Constable Adrian Grew.
– Kent Police Federation Chair Ian Pointo
Adrian had recently joined the Serious Crime Directorate after working in CID at Tonbridge for several years.
A popular and talented officer with huge potential. I am told by colleagues he was an excellent detective. Adrian leaves a widow and baby son.
Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident, which occurred yesterday evening.
The town of Whitstable in Kent was battered by large waves overnight, but one photographer who stayed up to see high tide said the water did not breach the flood defences.
More properties were being evacuated in Kent tonight - 70 in Seasalter and 200 in Faversham - ahead of expected flooding in the early hours of tomorrow.
A Kent County Council spokesman said:
The Environment Agency and Met Office are forecasting that there is a significant risk to people and property as tides combine with a coastal surge and significant waves, overnight and again on Friday afternoon.
For those who are unable to find alternative accommodation, we are working with our colleagues in Dover District Council, Canterbury City Council, Swale Borough Council, the NHS and the voluntary sector to ensure residents' welfare needs, including feeding and bedding, are catered for at evacuation centres.
Community wardens and police officers are making door-to-door visits.
The Care Quality Commission report into Medway NHS Foundation Trust said:
We looked at emergency equipment for mothers and babies, which included a defibrillator on the postnatal ward, the resuscitation trolley on both wards, and some resuscitaires used for babies.
This equipment should be checked and cleaned daily. The records showed that emergency equipment was not checked appropriately.
This did not demonstrate reliable procedures, and potentially put mothers and babies at risk that equipment may not be in correct working order when an emergency occurred.
A hospital trust which is already in special measures has been told it must take "urgent action" to improve safety on a maternity unit.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued three formal warnings to Medway NHS Foundation Trust following an unannounced inspection at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent.
The hospital failed to meet any of the six standards checked by the CQC and was found to have too few midwives to properly care for mothers and babies.
Two men have been arrested at the Port of Dover on suspicion of terrorism offences, Scotland Yard said.
The men, British citizens aged 29 and 22 years old, were arrested yesterday morning "on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism," police said in a statement.
A property has been searched in east London after two men were arrested at the Port of Dover on suspicion of terrorism offences.
- The pair - aged 22 and 29 and who are both British citizens - were held under the Terrorism Act 2000 by Kent Police yesterday morning
- A quantity of ammunition was seized
- Police say the arrests relate to suspected terrorism overseas
Around 100 vehicles have been involved in an accident in misty conditions. The crash occurred on the new Sheppey crossing bridge on the A249 in Kent and there were reports of injuries.
Emergency services are thought to be on the scene.
A Kent Police spokeswoman said visibility was a problem over the bridge, but it was not clear what caused the pile up.
"There have been some injuries but we cannot say at the moment how serious they are," she said.
More than 100 vehicles have been involved in a pile-up in misty conditions on the New Sheppey Crossing bridge and it is believed there are serious injuries, Kent Police said today.