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Kent Police fined in Maidstone for failing to pay and display

No-one is exempt from parking fines, even police officers! This was the case for a Kent police officer who was issued a parking fine in Maidstone recently. The officer parked a squad car in the Week Street pay-and-display car park in Maidstone but failed to purchase a ticket. Consequently, he was issued a parking ticket

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Plans approved for 150-bedroom hotel in Maidstone

In June 2014, Maidstone Council granted planning approval to Gallagher Properties to develop a new 150 bedroom hotel at Eclipse Park next to Junction 7 of the M20. According to the plans put forward by Gallagher Properties, the new hotel will comprise of 150 bedrooms, a restaurant and professional conference facilities.

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KCC campaigning for more high speed Ashford to Calais trains

KCC have announced their ambitions to further extend Anglo-French relations and improve business opportunities throughout the county. Kent County Council have stated that Kent businesses and tourism would benefit exponentially if more high-speed trains were run between London, Ashford and Calais. At the present time, only one early morning Eurostar service stops at Ashford en

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Maidstone to setup £1.5m enterprise hub

Maidstone to setup £1.5m enterprise hub Maidstone councillors decided this week that Maidstone needs to establish an enterprise hub to encourage more business start-ups in Maidstone following the outcome of a report. The project is expected to cost £1.3m to £1.5m

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