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The wrong kind of pheasant?

Pheasants may be forced from. Copyright: Thinkstock

03 April 2014

Feathers were ruffled after trains were delayed this morning... by a pheasant.


'Pathetic' amount of people cycling to work

A cyclist at night. Copyright: Thinkstock

03 April 2014

The number of people cycling to work is pathetic and urgent action is needed, according to the Green Party.


Royal visitor unveils Kent's newest hospital

Dignitaries awaiting the Duke of Gloucester

02 April 2014

Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, cut a ribbon to open the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery after taking a tour of the new hospital.

Police search 30 people in drug crackdown

Stock image.

02 April 2014

Two people will appear at magistrates for possessing cannabis and a further two were given fixed penalty notices. In total 30 people were searched.

Sainsbury's pulls out of £70m town centre project

The proposed cinema for Tonbridge town centre

01 April 2014

Huge regeneration plans for a town centre have been scrapped after lead developer Sainsbury’s pulled out of the project today.


Charity Bank seeks £190m in deposits from savers

It is hoped the investment will draw more savers to the bank. Picture: Thinkstock

01 April 2014

A bank with a social conscience hopes to attract £190m from its savers by the end of 2018 after receiving a big investment.

Hats off to Grace

Grace Jones

01 April 2014

She still wears weird head gear better than anyone on the planet and now Grace Jones has been unveiled as the Hop Farm Festival's final headline act.


Train line reopens after landslides

Scene of the landslide at Stonegate causing train problems. Picture: Southeastern

31 March 2014

The Hastings to Tonbridge railway line has reopened today after months of landslips.

Free flooding advice

31 March 2014

Free advice on how to avoid being flooded in future will be on offer to victims this month.

Swimming pool reopens with a splash

31 March 2014

Tonbridge Swimming Pool has re-opened after £300,000 was spent clearing up after the Christmas floods.

Fringe Festival returns for fourth year

Mark Morriss, frontman of The Bluetones, will perform at The Maidstone Fringe Festival

30 March 2014

Maidstone's Fringe Festival will bring a range of artists to the town when it returns in May

Car crashes into post in Maidstone road

30 March 2014

A car mounted a hedgerow and crashed into a post on a residential street in Maidstone

Man charged after armed police swooped on Maidstone estate

29 March 2014

Hon Cheong Chu, of Tarragon Road, Maidstone, has been charged with a string of offences, including assault and possessing a prohibited firearm

Man charged with killing wild birds

Stock image.

29 March 2014

Officers investigating claims a bird was decapitated, have charged a man from Tonbridge

There can be only one...

Former Kinks frontman Ray Davies

28 March 2014

Organisers of the Hop Farm Music Festival say founders of the original event at the site will not use the Hop Farm's name if they resurrect the shows.

Pervert jailed for 17 years for string of rapes and sex assaults

Owen Strong, 42 formerly of Mortley Close, Tonbridge, jailed for 17 years

28 March 2014

A pervert molested a woman hours after getting married... and took photos of victims while they slept.

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KentOnline's audience has grown by 15% in the past year

28 March 2014

Love your new KentOnline? Find out how much more there is to your county-wide website.

Crackdown on Tonbridge's out-of-town thieves

A shoplifter

28 March 2014

Suspects were found to have traveled more than 200 miles to target Tonbridge shops.

Assault and firearm suspect remains in custody

Police blocking roads in Barming

27 March 2014

A 55-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of assault and firearms offences after police stormed his home.

Jimmy Savile investigation launched at Kent school

Jimmy Savile in Kent in 1978

27 March 2014

An investigation has been launched to find out if Jimmy Savile abused school children during a visit in the 1970s.

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