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MP's guide for workers after salad firm's shock closure

Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat

17 August 2017

A Kent MP has produced a guide to help workers who have lost their jobs following the shock closure of a salad factory.


A-level results day

Maplesden Noakes pupils celebrate

17 August 2017

It's A-level results day! How did the schools across Maidstone, Malling, and the Weald do?


Hundreds of jobs lost as company goes bust

Southern Salads is based in Tonbridge. Picture: Instant Street View

16 August 2017

A family-run firm that supplied fresh salads to supermarkets, restaurants and travel chains across the UK has suddenly ceased trading.


Two dead and one arrested in Brazil mum shooting case

Eloise Dixon was shot in front of her family in Brazil. Picture: Eloise Dixon/Facebook

15 August 2017

A shootout between police and civilians in the South American country resulted in the death of two suspects and one man being questioned by officers.

Kitchen maker cooks up moving plans

Traditional Bespoke Furniture make tailored kitchens. Stock image

15 August 2017

A kitchen making company is eyeing a move into bigger premises after landowners submitted a planning application to convert a barn.

Appeal after biker seriously hurt in crash

The M20 was partly shut. Stock picture: Kent Police's Roads Policing Unit

14 August 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious crash between a lorry and a motorbike on the M20.

From Riga with love

 Tonbridge Grammar School's Motet choir in Riga, Lativa,

12 August 2017

Tonbridge girls proved they were world-beaters in an international choir competition.

Wilko jobs at risk

Wilko has begun redundancy talks with staff, including those in its Kent stores

11 August 2017

A discount retailer with at least 17 branches in Kent confirms it has begun redundancy talks with staff.


Two suspects identified after mum shot in Brazil

Eloise Dixon was shot in front of her family in Brazil. Picture: Eloise Dixon/Facebook

09 August 2017

Brazilian police want to speak to two suspected gang members after a British holidaymaker was shot in front of her family.

Mum of three shot while on holiday

Eloise Dixon was shot in Brazil. Picture: Eloise Dixon/Facebook

07 August 2017

A mother was reportedly shot in the stomach in front of her husband and children after accidentally driving into a Brazilian slum.


Kent stately home used as film set for BBC crime series

Kent born Musketeer hunk Tom Burke Picture: BBC Pictures

07 August 2017

Penshurst Place has been used for filming of a new BBC drama based on the bestselling crime series written by JK Rowling under a pseudonym.


College slithering into history books

A new national reptile welfare centre will be the first of its kind in the UK

05 August 2017

A new reptile welfare centre is being set up to look after hundreds of unwanted and abandoned exotic pets.


Three arrested after series of burglaries

One man has been charged with six burglaries

04 August 2017

Three men have been arrested and two of them charged after a number of burglaries across west Kent.

Class As and cash seized from van

Stock image of cocaine being cut

02 August 2017

Police stopped a van in Tunbridge Wells and discovered £2,500, cocaine and tablets.

Lucas refinances to invest in growth

Lucas executive chairman and managing director Danny Lucas at the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012 after his firm fit out the Olympic Park

02 August 2017

A decorating contractor which fitted-out the Olympic Park and the Shard has secured £880,000 of refinancing from the bank to grow the business.

Discover the stories behind Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk movie

A scene from Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk as troops wait for a rescue from the East Mole of the harbour

01 August 2017

Inspired by Operation Dynamo and the heroics of Kent's little ships? Here's the real-life places and the stories behind the movie.


Music@Malling set to take you to church a seventh time

Music@Malling involves local schoolchildren

31 July 2017

A festival which brings world class musicians to historic Kent venues and involves local schoolchildren, is set to stage its seventh year of events.

Arrest over warehouse break-in

The site on Swanmead Way. Picture: Google Streetview

28 July 2017

Police have recovered quantities of copper piping and have arrested a man after a break-in at a disused warehouse.

Man charged with series of burglaries

Police made an arrest. Stock image

27 July 2017

A man has been charged with committing burglaries across Kent and Sussex.

Man charged with flashing child

Police are investigating. Stock image.

27 July 2017

Police hunting a flasher who reportedly exposed himself to a child have arrested and charged a man.

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