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'Dangerous' dog seized

Police seized the dog. Stock picture.

04 December 2017

Police have seized a dog from a car park after reports it had bitten people trying to get into the stair area.

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Man charged over sex attack

A man has been arrested following a sexual assault allegation

02 December 2017

A man will appear in court charged with a sexual assault on a teenage girl.

'Pillar of the community' admits sex abuse

The pair were jailed at Maidstone Crown Court

01 December 2017

A pensioner’s criminal past caught up with him when he was arrested for sexual offences committed with two young girls 60 years ago.

Political group oppose plans for new civic complex

The Tunbridge Wells Labour group say they oppose the plans for a Civic Complex

01 December 2017

Plans for a new Civic Complex complete with council offices, a theatre and underground car park have come under fire.

Towns and villages turn on the festive cheer as Christmas approaches

Father Christmas with Ellie Rocamora, aged three, at the Festive Family fun day at Royal Victoria Palace, Tunbridge Wells.

30 November 2017

As December has crept up on us and we gear ourselves for Christmas, here is how our towns are bringing the festive cheer.

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Sex attack on girl as she sat on bench

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30 November 2017

Police are hunting a sex attacker who hugged a teenage girl as she sat on a bench, before sexually assaulting her.

Snow falls in Kent!

Snow at Gillingham FC's ground. Picture: @TheGillsFC

30 November 2017

Reports have come in of light snow in parts of the county... but you might not want to dig out the sledge just yet.

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Take the trail to some festive treats

Crafts are on offer this winter with the National trust

29 November 2017

Festive activities in the run-up to Christmas start at the National Trust's Kent properties from this weekend: here's what's on offer.

Little Mix are coming to Kent

Little Mix

27 November 2017

Chart-topping girl band Little Mix are coming to a town near you - here's how to get tickets.

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Arrests after jewellery, cannabis and baseball bat found in car

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27 November 2017

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after police stopped a car in a Kent town.

Car crashes into skip

A car crashed into a skip in Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells. Picture: @Twellsense

26 November 2017

Traffic has returned to normal after delays caused by a car which crashed into a skip.

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Night-time river patrols launched to stop drowning deaths

A casualty's view from the water during today's Safe and Dry campaign launch

26 November 2017

After three young men lost their lives after falling into the River Medway a charity has secured funding for patrols in the Christmas run-up.

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Pick your perfect Christmas tree: an expert's guide

Is it time to decorate the Christmas tree? Picture: Phil Lee

26 November 2017

Are you buying real this Christmas? Here's an expert's guide to picking the perfect one - and getting a sapling to plant in its place.

Where to find Santa in his grotto this Christmas

Santa will be at Bewl Water, Lamberhurst

25 November 2017

Looking for a magical treat to take the family to this festive season? Here's our pick of Santa's grottos to visit across the county.

Feel some festive spirit

Christmas on the Home Front at Kent Life in Sandling, Maidstone

25 November 2017

Festive spirit is in the air with fetes and fairs across the county this weekend from Home Front experiences to fairs to pick up gifts and goodies.

You Can Help

Maidstone Day Centre launch of You Can Help campaign. Jerry Davies and David Holland. Picture: Matthew Walker FM4998670

24 November 2017

The Kent Messenger is teaming up with Homeless Care to collect food and other useful items to support vulnerable people.

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Teen sentenced for knuckle duster attack

Connor Hewett. Picture: Kent Police

22 November 2017

A teenager who used a knuckle duster in a violent town centre attack has been sentenced to a year in a young offenders' institution.

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Let there be festive light: Christmas lights across Kent

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

22 November 2017

Grab a slice of the festive action and head to a Christmas lights switch-on near you with our guide to ones happening across the county.

Mums fear cuts to breastfeeding services

Counsellor Sarah Wood fears mothers may have to travel further for breastfeeding support

22 November 2017

A proposed takeover of breastfeeding services could have major consequences across Kent.

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Calls for stamp duty changes in Budget

In many towns, even modest terraced houses are beyond the reach of many families

21 November 2017

The property sector is calling on the Chancellor to make cuts to stamp duty when he delivers his Autumn Budget in parliament tomorrow.

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