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TV favourites Bagpuss & Co return to the county

The Clangers and Bagpuss exhibition with the V&A Museum of Childhood will be at Sissinghurst Picture: ©Smallfilms, ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

08 November 2017

A major new retrospective looking at some of our favourite children’s TV shows, such as The Clangers and Bagpuss, opens this weekend.

Seeing stars: Pantomimes across Kent this Christmas

Amelia Lily as Tinkerbell and Lloyd Daniels as Peter Pan, appearing at Maidstone Studios this Christmas

08 November 2017

See the stars, boo and hiss and enjoy some festive happy endings: here's our guide to pantomimes across Kent this Christmas.

Panto stars and Santa will kick off the Christmas countdown

Members of the Aladdin cast Picture: Phil Lee

08 November 2017

Christmas will kick off in one Kent town with a family day featuring panto stars, a themed Santa's grotto - and free parking.

The Original Rudeboy brings 2-Tone to Tunbridge Wells

Neville Staple and his band will play at Tunbridge Wells Forum Picture: John Coles

08 November 2017

Giant of 2-Tone, Neville Staple, who found fame with The Specials and FunBoy3, will play a date in the county this weekend.

Boy, 16, knocked unconscious outside nightclub

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06 November 2017

A teenager was knocked out during a fight outside a nightclub on Friday.

Sightless veteran looks forward to march down Whitehall

David Scott, Lt Commander RN

06 November 2017

Seventy-nine years after joining the Royal Navy, a blind seaman is march past the Cenotoph this Sunday

GPs urged to slash prescriptions

A doctor at work. Stock picture.

06 November 2017

Doctors are being asked to restrict prescriptions for certain items under major cost-cutting plans.


Fire crews called to stove fire

Firefighters were called at 6am. Stock picture.

05 November 2017

Firefighters were called to a fire involving an oil-fuelled stove last night.


Let there be festive lights: switch-ons near you

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

05 November 2017

It's not long before festive lights begin to twinkle: here's our guide to where to see them switched on near you.


Main road closed due to gas leak

There are delays in the area. Stock picture.

03 November 2017

Drivers are being warned of rush hour delays after an A road was closed due to a gas leak.

Arrest after commuter 'punched in face'

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03 November 2017

Police have arrested a man who allegedly carried out a racially aggravated assault on a commuter.

Pair will not face re-trial over rough sleeper's death

Giles Metcalfe

01 November 2017

Two men accused of killing a rough sleeper by dousing him in lighter fluid and setting him alight as he slept in a car park will not face a re-trial.


Man died of overdose at sex festival

Police search the area in Brokes Wood.

01 November 2017

More details have emerged about the death of a man at a kinky rave festival, as an inquest opened today.


Stolen items sold on to jewellers

Royal Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells

31 October 2017

Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary after stolen items were sold on to a jewellers.

Lloyds Pharmacy jobs at risk

Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street, Cranbrook

30 October 2017

Fifty Kent pharmacies are at risk as a high street giant prepares to axe stores across England.


The hottest tickets around

Check out a fireworks display near you

29 October 2017

Add some sparkle to your weekend as we round up the finest firework and most banging bonfire night displays across Kent.

Pet rat rescued from flat fire

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28 October 2017

Heroic firefighters rescued a pet rat after a glass ornament directing sunlight onto curtains sparked a blaze.

Changing times at the country's most famous garden

Troy Scott Smith at Sissinghurst Picture: Charlie Hopkinson

28 October 2017

It is brave to consider changing world famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, and a new book asks whether a man can do it.


Tap water could be discoloured during works

It was a vital role

26 October 2017

Residents may lose pressure or find their tap water is discoloured after work starts on cleaning the mains.


Centre jam-packed for Krispy Kreme launch

Operations manger Nicole Randall and staff cut the ribbon

26 October 2017

A Kent shopping centre was jam-packed for the opening of Krispy Kreme’s newest outlet.

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