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MP calls for bankers to stand up and be counted over closure

Queuing customers outside NatWest Bank in Snodland which will close in January

MP for Chatham and Aylesford, Tracey Crouch, calls on bank representatives to attend a public meeting after RBS announced closure of NatWest branches.


Benefits cheat gets sentenced after falsely claiming almost £20,000

The case was heard at Maidstone Magistrates' Court

Nicola Stratford sentenced after pleading guilty to illegally claiming almost £20,000 in benefits.

Con artists trick woman out of £500

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Kent Police are warning the public to be wary of rogue traders after a woman paid £500 to have her driveway cleaned with 'special chemicals.'

Supermarket evacuated amid reports of a fire

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A supermarket has been evacuated this morning amid reports of a fire.

Don't worry about "greenway" says developer

Cyclists enjoy the route today

New road will be "as attractive as any road can be" claims Trenport.

Police called in after suspicious car blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue.

A car alight in Snodland may have been started deliberately, firefighters say.

Firefighters "rescue" staff in training blaze

Fire engine arriving on a call-out

A disaster scenario was being played out in a fire service training exercise in Allington this week.

Pension-age poultry are saved from slaughter

Toni Hallsworth, 13, and Isobel-Louise Hann, 13, helped rehome 170 chickens

Nearly 200 chickens have been re-homed by a volunteer from Eccles.


Blaze rips through caravan

The scene of the blaze Credit: Jayson Worsfold

Flames tore through a caravan today as it was towed along a Kent road, causing serious delays.

M20 carriageway cleared after earlier tailbacks

Tailbacks on the M20 following the coast-bound collision. Pic: Highways Agency/Crown Copyright 2014.

Drivers are being advised of continuing delays following an accident on the coastbound M20 this afternoon.

Bully rips off wife's ponytail after love rival taunts

Snodland man Steven Bond pulled out his wife's ponytail in a row

A thug left his wife in agony when he ripped off her ponytail after taunting her about a previous lover.


New special school proposed for Tonbridge

A new school for 182 pupils with special needs has been proposed for Tonbridge

Kent County Council proposes new special school for 182 pupils proposed for Tonbridge.


Drive-thru to replace First World War bungalows

Permission has been granted to demolish bungalows in Hermitage Lane.

Bungalows once used by war veterans will be demolished to make way for a drive-thru and a small retail park.


Aylesford team constructs the world's largest structure...from K'NEX

Bloodhound Project Director and current land speed record holder, Richard Noble, officially unveils a life-sized replica of the 42 foot-long Bloodhound supersonic car

A replica jet-propelled car built in Aylesford has taken the title of the world's largest K'NEX structure from a 12ft T-Rex.

Parkinson's patient wing walks for charity

The trio will be heading for the skies. Stock pic

A Parkinson's patient and his nurse have raised £4,600 for charity following an aerobatic stunt.

Car and motorbike collide

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A road has reopened after a Toyota Yaris and a triumph motorcycle collided.


Petition launched by sleep-deprived residents

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

People in Borough Green have presented a petition to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council calling for traffic calming measures.

Fake police officer cons elderly couple into handing over money

The couple helped police put together this image

A man pretending to be a police officer has conned an elderly couple into handing over a large amount of cash.


Campaigners fight against plans to remove tree

Campaigners stand by the Tree in Hadlow at the junction of Carpenters Lane which KCC want to cut down.

Campaigners are rooted in conflict with Kent County Council following claims the tree is a safety hazard.

Cleaner killed as 26ft rubbish pile falls on him

Blaise Farm Quarry in Kings Hill

An industrial cleaner has been killed after a pile of rubbish up to eight metres (26ft) high fell and suffocated him.


Nuisance biker has bike confiscated

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A 16-year-old boy could have his bike crushed after police confiscated it. He had ignored a previous warning against anti-social behavior.

Schools celebrate GCSE results

Amy Gearing, Chloe Cunningham, Amy Medhurst, Emily O’Connell and Rebecca Jeffery celebrate GCSE success at Holmesdale Technology College

Click here for a lowdown on how pupils at schools in Tonbridge and Malling fared in their GCSEs.

Two car crash on M26

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A Volkswagen Touran and a Toyota Rav 4 collided on the M26 this morning.

Delays as mobile home blocks road

A mobile home has blocked the A26 at Hadlow

Both lanes of a major road have been blocked by a mobile home.


From Second World War landmark to Costa Coffee...

The control tower located on the old site of West Malling Airfield

Permission has been granted to transform a Grade II listed air traffic control tower into a Costa Coffee.

Man wrongly received more than £15k in benefits

Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court. Stock picture.

A man who wrongly received more than £15,000 in benefits alongside his wages has been slapped with a community order.

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