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Dad swims Channel but forgets to take a towel!

Nick Alford swimming the Channel

Nick Alford swam the 21 miles from the English to the French coast last week to raise money for charity.

Lorry driver arrested after M20 crash

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A van and a lorry crashed between Sevenoaks and Leybourne.

Family evacuated in fridge inferno

Kent Fire and Rescue.

A woman and her three children had to evacuate their home overnight after their fridge freezer went up in flames.

Volunteers beat the swing vandals

Good neighbours have cleaned paint of the vandalised swings in Wouldham, saving the parish council a £900 bill

Community spirit has overcome the spiteful work of vandals and saved a village a large bill.

£6m water main upgrade

Work starts in September

South East Water has apologised in advance to users of Leybourne Lakes Country Park ahead of the laying of a new water main.

Broken stairlift leaves pensioner living in constant fear

Jennifer Saunders, 70, has been having difficulty with her faulty stairlift for the last ten years

A stairlift which has been breaking down constantly for almost ten years has left a pensioner feeling like a prisoner in her own home.


68-year-old tours the world on two wheels

David Stokes, travels the world on his motorbike

David Stokes, 68, from Eccles passed his motorbike test in 2008 but that hasn't stopped him from travelling around the world.

Project to construct world's largest structure gets under way

Build leader David Church with the finished truck in San Antonio, Texas

A team from Royal British Legion Industries in Aylesford have started construction on the world's largest structure...out of K'NEX.

Homes for elderly WILL be demolished - but residents can stay

Pensioner Ruth North left this protest on A20 roundabout

A sheltered housing scheme in Wrotham will be demolished to make way for affordable housing - but residents are being offered new homes on the site.

Police searching for missing man find body

Jonathan Stickland

Officers searching for a man last seen in the Snodland area confirm a body has been found in Hampshire.

Missing man last seen in Snodland

Jonathan Stickland

Police launch search for a 28-year-old man missing from Snodland.

Caravan overturns in motorway fast lane

Motorway cameras capture the moments after the crash

Dramatic pictures show the moment a caravan overturned on the M20.


Hop Farm Music Festival attracts thousands

Beach Boy Brian Wilson will be headlining the Hop Farm Festival

Thousands of music lovers descend on Paddock Wood for the three-day Hop Farm Music Festival.


Crews tackle inferno at portable buildings

Firefighters tackle the blaze at portable buildings. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue

Two portable buildings, a lean-to shed and two cars were damaged as fire struck this afternoon.


Beware of bogus callers

Kent Police is reminding people to beware of bogus callers

Homeowners are being urged to always ask for identification from company officials after a string of distraction burglaries.

Train delays between Tonbridge and Strood

Services are affected. Stock picture.

Signalling problems at Wateringbury and Maidstone West have lead to delays of 30 minutes between Tonbridge and Strood.

Swan's life saved by diving firefighter

A water team from Kent Fire and Rescue Service pulled off the daring rescue.

A baby swan is recovering well after a brutal dog attack in a Tonbridge park prompted a firefighter to dive off a boat to its rescue.

Garage fire in Snodland

Firefighters were called to Snodland after a blaze took hold in a a garage,

UKIP at war with foreign plant

Cllr Garry Harrison is concerned about the Giant hogweed on Chapman Way, close to St James The Great Academy.

A UKIP councillor has gone to war with Giant hogweed, an invasive foreign species which has erupted in the area due to warm temperatures.

More closures for village high street

Aylesford High Street will be closed for at least three weeks in August.

Benefits cheat spared jail despite pocketing £100,000

Truscott received nearly £55,000 in benefits illegally

A woman who conned the benefits system out of nearly £100,000 in a "brazen" fraud has avoided prison.


Wateringbury pupils still have World Cup spirit

Pupils at Wateringbury Primary School still cheering their team on during their red and white non-uniform day

Primary school pupils at a Wateringbury school still found reason to cheer for England ahead of their last group match.

Car badly damaged in blaze started by a portable barbecue

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Smouldering portable barbecue set a car parked alongside on fire.

Trio jailed for terrifying masked raids on shops

Three robbers are behind bars for a terrifying campaign of masked raids on betting shops, a rural post office and jewellers.


Concern for woman on rail-bridge

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UPDATE: Police spent three hours talking a distressed woman off a railway bridge.

Homes without water in West Malling

The huge hole left after the water mains exploded

A burst pipe in Birling left homes without water.

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