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Crews tackle lorry fire

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A lorry fire partially blocked Seven Mile Lane in East Peckham this morning.

Boy,16, charged after brutal assault on train worker

The teen was arrested yesterday.

A Southeastern staff member was left with numerous injuries following a serious assault on a train.

Children tackle school's poor parkers

The children's "parking ticket"

Pupils at Kings Hill Primary School have become parking wardens to counter dangerous and inconsiderate parking.


Bomb scare at primary school

The school was evacuated

A school was evacuated after a device, thought to be a wartime shell, was found by a student.


Crash causes M20 tailbacks

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Drivers warned to expect delays after a between Junction 4 for Leybourne and Junction 3 for Borough Green.

Boot fair pair cleared of attacking rivals

Two men accused of attacking boot fair rivals in a dispute over a poster on their turf have been found not guilty.


Updated war memorial to be unveiled

Leybourne war memorial

Renovated memorial with extra names will be unveiled at Leybourne for Remembrance Sunday.

Outrage as historic pub to become Co-Op

Lib Dem candidate for Snodland East in the upcoming borough election, Luke Chapman, who is campaigning against the proposed transformation of The Bull pub in to a Co-op

A petition has been launched after a historic town centre drinking hole was closed to make way for a supermarket.


Fuel spillage after crash forces lane closure

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One lane on the M20 is currently closed between Aylesford and Leybourne.

Cleaners called in after obscenities scrawled on HQ sign

Obscenities scrawled on the back of the Coldharbour police station sign

No site is sacred from graffiti vandals - after they scrawled obscenities on a sign for Kent's police headquarters.


Boot fair boss denies attacking rival in turf row

Four people were allegedly attacked after a poster advertising a car boot sale at Wrotham Showground ended up on the "patch" of another.

Controversial new homes plan approved

More than 400 people attended a public meeting in 2013 to discuss the proposal for new homes in Kings Hill.

Members of Tonbridge and Malling’s planning committee unanimously approved plans for 635 new homes in Kings Hill.

Thousands given to community projects

Funding will aim to help pay for life-saving defibrillators at Aylesford Active Retirement Association

Over £200,000 has been given in funding to community groups and parish councils in a bid to improve facilities and help development.

Van fire in East Peckham

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Police and highways staff have been called to recover a van from East Peckham after it caught fire.

Rat-run fears prompt petition

Cyclists enjoy the route today

Petition "proves village doesn't want new Greenway."


Happy ending for 'Sex and the City' dress

Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall in Sex In The City 2

The mystery of a Sex and the City style dress taken from a train in May has been solved... hours after a media appeal.


Vandal will have his wrench confiscated and destroyed

A spanner was allegedly used in the threat. Stock image.

A vandal who attacked a car with a wrench will have to surrender his tool of choice following an incident in August.


Primary school evacuated after severe flooding

Headteacher, Danny Coleman, says more needs to be done to maintain drains along Luck Hill

Primary school evacuated after severe rain floods into the kitchen and classrooms.


Leisure Centre rated excellent by leading national scheme

General manager of Larkfield Leisure Centre, Kirstin Brinsted, centre's gym which received an excellent rating in the recent Quest Plus report

A local leisure centre has outdone its own fantastic record to be rated excellent by a leading national scheme.

Distribution company prosecuted over worker injury

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council successfully prosecuted the distribution company

A firm has been fined thousands after an employee's arm became trapped in a conveyor belt at work.

Royal Naval Reservist receives presitigous award

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE presents Petty Officer Lynn Cook with a Certificate for Meritorious Service in recognition of her outstanding loyalty and commitment to the Reserve Forces

A petty officer has received a special award for 15 years of outstanding loyalty and commitment to the Royal Naval Reservists.

Woman from Snodland found guilty of benefit fraud

Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court. Stock picture.

Benefits cheat must repay more than £6,000 to Tonbridge and Malling council.

Police helicopter called to help search for stolen birds

The police helicopter was used in the search. Stock picture: Kent Police

Officers from Kent Police called the force helicopter for assistance after a number of partridges were reported stolen.

Two arrested in drugs bust

Police were called. Stock image.

Two men, aged 50 and 22, are in police custody after officers seized suspected drugs from a property in Snodland.

Conman admits intimidating customers

A conman has admitted to intimidating customers into paying him thousands for shoddy work

A conman from Kent who intimidated four people in to paying nearly £30,000 for shoddy work has appeared in court.

Crash closes sliproad to M20

The scene near the M20 this morning. Picture: Martin Apps

A motorcycle and a car were in collision on the A20 sliproad to the M20.

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