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Computer charity celebrates tenth birthday

Pupils from St Peter's Primary School

An charity that donates computers to African communities has celebrated its tenth birthday.

Pop band sound right note on bullying

Pop band Ever Young were the special guests at a Snodland school.

Meeting will hear petition over road plan

Cyclists enjoy the route today

Wouldham Parish Council's meeting on Tuesday looks set to be a lively affair -with both developers and residents out to make a point.

Firefighters remain at greenhouse blaze

Smoke seen billowing from the greenhouse in Hadlow

Around 30 firefighters were tackling a large blaze at a commercial greenhouse yesterday morning.

Floral award for Kings Hill

Susan Davies from Liberty; Chris Collins, Blue Peter gardener and ecologist Susan Deakin Location

Kings Hill has won a regional floral award for the first time.

Travellers leave car park after council order

The car park off Forstal Road which travellers moved into last night

Travellers leave car park after being served with eviction notice by local council.


Man jailed for terrifying 'Home Alone' burglary

Robert Remen, 26, was sentenced to 29 months in prison for the offence

A burglar has been jailed for two years after his attempts to break into a house were foiled by 16-year-old boy who was home alone.


Crash which killed woman on crossing 'unavoidable'

The crossing in the High Street, West Malling

A crash which killed a woman on a pedestrian crossing was inevitable as soon as she stepped into the road, an inquest's heard.


Murder mystery... solved

The dig revealed bones dating back as far as the 16th century

Reports of a murder were investigated by police - only for them to find a body unearthed dated back to the 16th century.

17 tonne truck pull raises more than £1,000

Spider Man (John Williams) demonstrates super strength

Twenty members of a local gym raised more than £1,000 for charity through sheer strength alone.

Multi-million-pound motorway project gets go-ahead

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

Kent County Council approve widening of major motorway bridge in £4.8million project.

Horse on motorway

A horse in a road. Credit: natureniche, iStock

A horse was found wandering on the M20 yesterday.

Tributes left after death...of neighbourhood cat

A tribute left by regulars at The Monk's Head pub

Flowers and cards left for Harry, a tom who made a big impression on the locals in Snodland.


Children join in the start of a six-day festival

Pupils from the Discovery School at Kings Hill take part in a concert for the Music@Malling festival

Music festival kicks off with the help of children from schools in and around West Malling.

Bus and tractor become wedged on road

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A road closed for two hours after a tractor and a double decker bus became wedged on it this morning.


All smiles at strawberry party

Olivia and Tray dig in to some strawberries at the tea party

A strawberry tea party was held by a local charity in a bid to raise money for church repairs.

Animal rescue gets visit from former Miss Universe GB

Amy Willerton visits the RSPCA centre in Leybourne Picture: Mike Dooley

Beauty queen and I’m A Celebrity contestant Amy Willerton swaps spiders for cuddlier company in visit to Leybourne RSPCA.


Village gains its own heritage centre

A redundant school building has been given a new use as the custodian of Ditton's history.

Snodland woman convicted of benefit fraud

Patrick Maguire was arrested charged with threatening to damage or destroy property and possessing a bladed article.

A woman who admitted living in her father's house while claiming housing benefit has been given a suspended sentence.

Teens rescued from mud

Medway Coastguard. Library image.

Youths had to be rescued by the coastguard with the help of firefighters after their dinghy got stuck in mud on the River Medway.


Two teenagers charged after shop raid

A shop worker was threatened by a raider believed to be carrying a firearm during a robbery.

Appeal after hit and run

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash involving a disabled man in Ditton.

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 pair appeared 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.

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