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Farmland catches fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Fire fighters extinguished a fire that covered about 15 acres of land.

Driver under investigation after two-car crash

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Police are investigating the driver of a Volvo estate car after it hit another vehicle last night.

Maidstone's help for the French recalled

The water tower is still in existence

One man's research into his own family's First World War connections exposed a remarkable story about Maidstone's post-war generosity

Road re-opens after two-lorry crash

Emergency services were called. Stock image

A road closed for more than seven hours has reopened after two lorries crashed, spilling debris onto the carriageway.


Speeding driver failed to stop despite children coming out of school

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A motorist who broke the limit, jumped a red light and drove on the wrong side of a blind bend is jailed.


Travellers with 15 caravans arrive in Snodland


Travellers who were in Leybourne have moved onto open space at Constitution Hill, Snodland.

Man crushed between two HGVs

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A man in his 20s was taken to hospital following an accident at an Aylesford business park.

Travellers leave site after legal order

Travellers in the centre of Leybourne

Travellers served with an order telling them to leave Leybourne have moved on.

Man remanded after PC seriously injured in hit and run

The road was cordoned off Picture: Kent 999s

A man's been remanded in custody after a policeman suffered serious fractures in a hit and run crash.

Man in court after police officer struck down in suspected hit and run

The road was cordoned off Picture: Kent 999s

A man is due in court today charged with GBH with intent after a police officer was seriously injured in a suspected hit and run.

Mass eviction planned at traveller site

Travellers in the centre of Leybourne

Around 100 travellers have moved on to green space in around 20 caravans.

Man suffers smoke inhilation putting out dishwasher fire

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

A man reached for a garden hose to put out a fire when it broke out in his dishwasher.

Rogue trader warning in Borough Green

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Trading Standards has issued a warning about a rogue trader offering driveway work.

Controlled explosion following grenade find at home

Bomb disposal experts in East Peckham Picture: Kent 999s

Bomb disposal experts were called following reports of an unexploded wartime device in a quiet village.

Swimming pool's legacy lives on

Benjamin is the 3rd generation of the family to learn to swim in the pool after his granddad raised money to open it in 1974

What began as a traumatic experience for Bert Taylor became a well-loved fixture of Snodland helping to educate thousands of children.

Crash causes delays on M20

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Motorists faced tailbacks after a crash near junction 4 for Leybourne.

Man taken to hospital after two car accident

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A man has been taken to a hospital in London after two cars collided in a busy High Street this afternoon.

Men jailed after £10k bike theft spree

Derek Butt, left, and Michael Barnes

Two men have been jailed after bicycles worth £10,000 were stolen from railway stations including Tonbridge, West Malling and Sevenoaks.

Car crashes into pub wall

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A car struck the wall of a popular pub following a two vehicle collision.

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

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

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.

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