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Council deny judging traveller blockade as 'fly tipping'

The blockade was set up to stop caravans getting onto the land

Residents who set up a blockade on public land in their neighbourhood to prevent travellers parking there have been shocked by the council's response.


Residents create blockade to stop travellers

Removal vans are blocking the way onto the land

Residents who are fed up of travellers setting up camp on land in their village have set up a blockade to stop the caravans.


Teen arrested after stabbing at tennis courts

The alleged attack happened at Kings Hill tennis courts. Picture: Google.

A 16-year-old boy is being questioned by police after a teenager was flown to hospital with a stab wound to the chest.

Bee swarm outside pub

The bees were on a picnic bench outside the pub

A huge bee swarm was spotted on a picnic bench outside a pub.


Travellers take over sports ground

Caravans have parked up at the K Sports Ground in Aylesford

Around eight caravans have parked up on a football team's ground.


Metal thief jailed after stealing hot water tank

Everhurst was jailed for 14 months

A metal thief who flooded a property when he stole a hot water tank and copper piping has been jailed.


Teen flown to hospital after being stabbed in chest

The air ambulance was called to the scene. Stock picture.

Emergency crews including the police and air ambulance were called after a teenager was seriously hurt in a reported fight at tennis courts.


Blaze starts in pile of fly-tipped rubbish

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Firefighters were called after a blaze started in a large pile of fly-tipped rubbish.


Swans cause a flap on motorway

The swans were rescued from the M20. Picture: Highways England

A group of swans caused a flap after making their way onto a busy motorway.


Veteran enterprise lands rail signage contract

Signmaking at the RBLI

A Kent organisation has secured a multi-million pound contract to make signs for Network Rail.

Crews called to grass fire

Firefighters battle a grass fire. Stock image

Kent Fire and Rescue have issued advice following yet another grass fire in Kent.

Burns victim's £10k charity goal

The fire which injured Danielle Branch

A woman who nearly died in a motorhome fire is fundraising for the charity she credits with helping turn her life around.


Railway bridge hit by lorry

Train services were disrupted. Stock picture

A railway bridge was struck by a lorry during rush hour.

Motorway traffic now clear following earlier closure

Junction 4 of the M20

Traffic now moving after one of Kent's busiest motorways came to a halt.


Police respond to fight in car park

Police at the scene. Picture: Nathan Brown

Police descended on a Paddock Wood car park last night after violence erupted in the town.

Missing woman found dead in container

Tania Dasilva went missing from London and her body was found in a mobile unit in New Hythe. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service Haringey

A woman left home to walk her dog only to be found dead weeks later in a portable cabin 45 miles away.

Video: Floating car making waves

Kerry Cheese and his wife Gill proudly by their amphibious car

A car enthusiast has been testing an amphibious car on Kent's waterways.

Pub evacuated due to fire

Firefighters were called. Stock image

A fire at a pub meant lunch time diners were forced to abandon their meals this afternoon.

Dad delivers daughter at roadside

Laura Prince had to rely on her husband Dave to deliver their daughter Poppy when they couldn’t make it to hospital in time

A woman about to give birth faced a drastic situation when she realised she was not going to make it to hospital in time.


Crowds flock to fire station open day

Richard Rouse with five-year-old daughter Abbie by a 1939 Dennis engine

The bells rang out to celebrate a fire station's 50th anniversary - fire-bells that is from a vintage Dennis engine.

Boiler fire hits working men's club

Snodland Working Men's Club. Picture: Google Street View

Firefighters tackled a blaze that broke out in a working men's club at the height of Saturday night.

Investigation launched after sewage pipe filled with concrete

It is believed a third party is behind the flooding

A water company is set to launch an investigation after a sewage pipe was filled with concrete and caused a case of flooding.

Fire crews tackle disused factory blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

Two fire crews have tackled a blaze at a disused factory.

Man injured in industrial accident

The air ambulance was called to High Brooms. Stock picture.

A man in his 60s was taken to hospital after being injured in an industrial accident.

Two trapped swans on train tracks

Swans are on the track are currently causing delays. Picture: Martin Apps

A pair of swans stuck on a set of train tracks caused delays this afternoon.

Woman abused terminally ill schoolgirl in the street

Kerrie Vant has been convicted of abusive behaviour

A woman has been ordered to attend an anger management course after she hurled abuse at a disabled school girl as she got picked up for school.

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