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Hever Castle is 'Garden of the Year'

The Rose Garden at Hever Castle

The grounds of Hever Castle have beat stiff competition and received a gold award.

West Kent wins RSPCA award

West Kent housing association awarded Gold Footprint by RSPCA scheme

A housing association in Kent has been awarded by the RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprints scheme.

'Illegal immigrants' arrested

A police officer on scene in Westerham. Picture: Harry Hazelby

Nearly a dozen suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested and taken away in police vans this morning.

Staff raise hundreds at store fundraiser

Staff took turns riding on an exercise bike for a combined total of over 80 miles. Picture: Felix Aitken

Members of staff at a High Street store have raised nearly £500 for their choice of local charity.

Rogue trader door-knocking in Kent

There have been reports of rogue traders

A rogue trader has reportedly been speaking to residents in Kent offering to tarmac driveways on behalf of KCC Highways.

Benefit cheat pleads guilty

Nobody is being allowed into the crown court. Picture: Martin Apps

A woman from Kent has pleaded guilty to illegally claiming over £40,000 in benefits.

Proposals for new Post Office site

William Dennard used a hacksaw in his attempt

The Post Office has proposed to relocate a current branch in Kent to enable better customer service.

Officers crack down on alcohol-related crime

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Kent Police are carrying out a crack down alcohol-related crime across west Kent next week as part of a national campaign.

Manhunt launched after balaclava-clad robbers strike

Outside the One Stop Shop in Sevenoaks. Picture Google Street View

Three men wearing balaclavas threatened staff in a dawn raid on a convenience store.

Buckhurst 2 application amended

An artist's impression of what the car park would look like

An application deck the existing Buckhurst 2 car park has been amended by the council following public consultations.

Man charged after double stabbing

Emergency services were called to Wilmar Way in Seal. Picture: Google Street View

A man has been charged following a double stabbing that left a woman and teenage boy in hospital.

Kent woman left destitute abroad

Heather Davey moved to France with her parents, two children and ex-partner

A woman from Kent moved her family to France hoping for a better life, but was left penniless in a wrecked home seeking help from the benefits system.


Father and son strike gold

Xander found the gold bar after only digging two holes

A father and son from Kent have dug up one of nearly 30 bars of gold hidden in a Folkestone beach as part of an art project.


Grief at death of rugby-loving salesman in crash

Rugby-loving salesman James Nicholas died in a crash on the M26

Relatives of a salesman killed in a crash have told how his death has led to an outpouring of grief as they remember his 'terrific sense of humour'.

Two-hour delays for Kent commuters in M25 gridlock

Drivers have been caught up in long delays on the M25 after a crash

Drivers have been suffering two-hour delays on the M25 after a crash blocked a stretch of the motorway.


Desperate thieves swipe portable toilet

The toilet was swiped from a construction site. Library image

A portable toilet worth about £1,000 has been stolen from a building site.


Kent pubs and breweries some of the best in UK

The 16 regional winners will now have the chance to win the National Pub of the Year award

The Good Beer Guide 2015 has listed pubs and breweries across Kent as some of the best spots in Britain.


Teenager admits murdering schoolgirl in stabbing

Elizabeth Thomas was found stabbed to death in Oxted

A former air cadet is facing life behind bars after pleading guilty to murdering a schoolgirl found stabbed to death at her home.


New M&S set to open next month

An M&S food hall is coming to Sittingbourne

A new M&S store offering clothing departments, a food hall and Cafe is set to open in Kent next month.


Popular garden set for starring role on TV show

William Dyson and Carol Klein

A popular garden and nursery will appear on BBC 2's Gardener's World on Friday.

Cherished memories on board

 All smiles afloat with Cherished Memories at Wealden Sailability

A charity in Kent has helped young children with life threatening illnesses enjoy a day of sailing with their families.

Musical magic at the Stag

The screening will take place at the Stag Community Arts Centre in Sevenoaks. Photo: @stagsevenoaks

A new musical created by local songwriters and award winning directors will debut at a venue in Kent this month.

Blues with Bottle returns to town

Blues with Bottle Club was founded by Doug Revell in 1994

A club that has been performing at an arts centre in Kent is hosting a special performance to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Kent salon owner goes stateside

Local hairdresser Daniel Jordan will be travelling to San Diego

A local hair salon owner will be making his way to the USA to share his expertise as part of a global hairdressing event.

Trust secretary's pride at late father's recognition

Jack Tootal before he joined the RAF

A retired RAF officer has old of his pride after receiving a clasp his father earned in World War Two after years of campaigning.

National charity celebrates 50 years

Abbie with her purpose built chair provided by Remap

A charity that has provided equipment and facilities for over 100,000 people with disabilities has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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