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Deadline looming for First in Bloom competition

The deadline is looming for the District's gardening competition.

The deadline is looming for contestants to enter the First in Bloom competition in Sevenoaks.

Thieves trick the elderly by posing as police officers

Emergency services were called. Stock image

Kent Police are telling residents in the Sevenoaks area to be on their guard after thieves have been posing as police officers.

Sevenoaks vintage bus to return for summer 2014

The Sevenoaks vintage bus will be returning for Summer 2014

The Sevenoaks vintage bus is set to return for a summer 2014 run.

Sevenoaks woman takes the dive for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Shirely has raised £2,700 for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Sevenoaks fundraiser Shirley Reeves took a 10,000ft dive from a plane to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Sevenoaks Council still welcoming public opinion on proposals to deck town car-park

An artists impression of what the new car park will look like

Sevenoaks District Council is still appealing for the public's thoughts on it's proposal to deck Buckhurst 2 car-park.

Eagle statues worth £60,000 stolen from a home in Farningham

The eagle statues are worth approximately £60,000

Two valuable statues worth £60,000 have been stolen from a property in Farningham.

Council forced to reconsider plans to build homes on greenfield site

Penshurst Place, near Tonbridge

Forge Field Society have wona court battle over council plans to build new homes on greenfield site.

Man, 85, fights for life after being knocked down by car

Elderly James Kilpatrick was hit by a car in Borough Green High Street. Picture: @pwight62

An elderly man has suffered life-threatening injuries after being knocked down by a car in a high street.


Road re-opened after homes evacuated in gas leak

The gas leak was near Sevenoaks station. Picture: Google Street View

Network Rail has apologised after contractors cut through a gas main near a rail station.

Costumes stolen in hall break-in

The scene of the theft

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of burglary following the theft of a number of theatrical costumes.

Public still concerned over parking enforcement in Sevenoaks

The Council cannot chase up parking tickets given to foreign-registered cars

Sevenoaks residents are concerned about reports that foreign-registered cars cannot be forced to pay parking fines.

Worker savagely attacked for refusing to give free kebab

A man was attacked outside The Portobello Inn in West Kingsdown

A kebab van worker was beaten unconscious and robbed in a frenzied attack by up to 10 people... when he refused to hand over free food.


Inspiring local Sevenoaks woman launches film to tackle bullying

Tamanna on set of her film

A local Sevenoaks woman has launched a film in an attempt to tackle bullying.

Climbing rose selected as pick of the bunch at Ightham Mote

The winning climbing rose

Visitors and volunteers at Ightham Mote selected their favourite item at the Manor House.

Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery showcasing new exhibition

Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery

Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery is showcasing work from artists who are taking part in the South East Open Studios event

Great Comp Garden, Sevenoaks, hosted 30th birthday celebrations for National VolunteerWeek

The garden is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its volunteer week.

The Great Comp Garden in Sevenoaks hosted a voulnteering taster day yesterday as part of the 30th birthday celebrations for National VolunteerWeek.


Transformed village pub wins Campaign for Real Ale pub of the year

The Windmill, Sevenoaks Weald

The Windmill, a transformed village pub in Sevenoaks Weald has won West-Kent CAMRA Pub of the Year.

Former RAF Regiment reservist to battle gruelling Fan Dance Challenge for charity

Richard Poile is preparing to tackle the Fan Dance Challenge in July.

A Former RAF Regiment reservist is preparing to tackle gruelling SAS selection route to raise awareness and funds for RAF Benevolent Fund.

M25 crash caused severe delays near Sevenoaks

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

A crash on the M25 caused severe delays between junctions 5 and 4 near Sevenoaks.

Grieving widow's tribute to M26 crash victim

Michael Akande

A heartbroken widow has told how she will always love her husband, who died two weeks after a crash which killed his two daughters.


Sir Winston Churchill's daughter Lady Soames dies aged 91

Lady Mary Soames attending a service to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill in Westerham

Westerham born Mary Soames, the last surviving child of Sir Winston Churchill, died at home yesterday following a short illness.


Crews tackle car fire on M20

Kent Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters called to car blaze on motorway but the occupants were nowhere to be found.

Suspicious chalk markings found near homes

Stock picture.

Pink chalk markings which could have been made by criminals to highlight burglary targets have prompted police to issue a warning to residents.

Delays after lorry hits bridge

Damage to the bridge after being hit by a lorry. Picture: Catherine Stratford

Drivers faced long queues after part of a lorry's crane broke off when it hit a railway bridge.


The great Sevenoaks chalk mystery

Are mysterious chalk symbols in Sevenoaks just child's play ... or something more sinister?

Taxi overturns outside station

An overturned Mercedes taxi in London Road, Sevenoaks. Picture: @big8729

A taxi driver avoided serious injury when his car overturned in a dramatic crash outside a railway station.

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