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Rail link is fast track to jobs

Robertsbridge with the mainline station to the left and the RVR development on the right

Connecting a heritage railway to the mainline will bring jobs and prosperity, according to a new report.

Men charged over stolen medals

The stolen medals

Two men have appeared in court in connection with a burglary in which sentimental medals where stolen.

Jailed... the 'mug punter of huge proportions'

Lester Thorpe. Picture: Kent Police

An enigmatic conman who swindled pals out of more than £350,000 has been jailed after being dubbed a "mug punter of huge proportions".


Tickets slapped on vans as donors give blood

A ticket was slapped on this blood donation van

A parking warden has slapped tickets on two NHS blood donation vehicles.


CCTV catches teenage girls trashing public loos

 Laura Napper

Three teenage vandals have been caught on camera smearing excrement from babies' nappies around a public toilet block. WARNING: Graphic images.


Soggy sheep is saved from drowning

Fire crews reach the stranded sheep on inflatables

A drowning sheep up to its neck in water was plucked from a pond by firefighters in a heartwarming rescue.


Tentertainment festival is over for good

2016 Tentertainment - the last at the Recreation Ground

A summer festival that attracted 10,000-strong crowds has been spectacularly culled after organisers and a town council fell out.


Jo's odd shoe mission

Jo O'Callaghan who has a chronic medical condition has now set up an odd shoe swapping group

A woman in so much pain she's considering having her leg amputated has set up a unique service - matching odd shoes up with new owners.

Millions invested in Kent wine

Chapel Down has vineyards in Tenterden, Blue Bell Hill and west Kent

One of the biggest wine producers in the country is ready to double in size in the coming years.

Boy 'put in isolation' for wearing wrong school shoes

Anna Stewart who says a school's uniform rule is 'ridiculous'

A mum has accused a school of being “ridiculous” and claims her son was placed in isolation for wearing the wrong shoes.


Two men arrested over puppy theft

The two stolen puppies have been reunited with their owner. Credit: Kent Police

Two men have been arrested after the theft of two Chihuahua puppies that were taken just before Christmas.

Stolen puppies are safely back home

Two puppies stolen from High Halden have been reunited with their owner. Credit: Kent Police

Two puppies that were stolen just before Christmas have been reunited with their owner.

'The folk scene won't be the same without them'

The duo enjoying the Tenterden Folk Festival. Picture by Chris Davey

Friends have expressed their shock after the loss of two stalwarts of the Kent folk scene who died within a week of each other.


Lights out as town’s tree lacks festive sparkle

 Only part of the Christmas Tree is lighting up

The centrepiece of a town's festive decorations - its Christmas Tree - is lacking some of its sparkle.

Four fire engines used to tackle workshop fire

Stock pic

Four fire engines were needed to tackle a blaze at a workshop.

'My little boy still remembers terror of rock attack'

Jennie Ivinson was badly cut after a rock attack

A mum whose windscreen was struck by rock-thrower Glynn Williams says that justice has been done.

Rudolph the red-nosed potato

Ruldolph the red-nosed potato

Staff at a potato shop have turned their spuds into a sculpture of Rudolph to celebrate the festive season.

Dog rescued from house fire

Stock pic

A dog has been rescued by firefighters after a two-storey house caught alight while the owners were out.


Family escapes house fire

Stock pic

A family-of-five and their dog fled their home in the early hours after a fire broke out.

Swimming pool roof comes loose in Storm Caroline

Stock picture of swimming pool. Copyright: Thinkstock

High winds and driving rain brought in by Storm Caroline have forced the closure of a swimming pool after its roof was damaged.

People will 'starve' if foreign fruit pickers shut out

Frazer Thompson of Chapel Down

The boss of winemaker Chapel Down says people will starve if a Brexit deal is not agreed to allow free movement of labour for foreign fruit pickers.


Burglars smash their way into business

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Burglars fled in a 4x4 after being disturbed as they smashed their way into a business.

Police called to church after man abused congregation

St Mildred's Church in Tenterden

A man seen "acting strangely" in a church was asked to leave after hurling abuse and threats at members of the congregation.

How's this for a nativity display?

The nativity display outside Zion Baptist Church in Tenterden. Picture courtesy @TenterdenTown

A church has drafted in a balloon modeller to tell the story of Nativity this year.


Resident angered after ‘petty’ note left on car

Somebody has been leaving aggressive notes on parked cars in Hales Close

A resident was angry to find that a 'petty' note had been left on her grandson's car, as they attended her mother's wake.


Surgery 'ruined my life'

Julie Knight says she regrets having the operation that was meant to help her

A mum is warning other women after an operation that was meant to help her left her with life-long health complications.

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