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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.


Raiders ransack fledgling business

Wendy and Chris Pursglove outside their antique shop that was burgled

A retired couple have been left reeling after their antiques shop was trashed by thieves.

Burglars torch cabin after stealing child's racing car

The child's car was stolen

A child's racing car worth £5,000, a log burner and collectable toys were among items stolen from a cabin by burglars, who then set fire to it.


'Amazing joy' as man saves lives in organ donation

Marc with Dave, his Pondenco

A devoted husband who died suddenly has given the gift of life to others by donating his organs in a final selfless act.


Duke of Kent opens big cat safari lodge

The Duke of Kent meets Kasanga at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden

The Duke of Kent has visited The Big Cat Sanctuary to officially open a new lodge.

Suspicious suitcase left in town centre

The suitcase was left unattended in the High Street. Picture: @TenterdenTown

Police descended on a busy high street after shoppers spotted a suspicious suitcase next to a bin.


Shivering foals abandoned in field

Nova and Ember were just weeks old when they were abandoned

Shocked, stunned and heartbroken – that’s how one animal rescuer described her feelings on seeing seven abandoned foals.


Woman hit by vehicle is airlifted to London hospital

The air ambulance was called Stock picture.

A pedestrian has been flown to hospital after being hit by a vehicle.

Memorial for victims of tragedy

Victim Hugh Roots

The sister of a man killed in the Hither Green train crashing is calling for a local memorial.

Bold burglary attempt on high street jewellers

The attempted burglary at White's Jewellers caused damage to the shop front

A would-be thief used a power drill on the window of the town centre shop in a bid to break in.


Thieves ransack high street shop

Richard Brunger’s Re Memories shop was ransacked

A family business lost antiques valued at around £50,000 following an overnight raid.


Man arrested over disturbance

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Police have arrested a man over reports of a disturbance in a residential area.

Historic jewellery stolen in raid

An antique shop was broken into in Tenterden. Stock pic

Thieves broke into an antiques shop, swiping historic jewellery and silverware.

Dad measures school bus routes as KCC refuses to pay fare

Tim Barton is complaining that daughter Charlotte,11, is being unfairly denied free transport to Homewood School

A father has attacked the “unfair” rules that have seen his 11-year-old daughter denied free bus travel to school.


Family's tribute to beloved Gillian who died in boat crash

Gillian Metcalf, mother of two from Tenterden, in Brazil on the day before she died

A mother who was killed in a boat crash in Brazil will be remembered in an African school where she has classrooms dedicated to her.

Two detained after immigration raid at Indian restaurant

The restaurant at the centre of an immigration raid

An immigration raid at an Indian restaurant has resulted in two workers being detained

Two treated after workshop blaze

Firefighters were called to the property. Stock picture

Two people were treated by ambulance crews after a fire broke out in a workshop.

Web paedophile blackmailed by victim

Owen Rees. Picture: Kent Police.

A pervert who was blackmailed by one of his victims after grooming children over Skype has been handed a 13-year sentence.

Man charged with multiple fraud offences

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A 35-year-old man has been charged with a string of fraud offences across the country.

Like Waiting for Godot...

Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society logo

When a drama society auditioned for parts in a play - Absent Friends - little did they realise how true that might be.

Landlord loses battle over pink pub

Rob Cowan outside The Woolpack

A petition signed by 500 people was not enough to save a bar from losing its distinctive colour that was popular with locals.


Bricks tribute to war dead sparks outrage

Memorial bricks dedicated to Royal British Legion volunteers

A senior official has defended a project to commemorate people who served in the armed forces amid claims it has dishonoured those killed in battle.


Police investigate sexual assault in graveyard

The church remains taped off

A graveyard in Kent has been taped off after a report of a sexual assault against a woman.


Youngsters take on African lion

African lion Kasanga holds on to his dinner in the tug of war

Players from a junior football team lined up against what was surely their most difficult opponent to date - one of the world's strongest animals.


Boy writes to Queen about new homes plan

Richard Burke, eight, with his dog Romeo

An eight-year-old is leading the fight against proposals to build 350 houses on fields that are popular with dog walkers.


Town hall damaged following collision

The wall has been damaged. Credit: Tenterden Jewel of the Weald Facebook page

A driver crashed a car into the wall of a town hall and left the scene - before apparently returning to collect it the next morning.

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