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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

Fire crews are at the scene. 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

Fire crews are at the scene. 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.


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.

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