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Barn destroyed after bonfire spreads

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture.

A small barn was completely destroyed in a blaze after flames from a nearby bonfire spread.

Tributes to gran of 104 - who never missed a birthday

Kathleen Benn, known to her large family as Nanny Cake

Tributes are pouring in for Kathleen Benn, who had an astonishing 104 grandchildren - but never forgot a birthday.

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Meet the man behind Kent's mattress mountain

The mattresses, as seen from above. Pictures from BBC South East Today

A boss behind this mountain of mattresses which has built up at a Kent beauty spot has vowed to take action.

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Brazil boat death husband tells of ordeal at trial

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

The husband of a woman killed in a boat crash has described the ordeal of giving evidence at the trial of the men accused of causing her death.

'Maybe One Direction have had their day'

A One Direction tribute band have been forced to pull out of a gig after selling only 44 tickets.

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Moving tributes to dad with 'infectious smile'

Malcolm Batt of Tenterden, killed in triple road death.

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a triple fatal crash in Kent have paid a moving tribute to a "wonderful" dad with an infectious smile.

Boat death trial due to start today

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

Two men accused of killing a 50-year-old mother from Kent in a boat crash are due to stand trial in Brazil today.

VE anniversary day goes with a swing

Veterans and partygoers celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE Day in Tenterden.

Brokers pay out for lingerie made with real flowers

A model wears underwear created using real flowers Photo: Stephanie Dray

Wealthy city brokers were the first to reach for their cheque books to buy underwear made from real flowers for wives and girlfriends.

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Historic loco in action this weekend

Train enthusiasts will see an historic locomotive at Kent & East Sussex Railway's 1940s weekend.

Mum describes helping to save head-on crash victim

The motorcyclist was helped by passersby and paramedics

A woman who helped a biker seriously hurt in a head-on crash with a car has described how she saved his life - as his dad thanks well-wishers.

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Are you the perfick Larkin?

Pam Ferris and David Jason as the Larkins in The Darling Buds of May TV series. Picture: ITV

The owner of the farm where hit ITV show The Darling Buds of May was filmed is looking for someone to be a Ma or Pop Larkin.

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Who'd be a politician? Not in Tenderden!

Mr Green said it was a "printer's error"

It's Tory red faces all round - as David Cameron and Damian Green get caught out in election leaflet blunders.

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Was Ed Miliband in Kent? We can't tell you!

Was Ed Miliband in Tenterden when he was interviewed by the BBC?

Labour leader Ed Miliband's spokesman has refused to say if he was in Kent for "operational reasons" - despite photographic evidence of his visit.

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‘He was one of a kind… he should still be here’

Jason Pettey had previously contemplated suicide before taking his own life, an inquest heard

A young man found hanging from a tree on a quiet footpath has been described as “fantastic son and brother”.

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Safety warning after electric heater sparks blaze

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

Crews were called to a farm house in the early hours of this morning after an electric fire caught alight.

Going the extra mile...or 100!

A team of 10 are taking part in a 100-mile pump trolley challenge in aid of Comic Relief.

Friends hold vigil for teen found dead on footpath

Jason Pettey had previously contemplated suicide before taking his own life, an inquest heard

Shocked friends have laid flowers and held a candlelit vigil in memory of a young man whose body was found on a footpath in a quiet Kent town.

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Please recycle this car....

Gift wrapped?

A stunt involving a car and a large amount of clingfilm will no doubt leave one driver spending most of their day unwrapping their vehicle.

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Meet Fred the famous Polypipe man!

Fred the Polypipe man, who is outside JBS Tenterden Ltd to attract passing trade to the plumbing and building firm

A character created from Polypipe is proving to be a hit for a Tenterden building firm.

Body found on footpath

Officers are currently at the scene

Police descended after a man's body was found on a footpath by a dog walker near a railway station this morning.

Woman cut free after two-car collision

Kent Fire and Rescue.

A woman was trapped in her car after it was involved in a collision with another vehicle

Boy 'in agony' from mystery rash

An eight-year-old boy is recovering from a mystery rash which left him in agony.

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Hunt for three-legged Staffie after vicious attack

Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Stock picture

A woman is warning others to be on the look-out after a loose dog chased her and her two beloved dogs, before biting one from behind.

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Railway staff plan 100-mile pump trolley challenge

A 100-mile pump trolley challenge is being undertaken by staff and volunteers at Kent & East Sussex Railway for Comic Relief.

Councillor’s amazing recovery from coma

Tenterden councillor Paul Clokie recovering at home. Picture: Paul Amos

Ex-leader of Ashford Borough Council says he is a "very lucky man" after receiving life-saving surgery following three week coma.

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