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Dazy Saunders 'had taken cocaine'

Butcher David "Dazy" Saunders, 34, who died on Christmas Day had taken a fatal amount of cocaine

Popular butcher David "Dazy" Saunders, who was found dead on Christmas Day, had taken cocaine, an inquest heard.

Community use sought for redundant hall

A former St John Ambulance hall in Tenterden is being offered to community groups on a peppercorn rent.

Row over last post collection - at 9am

Pensioner Patrick O'Keeffe has complained after the last collection time from his postbox was changed to 9am.

Road sign removed after saftey fears

The sign pointing to new homes at the junction of Beacon Oak Road, Tenterden, before it was removed by a member of the public

A member of the public has removed a sign pointing to new homes after concerns about road safety.

Chimney fire "was like a rocket taking off"

Firefighters tackle a chimney fire. Stock image

Homeowner Vernon Reeve has warned people to have their chimneys swept after a fire at his house.

Anger as 'drug-taking' pupil allowed back to school

Homewood School, Tenterden

A mother has removed her two children from a Kent school after a pupil excluded for allegedly drinking alcohol and taking drugs was allowed back in.


Cows stop traffic from moo-ving

Cows brought traffic to a standstill on the A28

Drivers were stunned on a busy section of road when they were blocked by cattle on the loose.


Shop owner chases 'overweight' would-be thief

Tenterden Tackle and Gun shop was targeted by a shoplifter. Image from Google street view

The owner of a tackle and gun store ran after a man who attempted to steal two coats worth more than £700 from his shop today.


High street closed as lorry and car collide near school

The crash happened in Biddenden High Street. Picture: Paul Amos

A main road is still blocked by a lorry following a collision outside a primary school this morning.

Appeal for Dazy tops £12,000

Butcher David "Dazy" Saunders, 34, who died on Christmas Day had taken a fatal amount of cocaine

Thousands of pounds have been raised raised in memory of Tenterden butcher Dazy Saunders.

Trial set for drivers accused of mum's boat crash death

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

Two men are due in court accused of causing the death of a Kent woman in a Brazilian boat tragedy.

Hundreds turn out for funeral of popular butcher

The funeral procession for Dazy Saunders sets off from The Crown pub on its way to nearby St Michaels Church

Huge crowds have turned out for the funeral of father-of-three David 'Dazy' Saunders, who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day aged 34.


School cancels Paris trip in wake of terrorist attacks

The school cancelled the trip due to security fears

A Kent school has pulled out of a day trip to Paris and is considering future visits following the terrorist attacks in France.


Police trace 'suspicious' man in grey hoodie

Police are investigating. Stock picture.

Officers are appealing for information after jewellery was stolen during a daylight break-in at a home in Kent.

Teenager hurt in ambulance crash

Stock picture.

A 19-year-old car driver was injured in an accident involving an ambulance.

Two car crash in Biddenden

Police are at the scene

Two cars are reported to have collided head-on in Biddenden this morning.

Huge response to appeal to help tragic butcher's family

Butcher David "Dazy" Saunders, 34, who died on Christmas Day had taken a fatal amount of cocaine

Donations have been flooding in for an appeal launched following the death on Christmas Day of a father-of-three.


Thief scarpers... with broken TV

The raider stole a broken 32-inch television

Christmas festivities went down the tube for one opportunistic thief - after they stole a broken telly!

Father-of-three dies suddenly on Christmas Day

Butcher David "Dazy" Saunders, 34, who died on Christmas Day had taken a fatal amount of cocaine

Tributes have poured in to a young father-of-three, butcher David 'Dazy' Saunders, who died suddenly at his home on Christmas Day.


Pedestrian 'hit' by lorry

A pedestrian was injured when they were reportedly hit by a delivery lorry at Waitrose in Tenterden.

Landlord's fight to keep pub pink

The Woolpack Hotel in Tenterden High Street. Picture: Gary Browne

Pub landlord Rob Cowan is seeing red after council bosses ordered him to repaint his pink pub.


School bus crashes into telegraph pole

The 2A bus crashed in Woodchurch

Police were called after a school bus full of children swerved to avoid an oncoming car and hit into a telegraph pole.


Delight as beloved pet returns home

Sox was missing since Thursday night

A cat owner is delighted after her pet which was missing for four days returned home.


Can I be your hero baby?

Ben Hatcher and Maria Calderon celebrate their marriage proposal with singer Enrique Inglesias

An Enrique Iglesias concert at the O2 will hold special memories for one Kent couple who got engaged live on stage, in front of 20,000 people.

Kent's first virtual police station

Tenterden councillor Callum Knowles. Picture: Gary Browne

Councillors have backed plans for the county's first virtual police station where people would discuss issues with officers via video link.


Man cut from wreckage

The car which was involved in an accident in Ox Lane, St Michael's

An elderly motorist had to be cut from the wreckage of his car following an accident.

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