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Couple robbed by masked gang

Officers are currently at the scene

A couple in their 60s were held up and robbed in their home by three men wearing balaclavas.

Petition over GP surgery expansion plans

Patients are being asked to support expansion plans by Ivy Court GP Surgery in Tenterden.

Man shoots himself after fall leads to flashbacks

Folkestone magistrates' court, where the inquest was heard

A fall at home led a man to suffer nightmares and flashbacks, which ended in him shooting himself, an inquest heard.


Scooby saves pal Sophie-Alice's life

Sophie-Alice Pearman, 11, in the garden with Scooby her medical assistance dog

Specially-trained labrador Scooby is a life-saver - after 'sniffing out' his owner's high blood sugar levels.


Scooby saves sleeping youngster

Thanks Scooby. Sophie-Alice Pearman, 11, with her medical assistance dog.

He's my hero. Scooby the labrador saved the life of 11-year-old Sophie-Alice Pearman by alerting her to a potential life-threatening condition.

Customers beaten by 10terden Teminator mega fry-up

Ollie Williams, a customer of Papa Joe's Cafe in St Michael's with the 10Terden Terminator mega fry-up.

It's a challenge that has made grown men weep - no single person has completed the 10terden Terminator mega fry-up.


Retirement? No, I’ll start two more businesses!

Anne Nelson

A businesswoman has shunned semi-retirement to launch a conveyancing service and business centre.

Duchess gives royal seal of approval to Chapel Down

The Duchess of Cornwall urged winemakers to "give the French a run for their money" during a visit to Chapel Down winery in Tenterden.

Fire crews cut woman free from car

The patient was airlifted to hospital. Stock picture

A woman driver had to be rescued from her car this morning after it crashed into a tree.

Coming soon? Cinema plan unveiled

Recent cinema blockbusters feature in the list alongside older classics

Residents in a Kent town forced to travel more than 10 miles to get their film fix could soon have a cinema of their own, after plans were unveiled.


Family and friends mourn Sir Donald Sinden

Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench was among mourners at a funeral service for veteran actor Sir Donald Sinden.

Crash biker meets life-saving paramedic

Keen biker Nigel Quick, pictured at the Isle of Man TT

A father-of-two who suffered serious injuries in a 60mph bike smash has met the air ambulance paramedic who saved his life.


Veteran actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at Kent home

Actor Sir Donald Sinden at his granddaughter Kezia's wedding in Wittersham in 2011

The bright lights of the West End will dim this evening as a tribute to actor Sir Donald Sinden, who has died at his Kent home after a long illness.


Woman's ban on keeping horses lifted

The horse was found to be incredibly skinny

A ban on a woman who kept an underweight horse that later died has been lifted.

Motorists ignore injured mum

Claire Richards and son Thomas, three, were injured when they fell in the road in Tenterden. Picture: Simon Hildrew

Callous motorists simply drove round a mum and her young son after they fell in the road on the way to a wedding.


Schoolgirl in Miss Teen Great Britain final

Homewood School pupil Rosie Page, who is in the final of the Miss Teen Great Britain competition

A pupil at Tenterden’s Homewood School, Rosie Page, 17, has won her way through to the final of Miss Teen Great Britain.


Never say diet with cafe's gut-busting breakfast

The 10Terden Terminator breakfast

A cafe is serving hungry customers an enormous 7,000 calorie breakfast, featuring almost 100 items (and a cup of tea).


Railway stars in WW1 TV programme

TV presenter and former cabinet minister Michael Portillo (left) chats to Brian Janes, curator of the Kent & East Sussex Railway's Cavell Van

The TV series Railways of the Great War features Kent & East Sussex Railway in an episode being broadcast on Friday.

Council officials see red over pub's pink paint job

10 Why did this pub fall foul of Ashford council planners in July?

The customers like it, but a landlord might have angered council bosses by painting his 15th century pub pink.


Road closed for hour after tractor hits pole

There has been a crash on the busy road

Engineers had to fix a power cable after a tractor hit a telegraph pole.


Jemma's international quidditch quest

Quidditch player Jemma Thripp in action for the UK team

A Kent student has been casting a spell on her opponents - as part of the UK's quidditch team.


Hit-and-run victim amazed to survive head-on crash

Pensioner Vernon Reeve's damaged Triumph motorcycle

A biker has told how he 'kissed goodbye' to his life when he was catapulted over a car in a hit-and-run smash.


Festive theme for Tentertainment event

Singer Beth Wilson

It might only be July but organisers of this weekend’s Tentertainment are bringing a winter wonderland of Christmas to the free family music festival.

'It's time to go'

The couple lived in Oaks Road in Tenterden

Those were the heartbreaking words uttered by a woman in pain shortly before her husband of 57 years found her dead in bed.


Ex-Mayor dies of cancer

Phil Carley, former Mayor of Tenterden, who has died

A former Mayor of Tenterden, Phil Carley, has died just four months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Fake Christmas tree row has fir flying

Opinions are split over St Michaels' new Christmas tree

Despite being the height of summer, a row has broken out in a village over plans to erect a fake Christmas tree.

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