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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

Police are appealing for information following the crash.

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.


Councillor apologises after 'offensive' tweet about homeless man

Tenterden town councillor Sue Ferguson

A town councillor who claimed a Big Issue seller should not be allowed to use a bench outside Waitrose has said sorry.


War veteran's medals stolen on D-Day anniversary

Victim Robert Atkins’ grandfather wearing some of the medals stolen

Cowardly thieves stole a haul of medals and jewellery from the home of an 87-year-old war veteran - on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.


Young girl flown to hospital after swing fall

An air ambulance was called to Rare Breeds Centre

An 11-year-old girl suffered a head injury after falling off a swing at a rare animal centre.

Mystery over man's sudden death

Officers have charged a man. Stock picture

As many as six police cars were called after the sudden death of a man this afternoon.

Blaze destroys mobile home

A mobile home on a residential park has been destroyed by an early-hours blaze.

Wedding goes full steam ahead... after 45 years

Two steam enthusiasts are set to wed today... more than four decades after the groom first proposed.


Boat pilots due in court after mum's tragic crash death

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

Two boat pilots involved in a crash in Brazil in which a Kent mother died are to be prosecuted for manslaughter.

Pervert jailed for abusing girl

Derek Lee was jailed for sex offences

A 54-year-old paedophile is behind bars after admitting having sex with a young girl.

Father crushed to death when car fell off ramps

Emergency services were called to Bethersden Business Centre

A man was crushed by his Land Rover Discovery after it fell off ramps as he worked underneath it.

Access fears over A28 closure

The main road in and out of Tenterden is to be closed to traffic for resurfacing, leading to concerns over access.

Why a winery's hoping more drinkers are Curious about beer...

Chardonnay grapes in the sun at Chapel Down

A vineyard which has struggled through two poor harvests is raising a toast... to beer.


Lifeguards under fire as man saves drowning boy

A woman died at Tenterden Leisure Centre

A hero who saved a boy drowning in a leisure centre pool has hit out at the lifeguards on duty.


"Our shops raise vital funds"

Demelza children's hospice has stressed the importance of their charity shops

Demelza children's hospice has stressed the importance of its shops following complaints that there are too many charity outlets in Tenterden.

Owner left horse starving and in pain

The colt was put down as it was too sickly to be saved

A woman's who left a colt in pain for weeks and with 'no flesh at all on his body' has been fined.


Life-saving volunteer in plea to join him

Their lives in your hands - could you be a community first responder?

Fight for justice stepped up after holiday death

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

The family of a Kent lawyer killed in a boat tragedy on holiday in Brazil are stepping up their campaign for a prosecution over her death.


'Charity shops trade unfairly'

Demelza children's hospice has stressed the importance of their charity shops

Plans by Demelza children's hospice to open a shop in Tenterden have led to concerns about the number of charity shops in the town.

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