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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.

Bold burglary attempt on high street jewellers

The attempted burglary at White's Jewellers caused damage to the shop front

A would-be thief used a power drill on the window of the town centre shop in a bid to break in.


Thieves ransack high street shop

Richard Brunger’s Re Memories shop was ransacked

A family business lost antiques valued at around £50,000 following an overnight raid.


Man arrested over disturbance

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Police have arrested a man over reports of a disturbance in a residential area.

Historic jewellery stolen in raid

An antique shop was broken into in Tenterden. Stock pic

Thieves broke into an antiques shop, swiping historic jewellery and silverware.

Dad measures school bus routes as KCC refuses to pay fare

Tim Barton is complaining that daughter Charlotte,11, is being unfairly denied free transport to Homewood School

A father has attacked the “unfair” rules that have seen his 11-year-old daughter denied free bus travel to school.


Family's tribute to beloved Gillian who died in boat crash

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

A mother who was killed in a boat crash in Brazil will be remembered in an African school where she has classrooms dedicated to her.

Two detained after immigration raid at Indian restaurant

The restaurant at the centre of an immigration raid

An immigration raid at an Indian restaurant has resulted in two workers being detained

Two treated after workshop blaze

Crews wearing breathing apparatus are in the flats. Stock picture

Two people were treated by ambulance crews after a fire broke out in a workshop.

Web paedophile blackmailed by victim

Owen Rees. Picture: Kent Police.

A pervert who was blackmailed by one of his victims after grooming children over Skype has been handed a 13-year sentence.

Man charged with multiple fraud offences

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A 35-year-old man has been charged with a string of fraud offences across the country.

Like Waiting for Godot...

Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society logo

When a drama society auditioned for parts in a play - Absent Friends - little did they realise how true that might be.

Landlord loses battle over pink pub

Rob Cowan outside The Woolpack

A petition signed by 500 people was not enough to save a bar from losing its distinctive colour that was popular with locals.


Bricks tribute to war dead sparks outrage

Memorial bricks dedicated to Royal British Legion volunteers

A senior official has defended a project to commemorate people who served in the armed forces amid claims it has dishonoured those killed in battle.


Police investigate sexual assault in graveyard

The church remains taped off

A graveyard in Kent has been taped off after a report of a sexual assault against a woman.


Youngsters take on African lion

African lion Kasanga holds on to his dinner in the tug of war

Players from a junior football team lined up against what was surely their most difficult opponent to date - one of the world's strongest animals.


Boy writes to Queen about new homes plan

Richard Burke, eight, with his dog Romeo

An eight-year-old is leading the fight against proposals to build 350 houses on fields that are popular with dog walkers.


Town hall damaged following collision

The wall has been damaged. Credit: Tenterden Jewel of the Weald Facebook page

A driver crashed a car into the wall of a town hall and left the scene - before apparently returning to collect it the next morning.


Air ambulance called to motorbike crash

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was scrambled. Stock picture

Police have closed a rural road while the air ambulance has been scrambled after a van crashed with a motorbike

This sheep's had a baaad day!

The muddy ewe stuck in the dyke

An animal charity worker was called to rescue a sheep trapped in a muddy dyke.


Cash and jewellery stolen in burglary

Police are investigating. Stock image.

Cash and jewellery have been reported stolen during a burglary.

Family left stranded as Gatwick car firm disappears

Libby Augustin with twins Zeal and Izola

A young family with a disabled baby were among more than a hundred left stranded at the airport after the collapse of a car parking firm.


Girls charged after taxi attack

Police have charged a man. Stock image

Two teenage girls have been charged after an alleged assault on a taxi driver.

Delays on busy high street

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Motorists are being told to expect delays after an accident on a busy town high street.

Police probe suspected pervert

Police are investigating. Stock Image

Police arrested a 69-year-old man after he was seen to be 'acting suspiciously' towards a 16-year-old girl at a bus stop with his mobile phone.

Valuables stolen during overnight raid

A smashed statue and debris recovered from the Tenterden Garden Centre raid

Police have renewed their appeal after the theft of items worth up to £2,000 from a garden centre.

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