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Yobs told to own up and apologise after gym rampage

The gymnastics academy at Tenterden Leisure Centre

A group of teenage boys who broke into a gym, damaged equipment used at London 2012 and scrawled penises on tables have been urged to come forward.


Truck destroyed in suspected arson attack

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

A Ford pick-up was completely destroyed in the early hours of this morning in a suspected arson attack.

'Runaway' car crashes into school grounds

The car that crashed into the school grounds. Credit: Paul Woolley

Witnesses have described how a 'runaway' car crashed through a fence into school grounds on the first day of term.


Firefighters tackle caravan blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

A caravan has caught fire in a Kent village.

Woman dies after leisure centre swim with daughter

A woman died at Tenterden Leisure Centre

A woman has died after becoming unwell during a swim at a leisure centre with her daughter.


Hunt for burglars with 'distinctive' faces

Computer generated images of two suspects Kent Police want to speak to

Police are appealing for help tracing two crooks who targeted a couple in their home in a distraction burglary.


Vandals trash children's school garden

The garden has been trashed

Idiotic vandals have ruined a school garden tended by primary pupils, teachers and parents.


Road closed after tree fall

Traffic has reportedly been stopped on the M2 motorway.

One lane is blocked along a busy road after a tree fell across the carriageway

Driver suffers burns in 4x4 blaze

Fire crews are dealing with a crash near Rolvenden

Firefighters were called out to deal with a car fire in a Kent village this afternoon.

Cat sanctuary overrun with abandoned kittens

Ruth Punyer with two 15-day-old kittens. Picture: Paul Amos

A cat sanctuary has been overwhelmed with abandoned kittens – some suffering from dehydration after being left without water in soaring temperatures.


New streets to be named after town's fallen

Royal British Legion members, Stanley Goodsall, Neil Beaven and Bill Chantler at Tenterden War Memorial

Streets on a new housing development could be named after the town's fallen soldiers now a house builder has had a change of heart.


Man seriously injured in two-vehicle smash

The car crash at Rolvenden Picture: Kent Police

A man has been taken to a London hospital following a serious crash.


Crews tackle fire in 170-bale haystack

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Fire crews tackled a blaze involving 170 bales of hay this morning.

Handbag taken from bedroom in distraction theft

Officers have been called to the scene. Stock pic.

A woman's handbag was stolen from the bedroom of her home in a distraction theft.

School in mourning after sudden death of boy, 15

Homewood School, Tenterden

A school is in mourning after the sudden death of a popular 15-year-old pupil.

Snub to war heroes as housing firm rejects road names

Royal British Legion members, Stanley Goodsall, Neil Beaven and Bill Chantler at Tenterden War Memorial

A bid to name the streets in a housing development after fallen soldiers has been booted out, upsetting Royal British Legion members.


Swarm of bees leaves woman trapped in home

A swarm of bees. Library image.

A gardener has said she is frightened to leave her house since a swarm of bees descended on her garden.


Tenterden remembers Battle of the Somme victims

Canon Lindsay Hammond of St Mildreds Church and ex-servicemen blow symbolic whistles to commemorate the centenary of the start of the Battle of Somme

A special commemoration service was held in Tenterden early this morning to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

Woman, 93, dies after car overturns

Police at the scene of the fatal crash in Cranbrook Road.

A 93-year-old badly injured after a car hit a telegraph pole and overturned has lost her battle for life.


Police chief back in the force with exotic new beat

 Top cop Robbie Graham in the Cayman Islands

A Kent police chief who took a break from the force to work as an artist is back on the beat in an exotic new location.


Vandals target actor's tree, planted for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Sir Donald Sinden helped plant the tree Picture: Paul Amos

Vandals have snapped a young tulip tree in half that was planted by a renowned actor to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.


Search for mare wrenched from her foal

Heidi has been taken from her home at The Retreat

A mare with distinctive brown and white markings has been stolen from a rescue centre where she lived with her foal.


Man charged after rocks thrown at cars across Kent

The damage caused to Nicola Waite's VW Golf

Police have charged a 36-year-old man with 17 counts of criminal damage after rocks were thrown at cars across south and west Kent.

Web woes as bust-up leads to rival sites representing town

Cllr Sue Ferguson

A split in a town’s chamber of commerce has led to a row over its website and Twitter account.


Teen biker killed in crash after 'lapse of attention'

Motorcyclist Jordan Weller died on the A28

A teenage motorcyclist died in a crash after he had a "momentary lapse of attention" and veered into oncoming traffic.


I'm a phone box... get me out of here!

Three sides of the phone box are covered in foliage

A councillor has said closing the door of this overgrown phone box would be like a bushtucker trial and even BT said they wouldn't use it.

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