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Special measures care home inadequate - again

The home was deemed 'inadequate' in a CQC report

A Kent care home, already in special measures, has come under fire after health inspectors deemed it 'inadequate' again

Toddler to teen "seamless" education system agreed

Children in Tenterden are to get a linked education from nursery to the age of 19 as all the town’s schools unite in a new trust.

Boy's beloved cat rescued from blaze

Harvey with his beloved cat Harry

A serious fire at a family home destroyed little Harvey's toys - but firefighters managed to rescue and revive beloved cat Harry.


Patient waited 10 hours for a bed after surgery

Terry Thorpe endured a 10-hour wait for a bed in a ward following his operation at the William Harvey

Nurses pleaded with hospital managers to find a bed for a Kent businessman who endured a 10 hour wait following an operation.


Folk festival launches crowdfunding bid

Drumming at Tenterden Folk Festival in the High Street

Organisers of the 25th Tenterden Folk Festival are aiming to raise £20,000 to attract top acts and are offering supporters a chance to lead the event.

Tragic Ben's family aim to help save lives

Ben at the wheel of a Land Rover, aged 13

The family of a teenager who died suddenly of a heart condition have spoken candidly of their loss in the hope others will be spared the same agony.

Air ambulance lands at scene of serious crash

The air ambulance lands at the scene of a traffic accident in Biddenden. Picture Ian Summers

Emergency crews including the air ambulance have been called to the scene of a serious crash on a country road.

Shock footage reveals bullying at school

The video was uploaded to Facebook

A school has spoken out after a shocking video emerged of a pupil being bullied - as others looked on.

Countess of Wessex meets volunteers who saved village shop

Sophie the Countess of Wessex on a visit to Benenden

The Countess of Wessex chatted over tea and cake with volunteers who saved a village shop from closure

Woman suffers facial injury after egging

Broken egg: stock pic.

Police are hunting for the thugs who threw an egg from a car window, which caused a woman serious face injuries.


Fire crews tackle bedroom blaze

Stock image

A blaze that set a bedroom alight is thought to have been caused by a faulty electrical socket

Firm admits liability over mum's death in boat tragedy

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

A travel firm has finally admitted liability for the death of a mother in a boating tragedy in Brazil.

This rocking horse is worth almost £100,000

Marc Stevenson, one of Crystal, the rocking horse's creators with Ria Rendo-Castro, of Catchpole and Rye, who have made a crystal encrusted bath

Why this rocking horse is on sale for a staggering £96,000.


'Dear Anon, your petty opinions mean nothing'

Landlady Carole Owens has been receiving anonymous letters

A pub landlady has hit back at a malicious letter-writer with a message of her own.


Vintage Land Rover stolen from station car park

The Land Rover Series 1 stolen from Rolvenden Station car park

The owner of a stolen vintage Land Rover is appealing for people to help him find the vehicle he's had since a teenager.

Theives steal £2,000 worth of tools from locked van

Two men can be seen taking things from the van

Shocking CCTV shows two men help themselves to more than £2,000 worth of tools from a locked van parked on a driveway.


Driver tells pupils with chips 'you can't get on my bus!'

Pupils with bags of chips were turned away from a bus

A mum says a bus driver left children stranded outside a school - and their only crime was carrying bags of chips.

Power and phone out after tree crashes to ground

Maytham Road in Rolvenden where a tree has collapsed damaging power cables and telephone lines. Picture: Google

A fallen tree has left phone and power lines damaged but engineers are on site fixing the problem.


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

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

Police were called:. Stock image.

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

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