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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Police and air ambulance called to 'serious' crash

A Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a cyclist on a rural road.

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Drunk attacks stranger with samurai sword at wife's birthday

Dean Tolputt armed himself with a samurai sword. Stock image

A heated text message exchange led to drunk Dean Tolputt attacking a stranger with a samurai sword at his wife's birthday.

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Trapped teen rescued from overturned car

Firefighters use specialist cutting equipment. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue

An 18-year-old man was rescued by firefighters from the wreckage of his car after it overturned in a ditch in a rural road

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Driver avoids jail after killing three in horror crash

A driver who killed his fiancee, her mother and a popular Kent father in a horror crash after a "momentary lapse of attention" has avoided jail.

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Man shot dead by police 'wanted in connection with murder'

William Smith, 36

A man shot dead by police had been named in connection with the murder of a Kent pensioner days earlier, it was reported tonight.

'My little fighter'

Mum Amy Bedwell and son Brodie

A mum's revealed the inspirational tale of one tot's battle - after his kidney was removed when a huge tumour developed.

Grimy and mouldy: Mum exposes 'filthy' leisure centre

Full nappy bin

Shocking photos taken by an angry mum have revealed hygiene issues at a leisure centre, including dirty tiles, a filthy sink and an overflowing bin.

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Police swoop on house in murder probe

Police in Grange Road, Tenterden

Police investigating the death of Roy Blackman tonight descended on a house, but say no arrests have been made.

Women warned after man exposes himself in woods

Officers have been called to the scene. Stock pic.

Women and girls have been warned about a flasher who was seen lurking by an old railway track.

Missing man found safe

Police are appealing for information after the raid

A 50-year-old man reported missing from his Bethersden home has been found safe.

Villagers search after puppy dies from eating poisoned 'meat'

Adrian Lidgett, Chairman of Biddenden Neighbourhood Watch. Picture: Gary Browne

A search party was formed when a three-month-old puppy died after consuming a “meaty” substance left on a country field.

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Dead horse found tied to tree

The poor animal was found tied to a tree in woodland near Woodchurch

Another dumped horse has been found dead at a picnic spot in Kent woodland, as neglect cases continue to rise. Warning: disturbing images.

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Obstacle race left hundreds of drivers stuck in mud

Traffic came to a standstill around Hole Park

The organiser of an obstacle court event has apologised after hundreds of cars were mired in mud and roads around the venue were gridlocked

Dog rescue centre facing crisis after storm damage

Kymm White with one of the dogs at the South East Dog Rescue Centre

A dog rescue centre is calling for help after a storm destroyed the buildings that house the animals.

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Richard E. Grant raves about Kent railway

Richard E Grant with K&ESR driver, Andy Hardy. Photo: Amy Winchester

Actor Richard E. Grant described his ride on a steam train as a "boyhood fantasy made real".

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Tree surgeons clear fallen tree in road

A tree went down in Woodchurch Road. Picture from Google Street View

Tree surgeons have been called after a fallen tree was left blocking a road and damaging nearby telephone lines.

'For our Belgian brothers'

The Belgian flag has been raised next to the Union flag

Villagers have raised the Belgian flag to show their support for the people in Belgium following yesterday's terror attacks.

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