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Ticketed for stopping to read sign

Traffic wardens in action in Tenterden

A driver was shocked when she was slapped with a £70 parking fine - for pausing to read the enforcement sign!


Mum 'refused shot at job because she has a child'

Samantha Sellen with her daughter Aleisha, 3. Picture: Gary Browne

A woman says she was refused the chance to apply for a job because she had a young child.


Youngsters in tears after vandals trash wildlife garden

Youngsters were left in tears after vandals struck

Children were left stunned and in tears after vandals trashed a wildlife garden they had lovingly created.


Superstar Scooby saves his owner

Sophie-Alice Pearman with Scooby

A labrador called Scooby twice saved his teenage owner from slipping into a potentially fatal diabetic coma.

Clay pigeon champion robbed at home

George Digweed's home was raided

A world title-winning marksman has described his terror after men in balaclavas broke into his home and stole shotguns, trophies and cash.

Pub evacuated following chimney fire

There was a chimney fire at the Bull Inn

Staff and punters at a pub had to leave the building last night after a small chimney fire broke out.

Life-saving labrador Scooby in line for Crufts prize

Thanks Scooby. Sophie-Alice Pearman, 11, with her medical assistance dog.

A labrador called Scooby, who twice saved his teenage owner from slipping into a potentially fatal diabetic coma, is in line for a top prize


Landlord ordered to repaint pink pub

The Woolpack Hotel in Tenterden High Street. Picture: Gary Browne

A pub landlord has been told to repaint his pub after a planning inspector rejected his appeal to keep it pink.


Air ambulance called to help woman with head injury

The air ambulance crew was called to Tenterden

The air ambulance was called to the aid of a woman who suffered head injuries after a fall.

Row over moggy rehomed in microchip mix-up

Tiggy the beloved moggy

A distraught cat owner is accusing a rescue centre of ‘playing God’ after her pet was mistakenly re-homed.


Dancers enjoy the taste of success

A group of talented young Tenterden ballet students are celebrating a 100% pass rate in their exams.

Parking rules leave residents and firms at standstill

Parking laws are not working in Tenterden. Stock picture

The plea of a councillor for an urgent solution to Tenterden’s parking crisis has struck a chord with many residents.


Office entrance blocked as tree blown over in high winds

The clearing up operation after a tree was blown over

Office staff had a shock when a tree fell down in high winds blocking the entrance to their firm

Valuable ring stolen in burglary

Officers have been called to the scene. Stock pic.

A £1,000 diamond ring has been stolen during a break-in when a back door of a house was forced open

Things are looking up for rescued turkey after eye op

Tinsel the turkey, who lives at The Retreat in High Halden, has had her eyesight saved

A bird that once looked destined to be Christmas dinner has had an operation to restore its eyesight.

Fire crews tackle kitchen blaze

Fire crews attended the blaze. Stock image. Credit: Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters tackled a kitchen fire last night, which is believed to have started by unattended food left in a cooker.

'Sinkhole' closes road

The road has been closed. Stock image

A road's been shut this afternoon after a 'sinkhole' appeared in the carriageway.


Boy, 5, hurt after being hit by car

The air ambulance at the scene

A young boy has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car.

Tractor driver fined after straw bale chaos

Straw is strewn over the road after the accident

A tractor driver's been fined after two cars - including a £21,000 sports car - were written off when he shed his load of straw.


Tears after dead pony found caked in mud

The dead pony found in Smarden

A dead pony dumped in a country lane was so heavily covered in mud that it looked like a huge lump of earth. Warning: graphic image.


Drivers fuming over high petrol prices

The Esso garage in Ashford Road, St Michael's

Drivers are complaining that they are being left out of pocket because of the high cost of petrol at garages in Tenterden.


Death crash teenager not wearing seatbelt

Henry Fulcher died in the crash

A promising young footballer who died after his car crashed into a tree was not wearing a seatbelt, an inquest heard.

Is my pub all white? Landlord awaits verdict on pink paint

Rob Cowan outside The Woolpack

The row over Tenterden’s pink pub rumbles on – nearly two years after the Woolpack was painted a delicate hue

'It still has not really sunk in that Dazy has gone'

Butcher David "Dazy" Saunders, 34, who died on Christmas Day had taken a fatal amount of cocaine

A young mother whose husband died on Christmas Day is determined to make this year’s festivities extra special.


Romanian protests at car wash after wages brush-off

Romanian Petro Leascu protests outside a car wash

A Romanian worker launched a one-man protest outside a car wash after he said the firm failed to pay him his wages.

Crews tackle oast house fire

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze. Stock picture

Fire investigation teams are looking into what caused a serious blaze in an oast house roof overnight.

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