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Locals wage battle to stop polytunnels

Polytunnels like the ones used on Salmans Farm. Picture: Val Vannet

A campaign group is going head to head with a farmer in a bid to stop him putting up more polytunnels.


Statue unveiled to sports legend

Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed her sculpture

Visitors to a town will be greeted by this sculpture of one of the country's most iconic sports stars - but you might struggle to recognise her.


Man charged in attempted robbery investigation

Police have made an arrest. Stock picture.

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery have arrested and charged a man.

Train halted after man 'attacked by teenagers'

Tonbridge Railway Station. Stock picture.

A train was stopped at a Kent station so two teenagers could be arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.


Upgraded section of A21 to open

Motorists should benefit from quicker journeys on part of the A21

A major project to turn a busy route into a dual carriageway has been completed.


CCTV released after cheque fraud

Police would like to speak to this man.

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after an elderly woman was tricked into writing a cheque.

Two men attacked during burglary

The raiders were wearing balaclavas. Library image.

Two men have been taken to hospital after being attacked and burgled by a group of masked raiders.

Making music 100 years apart

The 103 year-old with the three year old.

Two lovely ladies born 100 years apart enjoyed a morning of music-making at a project encouraging interaction between the elderly and the very young.

Men sentenced after cash machine tampering

Two men have been charged

Two men seen tampering with an ATM have appeared in court to learn their fate.

Man charged with drug and burglary offences

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Police have charged a man with aggravated burglary and a drug offence after detectives investigated reports of a break in.

MP calls for more Hurricane Irma support

Hurricane Irma is currently passing through the British Virgin Islands towards Florida. Picture: Nasa

A Kent MP has written to government ministers to raise concerns about the level of relief offered to British territories badly hit by Hurricane Irma.


Roof of converted oasthouse destroyed in fire

Fire crews tackling the blaze: Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters tackled a large blaze at a converted oast house, which completely destroyed the roof and first floor.

Lorry driver jailed after killing father in crash

The scene of the crash

A lorry driver who lost control of his 41-tonne HGV and caused the death of a devoted husband and father has been jailed.


Van driver tied up in roadside robbery

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A driver was tied up and put in the back of his van during a roadside robbery.


Police stop driver who failed drink and drug tests

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Driver acting oddly in a petrol station was stopped by police and tested postive for drink and drugs.

Crackdown on hate crime in Kent

Kent saw the seventh highest increase of hate crimes across the country (60%) between July and September. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

People guilty of hate crime are being given longer sentences, as figures show there were hundreds of offences in the months after the EU referendum.


Two women and children rescued from blaze

Henry Clarke took this picture of SGN workers at the scene. Fire damage can be seen on the front of one of the homes.

Two women and two children were rescued by fire crews - before a gas leak shut a road.

Parents charged over death of newborn

Emergency services at the scene. Picture:@hmsstrongbow

The parents of a newborn baby boy who died at his home have been charged with causing him to suffer serious physical harm.

Hundreds of jobs lost as company goes bust

Southern Salads is based in Tonbridge. Picture: Instant Street View

A family-run firm that supplied fresh salads to supermarkets, restaurants and travel chains across the UK has suddenly ceased trading.


Appeal after biker seriously hurt in crash

The M20 was partly shut. Stock picture: Kent Police's Roads Policing Unit

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious crash between a lorry and a motorbike on the M20.

From Riga with love

 Tonbridge Grammar School's Motet choir in Riga, Lativa,

Tonbridge girls proved they were world-beaters in an international choir competition.

College slithering into history books

A new national reptile welfare centre will be the first of its kind in the UK

A new reptile welfare centre is being set up to look after hundreds of unwanted and abandoned exotic pets.


Arrest over warehouse break-in

The site on Swanmead Way. Picture: Google Streetview

Police have recovered quantities of copper piping and have arrested a man after a break-in at a disused warehouse.

Man charged with series of burglaries

Police made an arrest. Stock image

A man has been charged with committing burglaries across Kent and Sussex.

Arrest after man seen with knife at station

Tonbridge Railway Station. Stock picture.

A man allegedly seen with a kitchen knife at a Kent railway station has been arrested.

Police appeal after purse theft

Police are looking to trace this man

Detectives investigating a theft at a Kent supermarket have released images of a man they want to speak to.

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