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New drive-thru McDonalds gets go-ahead

An artist's impression of what the new drive-thru McDonalds will look like

The planning permission for a new drive-thru McDonalds in Tonbridge has been approved and work is expected to start next year.


Man sentenced after shoplifting and breaking a car windscreen

The man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after stealing alcohol from a store

A man has been sentenced to over 100 days in prison after repeatedly stealing from a shop and breaking a car windscreen.

Kent police officers will run Bournemouth marathon

Mark Ginsberg, PCSO Toni Matthew, Sgt Jon Turtle and Insp Adrian Allen

Four police officers from Kent are gearing up to run nearly 30 miles in the Bournemouth marathon next month.

Armed robber hit travel agents in make-up and ginger wig

David Bentley in his disguise, running through the Angel Centre in Tonbridge.

An armed robber is facing a lengthy jail sentence after carrying out a string of raids in a bizarre disguise.


Seven 'illegal immigrants' found in the back of a lorry released temporarily

Officers arrested two men. Stock picture

The group of seven illegal immigrants found in the back of a refrigerated lorry have been temporarily released while their claims are investigated.


Seven 'illegal immigrants' found in back of lorry

Officers arrested two men. Stock picture

Police have detained a group of suspected illegal immigrants found them in the back of a lorry.


Southeastern chaos continues

Commuters say they are paying more money for a worse service. Pic: Matthew Walker

Passengers are being left furious as problems caused by a broken down train this morning are continuing.

Drytec pong returns

Drytec Factory in Morley Road, Tonbridge

The smell from a factory in Kent that has been a nuisance to residents for 20 years has been noticed again - despite the council's efforts to stop it.

Labour selects its candidate for Tonbridge and Malling

Labour's Claire Leigh

An expert in international development has been selected by the Labour Party to contest the Tonbridge and Malling constituency at the next election.

Kent schoolgirl wins performing arts scholarship

Dave of Razzamataz Tonbridge with Stage Scholarship winner Kiah Spurle

A schoolgirl from Kent has been awarded a scholarship that provides her with tuition at a theatre school free of charge for a year.

Kent firefighter successfully appeals sentencing

Firefighter Neil Capeling admitted voyeurism

A firefighter from Kent who admitted spying on a woman in the shower has kept his job after he successfully appealed his sentence.

Long delays after train breaks down

Cleaners on Southeastern and Southern trains may go on strike. Stock image.

Commuters have been suffering long after a train broke down between two Kent stations.


Country life at the Castle

A variety of craftspeople will be showing off their work at Hever Castle

Enjoy arts and crafts and relax in the grounds of the iconic Hever Castle during a special event being held this month.

Local innovator succeeds with eco-idea

Aurora Australis Ltd. has been shortlisted by RBS in a national search for new ‘green’ ideas

A company in Kent has been shortlisted for a RBS scheme that could potentially fund and develop any new ideas it produces.

Mayor cooks a crumble

The Mayor, Cllr Sasha Luck, enjoying a slice of home baked bread with the ‘bakers’ at the ‘Grow, Cook and Eat’ session

The Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling has cooked up a storm with local youngsters.

Dame Kelly Holmes teams up with Southeastern

Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes has teamed up with Southeastern to help youngsters across Kent improve their skills.

Jump on board for the Dragon Boat Race

Dragon boats at a KM Dragon Boat Race and Family Fun Day at last year's event in Mote Park

A charity in Kent that will be taking place in this year's Dragon Boat Race is still recruiting members for its team.

Brothers run in memory of brave sister

Greg and Ben Cohen will run the half marathon

Two brothers from Kent are preparing to run a half-marathon in memory of their step-sister who passed away after a long battle with illness.

NHS screening van breaks down

The screening van has broken down in the Angel Centre car park

A NHS breast screening van has broken down in Kent meaning patients with appointments are having to reschedule.


Craft and design in a sumptuous setting

Over 200 British craftspeople will be displaying their inspirational work

A show celebrating its 30th anniversary is set to return to Kent this month showcasing work and produce from over 200 craftspeople.

Kent Canoe Club wins marathon

Tonbridge racers Peter Ford (front) and Lenny Clark (back) Photo credit: Phil Caisley

A canoe club from Kent has triumphed and reclaimed a trophy in a marathon race.

Medieval fair returns to Kent

A Jester entertains at Tonbridge Castle

A well-known medieval fair will return to Kent for its seventh year bringing with it a host of 15th century activities.

Concert for anniversary of twinning

The Judd School will host a concert to celebrate the twinning of Tonbridge and Heusenstamm

A free concert is being held at a school in Kent to mark the 30th anniversary of the twinning with a German town.

Royal Mail office trials new opening hours

Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells delivery offices to trial new opening hours

A Royal Mail delivery office in Kent is set to trial new opening hours aimed at making package collection easier for customers.

Firefighters tackle car blaze

A car was on fire in a driveway in Hectorage Road, Tonbridge. Picture: Sean_McGuire_

Firefighters were called to extinguish a car on fire in Kent this afternoon.

Teen charged with drug offences

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

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