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International volunteers help out at country park

Members of the Rotary Club of Tonbridge along with staff from Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council with the exchange students as they get ready to start work at Haysden Country Park

A group of exchange students have taken part in a range of activities at a country park in Kent.

Kent recruit sails through navy training

Steve Valentine, from Tonbridge, sailed through his navy training

A man from Kent has excelled in his 10 week intensive training course for the navy in Cornwall.

Tonbridge judo star going for gold

Jemima Yeats-Brown

A young judo hopeful will kick off her Commonwealth campaign tomorrow after last-minute call up.

Swim safe this summer

tmactive, which operates Larkfield Leisure Centre, the Angel Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool on behalf of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, is offering a range of swimming lessons

Children are being offered lessons at local swimming pools to improve their skills and keep them safe in the water this summer.

Man charged over drug offences in park

Officers have charged a man. Stock picture

A man from Kent has been charged with posessing cannabis after being arrested in a local park.

Kent musicians perform at local music festival

The Kings Hill Music Festival was held on Saturday, July, 12 and welcomed a range of local acts

A Kent singer and band have performed at a local music festival this summer and now are looking for their next challenges.

Summer concerts coming to town

Tonbridge Castle will welcome a set of free summer concerts in August

Music lovers are invited to summer concerts that will be held on every Sunday in August.

Kent's heritage brought to life

The blue plaque commemorating Eliza Acton at The Priory, Bordyke, Tonbridge

A scheme aimed at bringing parts of Kent's heritage to life has unveiled a blue plaque commemorating an important person in the county's history.

Kent care home wins national award

Quality of Care Winner 2014

A care provider in Kent has been presented with a national award for its services to Dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers.

Broken down train causing delays

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

A train that has broken down on the track is causing delays for passengers.

Schoolgirls bag bronze medal

The 11 girls from Hillview School in Tonbridge, won a bronze medal at the Dance World Cup in Portugal

A group of schoolgirls have received a bronze medal for their performance in an international dance competition.

Kent man tackles 100 mile challenge

Tim Kiddell successfully managed to run 85 continuous miles in 26 hours in aid of Latin Link

A man who aimed to run 100 continuous miles in 24 hours has completed his attempt at the gruelling challenge.

Bank robber jailed after blowing up cash machine is former BBC actor

Gary Smith has been jailed after being part of a gang that blew up a cash machine and stole £19,000

A man who has been jailed after blowing up a cash machine claims he left a life of crime after finding God.

Council keeping residents safe

Cllr Sasha Luck and Cllr Martin Coffin

A prestigious award has been presented to a council for its efforts towards health and safety in the borough.

Keep your bike safe this weekend

Cyclists in Tonbridge can have their bikes security marked this weekend

Cyclists can take extra measures to protect their bikes by attending a free security marking event held by Kent Police this weekend.

Bank robbers jailed after blowing up ATM machine

The bank robbers blew up an ATM using a mixture of gas and stole £19,000

A gang of robbers has been jailed after blowing up an ATM machine and stealing thousands of pounds.


Regulars splash out for pool birthday

Tonbridge Swimming Pool

A pool in Kent has celebrated its 104th birthday by holding a free party for swimmers.

Lanes remain closed on A21

Lane closures will remain in place on the A21

Two lanes remain closed on the A21 allowing for improvements to signage.

Possible strike action over K College job losses

K College

The possibility of strike action over job losses at three K College sites has not been ruled out by unions.

Serve your own suds...

Independent Kent business Moodley’s launched The Simple Beer Kit in June of this year

A Kent based business has released a new invention making it possible for people to brew their own beer.

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury work moves forward

Balfour Beatty has been announced as the company that will be in charge of the A21 improvements

Improvements to a 2.5 mile stretch of the A21 have moved a step closer after the company that will be in charge of improvements has been announced.

Kent bank pays cost of living

Patrick Crawford, CEO of Charity Bank

A bank in Kent has been recognised as one of the first employers to pay its employees an hourly rate based on the cost of living in the UK.

Thug jailed after fracturing girl's eye socket in attack

Darren Selwood has been jailed after attacking a teenage girl

A man who launched an unprovoked attack on a teenage girl is behind bars after knocking her unconscious.


Formal investigation started into boy hit with shotput

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

A formal investigation has been launched into a schoolboy who underwent surgery after being hit in the head with a shotput.

'Escaped' prisoners charged after manhunt

Prisoners Shaine Tester, left, and Sean Horsley

Two men who 'fled' a Kent prison have been have been charged after a robbery that sparked a large manhunt.

Third arrest after 'sex assault'

A police helicopter was searching for a man over Tonbridge. Picture: @smurf496

A third man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault that sparked a police helicopter search.

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