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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.

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.

Recruiting medieval merchants

Stallholders demonstrating their crafts and wares from the middle ages are invited to take part in the Medieval Fair.

A medieval fair being held in Kent has invited local stallholders to demonstrate their arts and crafts from the middle ages.

Parachuting pensioner receives Queen's Awarrd

Pat Campbell (right) with Claire Aldridge, chairman of the British Horse Society

An 80-year-old woman from Kent has parachuted out of a plane on her birthday, and has now been given a prestigious Queen's award.

Popular music festival returns to town

Colin Newton, part of up and coming band Born to Nothing will be performing at the Spitfire Pub

A popular music festival showcasing up and coming local acts is set to return this weekend.

70 years running

Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, Cllr Sasha Luck attended the 70th anniversary of the Tonbridge Model Engineering Society

A model engingeering society has welcomed the mayor to celebrate their 70th anniversary.

Man's 100 mile mission

Tim Kiddell, pictured right, with Jonathan Leeson just before the start of the 2013 Tonbridge Half Marathon

A man is taking part in a continuous 100 mile run to raise money for charity.

Family's tribute to 'loving grandfather' after crash death

James Kilpatrick, 85, was killed in a car crash in Borough Green

The family of an 85-year-old man who died after being hit by a car have today told how his death 'left a huge hole' in their lives.


Community fund for worthwhile projects opens

Businesses in Kent can apply for a loan from a £200 million fund set up for the county by HSBC

Funding is being offered to community projects aiming to make a positive difference to local residents.

Canoe club goes the extra mile

Tonbridge Canoe Club has been recognised for going the extra mile to improve its local environment in the past

A canoe club has been awarded for its efforts in tidying up their local town.

Three-year-old girl battling more than most would in a lifetime

Victoria Pearson's daughter Hope has an insulin pump which secretes insulin every few minutes

A young girl has faced more in her three years of life than most of us ever will.

Prestigious performing arts scholarship announced

Cheryl Baker presenting a scholarship to a Razzamataz Tonbridge member

A theatre school has announced a prestigious scholarship giving students a huge advantage in the performing world.

A man has brewed up success in charity fundraiser

Jonathan Leeson, pictured left, Latin Link’s Area Representative, receiving the cheque from Darren Rayner of Kingdom Coffee

A man has handed over a cheque for more than a thousand pounds to a charity after four days of serving coffee for donations.

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