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Teen charged after rooftop drama

Police cordoned off Quarry Hill Road for three and a half hours Picture: Sam Greenhill

A teenager has been charged following a rooftop stand-off lasting three and a half hours.

Firefighter spared jail after secretly filming woman in shower

Firefighter Neil Capeling admitted voyeurism

A firefighter who spied on a woman in the shower with a hidden camera has avoided prison - but is likely to lose his job.

Man arrested after bricks thrown in roof stand-off

A man on the roof in Quarry Hill Road. Picture: Sam Greenhill

A teenager has been arrested after bricks were thrown from a rooftop in a tense stand-off with police.

Have-a-go ex-High Sheriff confronts fishing rod-wielding thieves

Former High Sherrif Georgie Warner

When burglars went fishing for stolen goods with a bag of "swag" it took an eagle-eyed Sheriff to hunt them down.


King's crown comes to Kent

Elvis Presley

A little bit of Elvis will be rocking up at a Kent dental practice later today.


Multi-million pounds flood barrier improvements could start in 2019

A flooded riverside walk in Tonbridge. Picture courtesy of @_SmartUK

A major £11 million investment to protect Tonbridge from potentially catastrophic flooding could start in just five years, it's been revealed.


Crews rescue two people from car crash

Kent Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters removed the roof of a vehicle to reach the trapped occupants after a crash in Tonbridge.

Southeastern pays out record £1.5m in compensation

One of several landslips during bad weather that delayed Southeastern trains

Train giant Southeastern has paid out a record level of compensation to passengers - after a huge landslip caused months of delays.


Child rapist told victim "everyone would hate her"

Andrew Bond has been jailed for more than seven years

A child abuser who told his victim everyone would hate her if she told anyone, has been jailed for more than seven years.

Woman wins £10k compensation for 'tooth blunder'

Annette Stanger was awarded £10,800 compensation after dental treatment

A woman who lost two teeth after a dentist failed to diagnose and treat tooth decay has won £10,000 in an out-of-court settlement.


Crash and oil spill closes A21

Police pulled over the delivery driver. Stock picture

A stretch of the A21 has been shut for several hours after a crash between two cars caused a large oil spill.

A21 to become dual carriageway

There are delays in the area. Stock picture.

Work to transform a busy stretch of the A21 into a dual carriageway is to begin after being given the go-ahead today.


Mystery remains after detective's tragic crash with bus

DC Adrian Grew from Kent Police

An inquest today heard how a 32-year-old serving police officer died at the wheel of his car after crashing with a bus.

Teen in court on air gun charge

Tonbridge Railway Station. Stock picture.

A teenager's due in court today accused of possessing an air gun after a station was shut down in a firearms incident.

Man, 20, charged over town centre stabbing

Tonbridge High Street, home to Tonbridge School where a new blue plaque is to go on show

A young man is to appear in court today charged with a town centre stabbing that left a man with serious injuries.

Opportunistic thieves target unlocked cars

Stock picture.

Police are warning the public to be aware of opportunistic thieves in Tonbridge.

Public invited to NHS meeting

NHS logo

Senior members from the West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group want you to come to their next meeting.

Serial armed robber jailed for life again after jewels raid

Jewellery robber Peter Sanderson has been jailed for life

A prolific armed robber has been given a second life sentence after stealing diamond and sapphire rings in a terrifying dagger raid on a jewellers.


Rubbish pile causes blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters were called to an address in Tonbridge after a pile of rubbish caught alight.

Flood cleanup underway in Tonbridge

Environment Agency staff take to the river

Around 70 sacks of rubbish and 50 supermarket trolleys were fished out of a Tonbridge river as part of a clean-up following the winter flooding.

Serial robber faces life sentence

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

An armed robber with a string of convictions faces being jailed for life... for the second time.


Man trapped in car after crash

A young man was trapped in a car after a crash in Brenchley Road, Tonbridge. Picture: Google Street View

A 22-year-old man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being freed from a vehicle believed to have crashed into a parked car.

Tenant nearly sets flat on fire while moving in

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

A tenant moving into their home came close to setting it on fire - and killing their dog.

Jail for thief who stole from school changing rooms

The Judd School, Tonbridge (Credit: Simon Burchett)

A brazen thief is behind bars after stealing valuables from school pupils as they had games lessons.


Rugby international to become headmaster of Sackville School

John Hewitt will become headmaster in September

John Hewitt, who represented Ireland in rugby, will become headmaster of Sackville School in Hildenborough.

Free flooding advice

Free advice on how to avoid being flooded in future will be on offer to victims this month.

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