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Popular house DJ to perform at Tunbridge Wells festival

Charlie is a hugely popular house DJ

A popular house DJ is set to perform at HD Festival in Tunbridge Wells this summer.

Eighty school pupils struck down with 'food poisoning'

Dozens of pupils and staff at Hilden Grange School fell ill. Picture: Google Street View

An investigation is under way after 80 pupils and six members of staff were struck down with suspected food poisoning at a private school.

Unanswered questions over young dad's river death

Tonbridge man Kieron Knowlden, 25, went missing after a night out

Relatives of a man found dead in a river after going missing on a night out have been left with unanswered questions about if his drinks were spiked.

Wedged van closes road

A van was wedged under the railway bridge in Priory Road, Tonbridge. Picture by @TWellsCat.

Priory Road, in Tonbridge, was closed after a van became wedged under the railway bridge.


Death threats for Brands Hatch gatecrasher

Driver Jack Cottle was arrested after driving onto Brands Hatch race track

A driver who gatecrashed the Brands circuit has been the victim of death threats and vile abuse.

Is your driving better than this lorry in Tonbridge?

A lorry in Tonbridge has crashed into a bus-stop after trying to carry out a three-point-turn.

Apache helicopters flying over West Kent

An Apache helicopter has been carrying out a training flight over Tonbridge

Two apache helicopters have been seen flying across West Kent.

Five arrests made at West Kent train stations

Campbell was arrested in Chatham.

Kent Police have arrested five people during a day of action carried out to target and disrupt criminals using the rail network.

Don't fall 'fowl' of Campylobacter

Ben Stoneley of Whites Family Butchers in Tonbridge helps promote this year’s food safety messages to customers

More than 250,000 people this year could be struck down by Campylobacter, the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Mum 'lives life' for donor who gave her the greatest gift

Ella Clifford, left, with mum Nicky Clifford and sister Megan

A woman who owes her life - and those of her children - to a kidney donor has vowed to track down his family 20 years on.


Local student to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro after two friends suffered from Meningitis

Nick Lankester

A student from Penshurst has set himself the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Meningitis Research Foundation.

Bike thieves beware as police crack down on cycle security

Cyclists in Tonbridge can have their bikes security marked this weekend

Bike thieves will face a harder time stealing bikes from the Tonbridge area after Kent Police held its second cycle marking event.

Increased speeding checks across west Kent

Speed camera stock image

Neighbourhood officers in west Kent have carried out speed enforcement checks in rural areas to tackle traffic offences.

Twenty-year pong may be at an end

Drytec Factory in Morley Road, Tonbridge

A smell that has plagued a town for 20 years may finally be snuffed out... after the factory responsible was served with a formal notice.


Hundreds of police launch drug raids across Kent

Stock picture

Fourteen people have been arrested in a series of drug raids involving 200 police officers across Kent.

Firefighters set up mock crash in Tonbridge to prompt safer driving

Mock crash set up by Tonbridge firefighters

Firefighters in Tonbridge have set up a mock crash prompting people to be safer on the roads

Thousands turn out to see baton in Kent

Olympian Lizzy Yarnold meets pupils at Pent Valley Technology College in Folkestone

Schoolchildren across the county have been waving flags and cheering as the Queen's Commonwealth baton is welcomed.


Queen's Baton Relay to start its journey across Kent tomorrow

The Queen's Baton Relay will start its journey across Kent tomorrow ahead of it's arrival in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

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

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

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.

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