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New M&S food hall opens

The ribbon was cut at the new store this morning

Marks and Spencer is opening a new food hall in Kent today.


Man charged with slashing PC with knife

Police have been praised for keeping people safe and cutting crime

A homeless man has appeared in court, charged with lunging at a police officer with a knife and slashing his arm.

Tragedy as newborn baby dies at home

The scene at Walters Farm Road, Tonbridge. Picture: @hmsstrongbow

An inquest is set to be opened after a newborn baby died at home.

Delays after motorbike crash

Waterloo Road in Tonbridge. Picture: Google Street View

Drivers are warned of long delays following a crash in Tonbridge.

Air ambulance lands in town centre

Emergency services at the scene. Picture:@hmsstrongbow

An air ambulance, paramedics and police were called to an emergency in a town centre.

Hunt dismisses claims it killed a fox

The Hunt Saboteurs Association says this is an image of the hounds ripping a fox apart

A hunt has responded to claims by saboteurs its hounds ripped a fox apart. WARNING: Contains a graphic image


Bus close to toppling in high street crash

The bus was left off balance after the collision. Pic: @Trev_GFC

A double decker bus was close to falling onto its side after a collision.


Ailing primary school forced into academy status

St Stephen's School in Tonbridge was placed into special measures

St Stephen's Primary School in Tonbridge was placed into special measures.

Unions scrap Southern walkout over Christmas

A Southern Rail train. Stock picture.

Industrial action which would have caused mayhem to train passengers' travel plans over Christmas have been cancelled - but replaced with other dates.


Brain-damaged voyeur secretly filmed woman dressing

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A voyeur who secretly filmed a woman getting dressed has been spared jail after a judge heard he had since suffered brain damage in a serious crash.

Warning as pensioner falls into River Medway

Crews put out the blaze in the oil-fuelled stove. Stock image

Freezing conditions could prove life threatening say Kent Fire and Rescue


Train drivers set to go on strike

A Southern Rail train. Stock picture.

Southern drivers are set to cause more misery on the rails - as new dates are announced for strikes.

New primary school given green light

The school will be located on Tudeley Lane

Building work for a new school is set to start next summer.

Lib Dems and Greens ask voters to back Labour

Voters go to the ballot box today to choose their county councillors

The Trench Ward by-election is turning out to be a close fought fight after two parties opt for tactical voting.

How Kent schools fared in latest league table

Pupils are being excluded from school if their exams aren't good enough, according to parents. Stock pic

A Kent school has been named the best state secondary in the south east - and one of the top five in the country.


Man arrested and released after knife sighting report

Police are hunting a doorstep flasher Stock picture

Police swooped on a quiet residential street after a report of a man carrying a knife.

Man charged over takeaway assault

Kebab Express in Quarry Road. Picture: Google Streetview.

Police have charged a man after violence erupted in a takeaway.

Judge: Son jailed for killing bullying father 'deserved sentence'

Patrick Murphy was charged with murder

A troubled son jailed for stabbing his bullying dad to death deserves every day of his 18-year prison sentence, judges today ruled.


Masked robber lunged at shop worker with knife

Thomas Henderson has been jailed for three years

A drug addict who lunged at terrified supermarket staff with a knife and made off with £1,000 has been locked up after being shopped by his mother.


Elderly man falls seriously ill at station

Tonbridge Railway Station. Stock picture.

Emergency services were called to a railway station after an elderly man fell ill.

Driver rescued after car plunges into ditch

The roof of the car was cut off to reach the driver. Picture courtesy @ambulancemike

This was the dramatic moment emergency crews rescued a driver in his 70s whose car had plunged into a ditch.

Pub evacuated after kitchen fire

The Cardinals Error. Picture: Google Street View

A pub has been evacuated following a kitchen fire.

Air ambulance called to town centre crash

Tonbridge Castle

The air ambulance has been called to a crash in Tonbridge town centre this afternoon.

Donald Trump goes out with a bang!

The Donald Trump figure goes up in flames

An effigy of the controversial American presidential hopeful went up in flames last night at a Kent village bonfire society event.


Fire breaks out in greenhouse in the early hours

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Firefighters attended the scene of a greenhouse fire in the early hours

MP speaks out about plans to move Post Office

MP Tom Tugendhat

Plans to move a Post Office branch into a WHSmith have been criticised by the local MP

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