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School named among best state secondaries in UK

Tatler has named a Kent secondary among the best in the UK

A Kent school has been named among the best state secondary schools in the UK by a national magazine.

CCTV released after charity box theft

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident. Picture: Kent Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection to the reported theft of a charity box.

Detectives investigate spate of arsons

Cars in an underground car park in Crabapple Road were targetted

A spate of arsons, which has seen vehicles in underground car parks destroyed, is being investigated by detectives.

Crash blocks country lane

Ashes Lane in Hadlow

A crash is causing disruption in Hadlow this morning, with vehicles partially blocking a country lane.

Fire destroys site canteen

Hopgarden Road in Tonbridge. Picture: Google Streetview

A fire has ripped through a portacabin being used as a site canteen.

Drugs arrests at entry to town

Tonbridge Railway Station. Stock picture.

Officers and a sniffer dog were stationed outside a train station in a day of action against drug users.

Arsonists torch vehicles

Crews put out the fire. Stock picture

A car and motorbike were severely damaged in what's believed to be an arson.

Fire crews battle vehicle blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Firefighters were called to the site of a vehicle fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

Popular pool to reopen in new year

Tonbridge Pool. Stock picture.

A popular swimming pool will reopen in the new year after repair works closed it in October.

Missing man found

Stephen Gould has been found safe and well

A 59-year-old who went missing on Wednesday has been found safe and well.

Woman charged with charity box theft

Stock photo

Police investigating the theft of a charity box have charged a woman.

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.

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