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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 are at 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


Rail workers to stage Christmas strikes

Massive disruption is expected as workers on Southern Rail plan to stage strikes over the Christmas and New Year period.

Retail park boost as new store unveiled

Cannon Lane retail park in Tonbridge

Plans to develop a Tonbridge retail park have been given a boost after the borough council approved a plan to extend the former home of B&Q.

Man 'found dead in campervan'

Swanmead Way, Tonbridge. Picture: Google Maps

Police are at the scene after a man was reportedly found dead in a campervan at an industrial estate following concerns for his welfare.


Wind in The Willows murderer jailed

Danaher took a selfie outside Mr Greenwood's home. Picture: Thames Valley Police

A man who murdered a former Kent school pupil and stole his first edition copy of the Wind in The Willows worth £50,000 has been jailed for 34 years.


Mystery of lone toddler solved

An NPAS helicopter was sent to help

Police have called off the search for a toddler wearing a superman costume who was spotted wandering around Tonbridge.


Cherry picker crash causes train delays

The cherry picker wedged under the bridge

Trains were delayed this morning after a cherry picker became wedged under a bridge.

Voyeur secretly filmed woman dressing

Wynne used CCTV to capture the couples having sex. Picture: Getty Images

A pervert filmed a woman getting dressed after taking a shower by concealing a camera in her room.

Drink-drive police officer sacked

Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough

A police officer who was caught driving while three times the legal alcohol limit has been sacked.


Drink-drive police officer facing the sack

Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court. Stock picture.

A police officer who admitted driving while three times the legal alcohol limit is the subject of a police misconduct hearing today.


Southern talks break down

Talks have broken down. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

Planned strikes on Southern rail services are going ahead after talks between company bosses and union reps failed to find a solution.

Southern strikes hit passengers again

A Southern Rail train. Stock picture.

Kent commuters face more disruption as train guards launch new strike action.

Road rage thug jailed for attack and theft

Thug Mark James has been jailed for five years. Picture: Kent Police.

A thug who ran over a driver's feet in a road rage attack and stole £25,000 worth of baseball caps and watches from an actor's home has been jailed.


Pool to close for up to eight weeks

Tonbridge Swimming Pool’s fitness pool will be closed for up to eight weeks. Picture: Big Fish PR

A popular swimming pool in a town centre could be shut for almost two months while its roof is repaired.

10-year-old boy tells Police a man tried to grab him in a park

Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge. Picture: Google Streetview

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 10-year-old reports a man tried to grab him in Tonbridge.

Crash on busy bypass causes delays

The A21 Tonbridge Bypass. Picture: Google Streetview

An accident on a busy stretch of bypass is causing delays


Southern to increase trains and buses when strike goes ahead

A Southern Rail train. Stock picture.

Southern Rail has announced it will run more trains and buses during next week's planned industrial action.

Rail firm calls for removal of posters after campaign backfired

Southern stock image.

Southern Rail has called for posters printed in line with a failed Twitter campaign to be "removed and destroyed".

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