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Kent schools rank high

The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge

Five of the county's top schools have ranked highly in a prestigious schools guide.

Crews called to outbuilding fire

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Fire crews were called after a domestic outbuilding went up in flames in the early hours.

Hundreds affected as company closes office

Up to 650 workers face being relocated

A total of 650 workers face being relocated to Surrey as a financial services company announced it is closing its office in Kent.

Baby comedy club comes to town

Parents are invited to bring their babies along to a comedy club with a difference.

Police need help after break-in

Police attended. Stock pic

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to a gold jewellery theft.

Kent MP named Brexit 'mutineer'

Tom Tugendhat MP

A Kent MP says he cannot support a plan to fix the precise date of the UK's exit from the EU.

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'Disgusting' sex offender jailed for abusing girl

Clevio Borges. Picture: Kent Police.

A judge praised a sex abuse victim for her bravery in confronting her attacker in court, as he jailed the "disgusting" predator for five years.

Parents deny causing baby's death

Michael Osborne and Marina Smyth

A couple have denied any wrongdoing after a child who was less than three weeks old died at their home.

Kent could lead the way in farming sector

Agriculture is becoming a more sought after subject at colleges. Stock picture

Growing numbers of school pupils are being taught more about agriculture in the hope of boosting skilled workers in the sector.

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Crash near train station

Picture: @kentpoliceton on Twitter

Police were called and a road was partially blocked after a crash near a train station.

Cocaine discovery after vehicle stopped

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Two people were arrested on drugs offences after a vehicle stop check led to the discovery of cocaine nearby.

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Helicopter scrambled during 30-mile police chase

A Royal Mail van was used in the burglary

A Royal Mail van was stolen after tools valued at around £4,000 were pinched from a warehouse.

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Police quiz teenager over car theft fears

Officers have charged two men. Stock picture

A boy aged 15 was arrested today after residents saw him acting suspiciously around their parked cars.

Jail for firestarter cafe boss who put scores of lives at risk

Mason-Flucke has been jailed after the arson. Picture: Kent Police

A cafe boss who started a fire at a block of flats which threatened scores of lives is behind bars after a "moment of madness".

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Locals wage battle to stop polytunnels

Polytunnels like the ones used on Salmans Farm. Picture: Val Vannet

A campaign group is going head to head with a farmer in a bid to stop him putting up more polytunnels.

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Statue unveiled to sports legend

Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed her sculpture

Visitors to a town will be greeted by this sculpture of one of the country's most iconic sports stars - but you might struggle to recognise her.

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Man charged in attempted robbery investigation

The man was arrested this morning. Stock picture.

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery have arrested and charged a man.

Train halted after man 'attacked by teenagers'

Tonbridge Railway Station. Stock picture.

A train was stopped at a Kent station so two teenagers could be arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

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Upgraded section of A21 to open

Motorists should benefit from quicker journeys on part of the A21

A major project to turn a busy route into a dual carriageway has been completed.

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CCTV released after cheque fraud

Police would like to speak to this man.

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after an elderly woman was tricked into writing a cheque.

Two men attacked during burglary

The raiders were wearing balaclavas. Library image.

Two men have been taken to hospital after being attacked and burgled by a group of masked raiders.

Making music 100 years apart

The 103 year-old with the three year old.

Two lovely ladies born 100 years apart enjoyed a morning of music-making at a project encouraging interaction between the elderly and the very young.

Men sentenced after cash machine tampering

Two men have been charged

Two men seen tampering with an ATM have appeared in court to learn their fate.

Man charged with drug and burglary offences

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Police have charged a man with aggravated burglary and a drug offence after detectives investigated reports of a break in.

MP calls for more Hurricane Irma support

Hurricane Irma is currently passing through the British Virgin Islands towards Florida. Picture: Nasa

A Kent MP has written to government ministers to raise concerns about the level of relief offered to British territories badly hit by Hurricane Irma.

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Roof of converted oasthouse destroyed in fire

Fire crews tackling the blaze: Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters tackled a large blaze at a converted oast house, which completely destroyed the roof and first floor.

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