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Puppet festival gets underway

Residents of one Kent town had a masterclass in puppetry at the second Puppetry Festival

Residents in one Kent town were given a masterclass in puppetry by the creators of a West End show.

Council cash to bring empty homes back into use

Boarded up homes. Stock image

A Kent council has pledged £100k to a scheme which aims to bring derelict properties back into use.

Kent town is one of the happiest in Britain

The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Matthew Walker

An affluent Kent town has been named the fifth happiest place to live in Britain, according to an annual survey.


Five arrests after firm's computers 'hacked'

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Five people have been arrested by officers investigating the alleged hacking of a Kent company following a series of raids.

Near fatal crash survivor killed by deadly mixture of prescription drugs

The inquest took place at Archbishop's Palace

A hairdresser who was found dead by his mother on his birthday was killed by a toxic mix of prescription drugs following a near fatal car crash.

Dead squirrel fraudster jailed

George Johnston. Picture: Kent Police

A fraudster who used a dead squirrel as a prop to trick residents into having unnecessary roof repairs has been jailed.


Three hurt in serious crash

The scene of the A228 crash at Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Kent Police RPU

Police serious crash experts were called to a multi-vehicle crash which left three injured.

Cat shot multiple times with airgun

Callie: survived being shot. Picture courtesy of JusGiving

A fundraising appeal is underway to pay for the veterinary bills of a cat that is lucky to be alive after being shot at least four times.


Comic calls for people to 'open up' about mental health

One of the country's top comedians had a serious message as she opened a new psychology unit at a Kent university.


Fancy getting your hands on a lifesize decorative horse?

If your heart's desire is to buy a 6ft horse covered in coins or with Elvis Presley on the side you've come to the right place... at a price.


Prime Minister showed 'grace under pressure': Clark

Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament

Energy minister Greg Clark has back Theresa May - after she delivered a conference speech despite being heckled by a protester.


Air ambulance called to 'medical emergency'

The air ambulance was called to High Brooms. Stock picture.

The air ambulance was called to a medical emergency this afternoon.


Alleged drug dealers up in court

Bag of heroin, stock picture. Thinkstock Image Library

Two men arrested in separate drugs-related incidents in a Kent town are due at crown court over the next week.

Man arrested for drugs offences

Police attended the scene. Stock picture

A police van was sent to a Kent town this morning following reports of suspicious behaviour.

Car park murder trial collapses

Giles Metcalfe was the victim in this murder investigation.

The jury has been discharged in the trial of two men accused of murdering a rough sleeper by dousing him in barbecue fluid and setting him alight.

Teenage girl missing for seven days

Chloe Dicker. Picture: Kent Police

Police have renewed an appeal for help to find a 15-year-old girl who disappeared a week ago.

Police continue search

Police at the scene in Brokes Way.

Officers will continue to search a home after a number of suspicious items were found following a fire.

Arrests after burglary

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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a window was forced open.

Hundreds of cannabis plants found at house

Cannabis farm. Stock photo

A man has been charged with growing cannabis after 200 plants were seized during a raid on a house.

Woman given oxygen after bungalow blaze

A woman was treated for smoke inhalation after the fire. Picture: Jon Lane

Firefighters treated a woman in her 40s for smoke inhalation, as they tackled flames at a home.

Bomb squad called after chemicals found

The road is sealed off. Picture: David Nmadu.

Bomb disposal experts have been called to a residential street where a man was arrested following the discovery of 'suspicious items'.

Man charged with assaulting and spitting at officers

Police were called. Stock picture

A man has been charged with assaulting and spitting at police officers after a disturbance outside his home.

Murder suspect threatened to 'burn out' another man: Court

Giles Metcalfe was the victim in this murder investigation.

A vagrant alleged to have set another rough sleeper alight using lighter fluid threatened to "burn out" another man, a murder trial heard.

Man arrested after suspicious property found at flat

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A 55-year-old man is in custody after firefighters dealing with a chip pan blaze discovered suspicious computers and mobile phones in a flat.

Homeless man 'doused in lighter fluid and set on fire'

Giles Metcalfe

A homeless man was deliberately set on fire and murdered as he slept in a multi-storey car park, a court's heard.

First World War medals stolen

Picture: Kent Police

Police are appealing for information after First World War medals were stolen from a house.

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