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Company directors take part in ice bucket challenge

MD Mark Kempster took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of Motor Neuron Disease

Three directors of a Kent-based company have taken part in an 'unlimited' ice bucket challenge.

Job fair offers local vacancies

A job fair will be held at the Assembly Hall Theatre

People in Kent who are searching for work can seek advice and information at a job fair being held next week.


Kent Friends group receives grant

The Friends of Barnett’s Wood have received almost £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund ‘Awards for All’ scheme

A local group in Kent working to improve a local nature reserve have received thousands of pounds from the Big Lottery Fund.

Circus magic arrives in town

A family circus that has been touring for nearly 200 years has brought traditional acts and splashes of magic to Kent this week.

Kent dancers awarded company places

Hattie Lewis, 11 and Owen Horsford, 12 were awarded places with the National Youth Ballet

Two dancers from Kent have been awarded places with dance companies after impressing judges during a competition.


YESSS branches offer support to armed forces

Members of staff at the Yesss electrical branch in Tunbridge Wells sign the giant good luck card

Branches of an electrical retailer across the country have been showing their support for a British Armed Forces sporting team.

Grab yourself an allotment in Kent

Allotments are now available for the public

A variety of vacant allotment plots are up for grabs in Kent and the council is offering its help to get you started.

Newborn baby makes a 'mess' during photoshoot

Ted all cleaned up

A newborn baby has left quite the mark on his proud father after doing something unexpected during a professional photo-shoot.


Tickets sold for Christmas venue... before planning approval

Tickets went on sale earlier this month ahead of the attraction receiving planning permission

A new multi-million pound Christmas venue in Kent is to start selling tickets - ahead of the attraction receiving planning approval.


Touring the past

Sir David Lionel Salomons driving one of his cars

The Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells will be offering free tours to members of the public this month.

Signalling problems causing delays

Cleaners on Southeastern and Southern trains may go on strike. Stock image.

Signalling problems are delaying Southeastern passengers across Kent this morning.

Cooking the Books for local charity

Breast Cancer Kent is based in Maidstone

A book sale is being held to raise money for a local breast cancer charity that is trying to provide hospitals with new diagnostic technology.

Kent community groups shortlisted for funding

Four Tunbridge Wells groups have been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Several community groups in Kent have been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

Saturday night show causes surge in sport participation

Students at the NDGA in Tunbridge Wells

A new Saturday night TV show where celebrities take part in a gymnastic competition has caused a surge of interest in the sport across Kent.

Council launches littering crackdown

Litter. Stock pic

A new scheme has been introduced allowing specialist members of staff to issue fines up to £80 to people caught littering or letting their dogs foul.

Car club starts in town

Members of the public will be able to hire out the Toyota Aygos from Tuesday

A scheme set up allowing residents to hire a car for short or long distance journeys has been launched by the council.

Couple reunited with wedding car 40 years on

Zoe Snell and her husband Terry used the car on their wedding day almost 40 years ago

A woman from Kent surprised her husband on their wedding anniversary with the classic car they were carried in on their special day.

Firms fined after worker falls from roof

Canterbury magistrates' court. Picture: Tony Flashman

Two building firms have been fined thousands after a worker broke bones in a "completely avoidable" fall.


Honeymoon couple 'thought they were going to die' in turbulence nightmare

Lucy and David Westbrooke had a terrifying start to married life when their Easyjet flight his turbulence. Picture: David Westbrooke

Kent newlyweds faced a "terrifying" ordeal when their plane hit turbulence on their honeymoon flight, throwing crew and passengers around the cabin.


Tractor theft sparks police hunt

Kent Police are searching for information after the theft of a tractor from a property in Kent.

Shopping centre fire deemed suspicious

People outside the shopping centre. Picture @FunctionBeauty

A fire that started in a busy shopping centre in Kent over the weekend is under investigation.

Professional football coach designs unique boots

Andy McAllen designed the boots to help young players develop their skills

A professional football coach from Kent has designed new football boots aimed at developing the skills of young players.

Man stranded in embankment flown to hospital

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was scrambled. Stock picture.

A man who fell and hit his head in an embankment was airlifted to hospital after being found by a dog walker.

Star Wars actor visits Kent

Two TV personalities visited a gymnastics centre in Kent to take part in filming for a new show.

Free parking during Christmas events

Councillor David Scott says the scheme is aimed at reducing congestion and the number of parked cars in the town

The council has announced the suspension of car park charges during certain Christmas events this year.

Puppy TV star finds new home in Kent

Battersea pup Betty, star of ITV’s Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

A puppy who starred in Paul O'Grady's new TV series has found her new home with a loving family in Kent.

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