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Man flown to hospital after accident

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

A man's been airlifted to hospital with head and leg injuries after a crash.

Dementia buddy scheme takes off

Serina Gurung with the Trust’s Dementia Buddy co-ordinator Natalie Emerick

An NHS scheme looking for members of the public to volunteer their time to helping patients with dementia has got off to a good start.

Artworks from Kent loaned to Tate Britain

Old Bright The Postman, George Smart, 1830

Artworks from a gallery in Kent are being loaned to Tate Britain for a brand new exhibition.

Woman 'burnt' in lightning strike

The moment lightning strikes at Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Susannah

A woman was thrown from her bed after a lightning strike in last night's storms - while a man was forced to smother flames with a towel.


Former army major who lost everything through gambling to swim channel

Justyn Larcombe gambled away £750,000 and lost his wife and kids, he now has his life back on track and wants to help others in his situation

A man who gambled away £750,000 and lost everything he cared about has worked for years to regain his family and home.


Brand new care home closer to opening

Children from years six and seven at Barnardo's Meadows School, Josh (12), Cameron (10) and Joanito (11) with school principal Mike Price accepting a cheque for £500 to purchase outdoor activity equipment for the school

A new care home has moved one step closer to opening its doors after the completion of its marketing suite.

Parade of volunteers give school a makeover

The team from Liberty Property Trust UK at the Quest School

A large group of local volunteers have come together to give a specialist school for children with autism a completely makeover.

Kent man climbs the legal ladder

Jonathan Smithers - a partner in prominent Tunbridge Wells' law firm CooperBurnett - has been elected Vice President of The Law Society of England and Wales

A man from Kent has been elected vice president of The Law Society of England and Wales and plans to continue his climb up the legal ladder.

Teenager jailed after stabbing passenger in the neck

17-year-old Jack Hutchinson has been jailed after stabbing another passenger on a train after he refused to give him a cigarette

A judge has lifted reporting restrictions banning a teenager's identity after he stabbed a passenger in the neck for refusing to give him a cigarette.

Pervert jailed after sex with 15-year-old girl

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A pervent has been jailed after having sex with a teenage girl that he met on Facebook.

Some-fin to tell your mates - the £1m fish that DIDN'T get away

The group of girls from Oxford Brookes University were on a reunion weekend in Cornwall when they discovered the endangered species

A group of university friends hauled a £1m fish from the ocean during a kayaking trip in Cornwall.


Kent teachers are feeling festive

A life-size polar bear was available for viewing at the special event in Tunbridge Wells

Teachers from across Kent have been captivated by a new seasonal learning experience introduced to them.

Packaging company sealed the deal

UK packaging manufacturer, Plastique, forms a brighter future with help from BGF investment

A packaging manufacturer has high hopes for its future after receiving a £5m investment aimed at helping the company grow.

Talented schoolboy wins national writing award

Liz Pichon, Hansraj and Sarah Stenning from Explore Learning and the National Young Writer's Award

A ten-year-old schoolboy has won a national award for his writing skills, and now is planning his first book.

On-street parking charges could be scrapped

Tunbridge Wells High Street

The proposal for on-street parking charges is causing controversy among local residents and shop owners.

Youngsters recruited to title the tanker..

Pace Fuelcare is appealing for the help of Tunbridge Wells youngsters to come up with fun names to be printed on the tanker

A local oil company is recruiting the help of youngsters to help them come up with a new and fun name for their latest tanker.

Brave rower prepares for next challenge

Fraser Hart. Photo from www.pacificrowers.com.

A rower who was rescued from the pacific ocean after his boat started to sink is already preparing for his next big event.

Residents clean up their act

Member of the Tunbridge Wells Council street cleaning team remove a dumped mattress

A street-clean campaign has been carried out in an attempt to reduce the amount of waste left on roads in Kent.

Work finally begins on derelict cinema

The former ABC Cinema became a 'grot spot' of the town before the building was demolished

There has been the first signs of work starting on a cinema site that has stood derelict for 13 years.

Drug dealer behind bars

Police have made an arrest. Stock picture.

A drug dealer has been arrested and jailed after police officers found him attempting to sell heroin in Kent.

Art gift for mum with Alzheimer's

Jacqueline Byrne has donated two of her original art pieces to SEE Art fair to raise money for Alzheimer's

An art fair has received a donation of two original art pieces to sell in aid of Alzheimer's Society.

One man hospitalised after three vehicle crash

Police stopped the driver. Stock picture.

One man has been taken to hospital after being involved in a three vehicle accident.

New baby tongue-tie clinic open in Kent

Jane Gerard-Pearse, lactation consultant, mum Emma Dunlop with baby Michael, born Monday June 2 2014, and Jean Meadows in the Tunbridge Wells clinic

A hospital has opened the doors of a new baby tongue-tie clinic reducing the time parents will have to wait for their child to be referred by a GP.

Burglar jailed after DNA found on cigarette butt

Police are investigating. Stock picture

A burglar has been jailed following a break-in after his DNA found at the scene.

Search launched for war hero descendants

The Benenden War Memorial at St George's Parish Church has the names of 32 war heroes inscribed

A search has started for the descendants of war heroes that have their names inscribed on a village war memorial.

Ex-council boss faces jail over sex abuse

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

An ex-scoutmaster and former council chairman who abused two teenage boys faces jail.

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