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Two new stores for town's shopping centre

Royal Victoria Place

One of Kent’s biggest shopping centres has welcomed a world renowned candle maker while a huge British retailer is also set to open later this year.

Fuel thief jailed following high speed police chase

Harry Kerwick was jailed for three years and six months.

A fuel thief who led police on a high speed chase and crashed into other cars as he tried to evade arrest has been jailed.

Two pedestrians die in crash

The teen was arrested yesterday.

Two people have died after a car hit a group of walkers.


'Terrible waste' as ex-university student jailed for drug dealing

Jay Boyd was jailed for drug dealing. Picture: Kent Police

A former straight As grammar school student is behind bars after admitting turning to a life as a drug dealer.


Alleged rapist's internet searches revealed

One of the alleged incidents happened in woodland in Harmony Street, Rusthall

A teenager accused of a series of rapes made internet searches for videos of women being forced against their will, a court heard.

20-year-old charged with drugs offences

Bag of heroin, stock picture. Thinkstock Image Library

A 20-year-old has been charged with possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply after police executed a search warrant.

Reggae festival music 'too loud'

Residents have complained the music at One Love is too loud

Residents have complained about the volume of music from a festival celebrating its 10th anniversary.


Teenager charged with murder

Jordon Wright. Picture: Met Police

A 19-year-old has appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenager in April.

Pensioner seriously injured in pile-up

The teen was arrested yesterday.

A pensioner has been seriously injured in a four-car pile-up.


Man charged with racially abusing woman

Stock picture.

A man's been charged with hurling racist abuse at a woman.

Teen charged over 'knuckle duster assaults'

Leigh Todd was charged with possessing a knuckleduster. Picture: Getty Images

A teenager has been charged with attacking two men with a knuckle duster during a town centre fight.

Teenager hit by car

Stock image.

Police were called after a girl was hit by a vehicle near a fast-food outlet.

Man found dead at Salvation Army HQ

Picture: Cameron Tucker

The police watchdog has been informed after a man was found dead at a Salvation Army headquarters following contact with officers.


Appeal after sex festival death

Police carrying out enquiries at the scene

Police investigating the death of a man at a festival campsite are not treating it as suspicious.


Unexplained death at sex festival site

A screenshot from Flamefest's website

A man has died and a woman was found unconscious at a campsite which hosted a "kink rave" festival at the weekend.

Body found in woodland

Woodland at Modest Corner. Picture: Google Maps

The body of a man in his 20s has been found in woodland near a Kent town.

Hundreds set to turn out for 'sex festival'

A screenshot from Flamefest's website

Residents are worried about a kinky festival set to be held in woodland near their homes this weekend.


Masked knifeman jailed for double stabbing

Deon Awodeyi. Picture: Kent Police

A teenager who knifed two men in a gang-related street fight has been locked up.


Teen 'raped and sexually assaulted four women'

One of the alleged incidents happened in woodland in Harmony Street, Rusthall

A teenager launched a series of sex attacks against four young women over a four-month period, a rape trial has been told.

That's it, says author after third book in trilogy

Author Mark Oldfield

Author tells how difficult it is to say goodbye to characters he created.

Dispersal order in town centre

The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. Stock Picture.

More than 200 people were moved on and cannabis was seized while a dispersal order was in place in a town centre.


Man in custody following burglary charge

The theft was reported to police on Monday, March 6. Stock picture

A man is set to appear at court after being charged with burglary.

Pensioner treated by paramedics after crashing car into house

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture.

Firefighters were called out after a pensioner crashed a car into the side of a house.


Suspected teenage drug dealer charged

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Police officers have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Woman assaulted ex police commander

Rosie Smith

A mother has been convicted of crashing a motorbike into a car being driven by a former senior police official and assaulting him.


House closed by police

The house has been sealed. Picture: Kent Police

Police have sealed off a house after persistent anti-social behaviour and drugs issues.

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