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Van driver 'distracted by dog' cleared of killing OAP

The A26 at Southborough where Mr Barlow died

A van driver accused of causing the death of a 95-year-old pedestrian after he was distracted by his dog on the passenger seat has been cleared.


Homeless man 'murdered' on first night sleeping rough

Giles Metcalfe

The family of a rough sleeper who died in a car park fire on his first night on the streets have spoken of their devastation at his loss.

Town gets own Monopoly game

Families will be playing a new Tunbridge Wells edition of the classic game

A Kent town has landed its very own Monopoly game.


Second man appears in court charged with 'murder'

Giles Metcalfe was the victim in this murder investigation.

A second man has appeared in front of magistrates charged with murdering a homeless man.

Flooded road to be closed for resurfacing

South East Water shared this photo of water gushing down the road.

A road that was flooded last week when a water main burst is to be closed for eight nights for resurfacing.

Firefighters battle lorry blaze

The lorry was completely destroyed. Picture: Spa Valley Railway

Firefighters have been called to battle a blaze on a lorry.

Second man appears in court over car park 'murder'

Giles Metcalfe

A second person charged with murder after a man's body was found in a car park stairway has appeared in court.

New driver's parking shocker

The driver had only just qualified. Picture courtesy @kentspecials

A newly-qualified driver found themselves in spot of bother when they tried to park - and ended up with their car in the air.


Transporter lorry destroyed in fire

A lorry and two vans were destroyed in the fire. Picture: Jenny Lewis

Firefighters were called after a lorry and two vans caught fire.

Ambulance called to motorbike crash

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police were called after a motorbike and a car crashed.

UPDATE: 'Murder victim' named by police

Giles Metcalfe

The identity of a man whose body was found following a fire at a car park has been revealed.

Have you seen Peter?

Have you seen Peter?

A man has been reported missing and police are appealing for help in finding him.

Road closed due to flooding

North Farm Road has been closed. Picture: Louis Fury

A road has been closed due to a burst water main, which flooded the carriageway.

Park project nears fundraising deadline

Calverley Grounds. Picture: Google Streetview

A group trying to raise funds to create an adventure playground are pulling out all the stops to reach their £225,000 target.

Police quiz murder suspects over car park body

Police sealed off the car park

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in a car park stairwell.

Heroin dealer targeted users in rehab

Shaun Belifante has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A heroin dealer believed to have targeted vulnerable users attending rehab has been jailed.


Body of man found in car park still to be identified

The car park was cordoned off

Police are still working to formally identify a man whose body was discovered in a car park.

Body not yet identified

Police at the car park where the man's body was found.

Police say inquiries are ongoing to formally identify a man following the discovery of his body in a car park in Tunbridge Wells earlier this morning.

Man's body found at scene of fire

Police cordoned off Torrington car park after the alleged murder

Police have sealed off a car park after a man's body was discovered at the scene of a fire in a stairwell.

Demolition due to start at Hub site

The planned Southborough Hub

Demolition is due to start at the site of a multi-million pound town centre regeneration project.


Warning after shed break-ins

Police were called. Stock picture

Green-fingered residents are being urged to stay on their guard after a spate of break-ins at an allotment.

VIDEO: Burst water main erupts

Water gushing into the air. Picture: Mike Collins

More than a dozen homes were temporarily cut off after a water main burst causing water to gush into the sky.


Pedestrian seriously injured in car crash

The accident took place on Prospect Road near Pembury Road. Picture: Google Street View

An elderly woman is still in hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car on Monday.

Fresh air for sale - for a breathtaking £200 a jar

John Green is selling fresh mountain air. Picture: SWNS.

A barmy businessman is flogging jars of fresh mountain air from Switzerland... for £200 a pop.


Former PC denies MI6 stalking charge

Daniel Fisher was convicted following a trial

A former police officer is accused of pretending to be an MI6 operative in a vain attempt to get his ex back.

Woman hit by car

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock picture

A woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car.

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