Tunbridge Wells news

Police search for missing German pensioner

Police are searching for Horst Holl

A search has been launched for a German pensioner who has limited English.

Shed destroyed by fire

Stock pic: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

A shed was destroyed in a blaze which began to spread to nearby homes.

Water works may affect tapwater

 A running tap. Stock Image

Residents in one Kent town may lose water pressure or find their tap water is discoloured after work starts on cleaning the mains.

Man charged after police chase

Police were called. Stock image

A man arrested after a police chase has been charged with theft and a number of driving offences.

Jailed: Drug dealer caught after police chase

Jamie Bamblett. Picture: Kent Police

A man arrested for driving offences has now been jailed after police found he had also been dealing drugs.

Man arrested after helicopter search released

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

A man arrested following a helicopter search has been released without charge.

Scouts' archery equipment stolen

Archery equipment was stolen. Stock Image

Police are appealing for witnesses after 60 archery bows were stolen from a shed belonging to a scout group.

Teen arrested after churchyard crash

The aftermath of the crash. Picture: Annie Richards

A teenager was arrested after a car was crashed and abandoned in the grounds of a church.

Three car crash blocks road

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Police confirm one at least one person was injured following a collision.

Crews tackle outdoor blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Trees and scrub were alight when firefighters arrived at the scene of an outdoor fire this afternoon.

Exam board apologises over A Level error

The exam board has apologised for the error.

An exam board has apologised after a key formula sheet was not provided to grammar school pupils sitting their final Biology exam.

Stalker jailed after railway bridge stunt

Daniel Wide has been jailed

A man who threatened to throw himself off a railway bridge if he didn't see his victim has been jailed.


'Creeper' burglar steals Dragon's car

The car belonged to 'Dragon' Theo Paphitis

A thief stole an expensive car belonging to Dragon's Den multi-millionaire Theo Paphitis in a creeper burglary.


Several thousand pounds of bikes stolen

One of the bikes stolen

Thieves have stolen high-end racing bikes and parts from a Tunbridge Wells property.

Post Office closure only temporary

Southborough Post Office

Southborough Post Office is to get a new postmaster and increased opening hours.

Greg Clark Victorious in Tunbridge Wells

Greg Clark MP

Veteran MP Greg Clark has regained his seat in Tunbridge Wells.

Teens arrested after street brawl

Two teenagers were arrested. Picture: Kristina Shannon

Two teenagers have been arrested after a disturbance in a quiet street.

Two arrested for dealing cocaine

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A teenage boy and a man have been arrested on suspicion of assault and possessing cocaine with intent to supply in a Kent town.

Teenager hit in head by smoking robber

Police were called to the scene. Stock picture

Police are searching for a robber who hit a teenage boy in the head and stole his rucksack.

Cars damaged by falling tree

Fire crews used a thermal imaging camera to ensure no one was trapped in the vehicles. Stock image.

Fire crews were called amid fears people could be trapped inside their vehicles after a strong winds felled a tree.

Boy, 16, hit by car

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock image

A teenager suffered a head injury after being hit by a car in a Kent town this afternoon.

Charger sparks flat fire

Firefighters were called. Stock picture.

Firefighters were called after a charger exploded and set a coat and part of a wall alight.

Main road blocked after accident

Traffic delays. Stock image

An accident involving a car and a lorry blocked a busy main road this evening.

Doctors' surgeries to merge

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Two GP practices which care for 16,000 patients in west Kent are set to merge.

'Secret agent' stalker convicted

Daniel Fisher was convicted following a trial

A former PC who pretended to be an MI6 agent in a vain bid to win back his ex-girlfriend has narrowly avoided jail.


Arrests as police probe dead squirrel scam

A dead squirrel was used in the scam as proof of a fictional pest infestation

Two people have been arrested after reports of a scam involving a dead squirrel.

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