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Winter rain brings 'astonishing recovery' to reservoir

Bewl Water Treatment Works

Fears of a potential drought have dried up after water levels at a reservoir more than doubled following two months of heavy rain.


Woman trapped in overturned car after two car crash

Ambulance staff were sent to the scene. Stock picture

A woman was left trapped in an overturned car after a crash this morning (Monday).


Accident on A21

Emergency services are at the scene.

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on the A21 near Lamberhurst

Armed gang storm home in 'terrifying' burglary

Five men stormed into the Marden property. Stock picture.

Police are hunting a gang of burglars who stormed into a home after one posed as a police officer.

One arrest as four-car crash blocks Tonbridge Road

Stock image

Police are at the scene of a crash along Tonbridge Road this morning.

Chimney fire sparks warning from KFRS

Fire crews were called to the chimney fire. Stock image

Firefighters are warning residents to have their chimney flues swept after a fire broke out in Pembury.

Delays on A21

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

There are delays on the A21 due to roadworks.


Fourth crash in nine months at danger junction

This building has been struck as a result of accidents three times.

Villagers are calling for action after CCTV captured the dramatic moment two cars collided in the latest crash at an accident blackspot.


Reservoir granted drought permit after low water levels

Water levels at Bewl Water reservoir were at 42%. Picture: Ady Kerry

A reservoir serving hundreds of thousands of people is allowed to take water from rivers after reporting exceptionally low levels.


School reassures parents after meningitis case

Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood. Picture: Google Maps

A school has moved to calm parents and teachers after revealing a member of staff had contracted meningitis.

Stolen pet settling back in after reunion with owners

Morse was reunited with his owners on Friday, January 12. Pictures: SWNS

A 10-month-old puppy who was dognapped and missing for a month is back to his old self after being returned to his loving owners.


Devious and calculating burglar 'belongs behind bars'

Ambrose Treeby cold-called his elderly victims. Stock.

A burglar described as "the lowest of the low" after stealing from pensioners as old as 92 is facing a prison term.

Crown court trial for man accused of postman robbery

Both arrested men are from London

A court date has been set for a man who allegedly robbed a postman.

Man arrested during 'paedophile sting'

A 30-year-old man was arrested.

A man has been arrested following a “paedophile sting” carried out by an online group of vigilantes.

Chinese labour ‘cover-up’ a war story worth telling

Clive Harvey and his book, Yang's War

The story of how thousands of Chinese men were secretly shipped into Britain to fight in the First World War has been retold.


Woman escapes three-car crash with minor injuries

The crash, involving three cars, took place on the A229

A woman involved in a collision involving three cars was treated at the scene by paramedics.


Slow traffic following crash

Drivers should expect delays

Drivers will contend with disruption in both directs as a road remains partially blocked.

Flowers left after men killed in double tragedy

More details have emerged about a driver and passenger who died when their car crashed into a tree on New Year's Eve - as floral tributes are left.

X Factor mogul's reward for return of missing dog

Morse was dognapped on Pattenden Lane, Marden.

A family say they are overwhelmed after Simon Cowell offered a £10,000 reward in a bid to reunite their son, 3, with his pet dog for Christmas.


Burglars smash window with rock before stealing bikes

Evernden Cycles in Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood was raided by burglars on Sunday

Police appealing for information after thieves smashed a shop window with a large rock and stole bicycles which had been on display.

Boy's heartbreaking letter to Santa over stolen puppy

Richard Latter, Amanda Hopkins, and their son, Ed

A two-year-old boy heartbroken at the theft of his beloved puppy has penned a letter to Father Christmas asking for his help.


Family business hit by smash and grab

Thieves used a large concrete block to smash their way through the plate glass window. Picture: Lizzy Evernden

A family run bicycle shop has been left to foot a £12,000 bill after thieves smashed their way through a plate glass window.

Rock throwing delivery driver jailed

Glynn Williams. Picture: IKM Pix.

A delivery driver who caused terror and injury by throwing rocks at motorists "for fun" has been jailed for 10 years.


Buzzard found hanging from fishing line

The buzzard was found hanging by its wing.

The RSPCA is reminding people about the hazards of fishing litter after a buzzard was found hanging by her wing from a line and hook.


Serial burglar jailed after DNA discovered by police

Peter Harlow was jailed on Monday.

A prolific burglar has been jailed after police found his DNA on a discarded cigarette butt and pebble he used to smash a window.

Woman hit by car in busy street

Emergency services were called to the scene.

A woman was treated by paramedics after being hit by a car on a busy street.

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