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Pile of wood falls on worker at building site

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

A worker has been rushed to hospital after a pile of wood fell on him at a building site.

Red Nose Day at Marlborough House

Tempting cakes on offer

Children at a Hawkhurst school raised £1,000 for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day.

Search team called to find drunk man

Stock picture of Kent Search and Rescue teams on a job

A drunk man who disappeared from a night out with his friends last night has been found safe and well.

Schoolboy rugby player taken to hospital with neck injury

The player was airlifted to hospital

A teenager who was airlifted to hospital after a rugby tackle left him with neck injuries is still under observation.

Firefighters tackle supermarket car park blaze

Fire crews are at the scene. Stock pic

One crew was called to a supermarket car park in Cranbrook after two recycling bins went up in flames.

Weald village named one of top 50 rural places to live

Straw bales in the fields at Frittenden

Frittenden has been named in the Sunday Times guide to the best 50 countryside locations in the UK.


Rural road closed after crash

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A country lane in Marden has been shut after a road accident.

Former school teacher crushed to death by horses

Rosemary Turnbull taught at Boughton Monchelsea and East Farleigh primary schools

A husband has paid tribute to his much-loved wife after an inquest into her death heard that she was crushed by her two horses.


Firms team up for ice cream venture

Two firms, based just 250m apart, are joining forces for a tasty new business venture.

Accountant's bizarre bid to slash his figure

A Kent accountant lost a whopping 30lbs in 50 days on TEN separate diets - so he could find out which worked best.

Rodent ban for woman who neglected 131 guinea pigs

Guinea pigs owned by Gina Mercer crammed into a cage

A Paddock Wood woman has been banned from keeping rodent for five years after she failing to care for the animals.


For sale - Churchill's blood

The small phial of blood to be sold

A few drops of blood taken from Sir Winston Churchill as he lay in hospital are to be put up for sale.


Incident closes Highgate Hill in Hawkhurst

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

The A229 Highgate Hill, in Hawkhurst, has been shut near the High Street after a drive fell ill at the wheel.

Cranbrook road closed after accident

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Drivers were urged to avoid the A262 after a collision shut the road in both directions.

Road closed after oil spillage

There's no signs. Stock image

A Horsmonden road has been shut after fuel was spilled on the carriageway.

Village’s link to Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865

An unlikely link between an assassinated US president and a Kent village has been uncovered.


Knifepoint muggers told to read Bible

Blantyre House Prison

A “remarkable” woman who was robbed at knifepoint by two escaped convicts later pledged her forgiveness and suggested they read a Bible passage.


Foul play! Match abandoned due to dog mess

A match was called off due to dog mess on the field

Players were forced to call off a football match for "health and safety" reasons - due to high levels of dog mess on the field.


Signal comes across loud and clear to phone giants

Phone masts. Library image

A major meeting involving phone firms, an MP and even a government minister heard how poor signals were causing headaches to communities.


Planning laws getting in the way of signal in rural areas

Planning constraints are putting the burners on much needed infrastructure in the Weald, according to O2

A meeting into phone coverage in the Weald has revealed that current planning constraints are getting in the way of progress.

Military helicopters touch down in Marden

The helicopters land at Headcorn Aerodrome Picture: Headcorn Aerodrome

Four lynx choppers took a detour and landed in the Weald village yesterday.

Row over Parsonage development

Goudhurst residents James Shenton, Sean Gilder and Lesley Bolton are among those unhappy about the plan

An application to build 23 homes for the elderly has annoyed villagers in Goudhurst.

Car crashes into primary school

A black Polo crashed into Marden Primary School an hour before the school run. Picture: John Westhrop.

A car careered off the road, flew over a boundary wall and ploughed into a primary school this morning - just before the school run.


Safety campaigners to meet with Police Commissioner

Speedwatch volunteers Keith and Katherine Lagden monitor drivers in Hawkhurst

Representatives for several Weald towns will be lobbying Ann Barnes tomorrow in a bid to make rural road safety made a policing priority.

Two schools to get money to rebuild

Schoolchildren campaign for a new building for their school in Benenden

Two schools in Benenden and Cranbrook are to get funds from the government to rebuild.

Crews extinguish dangerous wood burner fire

Fire crews are at the scene. Stock pic

Firefighters were called to Ranters Lane, Goudhurst, when a wood burner fire got out of control.

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