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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

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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

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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

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

Child flown to hospital by air ambulance

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A young boy in Cranbrook was flown to hospital with a suspected neurological emergency.

Fire fighters tackling chimney fire

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Fire fighters are tackling a chimney fire in Hawkhurst.

Road closed while crews tackle blaze

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Village street closed while firefighters tackle chimney blaze.

Violent thieves on the loose

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Police are trying to locate a gang of violent men believed to be behind a series of robberies that have seen people threatened and injured.

Injured man rescued from car crash

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A man was trapped in a vehicle after he was injured during a crash in Lurkins Rise, Goudhurst.

Crash driver found safe after helicopter search

The police helicopter was used in the search. Stock picture by Matthew Walker

A man has been found with injuries after Kent Police sent a helicopter and dog teams out to search for him following a car crash.

Domestic garage blaze

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Fire crews tackled a blaze in a garage in Horsmonden.

Magistrate still banned from court after same-sex comments

Magistrate Richard Page, from Headcorn, was suspended after making comments about same sex couples

A magistrate suspended for saying children should be brought up by a man and woman has undergone equality training - but is still banned from court.

Sign of the times?

A wild boar road sign

Signs could soon be going up on our roads - warning of the hundreds of wild boar believed to be living in our midst.

Teenage singer songwriter set for final of music contest

Emily Izen Row at the Open Mic UK Southern Regional Finals in October. Picture: Jean-Luc Brouard

A Kent teenager will compete in the final of a national music competition tomorrow.

Historic house gutted by fire

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A historic cottage has been severely damaged by a huge blaze that saw 30 firefighters battling it at its peak.

House fire in Pembury

Firefighters at the scene in Pembury. Picture: Matthew Walker

Seventeen firefighters were needed to tackle a blaze at a house in Pembury today.

Homeless man denies churchyard murder

Trevor Hillman, 57, whose body was found in the porch of St Peter and St Paul parish church in October

A homeless man charged with murdering Trevor Hillman at a village church has pleaded not guilty during a brief hearing today.

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