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Teenager airlifted to hospital after being thrown from horse

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was scrambled. Stock picture.

A 19-year-old has been flown to a London hospital with serious injuries after a horse accident in a rural Kent village.

Burst water main causes delays

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

Engineers are carrying out emergency repair works on Maidstone Road in Paddock Wood.

Man in his 50s dies after collapsing

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was scrambled. Stock picture.

A man who collapsed in a field has died despite efforts to save his life by air ambulance crews.


Man hospitalised after accident

Emergency services were called. Stock image

A man who was cut free from a taxi after an accident in Lamberhurst has been taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

School on road to improvement

Staplehurst Primary School in Gybbon Rise

Ofsted inspectors are pleased with the progress being made at Staplehurst Primary School

Primary school league tables revealed

Awareness of apprenticeships is growing among school leavers, say college bosses

Schools in the Weald have been performing above expectations. Find out how they fared here.

Appeal after woman robbed in home

Emergency services were called. Stock image

Police are appealing for information after three men in balaclavas assaulted a woman in her home.

Pub evacuated in overnight fire

The Kings Head pub, High Street, Staplehurst

Residents of a Staplehurst pub had to leave after a fire started in a tumble dryer

Family rescued from smoke-filled flat

The property after the fire

Firefighters helped lead a family to safety after a fire started in an electrical box.

Burglar caught after leaving blood stain on bed sheet

Ernie Smith has been handed a prison sentence of almost two years

A burglar has been jailed for almost two years after leaving a blood stain on a bed sheet at a house he broke into.


Mechanic jailed for conspiracy to commit burglaries

Stephen Baker

A mechanic who used a car he was supposed to be working on to commit crime has been jailed for three and a half years.

Elderly woman in hospital after accident involving horse trailer

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

An elderly woman is in hospital following a two vehicle accident, with one of the cars towing a horse trailer.

Woman dies weeks after crash

Police say a man is now in custody. Stock picture

A passenger in a car which hit two parked vehicles has died weeks after the crash.


Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after police pursuit

Police are at the scene

A 32-year-old man from Yalding was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crash in Collier Street, Maidstone.


Neighbour raises the alarm after fire breaks out at family home

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called out

A neighbour alerted a family after a blaze broke out at their home in Cranbrook.

Police called after suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry

Police stock image

A group of 15 suspected illegal immigrants were discovered in a lorry in Marden.

Fire crews called to Cranbrook home

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Two crews attended a fire at a home in Dorothy Avenue, Cranbrook, last night.

Woman suffers head injuries after being hit by car

Stock picture.

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

Updated: 20 firefighters tackle rural blaze

The damaged stable block

An electrical fault is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a caravan and a stableblock.

Closure of village branch could cost bank business

Liz Stanley, owner of Stanleys of Marden, started a petition against the decision to close the NatWest bank in Marden

The upcoming loss of a rural village's last bank has lead to dozens of businesses threatening to boycott NatWest.

Pubs and restaurants targeted by dry cleaning scam

Stock picture of dry cleaning bill. Picture: iStock

Kent Police are warning pubs and restaurants to be vigiliant of scammers presenting them with dry cleaning bills.

Air raid siren sounds again in Weald village

The wail of a Second World War air raid siren rang out through Marden as the village remembered its war dead.

Trapped man cut free from car

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

A man had to be cut free from his car following a two car accident which has seen two people taken to hospital.

Poppies rain from sky in village

Poppies raining on Headcorn. Picture: Jane Armstrong

Poppies rained on Headcorn this morning as hundreds of people flocked to the village to pay their respects.


Elderly woman airlifted to hospital after car crash

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Emergency crews including the air ambulance were called after a woman in her 70s was hurt in a three-car smash.

Woman receives medical treatment after kitchen fire

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Emergency services were called after a appliance went up in flames.

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