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Lane closure in Headcorn

Floodwater forces a lane closure in Headcorn.

Zombies hop back to the farm

The Hop Farm

A frightening week of events will be returning to the Hop Farm this halloween.

Helen Grant to host sewage meeting

Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and the Weald

Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and the Weald, will meet with Southern Water bosses next month to discuss sewage issues in the Weald.

Duo dressed as Bananaman visit local hospital

From left, Donna Avery and Emma Clements, dressed as bananaman are Support Service Coordinators at Benenden Hospital where they are promoting healthy eating

Two women, both dressed as Bananaman, lead the fight against cholesterol at local hospital.

Kent blazes a trail in Great Fire drama

Some of the stars who have been filmed at Penshurst Place. Picture: ITV

A star-studded drama filmed on location in Kent will be screened this week.

Fire fighters tackle unattended bonfire

Kent Fire and Rescue.

Fire fighters extinguished an unattended bonfire yesterday evening.

Newts win battle to stay in their own home

Endangered great crested newts were found on the site

A development that threatened a noted wildlife habitat has been rejected by planners.

Firefighters free man trapped under two-tonne machine

Kent Fire and Rescue.

An investigation has been launched after a man was pinned under a two-tonne machine for around two hours.

Cat suffers slow death from gunshot wound

Ciao pictured in happier times

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pet cat was shot in the stomach with a pellet gun and left to die in agony.


TV presenter honours foster parents

Jeff Brazier with baby Sophie Davis at the Hop Farm

Jeff Brazier from ITV's This Morning spoke of his own experiences in care at a ceremony for foster carers and children.

Hop Farm Music Festival will not return, say organisers

The firm behind the revived music extravangaza is facing liquidation, ruling them out of holding the event again.


Max has a new life... but now needs a new foot

German shepherd Max with Sian Harbord at Splash Paws

A campaign has been launched to fund a bionic foot for a neglected dog rescued from Romania where he was chained up in cruel conditions.


Fire crews were called to a one-car crash in Goudhurst

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

A woman had to be cut free from her car after a crash in Goudhurst today.

Man jailed for racially abusing cricket player

Maidstone Magistrates' Court

A 36-year-old man is behind bars for racially abusing a cricket player while drunk after he was asked to leave a sports ground.


World premiere in Kent

Edith Cockayne, 6, got a closer look at Gobi the War Camel

The world premiere of a War Camel inspired by the unique puppetry used in the stage play War Horse took place in Kent.

Woman killed by train is named

Sharon Burnham died on the tracks at Staplehurst

A woman hit and killed by a Southeastern train has been named as an inquest into her death opens.

Man dies as air ambulance lands

The patient was airlifted to hospital. Stock picture

A man has died after an air ambulance was called when he suffered a cardiac arrest.


Three men and one woman injured in crash

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Four people were taken to hospital after a car crashed into a tree in Sandhurst, near Hawkhurst.

'Hernia left me 20 years older'

Retired office administrator Ruth Bailey was left with 'the face of an 80 year old'

A woman's hernia left her with a drooping face and sunken eyes that made her look 20 years older.

Police called after glider makes emergency landing

A glider had to make an emergency landing (Stock image)

A glider pilot landed in private land in Marden, sparking a 999 call.

Pupils celebrate GCSE results

Lloyd Roberts, Louis Beneventi, Connor Knapp (back row), and Mary Hunter, Sarah Young (front row), celebrate exam success at Bethany School.

Hard work has paid off for thousands of excited pupils who opened their GCSE results today.

Task force aims to tackle worries over rural crime

Rural crime cost Kent's economy £1.8m in 2013

New rural crime task force to be launched in the Weald as Kent is named fourth worst affected county in the UK by such offences.

Weald sixth form students celebrate A-level success

Hattie Farley, Daniella Gray and Tim Hanson from High Weald Academy

Thousands of pupils discovered their long-awaited A-level results today. Here's a round-up of Weald schools.

Man flown to hospital after forklift accident

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

A man has been flown to hospital with severe injuries after a load fell off a forklift truck.

Road closed after telegraph pole smash

Stock picture.

The A21 at Lamberhurst was closed this morning after a car crashed into a telegraph pole.

Man burned by out of control bonfire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

A man in his 40s suffered minor burns to his arms after a bonfire he was tending to got out of control.

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