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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.

Horse crushes girl out riding

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

A young girl is lucky to have escaped life-threatening injuries after a horse fell on top of her.

Car overturns in high street

The Ford KA was rolled onto its roof @mattbutterworth

A small car overturned after it hit a stationary vehicle last night.


Corn fire blazes on in Marden

A corn blaze in Sherenden Lane, Marden. Picture: Brian Chantler

Four fire engines called out as crop fire blazes on in Marden.

Crews tackle van fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Firefighters were called to a van alight in Cranbrook.

Caught on camera... not quite!

A VHS recording system is still being used to monitor Headcorn station and its surroundings

An investigation into a station car park theft came to a grinding halt when CCTV images could not be viewed - because they were recorded on VHS.


Elderly woman rescued from flat fire

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

A woman, in her 70s, has been taken to hospital after a blaze in her home.

Blooming typical, flower judges visit during gas works!

Cranbrook high street

A main road in Cranbrook is set to be closed for six weeks from Monday for utility works.

'Series of failures' led to death of man treated for wrong lung

Herbert Chandler died in the William Harvey hospital

A pensioner died after a series of systematic failures saw doctors treat the wrong lung, a coroner has ruled.

Voters go to polls today in Maidstone council by-election

Democracy - it can be expensive

Five candidates will know before midnight which of them will be taking up a seat in the Town Hall.

People power needed for ploughing match

Farmers in Kent said there is "huge uncertainty" surrounding Brexit

A tug of war and dog agility competition will feature at this year's Weald of Kent Ploughing Match alongside the traditional horse and tractor-power.

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