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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

Kent Fire and Rescue.

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.

Driver has lucky escape from telegraph pole smash

Accident on the A262 near Finchcocks at Goudhurst which closed the road after a car accident brought down a telegraph pole

A driver escaped uninjured after they lost control of their car and cut a telegraph pole in half, before ending up in a ditch.


Thief’s driving ban slashed in half after dragging man on bonnet

Texaco garage worker Lekshmanan Asokkumar dragged along on a car in West Kingsdown

A thief jailed for speeding away from a petrol station with the manager clinging onto his bonnet for half a mile has had his driving ban cut in half.


Woman feared 'manic' boyfriend would kill her in throttling

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A woman told police her boyfriend had such a "manic" look on his face when he grabbed her by the throat that she feared he would kill her.


Man, 89, dies in hospital month after crash

Police pulled over the delivery driver. Stock picture

An elderly driver involved in a smash with another car a month ago has died in hospital, police have revealed.

Mum continues campaign to kick out Coral

Ben Peirce signed the petition to remove the Coral Bookmakers from Cranbrook high street

A mother is waging an internet battle to close a bookmaker's in a picturesque village, but has now been told she needs over 500 more signatures.


Village prepares for 1914 centenary

The Memorial as it looks today

A village war memorial looks as good as new after a community appeal.

Online petition to shut down bookies

The online petition has been started to shut down Coral bookmakers in Cranbrook High Street

A local resident has started a petition to shut down a newly opened bookmakers after noticing increased underage drinking and gambling in the area.

Living symphonies making their way to Kent

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest is gearing up for Living Symphonies soon where visitors will be able to hear the sounds of the forest in musical form

A local forest is set to be fitted with secret speakers allowing members of the public to take part in a unique listening experience.

Inmates on the run from Kent jail

 Shaine Tester has absconded from Blantyre House

Two convicted robbers were tonight at large after failing to return to an open prison.


Mascalls School says goodbye to two long-serving staff

Long-serving staff bow out after a combined 53 years.

Elvis fanatic's send-off fit for a king

Pallbearers Boo Danch, Gary Wallace, Ryan Baker and Lee Baker

Mourners got All Shook Up at an Elvis fanatic's funeral that was fit for a king.


Motorcyclist seriously injured in multi-vehicle pile-up

Emergency services were called. Stock image

A biker in his 30s was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash involving three cars and his motorcycle.

Biker in hospital after serious crash

Stock picture.

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a crash which closed a Staplehurst road for six hours.

Holly swims for stroke victims

Holly at the pool

A nine-year-old Weald girl is attempting to swim a mile to help stroke victims and their families.

Newcomers' stage pulled ahead of Hop Farm Music Festival

The Hop Farm Music Festival

Up and coming musicians received a blow after the Hop Farm Music Festival cancelled a stage dedicated to new performers.

Kittens dumped in country lane

One of the kittens dumped in a country lane

A litter of kittens was found dumped in a ditch in a quiet country lane.


Triple amputee becomes first to wing walk for charity

Mark Ormrod lands after his wing walk

A former soldier has taken to the skies above Kent to raise £50,000 for other servicemen and women.

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