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Usain Bolt lends support to new charity

Usain Bolt sent his good wishes

A tragic accident in the Caribbean has prompted two Weald women to start a new charity.


Pokémon party rape charge dropped

The teen was at a Pokémon themed A-level party

A teenager arrested after claims a girl was raped at an A-level results party has been released without charge.

Two-vehicle crash in village

Emergency services are at the scene.

A road was closed and two men treated by paramedics following a collision.

Crews extinguish rubbish fire

Firefighters were called to the property. Stock picture

Firefighters were called on to extinguish a bonfire next to a busy road last night.


Stolen dog 'can't be used for breeding'

Fifi was stolen from Collier Street on Sunday. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

An emotional family has offered a reward in exchange for the safe return of their much-loved pet, which will be of no use to breeders.

Man fighting for life after two cars end in ditch

Kent Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene. Stock image

A man is critical in hospital after a crash which also left a three-year-old girl and another man injured.

Woman inspired by mother's struggle with life

Lyn Owens Ward (right) with her mum Edna Owens.

A grieving woman is throwing her weight behind a campaign for assisted dying in memory of her mother.

Boss's life 'fell to pieces' as he tried to clear mattress mountain

Mattresses stored at the Smarden unit

A recycler who kept thousands of tons of mattresses in a business park says he was fighting personal problems as he battled to clear it.

Boy, 5, seriously hurt in crash

Police were called to Marden Road in Staplehurst. Picture: Kent Police Roads

A little boy has been flown to hospital in a serious condition after a car swerved across a grass verge and crashed into a ditch.


Road shut both ways after crash

Police were called to Marden Road in Staplehurst. Picture: Kent Police Roads

A road was shut for several hours as police dealt with the aftermath of a crash.

Pervert took photos up schoolgirls' skirts

Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court. Stock picture.

A man has pleaded guilty to outraging public decency by taking images up the skirts of young women and schoolgirls.

'Don't criminalise designer vaginas' urges surgeon

The CPS is considering whether designer vagina operations are unlawful. Stock image.

A surgeon is calling for the government not to outlaw designer vaginas as part of a review of female genital mutilation.


Man convicted of sex assaults on young girls

Richard Jones is starting a prison sentence for sexual offences against young girls. Picture: Sussex Police

A man is starting a prison sentence for a string of sexual offences against young girls between 15 and 25 years ago.

Man dies after car hits tree

Police were called to the site. Picture: Stock image

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A21.

Man taken to hospital after fall

The air ambulance was called Stock picture.

A man was taken to hospital after he was injured in a fall in a village high street.

Dog eats rat poison left outside

Gracie at some poison left in a plastic bag

A woman rushed to the vets to save her pet after he gobbled up harmful pellets left at the entrance to a footpath.


Whoops! Unlucky criminal drops stash of drugs

Kent Special Constabulary tweeted this picture of the bag of cannabis.

A dopey drug user's plans of having a joint appear to have gone up in smoke... after their stash fell into the hands of a special constable!


Busy road reopens after lorry crash

The A229 is blocked near London Lane. Picture: Google Streetview.

A busy through-route was blocked for several hours after a crash involving a lorry.

Pigeon cull sparks social media outrage

Stock photo

A family attraction's decision to shoot pigeons has sparked a storm on Facebook.


Boy, 12, charged with stealing e-cigarettes

Co-Op in Martin Hardie Way

A child will appear in court after a burglary at a supermarket.

Weald astronaut dies aged 61

Ex Cranbrook school boy Piers Sellers became the third Briton to blast off into space

Nasa today announced the death of British born astronaut Piers Sellers who grew up in the Weald.

'Dangerous' chemicals stolen in school raid

Bethany School

An urgent warning has been issued after potentially dangerous chemicals were stolen in a burglary at a school.


Man trapped in car

Firefighters helped free the man. Stock picture

Firefighters freed a man following a two-car collision.

Crash on busy road

A vehicle involved in the crash

Two people were taken to hospital following a crash on the A21.

Non-profit garage shuts branches in Kent

Shaun Truckell works with two apprentices

A social enterprise garage which offered skills and experience to unemployed youngsters has closed suddenly.

Police reassure residents about knifeman

There are fears the M25 cat killer could be to blame. Stock picture: Thinkstock Image Library

Police have moved to reassure residents after a Facebook post about a knifeman was shared more than 100 times.

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