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Reservoir granted drought permit after low water levels

Water levels at Bewl Water reservoir were at 42%. Picture: Ady Kerry

A reservoir serving hundreds of thousands of people is allowed to take water from rivers after reporting exceptionally low levels.


School reassures parents after meningitis case

Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood. Picture: Google Maps

A school has moved to calm parents and teachers after revealing a member of staff had contracted meningitis.

Stolen pet settling back in after reunion with owners

Morse was reunited with his owners on Friday, January 12. Pictures: SWNS

A 10-month-old puppy who was dognapped and missing for a month is back to his old self after being returned to his loving owners.


Devious and calculating burglar 'belongs behind bars'

Ambrose Treeby cold-called his elderly victims. Stock.

A burglar described as "the lowest of the low" after stealing from pensioners as old as 92 is facing a prison term.

Crown court trial for man accused of postman robbery

Police have arrested seven people in connection with a high value metal theft

A court date has been set for a man who allegedly robbed a postman.

Man arrested during 'paedophile sting'

A 30-year-old man was arrested.

A man has been arrested following a “paedophile sting” carried out by an online group of vigilantes.

Chinese labour ‘cover-up’ a war story worth telling

Clive Harvey and his book, Yang's War

The story of how thousands of Chinese men were secretly shipped into Britain to fight in the First World War has been retold.


Woman escapes three-car crash with minor injuries

The crash, involving three cars, took place on the A229

A woman involved in a collision involving three cars was treated at the scene by paramedics.


Slow traffic following crash

Drivers should expect delays

Drivers will contend with disruption in both directs as a road remains partially blocked.

Flowers left after men killed in double tragedy

More details have emerged about a driver and passenger who died when their car crashed into a tree on New Year's Eve - as floral tributes are left.

X Factor mogul's reward for return of missing dog

Morse was dognapped on Pattenden Lane, Marden.

A family say they are overwhelmed after Simon Cowell offered a £10,000 reward in a bid to reunite their son, 3, with his pet dog for Christmas.


Burglars smash window with rock before stealing bikes

Evernden Cycles in Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood was raided by burglars on Sunday

Police appealing for information after thieves smashed a shop window with a large rock and stole bicycles which had been on display.

Boy's heartbreaking letter to Santa over stolen puppy

Richard Latter, Amanda Hopkins, and their son, Ed

A two-year-old boy heartbroken at the theft of his beloved puppy has penned a letter to Father Christmas asking for his help.


Family business hit by smash and grab

Thieves used a large concrete block to smash their way through the plate glass window. Picture: Lizzy Evernden

A family run bicycle shop has been left to foot a £12,000 bill after thieves smashed their way through a plate glass window.

Rock throwing delivery driver jailed

Glynn Williams. Picture: IKM Pix.

A delivery driver who caused terror and injury by throwing rocks at motorists "for fun" has been jailed for 10 years.


Buzzard found hanging from fishing line

The buzzard was found hanging by its wing.

The RSPCA is reminding people about the hazards of fishing litter after a buzzard was found hanging by her wing from a line and hook.


Serial burglar jailed after DNA discovered by police

Peter Harlow was jailed on Monday.

A prolific burglar has been jailed after police found his DNA on a discarded cigarette butt and pebble he used to smash a window.

Woman hit by car in busy street

Emergency services were called to the scene.

A woman was treated by paramedics after being hit by a car on a busy street.

Driver killed in crash had been drinking

The scene of the fatal crash

A man who died in a head on crash was more than three times over the drink drive limit and was not wearing a seatbelt, an investigation found.

Appeal after dog snatched from garden

Morse was dognapped on Pattenden Lane, Marden.

A worried owner is asking for help to find his beloved puppy after it was snatched from his front garden and driven away in a truck.


Old buildings to be replaced at High Weald Academy

Building work is expected to start in January

A new block will be built to replace facilities that are "no longer fit for purpose," according to school

Pensioner treated by paramedics after car and lorry crash

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A road is partially blocked and a woman aged in her 70s is receiving treatment by paramedics.


Sparkling wine stolen

Bottles of wine were stolen. Picture: @HerbertHallWine on Twitter

More than 300 bottles of sparkling wine have been stolen from a Kent business.

Driver walks free after injuring two in wrong-way crash

General view of Smarden Road, Headcorn. Picture: Google Street View

A businessman who left a mother and her concert pianist daughter injured after crashing into them while on the wrong side of the road has been fined.


Stolen Land Rovers recovered

Picture: Kent Police

Two stolen Land Rovers were recovered by rural task force officers.


Former teacher who molested pupils jailed

Geoffrey Oborn. Picture: Kent Police

A former maths teacher and home tutor who molested three pupils almost 40 years ago has been jailed.

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