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Warning after scam phone calls sweep Kent

Seven people in Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood and Matfield received phone calls from fraudsters saying they owed tax to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Stock picture: Thinkstock Image Library

Residents are being urged to be on their guard after a string of fraudulent phone calls across the county.

Driver arrested on suspicion of flashing teenager

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A man has been arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a young girl.

Cocky delivery driver facing jail for rock throwing campaign

Jennie Ivinson was badly cut after a rock attack

A grinning delivery driver is facing a at least 10 years in prison after targeting motorists in rural Kent with rocks.


Man arrested after distraction burglaries

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A man has been arrested after elderly residents of Kent villages reported cash and wallets stolen.

Pensioner avoids injury in bungalow fire

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A man in his 90s escaped from a bungalow fire this morning caused by a heater.

Delivery driver 'put lives of passing motorists at risk'

The damage caused to Nicola Waite's VW Golf

A delivery driver threw rocks at people's cars "seemingly for his own amusement", a court heard.

Man, 37, dies in crash

The crash happened in Hastings Road, Rolvenden, Cranbrook. Picture: Google.

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a 37-year-old man died in a car crash.

Cow mooved off train line

Trains were able to get going again at 9am after the cow was moved

Rail services were delayed this morning after a cow made its way on to the line.


Gas cloud likely came from ship

The area around Beachy Head had to be evacuated after a chemical haze swept in from the sea. Picture credit: Kyle Crickmore @Kyle_Crickmore

A gas cloud which enveloped large swathes of the coast over the bank holiday likely came from a ship, police have said.


Rees-Mogg’s mother-in-law bags bottle of booze signed by Boris Johnson in Tory tombola

A bottle of champagne signed by Boris Johnson and raffled off during a summer Tory tombola was won by the mother-in-law of Jacob Rees-Mogg.

CCTV issued after spate of thefts from cars

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call Kent Police

Police are appealing for information following a number of thefts from cars in one Kent village.

Woman cut out of car following crash

Firefighters use specialist cutting equipment. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue

A woman had to be cut out of her car after a crash in a rural lane.


New homes approved for village

 An artist's impression of a new 17 home development on fields west of Maidstone Road in Horsmonden

A council planning committee has approved plans to build a new housing development in a village.


Woman cut free after two-car crash

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Firefighters used specialist hydraulic equipment to free a woman trapped in a car after a crash.

Crook stole cash from pensioner

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Police are hunting a man who stole cash from a pensioner's home after offering to sharpen tools.

MP steps in over power cut problems

Residents of Lamberhurst Downs have had to put up with frequent power cuts.

Residents suffering from frequent power cuts at their home went to their MP to see if the situation could be remedied.


Crews tackle caravan fire

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Fire crews were called to reports that a derelict caravan was on fire last night.

Bust-up at boot fair

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Shoppers got more than they bargained for when a brawl broke out at a boot fair yesterday.


Drunk teenager crashed boyfriend's car

Alicia Goodman

A 19-year-old who had never driven before ended up in a stream after losing control of a vehicle she wanted to move just 500ft.


Drug-driving mum left woman brain damaged

Sylvia Brown, pictured leaving Maidstone Magistrates Court after an earlier hearing. Picture: Andy Jones

A mum of two who left a young woman with devastating injuries after falling asleep at the wheel and smashing into her car has been jailed.


Scrapyard plans approved

Barbara Grandi, parish council chairman

Council approves 25 new homes despite flooding fears.


Crash on busy road

Emergency services have been called after a lorry and car crashed on a busy road.

Plea to help toddler take his first steps

Charlie Farragher needs specialist surgery

A couple are trying to raise £85,000 so their son can undergo a life-changing operation which helped his sister suffering from the same condition.


Crews tackle hay fire

Fire crews were called to farmland off Goudhurst Lane in Marden after 100 bales of hay caught fire. Picture: Anita Wilson

Crews have tackled a hundred bales of hay on fire in a Kent village.


Theft from charity for disabled people

Volunteers with the trailer shortly after it was purchased

A charity which helps disabled people in the community has been left shocked after a piece of equipment was stolen in the early hours.


Residents pull together during fire

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Villagers have been praised by the fire service as they pulled together to make sure residents left their houses.

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