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Laura Ashley closure dates confirmed

Laura Ashley closure dates confirmed

Iconic brand Laura Ashley is to close a number of stores within weeks and others are set to follow.

Music venue to light up in plea for support for industry

Music venue to light up in plea for support for industry

A renowned music venue is leading a call for greater financial support for the live events industry, as the threat of its collapse looms.

Accident forces major road closure

Accident forces major road closure

Part of an A-road has been closed off due to an accident.

Public firmly set against garden village proposals

Public firmly set against garden village proposals

A residents group has been delving into responses to the public consultation on a borough's draft Local Plan.

'Loud crash' as restaurant wall collapses

'Loud crash' as restaurant wall collapses

An investigation has been launched into why a wall of a restaurant building, owned by the council, collapsed.

Head of council survives leadership battle

Head of council survives leadership battle

The leader of a council who fought to keep his position after uncertainty in his party has won a leadership battle.

Tories to vote in new council leader

Tories to vote in new council leader

Conservative party councillors in one borough are preparing to cast their votes on who they want as their new leader after uncertainty in the group.

Search for third man after doorstep grocery thefts

Search for third man after doorstep grocery thefts

A CCTV image has been released of a third person police would like to speak to after shopping deliveries have been stolen in one town.

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Six cattle in rescue drama

Six cattle in rescue drama

Six cows had to be winched out of a ditch by firefighters after getting stuck up to their necks in mud.

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Firefighters battle blaze on acre of land

Firefighters battle blaze on acre of land

Firefighters fought for more than 90 minutes to bring flames under control which damaged an acre of land.

'Bed blocking' pressure on hospital care

'Bed blocking' pressure on hospital care

Operations have been cancelled because of beds being occupied by recovered patients who can not be discharged.

Men in court after machete and drugs seized

Men in court after machete and drugs seized

Two men from London, in their early 20s, have been charged with various offences after crack cocaine, heroine and a machete were seized.

Ice rink to open for Christmas

Ice rink to open for Christmas

An ice rink will welcome keen skaters during the festive season after a safety assessment.

Panto is off this Christmas

Panto is off this Christmas

A pantomime at a Kent theatre has been postponed for a year due to the difficulties surrounding social distancing.

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Bill's reopens - we went along for a taster

Bill's reopens - we went along for a taster

Staff have put in plenty of measures to keep guests safe while still offering a delicious menu in a delightful setting.

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Drug dealer jailed after cocaine, baton and fake ID seized

Drug dealer jailed after cocaine, baton and fake ID seized

A 54-year-old man who was found with a baton and fake ID while dealing cocaine has been put behind bars.

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Tie-break separates players as action restarts

Tie-break separates players as action restarts

Competitive action has returned to the Royal Tunbridge Wells Croquet Club.

Youth team promoted to Premier League status

Youth team promoted to Premier League status

Girls from the MFA under-14s are preparing for life in the Junior Premier League next season.

Lorry hits railway bridge

Lorry hits railway bridge

A road has been blocked in both directions after a lorry hit a bridge close to a garden centre.

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The volunteers feeding families through Covid-19

The volunteers feeding families through Covid-19

As the demand for food banks increased, church volunteers and charities have been working with supermarkets to create tasty meals with surplus food.

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