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Invitation to Zoom in

Invitation to Zoom in

Villagers have formed a charity to protect their Greenbelt.

Driver in Bolivia death crash hit pot-hole on salt flats

Driver in Bolivia death crash hit pot-hole on salt flats

The South American driver of a tour vehicle that crashed killing two Kent school boys will not be charged because he too later died in hospital.

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Six-year legal battle ends after gay adoption row

Six-year legal battle ends after gay adoption row

The Court of Appeal has ruled the dismissal of a former magistrate who expressed views against same sex-couples adopting children was lawful.

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New Sainsbury's opens soon after 10-year wait

New Sainsbury's opens soon after 10-year wait

A village's decade-long wait for a major supermarket chain to build and open a new store is almost over.

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Four days left to complete challenge

Four days left to complete challenge

Gym members are doing the equivalent of a journey from Lands End to John O'Groats to support their local food bank.

Shop owners' verdict on TV show interiors makeover

Shop owners' verdict on TV show interiors makeover

Store-keepers have given their verdict after their shops were transformed on BBC Two show Interior Design Masters.

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Rebirth of the protest song

Rebirth of the protest song

A campaign group has found a novel way to oppose housing plans - with a music video.

Easier access for the disabled

Easier access for the disabled

Volunteers at an advice centre are expecting a surge in inquiries once lockdown ends.

Thief preys on pensioner at cash point

Thief preys on pensioner at cash point

A woman had her cash card snatched as she used an ATM and later found money missing from her account.

Environment Agency opposes £9m egg farm plans

Environment Agency opposes £9m egg farm plans

The Environment Agency has opposed plans to build three chicken sheds for 192,000 birds over "insufficient information".

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Paperboy, 80, given new e-bike for morning rounds

Paperboy, 80, given new e-bike for morning rounds

One of 'Britain's oldest paperboys' has cancelled his retirement after being given a new e-bike to help him on his morning rounds.

Artist's anti-development work slashed at night

Artist's anti-development work slashed at night

Anti-development posters are being put up - and torn down - in the dead of night.

Residents sing of troubled waters ahead

Residents sing of troubled waters ahead

Campaigners have taken to song to persuade Tunbridge Wells council to think again over its Local Plan housing allocations.

Village road closed after fuel spill

Village road closed after fuel spill

The fire service has told motorists to avoid a village road after a fuel spill.

Appeal launched to buy church

Appeal launched to buy church

Villagers have ambitious plans for a new community hub to include a museum.

Village postman passes away after losing fight with Covid

Village postman passes away after losing fight with Covid

Nearly £5,000 has been donated in memory of 'a true gentleman' veteran postman who battled Coronavirus for several weeks.

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Grandad takes part in trial hailed as 'major breakthrough' in asbestos-linked cancer

Grandad takes part in trial hailed as 'major breakthrough' in asbestos-linked cancer

A cancer-victim says his transformation is "amazing", after taking part in a trial looking at treatments for a cancer mostly caused by asbestos.

Getting out the (young) vote

Getting out the (young) vote

The average age of local councillors is 59.

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Tributes paid to dedicated family man who died 'before his time'

Tributes paid to dedicated family man who died 'before his time'

A roofer and grandfather died after falling from a ladder while working.

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Fire crews attend blazing chimney

Fire crews attend blazing chimney

Householders are reminded to have chimneys to all real-flame fires regularly swept, or court disaster.

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