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Ashford News

Bid to block disposal of eight Kentish windmills fails

An attempt to block the “divestment” of eight Kent windmills has been unsuccessful.

Ashford News

Brazen fly-tipper caught dumping bed near business park

A man has been fined £1,000 after he was filmed on CCTV dumping a bed and mattress near a business park.

Ashford News

M20 to shut tonight as Op Brock returns for summer holidays

Part of the M20 will shut tonight as Operation Brock returns ahead of the summer holidays.

Ashford News

Bid for huge bike factory faces more delays due to ‘weak economic climate’

Ambitious plans for a multimillion-pound bike factory are set to be deferred by two years because of the “weak economic climate”, bosses say.

Ashford News

‘Exploitative’ reptile event due to be held at school cancelled

An animal welfare group has praised a decision to cancel an “abhorrent” reptile market at a school but fears it could still go ahead elsewhere.

Ashford News

Aldi shuts due to 'technical issue'

A town’s Aldi store was closed temporarily this morning due to a technical issue.

Ashford News

Major road shut after car hits wall and overturns

A major route was shut while emergency services dealt with the aftermath of a crash in which a car hit a wall and overturned.

Ashford News

Riverside path taped off as ‘wartime object’ found in water

A riverside path was cordoned off following reports an unexploded wartime object had been found in the water.

Ashford News

Charity shop to leave closure-hit shopping centre

A town centre charity shop has unexpectedly announced it will close just three years after opening.

Ashford News

Mercedes and BMWs stolen in spate of keyless car thefts

Four cars were stolen in a spree of keyless car thefts, prompting warnings from police.

Ashford News

Driver taken to hospital after car and lorry crash

A driver was taken to hospital after a crash between a car and lorry.

Ashford News

Two more arrested after serious assault at town centre bar

Five people have now been arrested after a man and a woman were assaulted at a bar.

Ashford News

Gridlock ‘carnage’ on major route to continue into next week

A water leak has sparked misery for motorists, with temporary traffic lights set up on a main route into a town.

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

Live: Tunbridge Wells traffic updates as A21 closed after two-car crash

The collision happened between Beech Lane and Blue Boys Roundabout on Saturday afternoon

Ashford News

Plans to convert abandoned 300-year-old pub into homes refused

Plans to turn a 300-year-old pub into two homes have been refused by councillors who feared the “unacceptable loss” of a community facility.

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

Controversial high-end private members club gets additional opening hours

Club Quantum will welcome its first members to its plush venue this summer

Ashford News

'I’m sure they’re a lovely family - but this land should have been for a car park’

Villagers feel "let down" as plans for a car park next to a railway station have been dropped, with the plot now eyed up for a Gypsy family instead.

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

Pub in thriving Kent market town which shut last year could be converted into a shop or café

The pub was once a favourited place for people to meet up for a drink and a catch-up

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

First phase of Tunbridge Wells' Royal Victoria Place shopping centre regeneration revealed

The borough council recently bought the centre in a move which came as a surprise to residents

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

Three teenagers arrested after pensioner dies at Tunbridge Wells allotments

Police were called to a report of intruders at the site on Wednesday night