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Woman charged after large police response outside Lidl

A woman in her 30s has been charged after at least eight police officers were called to a town centre supermarket.

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Sadness at death of dedicated preacher after 60 year career

Tributes have been paid to a vicar and Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral who “brought joy to all he met”.

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King Charles visits Kent stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

A medal-winning plantsman from the county enjoyed a royal visit from HRH King Charles at the world-famous flower show.

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‘Rounders bat’ ruckus in town centre after ‘park attack’ on teen girl

A man with a “rounders bat” was among three people arrested amid a town centre disturbance - after a teenage girl was reportedly attacked in a park.

Ashford News

Delays on rail service after landslip

Train services heading to London are running at a “much-reduced speed” following a landslip.

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Search for missing light aircraft called off

Crews are standing down in the search for a light aircraft reported to have been in trouble flying over a village.

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Bill for delayed post-Brexit border controls hits £4.7 billion

The government has been urged to do more to clarify arrangements for new post-Brexit border checks in Kent.

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Joanna Lumley visits village church ahead of its ‘transformation’

Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley offered her support to help raise vital funds to upgrade and extend a historic church.

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Emergency services called to railway line after welfare concerns

Emergency services were called to the Maidstone East line following concerns for a person's welfare.

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‘Britain’s worst landlord’ narrowly avoids prison for harassing council staff again

A millionaire dubbed “Britain’s worst landlord” has narrowly avoided prison after harassing council staff again.

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Eurostar rivals could get £50m boost to run trains

Eurostar could face new rivals after Eurotunnel said it was prepared to offer £50m to help other operators run trains across Channel.

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Murder of ‘Britain’s worst ever paedophile’ could have been stopped, report finds

The murder of a sex offender branded “Britain’s worst paedophile” could have been stopped, an official report has concluded.

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‘We've got 5 stars again - and now want to keep them’

A high street curry house has received a five-star hygiene rating just 11 months after inspectors found insects and cigarettes in its kitchen.

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Motorists braced for more Bank Holiday misery as Op Brock to return

Motorists are braced for more Bank Holiday misery as the Operation Brock contraflow is set to be deployed again.

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‘He inhaled a bit of mince and started gagging’

A childcare nurse has recalled the horrifying moment she realised a baby boy “gagged” on his food before later dying in hospital.

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Crash involving lorry and cars blocks main road

Traffic is building on a busy route following reports of a three-car collision involving a lorry.

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Large police response at town centre Lidl

A number of police vehicles and at least eight officers have been spotted at a supermarket.

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Town centre restaurant opens after £55k makeover

New owners have spent thousands of pounds renovating a town centre Nepalese and Indian restaurant.

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

Sinkhole opens up in middle of Tunbridge Wells street

The sinkhole is on a road in Tunbridge Wells not far from three schools

Kent Live - Tunbridge Wells

The most popular baby names in each town in Kent as some areas buck national trends

The most popular baby names in each town in Kent