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Army veteran fights off intruder

Burglar Martin Airey thought a pensioner's bungalow at Herne Bay in Kent would be an easy target.

But the 84 year old owner, Army veteran Alfred ''Johnny'' Eyles, had other ideas.

He knows about the military power of 'surprise'. He also owns a highly menacing gardening tool.

Jenna Verdicchio reports.

Queen's Award for 'Square Pegs'

Square Pegs Credit: Beth James

An arts organisation that runs activities for young people with special needs has become the first in Kent to have won the 2017 Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Square Pegs' award was made by the Queen’s Vice Lord Lieutenant at a special presentation ceremony.

The recipients are based in The Brook Theatre, Chatham, and run regular groups, as well as projects in Maidstone and Canterbury.


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