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South's Lib Dems in Glasgow

Delegates from the South have arrived in Glasgow for the annual Liberal Democrat party conference.

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Plight of asylum seekers

Teenagers have taken up the cause of those fleeing danger in other countries to create a drama outlining the plight of refugees.

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Robbers jailed after crime spree

Three men who committed two burglaries and two robberies in less than two days have been jailed for a total of 30 years.

Their crime spree began in January when a house was burgled in East Farleigh in Maidstone and the victim’s Saab car was stolen using car keys that the offenders found at the address.

The Saab was driven to Cranbrook where it was then involved in a second burglary. At the scene the offenders dumped a child car seat from the car on the victim’s driveway and then stole electrical items and jewellery.

Following the two burglaries, the car was driven to Ayelsham, Canterbury where the team's next team victim was alone.

At around 2pm, the 37 year-old reported seeing three men walking past her window and she went to investigate. As she opened the door three men barged past her into her home, and she was grabbed around the throat and threatened with a hammer. Jewellery and cash was stolen from the address.

Two days later a second robbery was committed. A 52 year-old woman in Folkestone was threatened with a large kitchen knife and pulled to the floor by her hair, causing a lump of it to fall out.

She managed to escape and attract the attention of a passing motorist. Some of the jewellery that was taken was recovered by officers. A car was also taken.

Having viewed CCTV from the property, detectives from Maidstone police station identified the suspects. Jeremy Waller, George Dunn and Anthony Wood have been sent to prison.

Disabled passengers get raw deal

If you use a wheelchair getting on and off buses and trains can be a real headache. Some buses don't have ramps, and if they do not all drivers are happy to use them. If you want to use a train you have to make arrangements two days in advance.

Heather Edwards spoke to wheelchair user Adrian Money and Peta Wilkinson from the Enham Trust.


RICS reports says more sellers returning to house market

Surveyors with increasing new instructions rose to a balance of 26% in August, from 16% in July, a report by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) showed.

And surveyors seeing house prices rise rather than fall climbed to the highest level in almost seven years with a balance of 40%, as the market is fuelled by Government stimulus schemes such as Help to Buy and Funding for Lending.


Police investigating: unexploded munition found in Kent

Bomb disposal unit on scene Credit: ITV Meridian

Police were called at 9.30 this morning to reports of an unexploded bomb in Bearsted in Kent. An Explosive Ordinance Disposal team is currently on scene. Cavendish Way has been closed and a cordon has been put in place around the property.

Police investigating in Cavendish Way, Bearsted Credit: ITV Meridian
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