A man from Kent who trapped an intruder trying to get into his home, has condemned the police for releasing the man without charge. Tim Ferris found the intruder in his porch and claims the police didn't turn up until half an hour later. David Johns reports
A249 Bearsted Road in both directions re-opened, traffic easing, accident cleared between Bearsted Road (Newnham Court Roundabout) and Penenden Heath Road (Chiltern Hundreds Roundabout).
A249 Bearsted Road in both directions closed due to accident between Bearsted Road (Newnham Court Roundabout) and Penenden Heath Road (Chiltern Hundreds Roundabout). Expect delays.
Parents whose children have to attend schools far from home because of a lack of local places say they are paying the price for poor council planning.
Sharon Chapman, a mother from Bearsted in Kent, has to travel 80 miles a week to take her four-year-old daughter to school because she was not allocated a place closer to home.
Warren Hanlon from Bearsted in Maidstone in Kent sent this photograph showing the impact of torrential downpours on Monday afternoon. The image shows a flooded Ware Street below Bell Bridge in Bearsted.