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  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Beaver colony flourishes in Kent

They cut down trees, they swim in streams - no it's not the start of a Monty Python song, we're talking about beavers.

The aquatic mammals went extinct in the UK in the Middle Ages but in recent years there have been moves to bring them back.

David Johns has been to see one such project in Kent. He speaks to John McAllister and Tony Swandale from Kent Wildlife Trust.

Armistice Day: Sandwich Infant School remembers

Year Two children from Sandwich Infant School planted clay poppies in the churchyard at St Peter's church to remember the fallen on Armistice Day.

Children planted poppies in remembrance of soldiers who lost their lives. Credit: SandwichInfantSchool
Year Two pupils made these clay poppies as part of their topic on WW1. Credit: SandwichInfantSchool


Have you seen 82-year-old Raymond Baldock?

82-year-old Raymond Baldock has been missing since Sunday Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police are trying to find a vulnerable missing person from Sandwich.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 82-year-old Raymond Baldock, who has been missing from his Gore Lane home since 7pm on Sunday 6 July.

Mr Baldock is described as about 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build with grey hair and glasses. He is believed to have been wearing a grey shirt and a grey hooded cardigan.

Anyone who has seen Mr Baldock or who has information about his whereabouts is asked to call Kent Police on 101, quoting CAD 07-0344.

Hundreds of pupils in Britain's biggest science lesson

The Disovery Park at Sandwich - the former site of the drugs company Pfizer - was taken over by hundreds of primary school children this week for Britain's biggest ever science lesson.

Hands-on experiments included extraction of DNA from fruit, murder-mystery forensic tests, and the creation of a witch's cauldron. Nashreen Issa sent this report from the East Kent Science Jamboree.

Experiments and forensic tests for budding scientists

Budding scientists from Students from Upton Junior school in Broadstairs Credit: ITV Meridian

Around 2000 school children from across Kent will be taking part in a science jamboree at Discovery Park in Sandwich.

The young, budding scientists will be getting involved with experiments, forensics test and identifying Kent seashore wildlife.

Kids get moving whilst learning about measuring heart rates Credit: ITV Meridian


Old Pfizer site shortlisted for funding

The old Pfizer site in Sandwich in Kent has been shortlisted for up to £6m in government funding. It's one of twelve enterprise zones which will benefit from the £100m scheme.

The money will be used to refurbish and fit out three empty buildings so they can be used by businesses and create jobs for the local economy. ITV Meridian spoke to Communities Minister, Kris Hopkins MP...

Woman air lifted to hospital in Kent after assault

A man has been arrested this morning after a woman was thought to have been stabbed in a shop in Ash, near Sandwich.

The 21-year-old woman was taken to the William Harvey Hospital by air ambulance in Ashford where she is being treated for her injuries on her back, thought to be caused by a knife.

The injury is not believed to be life threatening.

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.

  1. Sarah Saunders (@SSaundersITV)

VIDEO : 'Stiff breeze' could fell trees on flooded nature reserve in Kent

As families continue to count the cost of the storms which hit the south east - one nature reserve in Kent is counting the environmental cost. Wardens say the recent flooding plunged Gazen Salts in Sandwich into crisis.

The warden says the influx of salt water killed fish and plant life - and has left the ground so sodden that even a stiff breeze could knock over mature trees. Sarah Saunders spoke to Karen Potter and Brian Scott of the Gazen Salts Nature Reserve.

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