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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.


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.

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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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Encouraging kids to consider science

Take a tin of spaghetti, a box of bees and a smoothie-maker and what have you got? In one part of the south east, a recipe for a fascinating science lesson! A science fair, at the old Pfizer site in Sandwich, was put on to attract youngsters to the worlds of technology and maths.

David Johns donned his lab coat and went along to take a look. He spoke to scientist Robert Wybrow, engineer Victoria Roots, Kent County Councillor Mark Dance (Con), and Discovery Park MD Paul Barber.

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Gardens destroyed by floods

Homes were flooded, trains cancelled and ports closed. But the true cost of last week's tidal surge is only now being understood. Sandwich and Faversham bore the brunt in Kent. In Sussex, roads like the A23 were partially closed for a time and rail services disrupted.

But one property in Sandwich is counting the cost more than most. The secret gardens at Salutation house lie perilously close to the River Stour. It's estimated that £100,000 worth of damage has been done to historic ornamental gardens after they were flooded.

It's a devastating blow to the owners who've spent years restoring them as David Johns reports. He speaks to Head Gardener Steven Edney, and the Gardens' owner Dominic Parker.

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