Stock damaged in the fire at Webb's store on the High Street in Tenterden

Store devastated in blaze

Staff at Webbs of Tenterden in Kent face a massive clear-up operation after a devastating blaze at the store.

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Appeal for missing teenage boy

Kent Police is appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of a 15-year-old Tenterden boy. Tony Halpin was last seen near Sainsbury's in Ashford at around 5pm yesterday. It is believed he may now be in the Thanet area.

Tony was last seen wearing a black parka-style coat, black jeans, a black hoodie and trainers. He was carrying a dark coloured rucksack. He is described as having shaggy dark brown hair and being unshaven, of medium build and with brown eyes.

Anybody who has information should call Kent Police on 101, quoting incident reference 31-1721.



Colleague pays tribute to lawyer, killed Brazil

Gillian Metcalfe had been a partner at Sharratts since 1999 Credit: Sharratts

Richard Locke from Sharratts: "I am devastated to have to tell you of the death of my dear friend, Gillian Metcalf. Gill died yesterday in an accident whilst on holiday in Brazil. As you will imagine this news has hit us all very hard.

Gill was a marvellous lawyer, a generous friend and most of all a loving wife and devoted mother to her two girls. Gill would have insisted that, in these circumstances, the firm carried on seamlessly and regardlessly. We will, but please bear with us during this very tragic time.

I know, having so many friends in the sector, that there will be questions and kind condolences. Please do not hesitate to contact me, Nick or Sarah. We have all lost a very special person.

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