A bronze statue of one of the South East's most famous Olympians is causing controversy as local residents say it looks nothing like her.
A-levels will be completely abandoned by a school in Kent in favour of another set of qualifications
Roads Minister Greg Clark gives the go ahead for development work to start on the widening of the A21 in Kent.
Tonbridge town centre will be a hive of activity today as double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes starts off a dragon boat race and launches 'A Taste of Tonbridge' - a free day out for the local community to celebrate all that Tonbridge has to offer.
The inquiry begins into a potential £150 million widening scheme for a section of the A21 in Kent. We speak to resident Susan Schibli, farmer Sheridan Bowie, Cllr Jane March of Tunbridge Wells council and Oliver Newham from the Woodland Trust.
A public inquiry into a multi-million pound upgrade on the A21 in Kent will begin today. The Highways Agency wants to turn the road into a dual carriageway, and says it will make the road safer and more reliable.
– Graham Link, Highways Agency project manager
*This Public Inquiry is an important step for the delivery of this much-need upgrade to the A21. All views will be considered, and I look forward to helping to present the Agency's case for these improvements as part of the inquiry process." *
A public inquiry into a road widening scheme to ease one of Kent's most notorious bottlenecks is due to begin tomorrow.
The Government announced in May last year that it would fund the dualling of a two and a half mile stretch of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury.
But like many new road schemes, the plan has split opinion.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery at the First Choice Travel Shop in Tonbridge yesterday.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the robbery. They’re also appealing to any costume and fancy dress shop owners who may have recently sold a distinctive red wig.
The man is described as being in his 50s, of athletic build, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a grey or white hoodie, black jeans, a dark coloured puffer jacket and gloves. He spoke with a local accent.
Four members of staff and the same number of customers were in the shop at the time of the incident.
The man escaped with a quantity of cash a few minutes later and was seen running towards a supermarket via Angel Walk and Angel Lane. Police believe he may have had a getaway car waiting for him.
Police are investigating an armed robbery at the First Choice Travel Shop in Tonbridge High Street at 9.12 this morning. A man wearing a shoulder length red wig, make up and dark glasses entered the shop and threatened the female manager both verbally and physically.
He was carrying what appeared to be a handgun.
It's a tough job but someone has to do it - sampling ice-cream!
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is alerting manufacturers and vendors that it will soon start testing the sweet treat to check hygiene and safety standards are met.
They are reminding sellers to keep ice-cream mixtures below 8 degrees C at all times, wash their hands and use food-safe sanitisers.
Jane Heeley, chief environmental health officer, said: "We want to ensure that all Tonbridge and Malling's soft ice-creams are as good as they look before the summer trade begins.
"Thankfully, most vendors in our borough are doing a great job of keeping their machines clean and storing their ice cream properly but this sampling programme aims to ensure that everyone meets the hygiene and safety standards required."
Kent Police have arrested a man in Tonbridge in connection with a burglary on the morning of Monday 19 March. Officers are continuing with their enquiries in relation to the offence. Road closures remain in place.