Sevenoaks News

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Police on the scene in Sevenoaks. Photo: Jackson Stops & Staff Sevenoaks/Antonia Wood

Army bomb disposal experts were called and the high street was closed for nearly five hours

Swanley town centre

A consultation starts today gathering the public’s views for the area

Leeds Castle

The ballot closes on Sunday

Street Light

The findings of a ten-week consultation will be discussed by KCC’s environment and transport cabinet committee next week

Ford Escort

Association urges owners to invest now in security devices to prevent being a victim

Children in a school classroom

It caters for children aged between 10 and 20 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Doctor writing

Services designed to complement existing NHS mental health provision in the county will be provided, such as housing support and employment advice

George Bingham, the only son of missing peer Lord Lucan, speaks to the media outside the High Court in London, where he was granted a death certificate by a High Court judge. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Theories about what happened to him include being fed to tigers at a zoo in Kent

Jame and Jimmy Friday Night Feast - Jamie, Jimmy and Anna Friel

The team will visit The Quadrangle Trust for a mini food festival on Friday’s episode at 8pm

Leeds Castle

Your chance to win a pair of tickets to popular event by sending us your snaps of the county

Sir Terry Wogan meets ellenor

Sevenoaks resident Gloria Hunniford credits Sir Terry with her career success

Resurfacing work

The closure is so that resurfacing can take place after a van caught fire on the motorway last night

Falling rain on the road

Some areas could experience as much as 20mm of rainfall


A collision between a van and a lorry caused a vehicle to set alight

Street Light

Work to convert the lights is due to begin in residential areas in March

Construction equipment

The industry accounts for 15 per cent of jobs in the county and contributes nearly £90m to the UK economy

Commuters using Southeastern service

Survey polled 28,000 passengers by independent passenger watchdog Transport Focus


Storm Jonas arrives from trip across the Atlantic

Two horses in a field

WARNING: Some readers may find images upsetting

Fraudulent letter

Kent residents have received scam phone calls and letters asking for an upfront fee of £300

Splashes by a car

Motorists are warned to expect difficult driving conditions

Blue badge

Trading Standards issues warning and advises all blue badge applicants to go via its official website

EU flags in front of European Commission

Have your say on this week’s topical issue

Southeastern services

A consultation on improving rail passenger services in London and the south east was launched today

School league tables

The league tables have been published this morning - rating each on their GCSE league results

School performance. David Davies/PA Wire

Schools across the county failing to hit the mark for GCSE passes

Doctor writing

NHS South Kent Coast CCG expects the first patients to use the service before the end of the financial year


Porter had reunited with husband and wife Julie and Steve Pankhurst in final years in bid to revive its flagging fortunes

Leeds Castle

The county’s finest tourist attractions will be on display on March 12 and 13

What do you think England should sing before a match?

Have your saw on what song it should be


Tunbridge Wells saw snow showers over the weekend and until Thursday the forecast is for freezing temperatures

Tributes to David Bowie at the bandstand

Make your views heard on this week’s topical issue

Sainsbury's plans Argos takeover Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Nationwide, supermarket giant says if takeover goes through half of Argos stores will be shut

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