News and information for residents and visitors of East Malling, Kent - Wednesday 31st August 2016

Some views of the village

Coming soon...

Saturday 17th September
Friends of St James

See the diary for more details of these and other forthcoming events.


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M20 bridge collapse: Injured biker, 73, recalls 'chaos'

A 73-year-old motorcyclist injured when a bridge collapsed on to the M20 threw himself off his bike to avoid the impact, it emerges.
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Southern rail to reintroduce a third of trains axed in July

Southern rail is to reinstate a third of the trains it dropped in July "to provide reliable timetable", the company announces.
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Traffic warden run over by driver on Isle of Sheppey

A traffic warden describes being run down by a motorist who had just been given a parking ticket.
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Police illegal entry arrests rise by 25%

Police forces have made more than 27,000 arrests for illegal entry into the UK since the beginning of 2013, the BBC discovers.
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UK and France pledge 'close co-operation' to resolve Calais migrants issue

The UK and France have pledged to work together and "step up" efforts to improve the migrant situation in Calais.
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The social housing tenants miles from home

The tenants placed miles away from home by councils looking for lower-cost social housing solutions.
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