Bexleyheath-born road rage killer Kenneth Noye, who murdered a Dartford electrician after a fight on the M25 in 1996, is to be released from prison after a parole board panel concluded he was "suitable for return to the community".
Opening batsman Sean Dickson scored his ninth first-class century to help his side avoid the follow-on as Kent conceded a 145-run first innings lead after being dismissed for 294 in their Specsavers County Championship match with Surrey in Beckenham.
A maiden first-class hundred from Surrey's Will Jacks and a four-wicket haul by Kent debutant Wiaan Mulder made for three contrasting sessions as these Division One neighbours tussled for supremacy on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash in Beckenham.
Prolonged Kentish resistance eventually counted for little as Yorkshire's persistent attack mopped up the seven wickets required to secure a 172-run Specsavers County Championship win over at Canterbury.
Following a very exciting 2018 in which the nation's favourite yellow magic bear Sooty celebrated his 70th birthday, he'll be launching into 2019, joined by Sweep, Soo and his TV pal Richard Cadell, with a new theatre tour.