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This week's East Kent Mercury

10 July 2013

Some of the top stories in this week's East Kent Mercury

Metal thieves put lives at risk after stealing from power station

Electricity warning sign. Library image.

10 July 2013

Copper thieves exposed visitors to a power station to 132,000 volts of electricity... when they left the site unearthed.

Squeeze gets tighter as KCC battles to plug £240m funding hole

County Hall, Maidstone. Picture: John Wardley

10 July 2013

County council leaders have today revealed how they will change the way services are provided to plug a huge funding hole.

Thousands expected to attend annual Royal Marines concert

Bugler Callum Gordon

10 July 2013

It is the 24th year of the event, which takes place on the Memorial Bandstand in Walmer Green, Deal

Nautical-themed topiary is launched at Market Square

Brighter Dover chairman Sylvie Parsons presents a bouquet to Dover Mayor Cllr Ronnie Philpott after she unveiled the nautical-themed topiary in the Market Square.

09 July 2013

A project which “stirred everyone’s goodwill into one common effort” was officially recognised in Dover’s Market Square yesterday evening.

'Loitering' man targets women dog walkers at beauty spot

Kearsney Abbey. Picture submitted by: Dave Downey

09 July 2013

Women have been urged not to approach a man who has made rude remarks to women at a well-known beauty spot.

Police hunt man who targets women in abbey grounds

Stock image.

09 July 2013

Police are hunting a man who has been making “inappropriate suggestions” to women at Kearsney Abbey near Dover

Delivery driver steals from bosses on first day at work

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

09 July 2013

A driver already had a string of convictions when he stole parcels just hours into his first day at work.

Bookies robber jailed after 'gangster' bet

Anthony Roberts

09 July 2013

A punter took part in a betting shop robbery... just moments after placing a bet on a horse called 'I'm a Gangster'.

Sun shines on Dover's carnival parade

Harry Watkins and Lara Gill on the Samaritans float.

08 July 2013

Hundreds of people turned out to watch Dover's carnival procession make its way around the town yesterday evening.

Tourist wins big payout for cruise hell

Holidaymaker Matthew Easton said he felt like he was going to die

08 July 2013

A holidaymaker struck down with salmonella food poisoning on a Nile cruise has won a five-figure payout.

For sale: a home that has the drive to be bought

The vintage car is being offered along with Castle Lodge

07 July 2013

Forget fitted taps or carpets, this home for sale comes fitted with... a 1936 vintage car!

Man treated after kitchen fire

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

07 July 2013

A man has been treated by paramedics after breathing in smoke from a kitchen fire in Dover.

An evening filled with pomp and circumstance

Britannia, alias Marie Kelly-Thomas, makes her grand entrance.

06 July 2013

The Dover Festival Prom Concert was a lively and colourful affair at Dover Town Hall on Friday.

Sweet celebrations for port on terminal’s 60th anniversary

A crab gets to grips with one of the cupcakes on Sue's Seafood Stall on the seafront.

04 July 2013

Cupcakes were at the centre of the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the car ferry terminal at Dover's Eastern Docks.

More than 20 children's centres set to close in cost-cutting drive

Children's centre

04 July 2013

As many as 23 children's centres across Kent could close under cost-cutting proposals, it has been announced.

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03 July 2013

Some of the top stories in this week's East Kent Mercury

Boy accused of having gun at Asda

Stock image

03 July 2013

A Dover teenager has been charged with attempted robbery and a firearms offence after an incident at an Asda supermarket.

French say 'non' to charity rowers

One of the AHOY crews

03 July 2013

Cross-Channel charity rowing events from Dover have been hit by French authorities refusing to allow crews to enter their water.

Cinema's return to former splendour

James Wallace outside the Regent on Deal seafront

02 July 2013

Ambitious plans to reopen the iconic Regent on Deal seafront have been completed, three years after the building was bought by two businessmen.

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