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Palm oil warning to dog owners

The waxy deposit washed up on Sandwich Bay. Picture: Dover District Council

08 February 2018

A warning has been issued after a waxy deposit suspected to be palm oil has washed up on a Kent beach.

A&E units still struggling to meet targets

The A&E at the William Harvey.

08 February 2018

Some Kent patients are still waiting more than four hours to be treated in A&E - making it one of the most challenging winters on record.

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Bus shelter could make way for expanded cinema

Councillors Pam Hawkins and Bill Gardner with bus passengers outside the closed waiting room.

08 February 2018

The reopening of an indoor bus shelter depends on whether cinema developers submit a plan that requires space in the neighbouring car park.

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Jobs threat at school after 'financial mismanagement'

Schools Company Trust sponsors four schools in the UK including Goodwin Academy in Deal

07 February 2018

Jobs are on the line at a new multi-million pound secondary school after revelations of financial mismanagement.

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Sunday parking charges - thousands say no

Campaigning councillors Charlotte “Charlie” Zosseder and Ian Palmer at the Stembrook car park, Dover. Picture: Peter Wallace

06 February 2018

Just over 3,400 people have supported online petitions to stop a council introducing new seven-day parking charges.

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Car workshop blaze

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

06 February 2018

Three fire engines were called to a blaze at an industrial estate.

'Don't go back in the USSR'

Initial images of the planned Buckland Hospital site flats. Picture: Beanland Associates Architects

05 February 2018

New flats planned to replace a fomer hospital have been branded Soviet-style.

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Family frolics this February half term in Kent

Explore at Leeds Castle this half term

03 February 2018

It may be February, but the fun starts starts here with the first school break of the year: here's what's on this half term across Kent.

Help is at hand for vulnerable

Gary Cox

03 February 2018

Retired, vulnerable or unemployed people can ask questions about help available to them at a launch for the local branch of the Unite Community union

'Get a grip Macron', says MP

The Port of Calais, general view

02 February 2018

A Kent politician has spoken out after five migrants were shot in horrific violence in Calais.

What a ding dong...

St Peter's Church in Sandwich

01 February 2018

An unholy row over whether a church's clock chimes are too loud could be settled by government ministers.

Councillor says plan to build 70 homes is ‘folly’

The proposed second wave of development by Timperley at Sholden, with access from Hyton Drive and Cornfield Row (pictured)

01 February 2018

Serious flood risks have been raised against plans to build 70 extra homes beside a 230 home development.

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Ex-veteran councillors' high honour award

Honorary Aldermen Jim Hood, left, and Paul Watkins with council chairman Sue Chandler

01 February 2018

A former mayor and ex-council leader, who have served nearly 70 years between them, have been made Honorary Aldermen.

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Charity prom moves to new farm venue

Martha Trust's Kerry Rubins,Solleys' Keith Morrison and Kimberley Anderson from Discovery Park

01 February 2018

Pack your wellington boots and sunglasses and get set for a new one-day festival Prom On The Farm.

Call for port lorry toll

Lorries last week queued at Dover's Townwall Street to reach the Eastern Docks

31 January 2018

Councillors will tonight discuss whether to have a congestion charge for lorries heading through Dover's port.

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Days to buy back village pub

The Chequer Inn. Picture: Tony Flashman

30 January 2018

Campaigners are striving to raise a last £160,000 to rescue a former country pub.

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A unique Valentine’s Day gift that will make a lasting impression

30 January 2018

Sponsored editorial: Say I love you with a unique piece of art

Trial of semi-automated lorries could come to Kent

M20 near Charing

29 January 2018

Trials involving convoys of semi-automated lorries controlled by a lead vehicle could take place along stretches of a Kent motorway.

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'Reckless red lines' warning by Labour

Labour's Andy McDonald, left, and Keir Starmer outside Dover Eastern Docks

29 January 2018

Two leading Labour politicians say there could be severe lorry delays at a Kent port if Theresa May mishandles Brexit

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Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

The man was hit by a car in Mill Hill

28 January 2018

Police are investigating after a man reported being hit by a car which failed to stop while he was crossing the road.

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