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Donations pour in to help buy wheelchair for tot

Elana was three weeks old when her family noticed something wasn't right

28 September 2017

Donations have started pouring in towards a wheelchair appeal for a toddler with a rare disease.

How Kentish is your accent?

Miners at Chislet Colliery

28 September 2017

From shuckish to nabbler... take our quiz to find out how many traditional Kentish words you know.


Video: Victim speaks out to warn others as beast is jailed

Rape victim Kirsty Screene was brutally attacked

27 September 2017

A brave victim has spoken out about her 11-year nightmare at the hands of her boyfriend, who repeatedly raped her.


Goodwins dredge - second council says no

Deal Town Hall. Councillors here voted against the dredging

27 September 2017

Two town councils in a week have formally opposed dredging the offshore sands to make way for a port redevelopment.


Fly-tipping costing councils thousands

This is the state one fly-tipper left. Picture: Joe Wright

26 September 2017

Kent's borough and district councils are effectively pouring hundreds of thousands of pounds 'down the drain' cleaning up rampant fly-tipping.


Beach sealed off after unexploded 'weapon' found

General scene of Walmer Beach

25 September 2017

Unexploded ammunition, believed to be from the Second World War, was discovered on a beach.


Kelly charity thefts - man jailed

Kelly Turner. Picture: Tony Flashman

25 September 2017

A man has been imprisoned for four months for stealing three charity collection boxes for a teenager with cancer.

Trains disrupted by car on tracks

The car even straddled a live wire. Picture courtesy of Network Rail

25 September 2017

A car, unbelievably parked on railway tracks and straddling a live wire, caused disruption to train services


Songs for my gran

Sophia Lyons - onstage in tribute to her grandmother. Picture courtesy of JIGintheBOX Entertainment Group

24 September 2017

A singer performing in memory of her grandmother will be part of a tribute night for two women.

Service of thanks for £35k tower roof repairs

St Mary's Church gave thanks for the community support in its church tower roof appeal during a service led by the Rt Rev'd Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover

24 September 2017

The bells rang out again at a Kent church as the congregation gave thanks for the completion of its tower roof repairs.


Let's get Elana on the move

Ann Gardiner is fundraising to but a wheelchair for two year old Elana

24 September 2017

A grandmother is calling for help to make the most of a toddler's "precious years".

MP's demand for hospital action

Buckland Hospital: MP Charlie Elphicke wants more services

23 September 2017

An MP has called for an end to an A&E crisis and for improvements for his main town hospital.

Plenty of venues will be drinking to fundraiser’s success

Deal's biggest annual coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer by Georgina Bishop is today (Saturday)

23 September 2017

Planning for Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings are well underway across Deal and Dover - Here’s our roundup of events starting today

Council stands against Goodwin dredging

The Goodwin Sands. Picture: Ian Goodban

22 September 2017

Town councillors voted against plans to dig offshore sands to make way for a major port development.


Man's body found at cliffs

Langdon Cliffs, Dover

22 September 2017

An investigation has been launched following a death at a Kent cliff area

Terror suspect remanded over Parsons Green attack

Dover Eastern Docks on the day the terror suspect was arrested

22 September 2017

An 18-year-old arrested in Kent after last week's terror attack has appeared in court after being charged.

Where are savings in axing helpdesk?

The town's district area office is within Deal Library

22 September 2017

A decision to close a district council help desk is to be reviewed by councillors.



McDonald's in Biggin Street, Dover

21 September 2017

A town's McDonald's restaurant will shut in six weeks, it's been confirmed.


Dad says penny-pinching is failing autistic pupils

The Beacon school in Folkestone

21 September 2017

The county council's transport policy means an autistic boy's 30 minute school journey takes him up to two hours


Council leader to retire

Dover council leader Paul Watkins will retire as leader and ward councilor for St Margaret's-at-Cliffe on Saturday, September 30

20 September 2017

Cllr Paul Watkins will retire as leader of Dover District Council next Saturday.

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