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Vanity Fair will be aired next year on ITV

20 September 2017

TV crews have descended on a Kent town today for the filming of a new seven-part drama.


Rescue hero Smudge to turn on festive lights?

Smudge with his rewards

20 September 2017

A heroic dog is in the running to turn on a Kent town's Christmas lights after he sniffed out a missing hound during a walk.

Motorbike seized after reports of nuisance riding

Police seized a motorbike from a nuisance rider. Stock image.

20 September 2017

Police have taken a motorbike off a 17-year-old after reports of anti-social behaviour in a village.


Warning Kent's roads 'heading for chaos'

Could could face "traffic chaos" if the government fails to reach a customs checks deal before Brexit

19 September 2017

A deal must be reached about customs checks on both sides of the channel before Brexit to prevent a chaotic situation on our roads, says a politician.


'Cheapskate' attempt to dredge sands

The Goodwin Sands. Picture: Ian Goodban

19 September 2017

An MP has condemned plans to dig up iconic offshore sands to make way for a major port redevelopment.


Parsons Green - the Jungle connection?

Food queue at the Jungle last year. Two years after the Parsons Green suspect reportedly left

18 September 2017

Reports suggest that a suspect in the London tube bombing may have stayed in a notorious migrant camp.

Major town development - latest pictures

The construction of the St James' development this week. Picture courtesy of Apex Drone Photography

18 September 2017

New birds-eye images show the progress of a massive retail and leisure project.

Kelly charity thefts - now two charged

The Dovorian Restaurant - scene of one of the thefts

18 September 2017

Two men have been charged after a spate of charity box thefts for a girl with cancer.

Bargains galore at Deal Braderie

The weather stayed fine for Deal Braderie where thousands of bargains were had

18 September 2017

More than a hundred stalls were pitched on the High Street with holders selling their pre-loved goods at Deal Braderie


Honours for Normandy veterans

Presentation of Legion d'Honneur medals to Normandy veterans aboard Saga Sapphire cruise ship at Dover. Stanley Robert Elliss, left, and Richard Samson get medals from James Ryeland, managing director of George Hammond

18 September 2017

Two Normandy veterans, Richard Samson and Stanley Elliss were presented with the Légion d’honneur for their action in the D-Day landings of 1944.


Firefighters called to newly revamped pub

The Queen Street Tap in Deal. Picture courtesy of Matt Bristow

17 September 2017

Patrons at a town centre pub had to leave the building after a fire broke out.

Hospital boss quits troubled health trust

Chief executive of East Kent Hospitals Matthew Kershaw

15 September 2017

The boss of a beleaguered Kent health trust has left his position two years after taking up the role.


Kent legend’s charity golf day

Kerry Rubins from Martha Trust, cricketer John Shepherd, volunteer Jo Allen and director Julie Gayler

15 September 2017

The Martha Trust has teamed up with former Kent cricketer John Shepherd for the third year running to host a fundraising golf day at Princes Golf Club

Diggers start work on £26m leisure centre

15 September 2017

Construction vehicles and tradesmen are already at work on the district's new leisure centre at Whitfield.


Two arrested over charity box thefts

The Dovorian Restaurant - scene of one of the thefts

15 September 2017

Two men have been arrested after a spate of charity tin thefts.

Brewing begins for community hop farm's bumper crop

Deal Hop Farm harvested its hops yesterday and brewing began today

15 September 2017

A community growing project has harvested a bumper crop of hops and today brewing begins creating Deal's own beer - Hopping Mad

Possible reprieve for closure-threatened legion club

The Royal British Legion club, Market Street, Deal

15 September 2017

A Royal British Legion club could be saved from closure after a potential investor and business professional stepped forward.

More doctors for crisis hit A&E departments

The A&E at the William Harvey.

14 September 2017

Health chiefs have drafted in more emergency doctors as figures reveal just 62% of A&E patients are being seen within the four hour target.


Just where is all the money going?

Sandwich Guildhall

14 September 2017

Calls for clarity have been made after it was discovered Sandwich Tollbridge Fund costs 16 times more to run than the amount it gives out in grants

Plan to cut speed limit to 30mph after villagers’ road safety pleas

Alkham Road, Temple Ewell, Dover

14 September 2017

A stretch of road plagued by accidents could have a sharp speed limit drop.

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