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Arrest after suspected drink driver hits parked cars

Two parked cars were damaged in the incident

11 January 2018

A suspected drink driver remains in custody after allegedly smashing into two parked cars.

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Man blew £1 million payout

Mark Buery blew most of his compensation payout on drink and drugs

11 January 2018

A construction worker who lost a leg in a workplace accident has blown most of his compensation on drink and drugs, a court heard.

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Friends pay tribute following death of ‘kind-hearted’ teen

Alex Namey, a former pupil at Duke of York's Royal Military School, also Walmer Science College and Astor College in Dover

10 January 2018

A man, who died suddenly aged 19, has been remembered as "such a good soul taken too soon" by friends.

Warning after sick seal escapes back into sea

The ill seal escaped back into the sea. Picture: Don Hough

10 January 2018

A gravely ill seal, beached in Kent, escaped back into the sea before it could be put down.

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Sales top £3.4bn at housebuilder

A Persimmon house at Timperley Place in Deal

09 January 2018

Persimmon increased revenues by 9% last year amid healthy demand in the housing sector.

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Thug steals victim's bowler hat in assault

08 January 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which saw the culprit also get away with the victim’s bowler hat.

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Police fine 'careless' minibus driver

Police attended the crash scene. Pic from Kent Police RPU

06 January 2018

Police have fined a minibus driver after he fell asleep at the wheel and ploughed into the back of another car on a dual carriageway

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Panto fun from Robin Hood

The pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood with characters Friar Tuck, Robin, Alan-a-Dale and Little Joan. Picture courtesy of Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society

06 January 2018

An amateur dramatics group opens its latest show this week.

Patients stuck in corridors as A&E crisis deepens

Footage shows patients stuck in beds in the hospital corridors.

05 January 2018

Video footage has laid bare the scale of the winter crisis in hospitals as patients are left waiting in ambulances and stuck on beds in corridors.

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More than 70 homes without power

Power was lost after 9am this morning. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

04 January 2018

A power supply company has apologised after more than 70 homes have been left without power.

Ambulance crisis at A&E

stock photo

04 January 2018

A third of people were left waiting in ambulances for more than half an hour outside A&E units in Kent last week.

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Green Party's plan to improve air

General scene of queueing traffic, a regular contributor to air pollution

04 January 2018

A plan to reduce air pollution is the number one priority for local Greens in 2018.

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Chimney fire reaches roofspace

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

03 January 2018

Firefighters were called to deal with a spreading blaze

Snooker ace and mum dies aged 46

Dawn Wells loved music as well as sport. Picture courtesy of Graham Tutthill

03 January 2018

A woman who was once one of the world's top female snooker players has lost her battle with cancer.

Barrister delighted after being made a Queen’s Counsel

Eloise Marshall QC has already tackled high-profile cases

03 January 2018

Two letters have brought new year joy to east Kent barrister Eloise Marshall – they were the letters Q and C.

New parking charges introduced at railway stations

Southeastern has introduced parking charges at Sandwich Railway Station

02 January 2018

Commuters face having to find an extra £700 a year to pay to park after Southeastern has introduced parking charges at more of its railway stations.

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Dog suddenly dies after eating mysterious substance

Google - Cooper Street Drove

31 December 2017

A warning has gone out to dog owners after a canine died a sudden and “horrible” death after eating what is believed to be poison.

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Kelly Turner mourned and the TV drama Liar shown

The funeral of Kelly Turner in November

31 December 2017

Review of the year 2017, Dover district, July to December.

Banksy's mural and triple tragedy on the White Cliffs

Elusive artist Banksy crept into Dover and painted a Brexit themed mural last Sunday

30 December 2017

A review of the year 2017, Dover district, from January to June.

Political review of the year

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

30 December 2017

It's been an extraordinary 12 months in the world of politics by anyone's standards. We take a look at the impact it had on Kent.

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