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Amy Howie works on an overlocker machine at the repair workshop. Picture: Transition Dover

10 February 2018

A new repairs workshop service, so items can be fixed rather than bin, has begun.

Cocaine found under 'gorgeous' bag by border police

Cocaine was found under the bag

09 February 2018

A stash of cocaine worth £3.2m was found in a truck when border officials moved a bag with the slogan "I'm great for the environment - and gorgeous!"


Kent duo win Hunted TV contest

On the run. Bob and Alex keep ahead of their pursuers. Picture courtesy of Channel 4

09 February 2018

A father and son are among the winners of an action reality show.


Lorry driver smashed into waiting vehicles

The crash happened near the Stockbury Roundabout

09 February 2018

A trucker has been cleared of dangerous driving following a crash which fractured a car driver's spine.


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.


Century of women's votes

 Dover Town Council celebrating 100 years of the woman's vote. From left Charlie Zosseder, Ann Jenner, Pam Brivio, Miriam Wood, clerk Allison Burton, Sue Jones. Picture: Peter Wallace

08 February 2018

Town councillors this week celebrated the 100th anniversary of female suffrage in Britain.


Two hurt in tumble dryer blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

07 February 2018

Two men had to be treated after a drying machine caught fire.


Lottery winner put behind bars

Nina Hughes won nearly £700,000 on the national lottery

07 February 2018

A drug-dealing mum carried on supplying illegal substances even after she won nearly £700,000 on the lottery.


Man remanded after stabbing

Emergency services in Gardiner Street, Gillingham. Photos: Keith Thompson

07 February 2018

A man accused of carrying out an aggravated burglary and a stabbing has been remanded in custody.

Bidder snaps up flat at bargain price

A house is up for auction in Dover with a guide price of £45,000 to £50,000. Picture: Clive Emson

06 February 2018

A modernised one bedroom flat in Kent has gone under the hammer - and you won't believe how much it sold for.


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.


Boy, 14, accused of supplying drugs

A drugs deal. Stock image

05 February 2018

Two teenagers are in custody after police were called to reports of intruders in the grounds of a property.

'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.


Drunk reveller brandished imitation AK47 gun

William McGarry, who has been jailed for 18 months. Picture: Kent Police

03 February 2018

A man holding a fake gun near pub-goers met his match when a former bodyguard in Afghanistan swooped in to disarm him.


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.

Consultation launched on stroke services

The trust runs the Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham

02 February 2018

A 10-week consultation has launched today following the announcement that three hyper acute stroke services will be created.


Alleged people smuggler due in court

One man is in court following the sea rescue. Library image

02 February 2018

A man is due to appear in court charged with people smuggling after nine people, thought to be Albanians, were rescued from an inflatable boat.

Morrisons to cut management jobs

Morrisons has announced cuts to management

01 February 2018

Britain's fourth largest supermarket Morrisons is to cut 1,500 manager roles as it becomes the latest retailer to shake up its staff structure.

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