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'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.


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.

Boost for housing and regeneration schemes in Kent

Sajid Javid

01 February 2018

The government has announced a £21m funding boost for three development projects in the county.


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.


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.

Lorry toll charge plea rejected

Lorries build up in Dover during times of delays, such as bad weather and strikes in France

31 January 2018

Calls to create a congestion charge for lorries passing through a Kent port have been dismissed.


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.


Three girls taken ill amid drug fears at school

Dover Christ Church Academy

30 January 2018

Three school students were taken ill after emergency crews were called to reports pupils were "under the influence of drugs".

Killer lorry driver's sentence doubled

Traian Soare. Picture: Kent Police.

30 January 2018

A lorry driver who killed two men after becoming distracted by his sat-nav has had his prison sentence doubled.

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.


Last day of the Triffids in sight

The weeds on the disused building in Biggin Street, Dover, crept inside the window.

30 January 2018

A disused building where weeds have invaded the inside is to be refurbished.

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.


Woman dies in house fire

Emergency services at the house fire scene at Tower Street, Dover

29 January 2018

Fire crews battled flames in a house fire but were unable to save a woman in her 50s.


'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


Drunk driver call took 48 minutes

Augusta Pearson dialled 101 after seeing a driver going the wrong way up a one-way street in Dover

27 January 2018

A woman has spoken of her struggle to reach police after spotting a drunk driver travelling the wrong way up a one-way street.


Scrap plan for Sunday charges

Middle Street car park, Deal.

25 January 2018

A petition has so far collected 1,431 names in a bid to stop the council charging for parking on Sundays.

Port reopens after blockade lifts

Port of Dover, Eastern Docks side. Stock picture

25 January 2018

All ferry sailings from Kent to Calais were suspended for nine hours due to French fishermen's industrial action.

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