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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.

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.


Thieves steal cash machine from garage

Esso garage, Ramsgate Road. Pic: Google street views

31 January 2018

A cash machine has been stolen from a garage in an overnight theft.

Last-ditch attempt to save historic church chimes

St Peter's Church in Sandwich

31 January 2018

A final attempt to save a town’s historic church chimes depends on the support of councillors at a meeting tonight.


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.


'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


Carillion collapse shows big is not always so beautiful

Carillion work at prison a "total disaster" Picture: SWNS

27 January 2018

Construction and services businesses are hoping for a shot at government contracts after the collapse of Carillion.

Fraudster must repay £156,000

Canterbury Crown Court

26 January 2018

It's payback time for a woman who was unmasked as a serial liar after pretending to have 'more psychiatric qualifications than Sigmund Freud'


Car smashes into wall

The incident at Sholden on the A258 London Road,

26 January 2018

Police were called to the scene of a crash in which a car overturned.


Hornby determined to 'weather the storm'

Hornby has warned shareholders it will suffer larger than expected losses this year

25 January 2018

Model maker Hornby is expecting losses to be larger than predicted this year after poorer than expected sales over Christmas.

Proposed redesign of town square revealed

Cllr Dan Friend and Mayor Cllr Paul Graeme are encouraging people to attend the consultation.

25 January 2018

Plans to modernise a market square in a Kent town have been revealed.


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.

Road reopens after car landed on roof

Police were called to the scene. Library image.

25 January 2018

A road was closed both ways as police tried to trace a driver after a car ended up on its roof.

South Thanet MP pleads not guilty to expenses charge

MP Craig Mackinlay

25 January 2018

MP Craig Mackinlay has pleaded not guilty to a charge over his election expenses.

Another store leaving dwindling precinct

Superdrug: moving from Dover precinct

24 January 2018

Superdrug is the latest big brand to leave a decaying town centre.


Town music festival cancelled

Dave Ferra's Blues Band at the first Dover Music Festival, 2014

24 January 2018

A major annual rock and pop event is ending after four years.


Operations being halted at last minute

The number of cancelled operations grew in 2016-17, compared to 2015-16. Stock picture

24 January 2018

More than 1,700 patients have been told not to come in for planned surgery at short notice, according to the latest figures.


More than 90,000 children living in poverty

A nine year old was targeted by a groomer, according to police. Pic: Thinkstock

24 January 2018

Newly-published figures reveal the parts of Kent with the highest number of children living in hardship.


Top of the ports?

Port of Dover, Eastern Docks side. Stock picture

23 January 2018

Kent's biggest port is beaten in passenger numbers by Helsinki but is still king of the road for freight.

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