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Huge ecstasy and cannabis haul at docks

The drug ecstasy seized at Dover docks. Picture courtesy of the Home Office

22 January 2018

Cannabis and MDMA, thought to be worth £220,000, has been found in a van by border officials.

Cost of travel pass due to rise again

The bus pass cost is set to rise

22 January 2018

Families are expected to be asked to fork out more cash for a popular school travel pass this year.

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Petition to stop Sunday parking charges

South Street car park, Deal

20 January 2018

Hundreds of online petition names have already been collected to prevent new seven-day parking fees.

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Big screen rival welcomed

The Silver Screen Cinema

19 January 2018

The boss of a tiny cinema wants a giant competitor to move into his town.

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Suspected migrant alert

Palmerston Road, Whitfield. Picture: Google Maps

18 January 2018

Immigration officials were called when eight people were found in a lorry.

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Prize draw swindle

Scam come by post, telephone or computer. Picture courtesy of Kent County Council trading standards

18 January 2018

Con artists have sent letters claiming to be from the Australian and Nigerian lotteries.

Look behind you

The Temple Ewell panto Dick Whittington. Sarah Briscombe as good fairy Bowbells and Andy Fellows as King Rat. Picture courtesy of Temple Ewell Players

18 January 2018

The much-loved pantomime Dick Whittington will be performed next week.

Major Sunday parking charges scheme

Townwall Street car park, Dover

17 January 2018

A consultation is due for proposals to introduce seven-day payments in 12 more car parks.

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Kent MP put in charge of loneliness

MP Tracey Crouch - now in charge of loneliness

17 January 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a Kent MP to carry on the work of murdered MP Jo Cox to help the lonely.

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Kate makes headstart in mental health support

The Duchess of Cambridge, supporting a mental health initiative coming to Dover

16 January 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge has backed a conference with Kent youngsters on mental well-being.

Restaurant pulls out of major leisure project

Frankie and Benny's have several outlets in Kent

16 January 2018

Frankie and Benny's will no longer be part of a new £53 million development.

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Birds-eye view of development

Still from the latest video for the St James' develolpment. Picture courtesy of Apex Drone Photography

15 January 2018

New video shows progress on a Kent town's major leisure and retail project.

New knitting group to tackle anxiety problems

Sara Williams is starting a new knitting club to help people tackle their anxiety

15 January 2018

A Kent mum is launching a new knitting group to help people tackle their anxiety problems.

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Drug firm told to change its ad for Beauty Shot drink

Pfizer has a base in Sandwich

14 January 2018

Pfizer has been forced to amend one of its adverts after it was found to be making an unauthorised health claim.

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'People priced out of trains'

Dover Priory station rail fares protest. Pictured are Miriam Wood, Ian Palmer and Barbara and Nick Hansom. Picture courtesy of Peter Wallace

13 January 2018

Labour Party member have held railway station protests over fare rises.

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The worst place in Kent for fly-tipping is revealed

Flytipping cost councils in Kent more than £1 million last year.

13 January 2018

Local authorities in Kent spent more than £1 million cleaning up illegally dumped rubbish across the county last year.

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Feast of films

Leading Cineworld team members at Dover. From left regional manager Iman Fathi, general manager Luke Admans and operations director Kelly Drew

12 January 2018

Dover's first even multiplex cinema opens in three weeks.

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.

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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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.

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