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Fighting poverty on the coast

Dover: Report says it has its share of coastal deprivation

05 September 2017

An MP has called for more help for deprived seaside towns.


Burglars target church

The burglars gained access to St Peter's Church via a window

31 August 2017

Burglars at a Kent church may have only got away with small change but have left hundreds of pounds worth of damage.


Police operation targets drivers not wearing seat belts

Officers in Betteshanger on Friday

31 August 2017

More than 10 drivers who were caught not wearing their seat belts or on their mobile phones have been penalised after a road safety operation.


Return duty free sales after Brexit, say MPs

The Eastern docks at the Port of Dover

31 August 2017

Duty free sales on travel to and from Europe must return after Brexit, two local MPs say.


Disgust at plan to axe help desk

Sandwich Guildhall

31 August 2017

A petition has been launched against plans to close a district council help desk used by elderly people or those without the internet

Festival fun continues

Music fans enjoying the festival yesterday. Picture: Tony Flashman

27 August 2017

Dover Music Festival has its second day and the port regatta has begun.

Mystery of how man came to be in river

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

26 August 2017

Firefighters were sent to rescue a man from the River Stour early this morning.


New site found in dredging row

The Goodwin Sands. Picture: Ian Goodban

25 August 2017

A port's controversial plans to dredge the Goodwin Sands have been scaled back.


Motorcyclist injured in lorry crash

 Stock image

25 August 2017

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash with a lorry on a busy bypass.

Exam success for teenager with cancer

Kelly Turner and her parents Linda and Martin, with her exam results. Picture courtesy of St Edmund's School, Dover

24 August 2017

A student has passed all her GCSEs despite two years of illness.

Dog show will help rescue pooches

Stig was a winner at last year's Futures for Dogs dog show

23 August 2017

Pooches will be preened and presented to judges at a dog show and fun day on Sunday.

Progress for under-sea electricity link project

The standard pylon that will be used in the project

23 August 2017

Work on a major project to channel electricity under the sea between east Kent and Belgium is on track to finish in 2019.

Eighties stars for festival weekend

Toyah Willcox

23 August 2017

Toyah Willcox and Paul Young appear at a Kent music festival.


Firms may overlook pupils with new GCSEs

Pupils collecting their GCSE results

23 August 2017

Pupils leaving school with new-style GCSE grades may have their CVs overlooked because employers are confused by the system, business leaders warned.


Council stands firm on demands for slip road

Abbey New Homes' plan for 120 homes off Woodnesborough Road in Sandwich - those in blue represent the 36 proposed affordable homes

23 August 2017

The introduction of a slip road is the only way councillors will give their support to a major housing development.


Road blocked after crash

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: @KentSpecials

22 August 2017

Emergency services were sent to the scene of a two-car collision that shut a main road in both directions.


New leisure centre gets planning permission

Artist's impression of the planned new Dover Leisure Centre at Whitfield. Picture: Dover District Council

22 August 2017

Official consent has been given for a new £26 million Kent sports centre.


Former town mayor dies

Bill Newman in 2010 when received his Honorary Alderman of Kent accolade. Picture: Kent County Council

21 August 2017

Tributes have been paid to Bill Newman who has died after a long illness.


Team explores secrets of 18th century shipwreck

The team in the Rooswijk project. Picture courtesy of Historic England

18 August 2017

Experts are working on a site where a ship sank off Kent nearly 300 years ago.

A-level results day 2017

It's A-level results day. Library image.

17 August 2017

There were tears of joy - and in some cases, disappointment - as thousands of teenagers across Kent collected their A-level results.

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