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Former ballet school pupil launches academy

A free launch party will be held on Saturday at Betteshanger Park

17 August 2017

A classically-trained ballet dancer is returning to her first love to share her passion for dance with youngsters.

Days of old, when knights were bold

Dover Castle's grand medieval joust

17 August 2017

Knights in shining armour gave visitors to Dover Castle an adrenaline-fuelled taste of the past

MP to stand trial over election expenses next year

Craig Mackinlay

15 August 2017

Kent MP Craig Mackinlay is to stand trial next year after denying any wrongdoing over the declaration of expenses during the 2015 general election.

Kent hospitals crisis as A&E waiting times worst in country

The move would have radically shaken up health services in Kent. Thinkstock Image Library

14 August 2017

A&E departments in east Kent have been likened to those in third-world countries as shock figures reveal waiting times to be the worst in England.


Man aims to create next best folding bike

Stuart Lambert, business founder and product designer with design engineer Alex Kalogroulis

14 August 2017

Stuart Lambert who has spent thousands designing a new compact folding bicycle is finally ready to take it to production.


Two cut free after crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

13 August 2017

Fire crews freed two people trapped after a two-car crash.


Council considers buying old cinema

The Regent in Deal

10 August 2017

Frustrated cinema campaigners - who claim they’ve been “fobbed off” for eight years - have persuaded councillors to try to buy a historic building.


Meeting to save historic clock chimes

St Peter's church clock could be stopped from chiming at night

09 August 2017

A public meeting will be held to try and dissuade a resident from pursuing his complaint about the level of noise from historic church clock.


Cruel gun attack on cat leaves family devastated

Marian Kitchener's cat Soxx was shot in Deal

09 August 2017

Police are appealing for information after a pet cat was found with a pellet lodged in her spine after being repeatedly shot.


Celebrating 75 years of wedded bliss

Dorothy and Tim Walter celebrate at home

07 August 2017

A couple who claim they've never had an argument share the secret to a happy marriage.


Teen sets sights on GB title

Kerys Squire, 18, will compete in Miss Teen GB in October

05 August 2017

Raising awareness of isolation is one way pageant girl Kerys Squire is hoping to stand our in this year’s Miss Teen Great Britain competition.

Council united in tackling decision to cut bus routes

Stagecoach is extending the times when it will accept a young person's Freedom Pass.

04 August 2017

Councillors have banded together to put up a united front to fight bus service cuts


School looks to beat vandals with cameras

Sandown Primary School's Green Zone is now equipped with cameras thanks to PAH

02 August 2017

A school which has been repeatedly targeted by vandals has received security equipment thanks to a local building firm.


Dismay as nursery ‘adventures’ end

Manager Jackie Wylde says she is heartbroken

01 August 2017

Six people have been left unemployed after a nursery school lost its fight to stay open.


'You must stop, it will rot your brain'

Samantha Rayson admitted having hundreds of child sex images. Picture: Thinkstock

01 August 2017

A judge issued a stark warning to a mother convicted of possessing extreme pornography and child sex images after giving her a suspended sentence.


United to fight bus cuts

Route 102, which goes westward after Pencester Road, Dover

29 July 2017

Town councillors and an MP have both attacked planned bus service withdrawals.


To have and to howl

Steve and Ruth Winder with Duke on their wedding day

28 July 2017

He’s only been a part of their lives for six months but that hasn’t stopped a couple from including their pet dog in their big day.


Council boss rules out bid to become Ukip party leader

Chris Wells Thanet District Council leader

28 July 2017

The Ukip leader of a Kent council says he won't be standing in the contest to be the party's next leader.


Mass of new ferry staff for summer rush

Two of P&O Ferries' new summer recruits. Munashe Navarro, 21, of Dover, and Ellie Cox, 20, of Nonington. Picture courtesy of P&O Ferries

27 July 2017

A Kent ferry firm has hired more than 140 seasonal workers for the peak travel period.


Double diving tragedy

Maritime & Coastguard Agency helicopter. Stock image.

26 July 2017

Police are investigating two diving deaths less than 24 hours apart in Kent.

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