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Couple go to ombudsman over neighbour’s barn

Janet Pope who is having trouble with her neighbour

23 March 2014

A couple have filed a complaint with the ombudsman over a planning application for a barn near their home.


Police fined £100k for 'damaging' security gaffe

Police left sensitive tapes and information in a disused station

19 March 2014

Kent Police has been fined after documents and tapes containing 'extremely sensitive and confidential information' were left in a disused station.

NHS web app generates more than 10,000 hits

NHS logo

19 March 2014

A three month old app, named NHS Health Help Now has been a popular hit with residents in east Kent.

Pupils at Sandwich Junior School grill MP Laura Sandys

14 March 2014

Bright young pupils at Sandwich Junior School invited MP Laura Sandys for a special Question Time event.

Furious mother slams Kent test process

Sir Roger Manwood's School in Sandwich

14 March 2014

A single mother has been in tears after being told her daughter will have to go to a school she put down as a fourth choice.

Sandwich pupils behaviour on school bus was 'disgusting’

Pupils will soon be able to travel outside of school hours on Stagecoach buses with a pass. Picture: Stock image

14 March 2014

A Deal couple have complained about rowdy behavior from pupils on a bus from Sir Roger Manwood's and Sandwich Technology School.

MP welcomes 100% increase in district apprenticeships

MP Charlie Elphicke.

12 March 2014

The number of apprenticeships available to residents in Dover and Deal has risen by 100% since 2009.

A man's stolen car was later found crashed in Woodnesborough

12 March 2014

The victim of a car theft in Woodnesborough is urging drivers not to leave spare keys in their vehicles after teens allegedly crashed his car.

Elderly woman rushed to hospital after bedroom fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

08 March 2014

A Sandwich resident has been treated for smoke inhalation following a fire in her bedroom.

Fears for high street as two shops shut

Taylor-Jones and Son's in the high street

08 March 2014

Two independent traders in Deal's high-street will be closing their doors to make way for a bar.

Eighteen world war two unexploded bombs have been found at Sandwich Bay

05 March 2014

Eighteen World War Two shells were found by two brothers at Sandwich Bay on Monday.

Girls selected for Sandwich carnival court

03 March 2014

New princesses and queen's have been selected for Sandwich carnival court.

Activists demand fracking ban in flood-risk areas

02 March 2014

An opposition group says fracking applications should not be granted in areas prone to flooding.

Flooding has been ‘wake-up call for climate change’

Laura Sandys

28 February 2014

MP Laura Sandys says severe flooding in Sandwich has been a “wake up call” for climate change.

The Toll Bridge in Sandwich will remain closed

26 February 2014

Work on the flood defences in Sandwich have been delayed due to severe weather and the toll bridge will remain closed.

Security guard rescued after getting stuck in mud

RNLI lifeboat from Whitstable

24 February 2014

A man had to be pulled from the mud after colleagues heard his cries for help.

Police investigate a spate of car vandalism in Sandwich

Stock picture

21 February 2014

Kent Police is appealing for information after eight cars were vandalised across Sandwich on Monday night.

Dam! Beaver's hiding place discovered

The beaver found hiding under a car at Cliffsend near Ramsgate

21 February 2014

A beaver thought he had found a turbo-charged nesting place - when he hid under a car!

Store plans face strong opposition

What the new Waitrose in Sandwich would look like

20 February 2014

Plans for a Waitrose store on Dover Road in Sandwich have been recommended for refusal by the town council.

Passion of teen retailer secures planners’ U-turn

20 February 2014

A young entrepreneur has won her appeal and been granted planning permission for her business in Sandwich.

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