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Vet reimburses cat sanctuary that had collection tin taken

L-R: Jeremy Pearson of Animal House Veterinary Services and Carol Everest

A Kind hearted vet has paid back cash which a thief stole from his surgery meant to help a cat sanctuary

120 children to move into closed down school

KCC has committed to retaining the Walmer Science College site for educational use

A new secondary school will spend its first year at a location 17 miles away from where it will permanently be based.

Snow tubing at a place near you!

Experience snow tubing at Betteshanger Park this Christmas. Picture: © Shutterstock

Snow tubing is just one of the new and exciting activities on offer at Betteshanger Park this Christmas.

Jealous boyfriend tried to kill partner

Alan Brough has been found guilty of attempted murder of his partner

A jealous and paranoid man has been found guilty of trying to murder his innocent partner after he hired a private eye to follow her.

Panto stars unable to make lights switch-on

Cast of this year's Marlowe pantomime Peter Pan will not be appearing at the Deal Christmas Light's switch-on

Father Christmas will step in to switch on a town's Christmas lights after panto stars' rehearsal schedule meant they had to decline the invite


Knitting club poppy wreath tribute gets town talking

A detailed history is attached to the wreath in Blenheim Road

A series of knitted poppy wreaths located around a Kent town was a secret project carefully created by a knitting group.


New arrival to high street

Coming soon: The Deal Bookshop

An unbranded Waterstones bookshop is moving into a town centre.

Half a million pound refurbishment for pier

Despite its problems, the structure remains a popular subject for photographers, as captured here by Tony Friend

A Kent pier will undergo a half a million pound refurbishment as it celebrates its diamond anniversary.


'I had no intention of killing her'

Alan Brough has been found guilty of attempted murder of his partner

A man accused of trying to murder his girlfriend has tearfully told a jury he "flipped" and gripped her by the throat - but didn't intend to kill her.

Did you see weekend assault?

Police were called. Stock picture

Police are hunting a lone attacker who allegedly assaulted a group of four people.

Town hall railings will stop area being used as toilet

The railings will be very similar to those at the barracks in Walmer

Railings and gates will soon be installed around a town hall to stop people from using the area as a toilet.


Lest we forget: Remembrance services in Deal, Dover and Sandwich

Remembrance services will take place in Deal, Dover and Sandwich

A range of Remembrance services will pay tribute to the Fallen.

Yobs post dog poo in post box

Cllr Nick Tomaszewski has condemned those who posted dog faeces in this post box

A town councillor is outraged after a post box has been put out of use because repulsive yobs posted dog faeces.


I almost live in Britain, says soul star Martha

Martha Reeves, right, onstage at the Astor theatre with sister Lois

Motown legend Martha Reeves has told of her love of the UK and her passion to perform.


MP 'still unaware of allegations' against him

Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke

MP Charlie Elphicke has fired a broadside at the authorities investigating him, saying he is still unsure what he's accused of.


Terry’s lead role in Royal Marines trail

Terry Crawford has been appointed Community Engagement Officer for the Royal Marines Heritage Trail which retraces the footsteps of the corps in Deal

Getting the message out about the Royal Marines Heritage Trail is the task of the trail's community liaison officer Terry Crawford

Decision on 70 homes plan waiting on survey

The proposed second wave of development by Timperley at Sholden, with access from Hyton Drive and Cornfield Row (pictured)

A decision on a scheme to develop farmland has been deferred until the findings of a transport survey are known.

Jealous man tried to strangle 'cheating' partner: Court

The incident happened in Halliday Drive, Walmer. Picture: Google.

A man tried to strangle his partner - even installing spy cameras and having her followed - in the deluded belief she was cheating, a court heard.

Trains return to normal after vehicle hits bridge

A vehicle has struck a bridge, causing delays. Picture: Southeastern

Train services are getting back to normal after a vehicle struck a bridge.


Flood alert issued on Kent coast

Port of Dover

A flood alert has been issued today along the Kent coast where an 'astronomical' tidal surge is expected.


New homes applications learn their fate

Persimmon has already built hundreds of new homes in Deal

Applications for 140 new homes in a Kent district will go before planners tonight.


Young relay rowers are now record-breakers

The rowers raised £1,750 for Cancer Research

While most teenagers spent their half-term topping up on sleep, youngsters at a Kent rowing club were smashing records.

Two hurt in double stabbing

Police were called to The Fairway in Deal last night after a double stabbing. Picture: Google

Police are investigating after a double stabbing left two men injured last night.


'The illness that has distorted my life'

Hayley Denise Sawkins, left, with the memorial bench to her mother

A Kent woman explains in her own words what life has been like living with bipolar affective disorder for more than two decades.

Top dogs earn place in charity calendar

 Tiny Hendricks took the photoshoot in his stride

A dozen four-legged friends from one Kent town are being celebrated in a new calendar which will raise money for the Dogs Trust.

Developer promises action over problem homes site

Abandoned land which is an eye sore for residents

Housebuilder Persimmon has promised to take action after residents complained about unfinished roads, overgrown green space and closed footpaths.

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