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Drunk chased construction workers with pick axe

Lee Norris struck in Rectory Road, Deal. Picture: Google.

A drunk man staggered onto a construction site and threatened workers, before chasing them with a pick axe and smashing up machinery.

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Warning after schoolgirl approached at bus stop

The bus stop in Court Road where the alleged incident took place. Picture: Google Maps

A school has warned parents after one of its female students was "persistently" approached at a bus stop.

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Major Sunday parking charges scheme

Townwall Street car park, Dover

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

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New knitting group to tackle anxiety problems

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

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

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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Homeless families double the number that was predicted

Housing is desperately needed in the Dover district

The number of homeless families in temporary accommodation is more than double the projected figure leading to a potential £746,000 budget deficit

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Man hit by car taken to hospital

The incident happened in London Road. Picture: Google Maps

A man is receiving medical attention at a hospital after he was hit by a car.

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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

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

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Lawyers involved to find out why MP is suspended

MP Charlie Elphicke says it is unfair for anyone to be in his position

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke is working with lawyers to uncover the allegations which have led to his two-month suspension.

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Plan for new beach huts announced

The new beach huts will be identical in design to those installed in 2014. Picture: Joanna Thomson

The company behind a planning application for eleven new beach huts say the build will help secure the long term future of a community paddling pool.

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Arrest after suspected drink driver hits parked cars

Two parked cars were damaged in the incident

A suspected drink driver remains in custody after allegedly smashing into two parked cars.

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Friends pay tribute following death of ‘kind-hearted’ teen

Alex Namey, a former pupil at Duke of York's Royal Military School, also Walmer Science College and Astor College in Dover

A man, who died suddenly aged 19, has been remembered as "such a good soul taken too soon" by friends.

Warning after sick seal escapes back into sea

The ill seal escaped back into the sea. Picture: Don Hough

A gravely ill seal, beached in Kent, escaped back into the sea before it could be put down.

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Thug steals victim's bowler hat in assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which saw the culprit also get away with the victim’s bowler hat.

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More than 70 homes without power

Power was lost after 9am this morning. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A power supply company has apologised after more than 70 homes have been left without power.

Green Party's plan to improve air

General scene of queueing traffic, a regular contributor to air pollution

A plan to reduce air pollution is the number one priority for local Greens in 2018.

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Chimney fire reaches roofspace

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

Firefighters were called to deal with a spreading blaze

New parking charges introduced at railway stations

Southeastern has introduced parking charges at Sandwich Railway Station

Commuters face having to find an extra £700 a year to pay to park after Southeastern has introduced parking charges at more of its railway stations.

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Kelly Turner mourned and the TV drama Liar shown

The funeral of Kelly Turner in November

Review of the year 2017, Dover district, July to December.

Banksy's mural and triple tragedy on the White Cliffs

Elusive artist Banksy crept into Dover and painted a Brexit themed mural last Sunday

A review of the year 2017, Dover district, from January to June.

Country park issues appeal for stolen bikes

The stolen bikes were CUBE Aim Pro’s, pictured, and had hire number stickers on them

A Kent country park has released a picture showing the make and model of the bikes which were stolen during a burglary.

'Someone must know who is responsible'

Fisherman Dave Lawrence says he was left for dead

A woman whose husband was attacked with a wooden plank has pleaded for help to find the culprits as police prepare to close the case.

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Festive activities cancelled after country park break-in

There will be no bouncing on this giant 50ft inflatable snowman after the break-in.

A Kent country park has been forced to cancel its festive activities after a break-in overnight.

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From cave paintings to the magic of the movies

Captivating shadow puppets

Film fans are invited to preview Kent's first museum dedicated to the story of the moving image - from shadow puppets to the magic lantern.

Brave dippers enjoy icy splash

Drenched and shivering, dippers emerge from the sea at Deal

There were nuns, pink ladies and Disney characters among the Boxing Day dippers at Deal beach this morning

Taking an icy dip for a good cause

Deal dippers make a dash for it

More than a hundred brave swimmers will take to icy waters today to help a little girl walk unaided.

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