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Mum's fight to ensure 'my son mattered'

Robert Fraser

A woman who lost her son to the most powerful drug known to man is campaigning for a change in the law.


Forty firefighters tackle car yard blaze

The aftermath of the fire. Pic: @kentpolicedover

Dozens of vehicles caught fire after a blaze broke out at a car salvage yard.


First look at new seats for Pier

Residents are invited to have their say on the new seats. Picture: DDC

A council is testing two types of benches as part of a half a million pound pier revamp.


Debt-ridden school cutting staff

The new Goodwin Academy in Hamilton Road, Deal

Dozens of jobs are to be lost after "financial mismanagement" led to a school racking up £3 million of debt.


Stranger tries to coax teenager into van

Kent Police has released this e-fit of a man they'd like to speak to

Police have issued an e-fit after a man tried to persuade a young teenager into his van.


Landlady fined after ten people contract food poisoning

Deborah Doyle must pay almost £8,000 in fines

A landlady has been fined almost £8,000 after ten people contracted food poisoning after eating at her pub.


Car smeared with dog poo after woman failed to pick up

A message reminding the woman to pick up the mess was scribed on her car

A woman who failed to pick up dog's mess is calling for police action after it was smeared on her car.


Warning after dog 'sank his teeth' into Dalmatian

Fred was bit in two places

A dog owner who was forced to pay a £200 vet's bill after another hound allegedly "sank his teeth" into his pet is advising others to be vigilant.


Bus shelter could make way for expanded cinema

Councillors Pam Hawkins and Bill Gardner with bus passengers outside the closed waiting room.

The reopening of an indoor bus shelter depends on whether cinema developers submit a plan that requires space in the neighbouring car park.


Jobs threat at school after 'financial mismanagement'

Schools Company Trust sponsors four schools in the UK including Goodwin Academy in Deal

Jobs are on the line at a new multi-million pound secondary school after revelations of financial mismanagement.


Car workshop blaze

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

Three fire engines were called to a blaze at an industrial estate.

Help is at hand for vulnerable

Gary Cox

Retired, vulnerable or unemployed people can ask questions about help available to them at a launch for the local branch of the Unite Community union

Councillor says plan to build 70 homes is ‘folly’

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

Serious flood risks have been raised against plans to build 70 extra homes beside a 230 home development.


Charity prom moves to new farm venue

Martha Trust's Kerry Rubins,Solleys' Keith Morrison and Kimberley Anderson from Discovery Park

Pack your wellington boots and sunglasses and get set for a new one-day festival Prom On The Farm.

Woman dies in house fire

Emergency services at the house fire scene at Tower Street, Dover

Fire crews battled flames in a house fire but were unable to save a woman in her 50s.


Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

The man was hit by a car in Mill Hill

Police are investigating after a man reported being hit by a car which failed to stop while he was crossing the road.


Man arrested over child grooming claims

The man was arrested in Stanley Road, Deal. Pic: Kent Guardians UK

A 30-year-old man is in custody following a sting by an online paedophile detection group.

Arrest over threats to kill shop staff

The first incident happened in the high street

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill following two incidents at different shops within a matter of minutes.

Man in hospital after 'assault'

Police at the scene

Police have taken a man into custody following reports of an assault in a residential street.

Attack on autistic man 'disgusting'

Matthew Taylor, 28, and mum Annette Fretwell want justice

A mum has appealed for help to catch three men who attacked her son and stole his bowler hat.

Fraudster must repay £156,000

Canterbury Crown Court

It's payback time for a woman who was unmasked as a serial liar after pretending to have 'more psychiatric qualifications than Sigmund Freud'


Car smashes into wall

The incident at Sholden on the A258 London Road,

Police were called to the scene of a crash in which a car overturned.


Scrap plan for Sunday charges

Middle Street car park, Deal.

A petition has so far collected 1,431 names in a bid to stop the council charging for parking on Sundays.

Panto’s help for good causes

Good causes have received their share of £25,000 raised at the Sgt's Mess Pantomime Wonky Willy earlier this month

Child abuser jailed 20 years on

Christopher Champion. Picture: Kent Police.

A pervert who sexually abused a young girl more than 20 years ago has been jailed after his victim gave "harrowing evidence" against him.

Blind woman trapped at home by 'selfish' drivers

Blockage: A car directly outside Alison May's front gate. Picture courtesy of Chris May

Thoughtless motorists have blocked a woman's way out of her property with their parking.

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