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A picture from the RNLI video showing the rescue man on the lifeboat

Boat owners are urged to keep in contact with coastguards if their crafts are left abandoned off the coastlines in the Deal and Walmer area.

A record breaking Deal Hospital Fete

President of the Friends of Deal Hospital Maureen Bane declares the fete open from the hospital balcony

Deal Hospital Fete was a huge success and possibly a record breaker, as more than £8,000 was raised during the three-hour event.

Dover remains Europe's busiest ferry port

The Port of Dover

The Port of Dover has seen a big increase in freight traffic during the first six months of this year - while Eurotunnel has seen a drop.

Protesters demand end to live animal exports

Protesters demonstrating against live animal exports at Dover docks

Banner waving campaigners demanding an end to live animal exports have staged a protest outside the Eastern Docks, Dover.

Machete attack court case: latest

The crime scene at Downs Road, Walmer

A man has been found guilty of trying to attack a police officer with a machete outside his home in Walmer.

Demo opposes live animal exports

Protesters at Dover Docks

The RSPCA is urging animal lovers to join a peaceful demonstration against the trade in live animal exports from the Port of Dover today, Saturday.

Mystery surrounds Margate sand proposal

The marriage proposal written in the sand.

Words from the heart were spelled out big time by one visitor to Margate beach yesterday (Friday).

24-year-old taking on Laura Sandys in Sandwich

Will Scobie believes Jeremy Corbyn will be good for Labour in Kent

Labour has chosen a 24-year-old town mayor to fight MP Laura Sandys in South Thanet, which includes Sandwich, at the next general election.

Man convicted of frenzied machete attack towards PC

A police officer by a car damaged in the attack

A man has been found guilty of lashing out in a frenzy at a police officer with a machete and smashing his car window.

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This week's Dover Mercury

This week's Dover Mercury

Some of the top stories in this week's Dover Mercury.

Boy rescued from railings

A two-year-old boy became the centre of attention in Dover yesterday evening when his head became stuck in railings.

Best feet forward for Deal Walking Festival

Walkers on Deal Pier

This month’s Deal Walking Festival will be opened by Town Mayor Marlene Burnham at Deal Castle.

Work starts to pull down old eyesore

An artist's impression of the new-look Quarterdeck site in Deal, due to be completed in the autumn of 2014

Contractors started work on Monday to demolish the derelict Quarterdeck, Deal's biggest seafront eyesore.

Sex attack victim's anger as pervert spared prison

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

A young mother has told of her fury after a plumber who sexually assaulted her avoided an immediate prison sentence for his "vile" behaviour.

Eyesore to go as Dover scheme looks set to be approved

Cllr Paul Watkins at the St James' Street area of Dover

Planners are being asked to give the go-ahead for the redevelopment of the St James’ area of Dover.

Anger at paddling pool vandals

The fence damage at Walmer Paddling Pool

Parents, politicians, and dog walkers are furious about mindless acts of vandalism that rendered Walmer Paddling Pool unusable for three days.

Deal folk festival launch

Saturday's Folk By The Sea launch at Deal Town Hall

Buskers were out in force in Deal town centre Saturday cheering up the shoppers and raising money for the town’s September folk festival.

Police appeal for witnesses to Jubilee Way crash

Police are appealing for information about a crash on the A2 Jubilee Way at Dover which left two people injured.

Sun shines on Dover regatta - despite the stormy forecast

Dover lifeboat at the regatta

The forecast was for heavy rain, thunderstorms and even hail, but the sun shone on most of Dover regatta today, bringing out thousands of people.

Jubilee Way lane closures as improvements are made

Roadworks are planned for the Eurolink industrial estate in Sittingbourne

An exhibition is being held on Wednesday giving details of an improvement scheme to the A2 Jubilee Way which will involve lane closures.

Young woman denies murdering DJ

Michael Kerr was found dead in Capel-le-Ferne

A 21-year-old woman today choked back tears as she formally denied murdering a budding DJ found stabbed to death in his car.

Another successful Deal Carnival brings out the crowds

The crowds lining the carnival route on Deal seafront Picture: Tony Flashman

The sun did not stop shining and the crowds lined the streets in their thousands for the Deal Carnival parade, one of the biggest in the South East.

Spectacular Party on the Prom

Tony Flashman's spectacular picture shows the fireworks at the end of the Party on the Prom

A spectacular Party on the Prom was held on Deal seafront on Wednesday as part of the town's carnival week.

This week's Dover Mercury

This week's Dover Mercury

Some of the top stories in this week's Dover Mercury.

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