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Family reunited with cat after miraculous journey

Poussey the cat is reunited with her French owners Charlotte and Sandrine Foehr. Picture: Rosie Blundell

A French cat's life was saved... thanks to a small 'army' of good Samaritans including ferry staff, border officers, police and a vet.

Fire crews tackle car park blaze

An electrical fault is believed to be responsible for a fire which engulfed a van and BMW yesterday.

Man arrested after seagull kicked to death

A seagull left the girl injured

A 21-year-old man is due in court after a seagull had to be put down because it had been so badly injured in a brutal seafront attack.

Brave Natasha completes cross-Channel charity sailing trip

Natasha is hoping to cross the Channel today

A girl who suffers from cerebral palsy has arrived in Dover after sailing across the Channel using her mouth to control the boat.

Static home is removed

A static home has caused controversy after it was sited in a garden in Cavell Square

Life can go back to normal for residents in Cavell Square, Deal, now a 26ft mobile home has been removed from a garden.

People rescued from cliffs at Dover

Two people have been led to safety after becoming stuck on the cliffs at Dover.

This week's East Kent Mercury

This week's East Kent Mercury front page

This week's East Kent Mercury

Channel swimming season is under way

Channel swimmers training at Dover

The channel swimming season has begun with a successful relay swim by a team of Icelandic women.

Animals are not inspected at port, Dover MP told

Joline, the flat bottomed Russian tank carrier which exports animals from Dover

No inspections of animals are undertaken at the port of Dover before they are shipped to France for slaughter, it has been revealed.

Pupils are thrilled to help charity

Year 6 pupils at The Downs with staff and Deal Area Emergency Foodbank volunteers

Children at a Walmer school are turning up in their classrooms with more than just their books, pens and pencils.

Topiary ships float on a sea of lavender in Dover's Market Square

Topiary ship in Dover's Market Square.

Dover's town centre has an impressive and colourful new feature - a topiary galleon and yacht on a sea of lavender.

And there it was - gone!

The world's fastest street legal car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, gets an admiring glance from loading officer Sean Wanstall at Dover's Eastern Docks.

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport - the world's fastest street-legal car - was at Dover's Eastern Docks at the weekend on its way to Le Mans.

Sad dog gives Hope to scores of other 'experiment' animals

Mandy Flisher has adopted a dog from Albania

From a laboratory in Albania to a new life in Kent, Hope's amazing journey to freedom is an inspiration... and a first.

Lowry painting of Deal to go under hammer

Deal Beach painted by Lowry is to be auctioned off at Christie's in November

A Lowry painting of Deal beach is expected to fetch around £250,000 when it goes under the hammer later this year.

Armed forces weekend success despite the weather

Serving up tea from the NAFFI wagon 1940s style are Joanne and Paul Bater.

A flypast by a Dakota had to be cancelled because of the wet and windy weather which greeted the Armed Forces weekend in Dover.

James Ketchell

James Ketchell is due to arrive in Dover this weekend

An adventurer who is planning to cycle 18,000 miles in six months is due in Dover this weekend.

James Ketchell

James Ketchell is due to arrive in Dover this weekend

An adventurer who is planning to cycle 18,000 miles in six months is due in Dover this weekend.

Missing Dover woman found safe and well

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A woman who had been reported missing from Dover has been found safe and well.

Driver serious in hospital after sports car hits wall post

Police are at the scene

A driver is in a serious condition in hospital after crashing an MG TF sports car into a wall post.

Jail for driver who killed mum-of-two

Police at the scene of a crash on the A20 near Dover. Picture: @Kent_999s

A motorist who caused the death of a mother-of-two in a crash on the A20 near Dover has been locked up for 18 months.


What's in this week's East Kent Mercury.

The outcome of a robbery at Simmond's the jewellers, in Deal High Street, is outlined on the front page of this week's East Kent Mercury.

Witnesses sought to knife incident in Dover

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A teenager has been threatened with a knife in Dover town centre, and police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

In this week's Dover Mercury

A controversial decision to approve development plans for two of Dover's beauty spots is the lead story in this week's Dover Mercury.

Family's plea after woman froze to death on night out

Bernadette Lee was found dead in the snow in Deal

The family of a young woman who froze to death on a night out without a coat have urged others not to make to the same mistake after her inquest.

Vandals damage replica Bronze Age boat

The half-size replica of the Dover Bronze Age Boat.

A replica Bronze Age boat made using traditional tools has been moved to a secure location after it was attacked by vandals in Dover.

Dramatic moment lightning strikes off Kent

A ship on the horizon as lightning strikes. Picture: Shaun Fellows/Shine Pix Ltd

This is the spectacular sight of lightning striking off the shores of Kent this morning... ahead of what's predicted as the hottest day of the year.

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