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Burglars con elderly Dover couple out of cash

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Detectives are warning people to be on their guard after the latest incident in which con-men steal items after distracting their victims.

Man rescued from sinking fishing boat

Dover lifeboat in action.

A middle-aged man was taken to hospital after his motorboat started sinking off the coast of Sandwich.

Appeal after girl, 13, injured in crash

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A schoolgirl broke a leg in a crash with a van as she crossed a road in Broadstairs.

Police appeal after assaults on men in Dover

An appeal for witnesses is being made after two men were assaulted in Dover town centre. Arrests have been made.

Market banners were removed by officials

Dover Bluebird Market banner

Thieves were not responsible for the disappearance of banners advertising the weekly Bluebird market in Dover after all, it has been revealed.

Store lends a hand as foodbank demand grows

Co-op manager Mujdat Gulum with the Foodbank collection bin now in the Deal store

A new and urgent appeal for donations has been launched by Deal Area Emergency Foodbank as more people are asking the charity for short-term help.

Jobs in doubt as Eurotunnel ordered to stop cross-Channel ferries

MyFerryLink's ship Berlioz

Cross-Channel ferry operator Eurotunnel has been told to stop its My Ferry Link service within six months in a Competition Commission ruling.

Competition Commission blocks Eurotunnel's Dover ferry operation

MyFerryLink's ship Berlioz

Eurotunnel will have to stop operating ferry services at the port of Dover, after a shock decision by the Competition Commission.

Round GB rowing team quit race after illness off Kent coast

The Coast Girls

Two women have been forced to quit the round Britain rowing race after being hit by sea sickness!

What's in this week's Dover Mercury

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke will urge care beds to be included in the £21 million hospital to be built on the Buckland Hospital site. He greeted the pla

Plans revealed for redevelopment of academy

Plans for Dover Christ Church Academy

A consultation meeting is being held tomorrow over plans for the redevelopment of Dover Christ Church Academy.

Former school headmistress dies aged 98

Lillian Kay

The former headmistress of Dover Girls’ Grammar School, Lillian Kay, died yesterday, exactly a month before her 99th birthday.

'She's not as innocent as she looks'

Leslie Bates

What a pervert said about his nine-year-old victim before he was locked away for 10 years.

Golf championships worth £500,000

Royal Cinque Ports club professional Andrew Reynolds and secretary Martin Bond with Amateur Championship trophy

An estimated £500,000 will be pumped into the east Kent economy when Deal’s Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club hosts the Amateur Championship.

Celebrating Britten's best at lighthouse

Cellist Matthew Barley who is performing at the South Foreland Lighthouse on Sunday

Cellist Matthew Barley is exchanging the usual concert stage for the dramatic backdrop at the South Foreland Lighthouse on Sunday.

Dismay as weather halts bid to raise Dornier bomber from Goodwin Sands

The Dornier 17 was raised from the seabed off the Goodwin Sands

A salvage team must wait around a week to make a new bid to raise a second world war bomber from the English Channel today.

Purple haze in live animal exports fight

Animal rights campaigners at Dover with purple flags

Purple ribbons, the symbol against animal cruelty, will return to Dover today after a 10-year absence as part of the anti-live exports campaign.

New hospital given planning approval

How Dover's new community hospital will look.

Planning permission has been given for Dover's new community hospital, but MP Charlie Elphicke says he still wants care beds included.

Child sex beast made victim wear thong

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

A child abuser who attacked two young girls - even making one wear a thong as he performed sick sex acts - has been locked up for six years.

Celebration of music in memory of soldier Lee

Fundraising night organiser Phillip Moore with the poster outside the Wine Bar and Pizzeria

A business owner touched by the death of Woolwich soldier Lee Rigby is organising a fundraising night on Friday for the young man's family.

Purple symbols of protest

Purple ribbons are fixed to trees at Jubilee Way, Dover

Purple ribbons highlighting the campaign to stop live animal exports are once again adorning the roads to the port of Dover.

Tie a purple ribbon around your trees, say campaigners

The mv Joline used to export sheep from Dover docks

Trees on the approach roads to Dover are to be festooned with purple ribbons by animal rights campaigners.

Affordable homes herald new dawn for old mill site

The new development at Crabble Hill, Dover.

A £4 million scheme, which completes the first stage of the regeneration of the former Buckland Paper Mill site in Dover, has been officially opened.

Thousands pack green for motor show

Amy Stretch, 10, and brother Sam, seven, pose with a Beauford at Deal Motor Show

Some 15,000 people packed Walmer Green in the sunshine on Saturday and viewed more than 600 classic vehicles at Deal Motor Show.

Night-time curfew for man accused of smashing eight shop windows

A Dover man has been ordered to stay indoors at night after being charged with smashing eight shop windows in the town centre.

One in five high street shops could close, warns retail expert

Dover's town centre shops, already hit hard by the recession, could be heading for more problems, according to the latest research.

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