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Boy accused of having gun at Asda

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A Dover teenager has been charged with attempted robbery and a firearms offence after an incident at an Asda supermarket.

French say 'non' to charity rowers

One of the AHOY crews

Cross-Channel charity rowing events from Dover have been hit by French authorities refusing to allow crews to enter their water.

Cinema's return to former splendour

James Wallace outside the Regent on Deal seafront

Ambitious plans to reopen the iconic Regent on Deal seafront have been completed, three years after the building was bought by two businessmen.

Deal is getting a cinema

James Wallace outside the Regent on Deal seafront

Ambitious plans to reopen the iconic Regent on Deal seafront have been completed.

New berth sails into place

The section of berth being lifted and carried across the harbour to the Eastern Docks.

Sections of the new berth, which have been under construction at the former hoverport, have been lifted and transported across Dover Harbour.

Deal gets ready for the Royal Marines

John Perkins at the memorial bandstand

Plans for the visit of the Band of HM Royal Marines (Portsmouth) The Royal Band to Deal Memorial Bandstand next week are well in hand.

Women accused of DJ killing to stand trial

Michael Kerr was found dead in Capel-le-Ferne

Two women accused of stabbing a budding DJ to death in his car face a trial in the autumn.

'Don't approach missing prisoner', police warn

Martin Jones

Police are urging people not to approach this prisoner who has been on the run for nearly a year... after several sightings in Kent.

Minister and pirates help launch Music Festival

Plenty of pirates waving cutlasses greeted MP and Minister Ed Vaizey when he officially opened the Deal Festival of Music at Dover Town Hall.

Women due to plead over man's murder

Michael Kerr was found dead in Capel-le-Ferne

Two young women accused of murdering a man whose body was found near a car are expected to enter pleas today.

Girl's succeeds in brave cross-Channel bid... using mouth to sail

Natasha with her family after arriving in Dover

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

Four escape overturned car

Scene of the crash in High Street, Dover. Photo by Sam Jones.

A car carrying four people ended up overturned on the pavement on the other side of parked cars after a dramatic crash in Dover town centre.

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.

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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.

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