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Anger at static home annex

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

Would you be happy if this was in your street?

Hero John gets medal at last

Arctic Convoys hero John Francis from Deal

A war veteran from Deal has finally received his Arctic Convoy medal after waiting 70 years.

Curtain goes up on production of West Side Story

A scene from West Side Story

Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society members are staging their first ever production of the musical West Side Story this week.

Can you help identify offender who attacked man in Deal?

Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road. Maidstone.

Police are seeking witnesses to what they describe as a "violent assault" in Deal.

Needles found dumped in Dover cemetery

A syringe at Cowgate Cemetery. Photo by Ian Palmer.

Dover District Council has been praised for its quick response to used hyperdermic needles dumped in a Dover cemetery.

A raid on a shop with a difference

Rosemary Smith is staging a Cash Mob in Deal

A mob is set to target a series of shops today - find out why the owners are in favour of the storming...

New play areas get the thumbs up from pupils

The children enjoying the new equipment at Elms Vale.

Pupils from Priory Fields School had a break from their lessons on Friday to try out some play equipment which they had helped choose.

Jail for computer hacker who launched cyber attack on police website

Lewys Martin was caught with three malware phishing programmes

A hacker who tried to bring down Kent Police's website in a cyber attack has been jailed for two years.

Last-minute invite for people to attend health group meeting


A group which is responsible for buying the majority of healthcare for people in Dover and Deal is holding its meeting in public for the first time.

Police seek motorcyclist who attacked dog walker

Police were called. Stock image.

An appeal for witnesses has been made after a dog walker reported he was assaulted by a motorcyclist near Crabble Football Ground.

Proud to be Forty, Faulty and Fab

Debbie Philpott, a teaching assistant at Eastry Primary School, successfully completed the 26.2-mile overnight Walk The Walk across London.

Gang of six beat up my boyfriend

Police need your help

The girlfriend of a 25-year-old man who was kicked, strangled and beaten in an unprovoked attack has spoken of their horrific ordeal.

Street drinkers will be refused strong booze

Drink drivers were among those called up to court. Stock picture.

A crackdown has been launched on anti-social drinking in Dover town centre with off-licences agreeing not to sell strong booze to street drinkers.

Bob Goldfield to step down as CEO of Dover Harbour Board

Bob Goldfield

Dr Bob Goldfield is to step down as chief executive of the Port of Dover. Chief operating officer Tim Waggott will take over as acting CEO on June 1.

Wedding winners enjoy magical day

Justin and Stephanie with the toastmaster.

Stephanie Hutchings and Justin Harris from Walmer tied the knot on Saturday at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, thanks to KM Group competition.

Playground equipment for Sholden

Deal schools have come up trumps again with Sholden Primary School coming second in the KM’s competition to win new playground equipment.

How Dover looks from the International Space Station

The view of Dover and Dover Harbour from the International Space Station, taken by Commander Hadfield. @cmdr_hadfield on Twitter

This is the view of Dover taken by Commander Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station, and shared on Twitter.

Appeal after man strangled and stamped on by gang

A man suffered a broken nose and cuts after being strangled and pounced on by six men in an unprovoked attack.

E-fit could help track down man who grabbed at girl, two

Efit of grabbing suspect

Police are hoping this image will help find a man who tried to grab a two-year-old as she walked with her mother on a busy Dover road.

Time is running out for funds to float replica Bronze Age boat

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

Fundraisers have just weeks to raise £20,000 to enable a replica of the Dover Bronze Age Boat to go into the sea.

What's in the East Kent Mercury this week

What's in the East Kent Mercury this week

Fraudster on the run caught... coming back into the country

Adverse weather in the channel is causing delays at the Port of Dover

A fraudster was nabbed after four years on the run - when she tried to slip back into Dover.

Changes to road markings 'could be disastrous'

BEFORE: The Limekiln Street roundabout on the A20 at Dover before the road markings were changed.

There are fears that someone could be seriously injured or killed after the road markings were changed at one of Dover’s busiest roundabouts.

Charity concert will help children with life-threatening condition

Jo and John Keohane with their daughter Erin.

The parents of a girl who underwent surgery for a rare condition even before she was born are organising a charity concert to help other children.

German bomber to be lifted from seabed

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

DIVERS and salvage teams off the coast of Deal have begun an attempt to raise a German Second World War bomber from the seabed off the Goodwin Sands.

Mayor kicks off new era

Deal Mayor Cllr Marlene Burnham shows the boys a thing or two about football

Deal Mayor showed off her soccer skills after cutting an appropriate black and white ribbon to formally open the new

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