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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.

Firm fined more than £250k after worker's 'tragic' skylight death plunge

Allied Domecq's bonded warehouse in Dover

A spirits firm has been ordered to pay more than £250,000 after a worker plunged to his death in a 'sickening' warehouse fall.

Supercars head for Dover this weekend en route to Le Mans

P&O's Spirit of Britain vessel

Car enthusiasts should watch out for some of the most exotic supercars on the planet heading for Dover docks this weekend as they head for Le Mans.

Charity events mark store's 25th anniversary

Tesco supermarket in Park Farm, Ashford

Staff at Tesco’s store at Whitfield are celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a range of activities which charity fund-raising.

Drinkers and drug addicts will be targeted, says police chief

Chief Inspector Steve Barlow

Dover’s new police chief says his officers will target the areas where they are most needed to deal with problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse.

Jail for bungling armed raiders

Michael Delsignore and Oguzhan Kaya have been jailed for a raid on A Simmonds jewellers in Deal

Two members of a team branded the Fraggle Rock gang for a bungled raid on a jewellers have today been locked up for a total of 17 years.

Neil Stuke backing Father's Day campaign

Neil Stuke

A new film due to be broadcast tomorrow (Sunday) to raise awareness of prostate cancer stars Deal's homegrown talent Neil Stuke

Police officer injured in road smash

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road smash when an officer was injured.

Two injured after lorry hits stationary police car

Police are at the scene

A policeman who stopped to help a motorist is among two men injured after a lorry collided with the stationary car.

Missing girl found in London, man arrested

Lorna Vickerage

An alert at the port of Dover for a 14-year-old girl who was missing from Doncaster has been called off after she was found in London.

Protestors at port as another shipment of sheep sets sail

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

Another shipment of sheep has sailed from the Port of Dover this morning. Demonstrators were at the dock gates to voice their protest.

Government may decide redevelopment plan

A public inquiry may be held into the plans to build on an historic site in Dover, which councillors approved last night.

This week's East Kent Mercury

This week's East Kent Mercury front page

A 26ft mobile home that was to be used as an annexe must be removed from a garden in Deal.

This week's Dover Mercury

This week's Dover Mercury front page.

MP Charlie Elphicke calls for more severe action to be taken against human traffickers after eight illegal immigrants were rescued from the Channel.

Council's wind turbine "too expensive" to keep

Wind turbine

The wind turbine at the district council offices at Whitfield, fitted in 2007, is to be scrapped.

Dad's drugs in home he shares with boy, 9

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

A father has been given a last-chance warning after admitting having drugs worth up to £12,000 in the home he shares with his nine-year-old son.

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