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Businessman elected as new DDC councillor

Cllr Peter Jull, elected on to Dover District Council for the St Margaret's area

Conservative Peter Jull has been elected to represent St Margaret's on Dover District Council at a by-election

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Elana has her wheels

Elana Lamb from Deal in her Special Push Chair with her Nan Ann Gardiner who fundraisesed the money to buy it

The grandmother of a toddler with a rare disease says Christmas has come early after the arrival of the tot’s much-needed specialist push chair

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Design contest is a tough decision

Judging the best Christmas card design: Keith Morris, leader of Dover District Council, MP Charlie Elphicke, Roger Walkden, deputy mayor of Dover, Ann Jenner, Dover town councillor, and Keith Lee, Deal town councillor

Penguins in woolly hats and snowflakes on The Palace of Westminster are among the designs submitted by children for MP Charlie Elphicke's festive card

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Help grant girl's wish to walk

The dip will raise cash to help Ellice Barr

A five-year-old girl is asking for help to grant her Christmas wish... to be able to walk.

Don’t mess with black belt Jaime!

Jaime Cooper, 11, with WUKF European officials Peter Allen and Christine Pullan, and Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts International director William Riley.

An 11-year-old primary school pupil has fought her way to a coveted black belt in karate.

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Return of White Cliffs Christmas

White Cliffs Christmas

Dover’s White Cliffs Christmas returns to the Cruise Terminal at the Western Docks on Saturday.

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Crows release Christmas charity EP

The Old Country Crows

The spirit of Christmas will be captured at the launch of a Christmas EP by a Deal and Dover-based group

Dad jailed for starting fire in home as family slept

Michael Hill. Picture: Kent Police

A lovelorn husband broke into the former family home and started a small fire while his estranged wife and son were asleep upstairs.

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Road death speech is sad reminder

Tracy Squire of St Margaret's Bay who will be speaking at a London service for road accident victims

A mum will share how it feels to lose a son in a road traffic accident at a special service today.

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Vet reimburses cat sanctuary that had collection tin taken

L-R: Jeremy Pearson of Animal House Veterinary Services and Carol Everest

A Kind hearted vet has paid back cash which a thief stole from his surgery meant to help a cat sanctuary

Flood alert issued for Kent coast

The operation was led by the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency says a surge is due to hit part of the county tomorrow morning.

120 children to move into closed down school

KCC has committed to retaining the Walmer Science College site for educational use

A new secondary school will spend its first year at a location 17 miles away from where it will permanently be based.

Snow tubing at a place near you!

Experience snow tubing at Betteshanger Park this Christmas. Picture: © Shutterstock

Snow tubing is just one of the new and exciting activities on offer at Betteshanger Park this Christmas.

Jealous boyfriend tried to kill partner

Alan Brough has been found guilty of attempted murder of his partner

A jealous and paranoid man has been found guilty of trying to murder his innocent partner after he hired a private eye to follow her.

Panto stars unable to make lights switch-on

Cast of this year's Marlowe pantomime Peter Pan will not be appearing at the Deal Christmas Light's switch-on

Father Christmas will step in to switch on a town's Christmas lights after panto stars' rehearsal schedule meant they had to decline the invite

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Knitting club poppy wreath tribute gets town talking

A detailed history is attached to the wreath in Blenheim Road

A series of knitted poppy wreaths located around a Kent town was a secret project carefully created by a knitting group.

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New arrival to high street

Coming soon: The Deal Bookshop

An unbranded Waterstones bookshop is moving into a town centre.

Half a million pound refurbishment for pier

Despite its problems, the structure remains a popular subject for photographers, as captured here by Tony Friend

A Kent pier will undergo a half a million pound refurbishment as it celebrates its diamond anniversary.

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'I had no intention of killing her'

Alan Brough has been found guilty of attempted murder of his partner

A man accused of trying to murder his girlfriend has tearfully told a jury he "flipped" and gripped her by the throat - but didn't intend to kill her.

Did you see weekend assault?

Stock picture

Police are hunting a lone attacker who allegedly assaulted a group of four people.

Town hall railings will stop area being used as toilet

The railings will be very similar to those at the barracks in Walmer

Railings and gates will soon be installed around a town hall to stop people from using the area as a toilet.

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Lest we forget: Remembrance services in Deal, Dover and Sandwich

Remembrance services will take place in Deal, Dover and Sandwich

A range of Remembrance services will pay tribute to the Fallen.

Yobs post dog poo in post box

Cllr Nick Tomaszewski has condemned those who posted dog faeces in this post box

A town councillor is outraged after a post box has been put out of use because repulsive yobs posted dog faeces.

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I almost live in Britain, says soul star Martha

Martha Reeves, right, onstage at the Astor theatre with sister Lois

Motown legend Martha Reeves has told of her love of the UK and her passion to perform.

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MP 'still unaware of allegations' against him

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke

MP Charlie Elphicke has fired a broadside at the authorities investigating him, saying he is still unsure what he's accused of.

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Terry’s lead role in Royal Marines trail

Terry Crawford has been appointed Community Engagement Officer for the Royal Marines Heritage Trail which retraces the footsteps of the corps in Deal

Getting the message out about the Royal Marines Heritage Trail is the task of the trail's community liaison officer Terry Crawford

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