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Bus rally returns to Walmer Green

East Kent Road Car Company will have a shuttle bus service from South Street, Deal to the second East Kent 100 vintage bus rally at Walmer Green on Saturday

A blast from the past will be enjoyed when vintage buses return to our streets for the second East Kent 100 bus rally on Saturday


‘People left high and dry’ claim as help desk closes

Protestors and concerned residents take part in a demonstration against plans to close the council help-desk based in Deal Library

Society's most vulnerable have been overlooked - that's the claim of protesters after Dover District Council decided to close its help desk in Deal.


Simon tells secrets from backstage

Simon Gregory has been working as an actor for about 50 years. He's giving a performance at St Saviour's Church Walmer

Half a century as a performer will be marked in a special show by actor Simon Gregory

Youngster's sunflower stretches to the sky

Seven-year-old Reece Topping's sunflower is an estimated 14ft high!

A seven-year-old boy's sunflower has grown so tall it can be seen by neighbours from the end of the road.


Police operation targets drivers not wearing seat belts

Officers in Betteshanger on Friday

More than 10 drivers who were caught not wearing their seat belts or on their mobile phones have been penalised after a road safety operation.


Decapitated man 'took his own life'

Rasmus Weinhardt took his own life, a coroner has concluded

Bankruptcy is thought to have played a major part in a man's decision to end his life, it has emerged.

Family's horse brings home huge prize

Nakeeta in the winner’s enclosure after his victory

A couple are celebrating after one of their horses came from the back of the field to win the most valuable handicap race in Europe.

Inquest into death of decapitated man

Rasmus Weinhardt took his own life, a coroner has concluded

An inquest is set to be held today into the death of a man whose decapitated body was discovered in the sea.


Happiness for victim of Kent hammer attack

Josie Russell, was just nine when the attack happened. She is now 30.

Josie Russell, who was left for dead after a brutal hammer attack, has announced she is engaged.


Pub transformation creates 25 jobs

Queen Street Tap in Deal opens tonight

A revamped pub finally reopens tonight after a £500,000 transformation.


Sofia, 9, gets A* in GCSE

Thumbs up! Nine-year-old Sofia Squire achieved an A* in her Italian GCSE

A nine-year-old has achieved an A* GCSE in Italian - before she even starts secondary school.


Legion club needs more support to prevent its closure

The Royal British Legion club, Market Street, Deal

War veterans and ex-service personnel may lose their Royal British Legion club which is in danger of folding


Dog show will help rescue pooches

Stig was a winner at last year's Futures for Dogs dog show

Pooches will be preened and presented to judges at a dog show and fun day on Sunday.

Progress for under-sea electricity link project

The standard pylon that will be used in the project

Work on a major project to channel electricity under the sea between east Kent and Belgium is on track to finish in 2019.

Council stands firm on demands for slip road

Abbey New Homes' plan for 120 homes off Woodnesborough Road in Sandwich - those in blue represent the 36 proposed affordable homes

The introduction of a slip road is the only way councillors will give their support to a major housing development.


Parents of killed cyclist back plans for new road

MP Charlie Elphicke with Symon and Tracy Squire at son Daniel's memorial on the A258.

The parents of tragically killed cyclist Daniel Squire are backing a Kent MP's calls to make a major road safer.


Team explores secrets of 18th century shipwreck

The team in the Rooswijk project. Picture courtesy of Historic England

Experts are working on a site where a ship sank off Kent nearly 300 years ago.

'We shouldn’t have let it get to this stage'

Several parts of the pier are suffering from various degrees of corrosion

A council has agreed to carry out improvements at a Kent pier which has fallen into a shabby and dangerous condition.


Fresh doubts raised over fracking in Kent

There were fears fracking would come to Kent

Academics' claims that fracking in areas such as Kent could deliver large supplies of gas were "over-hyped", it's been claimed.


Former ballet school pupil launches academy

A free launch party will be held on Saturday at Betteshanger Park

A classically-trained ballet dancer is returning to her first love to share her passion for dance with youngsters.

Attacked fisherman 'left for dead'

Fisherman Dave Lawrence says he was left for dead

Police are appealing for help to trace a gang of youths who attacked a dad in his 60s with a wooden plank.


Stand honours bravery of two world wars

The new stand was unveiled in Walmer on Saturday

A commemorative stand has been unveiled to mark 100 years since the opening of a Royal Naval Air Service Aerodrome in Kent

Twenty cars keyed in vandal attack

Cars were scratched in Wellington Road, Deal. Picture: Google Maps

A resident is appealing for information after her car was one of more than 20 'keyed' by a vandal.

Body found in sea

A passenger on board the ferry took this picture of the Coastguard searching. Picture: @WardKoopmans

The discovery of a body was made by RNLI volunteers after a passenger on board a cross channel ferry spotted it in the water.


Man aims to create next best folding bike

Stuart Lambert, business founder and product designer with design engineer Alex Kalogroulis

Stuart Lambert who has spent thousands designing a new compact folding bicycle is finally ready to take it to production.


New Henry VIII exhibition at castle

The World Map as known in 1539 is a very popular new feature

A new exhibition reveals how Henry VIII’s fears for the safety and security of his realm shaped the country’s defences and his own married life.

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