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Jaime's charity birthday bash

Jaime Cooper held a Macmillan Coffee Afternoon instead of having an 11th birthday party

Instead of having a birthday party, 11-year-old Jaime Cooper held a Macmillan coffee morning in memory of her grandad.


Air Cadets celebrate achievements at presentations

 Deal Air Cadets' annual presentation: Pictured are Cadets Lowman, Garlinge, jeyaseelan, Simcox and Beggs receiving their First Class Classification badges from Air Marshall Chris Nickols

A showcase of drill skills and pictures of activities enjoyed by youngsters was part of the annual inspection prizegiving of Deal Air Cadets.

Freemasons help Theo’s cause

 Members of The Saint Lawrence Lodge of Freemason based in Thanet present a cheque to Theo Knott from Deal

Thanet Freemasons have given £1,000 towards a Deal boy's mission to walk.


Raise a cup for Macmillan

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings are well underway across Deal and Dover - Here’s our roundup of events happening today

Don't miss First Class!

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

Schoolchildren across Deal and Dover have started life at school - don't miss our brilliant souvenir supplement.

Changes to flats plan keep everyone happy

Cllr Bill Gardner, ward councillor at the site of the former Adamsons Garage, now to become The Beacon, developed by Foster & Payne

Objectors have been appeased by amendments to plans to build 12 flats on a former garage site - and now planning has been granted


Donations pour in to help buy wheelchair for tot

Elana was three weeks old when her family noticed something wasn't right

Donations have started pouring in towards a wheelchair appeal for a toddler with a rare disease.

Goodwins dredge - second council says no

Deal Town Hall. Councillors here voted against the dredging

Two town councils in a week have formally opposed dredging the offshore sands to make way for a port redevelopment.


Beach sealed off after unexploded 'weapon' found

General scene of Walmer Beach

Unexploded ammunition, believed to be from the Second World War, was discovered on a beach.


Trains disrupted by car on tracks

The car even straddled a live wire. Picture courtesy of Network Rail

A car, unbelievably parked on railway tracks and straddling a live wire, caused disruption to train services


Service of thanks for £35k tower roof repairs

St Mary's Church gave thanks for the community support in its church tower roof appeal during a service led by the Rt Rev'd Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover

The bells rang out again at a Kent church as the congregation gave thanks for the completion of its tower roof repairs.


Let's get Elana on the move

Ann Gardiner is fundraising to but a wheelchair for two year old Elana

A grandmother is calling for help to make the most of a toddler's "precious years".

Plenty of venues will be drinking to fundraiser’s success

Deal's biggest annual coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer by Georgina Bishop is today (Saturday)

Planning for Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings are well underway across Deal and Dover - Here’s our roundup of events starting today

Where are savings in axing helpdesk?

The town's district area office is within Deal Library

A decision to close a district council help desk is to be reviewed by councillors.


Dad says penny-pinching is failing autistic pupils

The Beacon school in Folkestone

The county council's transport policy means an autistic boy's 30 minute school journey takes him up to two hours


Council leader to retire

Dover council leader Paul Watkins will retire as leader and ward councilor for St Margaret's-at-Cliffe on Saturday, September 30

Cllr Paul Watkins will retire as leader of Dover District Council next Saturday.


Town selected for filming role

Vanity Fair will be aired next year on ITV

TV crews have descended on a Kent town today for the filming of a new seven-part drama.


Rescue hero Smudge to turn on festive lights?

Smudge with his rewards

A heroic dog is in the running to turn on a Kent town's Christmas lights after he sniffed out a missing hound during a walk.

Bargains galore at Deal Braderie

The weather stayed fine for Deal Braderie where thousands of bargains were had

More than a hundred stalls were pitched on the High Street with holders selling their pre-loved goods at Deal Braderie


Honours for Normandy veterans

Presentation of Legion d'Honneur medals to Normandy veterans aboard Saga Sapphire cruise ship at Dover. Stanley Robert Elliss, left, and Richard Samson get medals from James Ryeland, managing director of George Hammond

Two Normandy veterans, Richard Samson and Stanley Elliss were presented with the Légion d’honneur for their action in the D-Day landings of 1944.


Firefighters called to newly revamped pub

The Queen Street Tap in Deal. Picture courtesy of Matt Bristow

Patrons at a town centre pub had to leave the building after a fire broke out.

Kent legend’s charity golf day

Kerry Rubins from Martha Trust, cricketer John Shepherd, volunteer Jo Allen and director Julie Gayler

The Martha Trust has teamed up with former Kent cricketer John Shepherd for the third year running to host a fundraising golf day at Princes Golf Club

Brewing begins for community hop farm's bumper crop

Deal Hop Farm harvested its hops yesterday and brewing began today

A community growing project has harvested a bumper crop of hops and today brewing begins creating Deal's own beer - Hopping Mad

Possible reprieve for closure-threatened legion club

The Royal British Legion club, Market Street, Deal

A Royal British Legion club could be saved from closure after a potential investor and business professional stepped forward.

Air quality ‘worse than the capital’

Cars on the road contribute to the nitrogen dioxide emissions

A study has revealed parts of Deal suffer worse air pollution than areas of central London.


Starring role for town in ITV’s new thriller

Stars of new ITV drama Liar, Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd by Deal Pier. Picture courtesy of ITV

A Kent town and its landmarks were unmissable in the opening episode of new television drama Liar.

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