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Dead rat left on unemptied bin for days

The dead rat was left on the bin for days

A dead rat was left to rot on top of a litter bin for at least three days, sparking complaints about rubbish not being cleared often enough.

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Police release images after 'assault'

Police would like to speak to this youth to help them with their enquiries after an alleged assault in Deal

Police have released CCTV images of youths they's like to speak to in connection with an alleged assault

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Coco is home safe after making tracks

Zoe Doughty reunited with her missing dog Coco after seven weeks

A chihuahua-cross who had been missing for more than seven weeks has been found safe and well in the next town thanks to a sniffer dog

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Council considers buying old cinema

The Regent in Deal

Frustrated cinema campaigners - who claim they’ve been “fobbed off” for eight years - have persuaded councillors to try to buy a historic building.

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Campaign group to be set-up against new homes

Deal Ark Lane development protest

A campaign group could be set up against revised plans to build 41 homes at an already crowded street.

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Dunkirk: a survivor's tale

Sydney Holyoake

With Dunkirk still in cinemas, writer Gregory Holyoake gives a intriguing insight into his father's involvement and quiet reflection on the epic event

Son learns more about father’s wartime heroics

Frederick Carter swam two miles off Deal to rescue a pilot for his crashed aircraft

A man is seeking information about his father's rescue mission of a shot down RAF pilot during the Battle of Britain over Deal

Cruel gun attack on cat leaves family devastated

Marian Kitchener's cat Soxx was shot in Deal

Police are appealing for information after a pet cat was found with a pellet lodged in her spine after being repeatedly shot.

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Pubs join together to host charity music day

Kerry Rubins with representatives from the King's Head, Dunkerleys and the Port Arms who are coming together for Music4Martha

A music day for all the family will raise funds for a charity which provides care for people with profound physical and learning disabilities.

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Teen sets sights on GB title

Kerys Squire, 18, will compete in Miss Teen GB in October

Raising awareness of isolation is one way pageant girl Kerys Squire is hoping to stand our in this year’s Miss Teen Great Britain competition.

Eastenders star Hywel Bennett dies age 73

Hywel Bennett: Starring in Eastenders

Deal-based retired actor and Eastenders star Hywel Bennett has died aged 73.

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'Ugly' paintings lead to £4,500 windfall

One of the pigeon paintings

A man found two rare paintings of racing pigeons dating back to the 1920s when he was helping his parents clear out their home.

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School looks to beat vandals with cameras

Sandown Primary School's Green Zone is now equipped with cameras thanks to PAH

A school which has been repeatedly targeted by vandals has received security equipment thanks to a local building firm.

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End our tragic misery

One resident has photographed lorries' attempts in getting past parked cars

People living in a congested road in Kent have pleaded for a solution to their traffic nightmare before more homes are built.

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To have and to howl

Steve and Ruth Winder with Duke on their wedding day

He’s only been a part of their lives for six months but that hasn’t stopped a couple from including their pet dog in their big day.

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Carnival is 'biggest and best yet'

Deal Regatta Queen Kelsi Endean waved to the crowds

The biggest and best yet - that’s how a Kent carnival organiser of 21 years described the procession.

Popular carnival returns

Deal carnival is always well attended

Crowds will line the streets for a popular Kent carnival featuring dogs, dancers and more.

Are you a married couple called Henry and Anne?

English Heritage is looking for its own Henry and Anne

A new exhibition set to go on show at a Kent castle has inspired a search for married couples called Henry and Anne.

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New pub owners revealed

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

The new owners of a popular pub and music venue previously known as The Hole in the Roof have been revealed.

Holiday Kitchen serves up free meals this summer

Mum Gina Herbert with Julia Hallett from Whole School Meals

A project set to tackle 'holiday hunger' is offering free lunchtime meals to families who receive income support during the school holidays.

Regatta fun for all the family

Deal Regatta Week starts with the Teddy Bear's Picnic on Walmer Green today

A Kent town's regatta week which brings in between 20,000 to 30,000 visitors each year starts today.

School closes doors on old building

Principal Simon Smith outside the entrance

A secondary school in Kent held a farewell ceremony for past pupils and staff before it closes its doors for the last time.

New buyers of pub remains a mystery

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

A question mark still hangs over who the new buyers of a Kent pub and music venue are after Slug & Lettuce and Yates’ confirm it is not them.

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Hare Krishnas respond to UK tragedies with walk for peace

The Hare Krishna passing through Deal

Monks from the Hare Krishna Temple in London are travelling through several Kent towns this week as part of a five-day walk for peace.

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Tributes to carnival regular Popeye

Ron Everett, the ever-popular Popeye died on Tuesday

The crowd will notice a familiar face missing in carnivals around Kent following the passing of everyone’s favourite sailor man Popeye.

Revealed: Lone Tory rebel over councillors' pay increase

Derek Murphy voted against the expenses rise

The Conservative councillor who broke ranks in a vote over a 15% increase in members' pay has revealed why he rebelled.

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