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Developer promises action over problem homes site

Abandoned land which is an eye sore for residents

Housebuilder Persimmon has promised to take action after residents complained about unfinished roads, overgrown green space and closed footpaths.


Public meeting to decide fate of help-desk

The town's district area office is within Deal Library

A public meeting to discuss the future of a council run face-to-face help desk will be held tonight.

Man moving into home of partner he wanted to kill

The case was heard at Folkestone Magistrates' Court

A former drug user who squeezed his partner’s throat and threatened to kill her was spared jail – and will now move into his victim’s home.


Teenager's ashes scattered by fireworks

The firework display was attended by about 100 of Robert's friends and family. Picture: Calum Forrester

The mother of a teenager who died of an unintentional drug overdose says a firework spectacle containing his ashes was the perfect send-off.

Residents fear development ‘will ruin’ village way of life

The site Greenlight Developments want to build on is at the back of St Nicholas Church, Sholden, and behind Vicarage Lane (pictured right).

"Build on this and the village will be lost forever" say village residents after plans to build 48 homes and a nursing home were revealed.


Miss Teen GB hopeful meets Loose Women

Kerys Squire and her mum Lisa Hale with the Loose Women hosts

A teenager found herself mingling among ITV’s Loose Women ahead of competing in a beauty pageant.

Will Kent feature in second series of Liar?

Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd will return for a second series of Liar

It’s been announced as ITV’s highest rated new drama of the year and producers have confirmed it will return for a second series.


Firefighters tackle shed fire

Billowing smoke could be seen from seafront in Walmer Picture: Tony Wickenden

A shed fire has destroyed an entire garden and damaged the fascia of a house.

Thug jailed after stabbing and 'Nazi' taunts

Tommy Holdsworth was jailed for seven years. Picture: Kent Police

A man who subjected a German national to "Nazi" taunts before stabbing him has been jailed.


Pub and chalets up for auction

Up for auction: The Sportsman pub, 23 The Street, Sholden, Deal

A recently revamped village pub with adjacent chalets is among the lots for sale at the next auction of Clime Emson

Admiral cuts ribbon on new £25million school

Admiral The Lord Boyce accompanied by head teacher Simon Smith cut the ribbon

A new £25 million secondary school in Kent was officially opened by the highest ranking officer of the Royal Navy.


Village defibrillator installed in memory of pub manager

 First aid trainer David Pinkney, pub owner John Walsh and first responder Zella Nerssessian with the new defibrillator outside The Five Bells in Ringwould

A new defibrillator has been installed outside the Five Bells in Ringwould for use of residents and motorists on the busy A258 Dover to Deal road

Second series of Liar could be a prequel

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

Viewers who have been tuning in to watch ITV drama Liar, filmed in Kent, will have to wait another week to find out if there will be a second series.


All-women shortlist for key Kent seat

The by-election is in late November

The next Labour election candidate in one part of Kent will definitely be a woman, it's been revealed.


Town trials county’s first walk-in dump

Cllr Trevor Bond at the new pedestrian access at Deal Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Southwall Road, Deal

A rubbish tip has become the first in the county to allow pedestrians to walk in and dispose of their household waste and recycling.


History guides a hit with museum visitors

History booklets has been published including Smuggling in Deal, Stories and Myths from the Goodwin Sands and A Stroll along Middle Street

Councillors voice one-way traffic and safety fears

Lorries in Middle Deal Road

Plans to make a busy road one way could endanger cyclists, a councillor has claimed


Conman stole thousands from pensioner

Martin conned his victim out of thousands. Stock image.

A conniving carpenter who befriended a vulnerable pensioner and conned her out of thousands of pounds has been told to expect jail.


Drug dealers’ stash of cocaine and heroin guarded by snake

Two men have received lengthy jail terms for drug offences after a stash was found - guarded by a snake.


Two arrested in house drugs swoop

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

Two men have been accused of supplying Class A substances.

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

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