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McDonald's rumours 'are untrue'

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

McDonald's is not to take over the Hole in the Roof pub, the burger restaurant chain has revealed.

Time is called at pub renowned for its live music

The Hole in the Roof in Queen Street, Deal

A pub renowned for its live music will call last orders for the final time at the weekend

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Walk-in thieves steal cat sanctuary money box

Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary's collection box was stolen from Animal House Veterinary Surgery in Deal. Clare Baumberg with two of the cats the good cause protects

The owner of a cat sanctuary has condemned the actions of two heartless thieves who swiped a collection box raising money for vulnerable moggies.

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Selfish pavement parking a danger to blind people

This HGV was parked on the whole of this stretch of pavement in Golf Road, Deal, just metres away from Sandown School

This picture shows the hazards that irresponsibly parked vehicles cause to the district’s most vulnerable.

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Performance will support care home

Kian Siadatan as Digory and Heidi Baxter as Polly in The Magician's Nephew

A musical adaption of the well loved C.S. Lewis book The Magician’s Nephew is to be performed by youngsters.

Patients denied chance of quicker treatment

Centre Hospitalier de Calais could accept up to 100 patients a year

Hundreds of people waiting months for surgery could be seen within weeks at a modern hospital just across the border in France.

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'Glorious' concert remembers killed musicians

Marines on the Green concert with HM Portsmouth Band led by Lt Col Nick Grace OBE

The crowds did not go disappointed when the Royal marines made their annual return trip to Deal Memorial Bandstand on Sunday

Man drank ten beers and groped woman on first day in job

Billy Merchant was jailed

A man who drank ten pints and groped a colleague on his first day has been banned from the town where it took place for a decade.

MP calls for crackdown on giant firms' taxes

Deal and Dover MP Charlie Elphicke

A Kent MP has called for a far-reaching review of the system governing how much firms such as Amazon pay in tax.

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Annie Freud to give poetry reading

Annie Freud is giving a poetry reading at Deal Town Hall

Annie Freud, the great granddaughter of Sigmund and daughter of Lucian, will give a poetry performance tomorrow

Arrive early for Marines on the Green memorial concert

The Marines on the Green concert at Walmer last year with the Royal Marines (Porsmouth Band)

The crowd has already begun forming ahead of today's musical spectacular on Walmer Green - the return of the Royal Marines Band.

Council offices face shutdown

The town's district area office is within Deal Library

Two council area offices are expected to close and the future of a third is uncertain.

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TASER: Bouncer attacked man before retaliation which blinded woman

Cora Mitchard is partially blind after Nathan Cook kicked a can after he was tasered by a security guard at the Port Arms, Deal

A bouncer tasered a man on New Year’s Eve and when he lashed out he kicked a can, blinding an innocent woman

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Regeneration cash could be granted in four weeks

Deal seafront

Plans to transform Deal into a year-round destination of choice have taken a step forward when residents shared their views

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Thieves target neighbours in their 90s

Police are appealing for witnesses.

An elderly man and woman were burgled after a bogus caller turned up.

Pupils put creative talent on display

Lucy Horner - GCSE Art Create 17 Exhibition Sandwich Technology School

Pupils at Sandwich Technology School were given the chance to exhibit their work outside the classroom

Car smashes into traffic lights

A car collided with barriers and traffic lights in Walmer this morning

A car crashed into traffic lights and a barrier at a crossing in a town high street this morning.

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Woman arrested after crash

Police stopped the car last week

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk behind the wheel following a crash this morning.

Police grant secures mental health hub

Colin Smith, Tracy Carr, PCC Matthew Scott and Cllr Adrian Friend

A project which supports people with mental health issues has received a share of more than £100,000 from Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott

Road would be needed if homes plan goes ahead

Dover Road, Sandwich

An alternative access route is needed before councillors will support a scheme to build almost 70 new houses off Dover Road

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Weekend clampdown on yobs

Image of yob breaking into car. Mock-up library photo

A dispersal order to curb anti-social behavour begins today.

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Fewer homes on MoT site eases residents’ fears

The new design for the West Street flats development in Deal. Artist's impression shows the new building on the right hand side of the road, in the background

A row between protesters and developers over a once controversial new homes scheme has now ended.

Council plans to turn town into green-travel hotspot

Deal Town Councillors Nick Tomaszewski, Mike Eddy and Sue Beer with town clerk Lorna Crow

Plans to transform Deal into a year-round tourist destination have been revealed

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Crowds pour in for Armed Forces Day

Pencester Gardens, Dover, Armed Forces Day

Several hundred people attended Dover’s Armed Forces day ceremony and fun day.

Miners proved better subjects than fashion models for photo study

Betteshanger Colliery © Mike Dugdale/KMHF: Chris Bax, Gilbert Stamp, John Inglis, Douglas Carr, Andrew Inglis, Brian Hood

A collection of images has shed new light on our Kent mining heritage and reunited ex-miners in the process.

Villagers celebrate the coal-den years

Aylesham celebrates ninety years. Nine year-old Jake Walford, spends time with the village firefighters

Bumper celebrations marked a special anniversary for a mining village when it celebrated being 90 years old.

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