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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.


TV show highlights the vital work of cafe counsellors

Brian McInnes discusses his grief since losing his wife of 25 years

A documentary showing the vital work a Kent cafe is doing to help people tackle grief will air on television tonight.


Seafront sets scene for tense TV drama

Liar, filmed in Deal, will air on ITV today (Monday)

A six-part thriller filmed in Deal and made by the same people behind hit TV shows Broadchurch, The Living and the Dead and Poldark, airs tonight

Step through the door and go back in time

Robin Ward who is opening up Tom Paine's Cottage for Heritage Open Days

This weekend offers a rare chance to explore historic monuments and sites across Deal, Dover and Sandwich – and all for free.

Hop farm project preparing to raise glass to community effort

Deal Hop Farm harvested its hops yesterday and brewing began today

The first hop harvest of a community growing project is due and they're all set to produce Deal’s very own beer

Stagecoach U-turn for popular after school bus

Stagecoach is extending the times when it will accept a young person's Freedom Pass.

Outrage from parents regarding the withdrawal of a key after-school bus service has led Stagecoach to go back on its decision.


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

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