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Family fear of increased cost of Theo’s aftercare

Theo Knott, five Pictured with mum Naomi, dad Steven and sister Indie, two Family is trying to raise £50,000 for an operation to help Theo who has cerebral palsy

A boy's fundraising target to pay for surgery to help him walk has been increases by £20k so he can access full aftercare

Man took police uniform and wore it in Facebook pic

Police officers. Stock picture

Police hunting the person who took a uniform from one of their cars were given a big clue where it had gone - on Facebook.


Flowers can stay on memorial benches as council changes mind

Dover District Council was going to stop families leaving flowers on benches like this one

Plans to ban grieving families from leaving flowers on memorial benches along the seafront at Deal and Walmer have been withdrawn

Blind tot Freddie in first week of treatment

Freddie Penny is undergoing life-changing treatment in Thailand

A toddler who sparked a £25k fundraising drive for life-changing therapy has undergone his first week of treatment.

Buzz becomes Chewy in Keith and Paddy Picture Show

Buzz the Newfoundland, appeared as Chewbacca in a Star Wars spoof

Newfoundland Buzz will appear on the Keith and Paddy Picture Show as Chewbacca in a spoof of Star Wars film Return of the Jedi.

Scanner gift could save lives

Members of Kent PCSA hand over the scanner to Nurses at the hospital

A bladder scanner has been donated to a Kent hospital for quicker diagnosis of prostate cancer.


Drug warning after teen's death

Robert Fraser

A grieving mother and police are warning of the dangers of a drug 100 times more potent than heroin after the first death of its kind in Kent.

Music director picks up Bafta

Bernie Davis, David Cole, Kevin Duff, Patrick Doherty who won the BAFTA for Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2016. Picture supplied by BAFTA

A leading musical director and former Royal Marine has scooped a coveted Bafta award for his work commemorating those who have died in conflicts.

Owners' thanks after fire

Fire at Sea View fish and chip shop in Deal

The owners of a popular restaurant badly damaged by a fire have thanked people for their support while the venue is out of use

Candidate joins fight to stop Royal Marines cutbacks

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

A Liberal Democrat is battling to halt the the loss of 200 posts in the Royal Marines.

Pervert jailed for having child abuse images

Benjamin Williams has been jailed for possession and for making indecent images of children

A paedophile has been jailed after being caught with pictures of children and toddlers being sexually abused, which he tried to trade on the internet.


Major search amid fears for missing swimmers

Emergency services were called out to help find missing swimmers

Coastguard and lifeboats were scrambled after eight swimmers were reported missing in the sea off Kent.


O2 arena climb to highlight the struggle with MS

Sue and Les Barrow were part of a group of seven including their daughter Helen Wathen (Front).

Two pensioners from Walmer have climbed over London’s O2 arena to remind people of the uphill struggle faced by those living with MS.

Volunteers raise money for crucial service

Deryck Goodman, cycling 100 miles for Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice workers are fundraising to after the service faces a loss of charity funding.

Fentanyl drug killed skater boy Robert

Robert Fraser

Teenager Robert Fraser had been making efforts to turn his life around but he unintentionally overdosed on strong pain killer fentanyl.

New well-being centre is a 'lifeline'

Mental heath campaigner Tracy Carr recieves a donation from Maria Flanagan, pictured with Conservative candidate Charlie Elphicke

The woman behind a new well-being centre for people with mental health difficulties says she is recording a rising number of visitors week after week.

Man charged with attempted murder

The incident happened in Halliday Drive, Walmer. Picture: Google.

A 63-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was seriously injured in an alleged attack.

Successful bid to return timepiece

The 'long-lost' chronometer

A town council outbid a telephone bidder by £200 to get its hands on a long lost chronometer which dates back to 1836

Stones provide stunning tribute to county’s miners

A new memorial stone to those who died due to accidents in Snowdown Colliery has been unveiled in Aylesham

As many as 100 people attended the opening of a memorial garden for miners killed at Snowdown Colliery.

Blind Freddie's eye treatment begins

Blind Freddie Penny, two, with his mum Robyn Gough

Life-changing treatment has begun on a blind toddler who won the hearts of the community who raised the £25k needed for his therapy


Pro-European solicitor 'to defend party values'

Simon Dodd, Liberal Democrat candidate for the 2017 general election in Dover

Solicitor Simon Dodd chosen 'to defend Liberal Democrat party values' as the 2017 general election candidate for the Dover constituency

Two drink drivers and a car garage attacker face justice

The premises hopes to be able to sell booze 24/7. Stock picture.

Two drink drivers and a car garage attacker are among the latest people to face justice in Kent’s magistrates’ courts.

Crews tackle restaurant fire

The fire began at 10am

Firefighters tackled a blaze which started in a deep-fat fryer and spread through a fish and chip restaurant.

Kind words for charity

Georgina Isted from Nationwide in Sandwich with poet Nick Matthews who has donated the cash Nationwide gave him to the town's Age Concern branch

A cash boost to Age Concern has been made by poet Nick Matthews whose poem to the local Nationwide branch won him £500 to give to charity.

Find a bargain at garage safari

Jeanette Divito will be among those taking part in the Kingsdown Garage Safari Location

More than 70 households will be taking part in an annual garage safari today

Car wash call-out proves lifeboat value

Crew help the man who had a fishing hook in his hand onto the lifeboat

A call out to an injured kayaker did not stop lifeboat volunteers from washing a record number of vehicles in their charity car wash.


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