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Parents of killed cyclist back plans for new road

MP Charlie Elphicke with Symon and Tracy Squire at son Daniel's memorial on the A258.

The parents of tragically killed cyclist Daniel Squire are backing a Kent MP's calls to make a major road safer.


Team explores secrets of 18th century shipwreck

The team in the Rooswijk project. Picture courtesy of Historic England

Experts are working on a site where a ship sank off Kent nearly 300 years ago.

'We shouldn’t have let it get to this stage'

Several parts of the pier are suffering from various degrees of corrosion

A council has agreed to carry out improvements at a Kent pier which has fallen into a shabby and dangerous condition.


Fresh doubts raised over fracking in Kent

There were fears fracking would come to Kent

Academics' claims that fracking in areas such as Kent could deliver large supplies of gas were "over-hyped", it's been claimed.


Former ballet school pupil launches academy

A free launch party will be held on Saturday at Betteshanger Park

A classically-trained ballet dancer is returning to her first love to share her passion for dance with youngsters.

Attacked fisherman 'left for dead'

Fisherman Dave Lawrence says he was left for dead

Police are appealing for help to trace a gang of youths who attacked a dad in his 60s with a wooden plank.


Stand honours bravery of two world wars

The new stand was unveiled in Walmer on Saturday

A commemorative stand has been unveiled to mark 100 years since the opening of a Royal Naval Air Service Aerodrome in Kent

Twenty cars keyed in vandal attack

Cars were scratched in Wellington Road, Deal. Picture: Google Maps

A resident is appealing for information after her car was one of more than 20 'keyed' by a vandal.

Body found in sea

A passenger on board the ferry took this picture of the Coastguard searching. Picture: @WardKoopmans

The discovery of a body was made by RNLI volunteers after a passenger on board a cross channel ferry spotted it in the water.


Man aims to create next best folding bike

Stuart Lambert, business founder and product designer with design engineer Alex Kalogroulis

Stuart Lambert who has spent thousands designing a new compact folding bicycle is finally ready to take it to production.


New Henry VIII exhibition at castle

The World Map as known in 1539 is a very popular new feature

A new exhibition reveals how Henry VIII’s fears for the safety and security of his realm shaped the country’s defences and his own married life.

Kent politician makes bid to become next Ukip leader

It is crucial we reflect on what it means to be British, he told the audience

A former policeman has today launched his campaign to become the next leader of Ukip with a drive to tackle the issue of FGM at the forefront.


Service to mark century since aerodrome opened

Walmer Aerodrome

An event to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of a Kent aerodrome will take place today.

Future of supermarket is uncertain

The Co-op in Park Street, Deal

The future of a Kent supermarket is uncertain after the company admits it doesn’t know if it will be renewing its lease.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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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