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Hillside 'the size of three football pitches' ablaze

The hillside fire in Dover

Dozens of firefighters worked to tackle several fires which spread across five acres of trees, bushes and scrubland.


Suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry

An eye witness says he saw the incident unfold on the A2. Picture: Google Maps

Six suspected illegal immigrants have been found in a lorry and handed over to a Home Office immigration enforcement facility.


Death of teenage boy 'could have been cry for help'

The inquest took place at Archbishop's Palace

A coroner has concluded the death of a 14-year-old boy who hanged himself in his bedroom could have been a cry for help.

'I need money to get back to my boy'

Godwyne Close, Dover. Picture: Google Maps

Police are investigating two burglaries where a woman asked for cash to return to her home-alone son.


Kent town among 'worst in England'

Dover has been listed as the 10th worst place to live in England

A website dedicated to highlighting the country's grot spots has named a Kent town as one of the worst places to live in England.


Death plunge tragedy

A helicopter and lifeboats seen during yesterday's tragedy. Picture courtesy of Gracie Irvine

A man has died after falling from a cliff at a Kent beauty spot.

Bolton row - Ukip councillor resigns

Cllr Ben Glayzer

A district councillor has walked out of Ukip following the vote to remove its leader.


Possible incident at cliffs - details awaited

A helicopter and lifeboat vessels at the reported cliffs incident. Picture courtesy of Gracie Irvine

A helicopter and lifeboats have been seen in a possible incident at a Kent beauty spot.

Wanted: more fugitives

Bob and Alex Ayling: Picture courtesy of Channel 4

Makers of the TV pursuit show Hunted want Kent people to join a new series.


Millions of cigarettes seized at port

Cigarettes were hidden among insulation. Picture: Home Office

Almost six million cigarettes were seized after they were hidden among insulation, border officials have revealed.


Marathon-runner's wife guilty of benefit fraud

April and Graham Totterdell

A "devious and manipulative" woman who helped her marathon-runner husband fraudulently claim £38,000 in disability benefits is facing jail.


Woman claims ex's £38k fraud was 'for blue badge'

April and Graham Totterdell

A woman has claimed her benefits cheat husband did not rip off the Department for Work and Pensions for the money - instead he wanted a blue badge.

Rent arrears: 'alarm bells should ring'

More rent arrears could worsen the homlessness crisis, one councillor fears. General view of a Dover neighbourhood

More people are behind on their local authority rents, which councillors fear is another side to the housing crisis.

Border Force seize £3.2m of cocaine

Drug packages

Officers have thwarted an attempt to smuggle approximately 30 kilos of cocaine into the UK.


Dover TAP is on

A previous use of the Dover TAP restrictions

The traffic and speed restriction has been brought back to prevent congestion at a Kent port town.

Fighting period poverty

Artwork by Aimee Lennon to for Dover smArt campaign. Picture courtesy of Dover smART Project.

A campaign is launched on St Valentine's Day for free feminine hygiene products for low-income women.


Woman 'lied about marathon-runner husband's health'

April and Graham Totterdell

A woman accused of helping her fraudster husband lie about his health to get disability benefits while he ran marathons says she did it under duress.

Rugby legend opens £1 million spa

Rugby hero Ben Cohen at the opening ceremony. Picture: Ian Scammell, courtesy of Oyster Bar Photography

One of the 2003 England World Cup winners cut the ribbon for a major new hotel feature.


Profile boost for comic prankster

Arron Crascall. Picture courtesy of @alexpwallace.

Kent comedian Arron Crascall has had a boosted fanbase after joining a specialist online network.


Throwaway society stops here

Amy Howie works on an overlocker machine at the repair workshop. Picture: Transition Dover

A new repairs workshop service, so items can be fixed rather than bin, has begun.

Cocaine found under 'gorgeous' bag by border police

Cocaine was found under the bag

A stash of cocaine worth £3.2m was found in a truck when border officials moved a bag with the slogan "I'm great for the environment - and gorgeous!"


Kent duo win Hunted TV contest

On the run. Bob and Alex keep ahead of their pursuers. Picture courtesy of Channel 4

A father and son are among the winners of an action reality show.


Century of women's votes

 Dover Town Council celebrating 100 years of the woman's vote. From left Charlie Zosseder, Ann Jenner, Pam Brivio, Miriam Wood, clerk Allison Burton, Sue Jones. Picture: Peter Wallace

Town councillors this week celebrated the 100th anniversary of female suffrage in Britain.


Two hurt in tumble dryer blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

Two men had to be treated after a drying machine caught fire.


Lottery winner put behind bars

Nina Hughes won nearly £700,000 on the national lottery

A drug-dealing mum carried on supplying illegal substances even after she won nearly £700,000 on the lottery.


Sunday parking charges - thousands say no

Campaigning councillors Charlotte “Charlie” Zosseder and Ian Palmer at the Stembrook car park, Dover. Picture: Peter Wallace

Just over 3,400 people have supported online petitions to stop a council introducing new seven-day parking charges.

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