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Eastern block?

Possible look of the planned flats. Picture: Beanland Associates Architects Ltd

A neighbour has dismissed planned new flats as post-Communist era rejects.


Judge describes charity box thief as 'parasite on society'

Craig Dunn. Picture: Kent Police

A man stole money being raised to pay for the life-saving treatment of a teenage girl with cancer to buy drugs, a court heard.


Search for suspected migrants

Dover Lifeboat City of London II. KM Media Group library image

A hunt is on for possible illegal immigrants after a dinghy was found on a beach.


Fire crews race to balcony blaze

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Firefighters were called to a blaze on a balcony at a three-storey home.

Guns found on ferry

Spirit of Britain. Picture: P&O Ferries

Cleaners were shocked to discover two handguns while cleaning communal toilets on board a ferry.


Council seeks more asylum seeker cash after £4.5m overspend

Kent is facing a £4.5m shortfall to look after asylum seekers

Kent leaders are to press for more government cash to look after asylum seekers - as a council faces a £4.5m overspend.


Do you know him?

Image of a man police want to speak to after a girl was approached. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

Police want to find this man after a "suspicious incident" in which a girl was approached.

Two jailed for total 25 years after foiled bid to smuggle deadly weapons

Lithuanian gun runners Aivaras and Gytis Vysniauskas have been jailed. Picture: National Crime Agency

Two Lithuanians have been jailed today after trying to smuggle a stash of weapons and ammunition into the UK in a specially-adapted car.


Queues could stretch back more than 100 miles after Brexit: MP

Border Force officials. Picture: Library image

Tailbacks from Dover could stretch more than 100 miles after Brexit if new border check technology goes wrong, it's been claimed.


Burglar destroys 200 year-old window

Crabble Corn Mill, River, Dover

A fundraising campaign has been launched to repair a 200 year-old window that was damaged in a break-in at Kent's only working water mill

Kent's most hit rail bridges revealed

In March 2016 a skip lorry smashed into Kearsney bridge - Kent's most hit railway bridge

The railway bridges most frequently hit by vehicles have been revealed - with three in Kent in the country's top 50.


'Triffids' shop is to be cleared up

The weeds on the disused building in Biggin Street, Dover, crept inside the window.

Action is underway to remove greenery from a town centre shop dubbed to be like the day of the triffids.

Kent MP urges government to set aside £1bn to secure borders

Deal and Dover MP Charlie Elphicke

A Kent backbencher is calling on the government to alow £1bn to pay for securing our borders in the event of no deal on Brexit.


Honour for fallen in battle centenary

The destruction of the battle. Picture courtesy of Richard van Emden from his book The Road to Passchendaele

Local soldiers who died in a First World War battle will have their names read out in a 100th anniversary service.

Who's the secret millionaire?

National Lottery logo. Image courtesy of The National Lottery

Someone in Kent has won a Lottery jackpot but not yet claimed the prize.


'My hero son Jac Holmes died fighting ISIS'

Jac Holmes - Facebook

A Kent mum has told of her heartbreak after her son was killed clearing landmines in Raqqa.

Mum's grief over death of anti-IS fighter

Jac Holmes has been killed while fighting Islamic State in Syria

A heartbroken mum has spoken out after her son was killed fighting Islamic State.


New fundraising events for Kelly

Kelly Turner

A vinyl record sale and a fair have been organised to help a teenager with cancer.

Yobs caught on video

Vandals watch as one urinates on the staircase carpet

Police are searching for a group of youngsters who broke into a block of flats and urinated in the hallway.


Brian blows over

A huge wave at Dover seafront from Storm Brian. Picture: Tony Flashman

Kent has escaped severe damage from the violent Storm Brian, suffering just a few fallen trees.


Travel delays as Kent braced for Storm Brian

Storm Brian is set to lash Kent with strong winds. Picture: WX Charts

Precautions are being taken ahead of the arrival of Storm Brian today.


Regeneration group's expansion plan

Dickens Corner cafe. Picture courtesy of LoveDover

A charity wants to increase its property portfolio to help in a town's regeneration.

New council leader

New leader Keith Morris. Picture courtesy of Dover District Council

The new political head of Dover District Council was elected last night.


Fag ash bill....for cigarette end droppers

Seven fined for cigarette littering. Library image

Seven more people have been fined for littering.


Showdown over beauty spot

The Farthingloe beauty spot. Picture: CPRE Kent

Opponents to a plan to build hundreds of houses on countryside are waiting for a decision by the Supreme Court.


Driver reverses into man in parking feud

The feud came to a head in Snargate Street, Dover. Picture: Google.

A businessman who reversed into a fitness instructor as a long-running parking feud came to a head has escaped with a fine.

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