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Tot methadone tragedy report cites 'missed opportunities'

Lucy King: jailed this year

A report says a mum whose child died after swallowing methadone was not challenged enough about her lifestyle.


Rapist threw victim around room in violent attack

Lee Regan. Picture: Kent Police.

A dangerous rapist who smashed his way into a property before ripping off his victim's nightie and throwing her around the room has been locked up.

Brother and sister lucky after lorry crash

The lorry was left on its side after striking the bridge. Picture: Michael Taylor

A brother and sister have McDonald's to thank... after a lorry ploughed into a bridge and smashed into their house wall.


A true inspiration

John Fletcher, right, gets his award from M&S HR director David Guise. Picture courtesy of M&S

A staff member who has also worked tirelessly for his community has been awarded.


Our power struggle with the Great Storm

The fallen tree at Channel Lea, Walmer, showing householder Elizabeth Maltrap. Picture by the late Mercury photographer Basil Kidd

Workers have told how they battled to restore electricity after the 1987 disaster.


Tube nail bomb terror suspect appears in court

Dover Eastern Docks on the day the terror suspect was arrested

A teenage asylum seeker who was arrested in Kent after allegedly building a nail bomb which partially exploded on the Tube has appeared in court.

Arrest after microwave thrown at car

The boy was arrested on Monday, November 6.

A suspected vandal has been arrested after five cars were damaged, including one that was hit with a microwave.

Care service branded inadequate

A care company is in special measures after inspectors found that staff were scheduled to be in two places at once.


Vorsprung durch justice

 Krzysztof Trznadel, carried contraband tobacco with legitimate cargo of car parts. Picture courtesy of HM Revenue and Customs

A trucker was jailed after smuggling tobacco on a cargo of German car parts.


Tobacco smuggler brought to book

Aurelijus Repecka - hid tobacco among diaries. Picture courtesy of HM Revenue and Customs

A smuggler has been jailed after being caught with almost £250,000 worth of illegal tobacco among diaries.


New funding bid for town centre

An artist's impression of the planned new Market Square. Picture courtesy of Hartwell Architects

A business group is trying again to get a grant to provide a new-look square.


Police shut road after three-car crash

 Stock image

Part of an A-road was blocked for more than two hours following an accident involving three vehicles.

Boy's two-hour wait for ambulance

There was a delay in the ambulance arriving. Library picture

A child knocked down by a car had to endure a long delay before the ambulance arrived.


Danger hoverboards to be destroyed

One of the seized hoverboards at Dover. Picture: Kent County Council

A total 100 hazardous hoverboards were seized at Dover.


Border Force officer arrested in guns and drugs swoop

One of the weapons found. Picture: National Crime Agency

A serving member of the Border Force was one of 12 arrested in a cross-Channel firearms and drugs investigation.

Hope after disability

Cllr Ian Palmer: Life after disability

An ex-prison officer left in a wheelchair after an accident has rebuilt his life.

New council group leader

Cllr Keith Morris. Picture from Dover District Council

A newly-elected Conservative leader could head his entire council.


Truckers 'making people's lives hell'

General scene of lorry parking in St Radigund's

A former mayor has launched a scathing attack on lorry drivers, accusing them of urinating in the streets and potentially blocking ambulances.


People smugglers jailed

Two men have been locked up for illegally smuggling people into the UK.

Runaway caged after four years

Caged: Mariusz Chorazy. Picture courtesy of HM Revenue and Customs

A cigarette smuggler is behind bars after fleeing the country in 2013.


'I'm the daddy!'

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

Police raiding a house looking for drugs were confronted by a man brandishing a knife who told them: “I’m the daddy around here!”


Pub burglar claims 'I lost my way'

Thief Nathan Clifton

A man banned from a pub for suspected drug taking returned to burgle it, swiping cash, jewels and booze.


Chemist shop burglary - man charged

General scene of London Road, Dover

A man of 51 was arrested after a break-in at shop.

Men accused of trying to kidnap teenager

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Two men have appeared in court accused of kidnapping an 18-year-old man.

Slash in councillor numbers proposed

Dover District Council - major shake-up proposed

A Kent district council could lose more than a fifth of its members in a boundary shake-up.


Railway station cordoned off

Police at the scene in Dover. Picture: Patty Kostowska

A Kent railway station was sealed off while police investigate an alleged assault.

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