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Parsons Green - the Jungle connection?

Food queue at the Jungle last year. Two years after the Parsons Green suspect reportedly left

Reports suggest that a suspect in the London tube bombing may have stayed in a notorious migrant camp.

Major town development - latest pictures

The construction of the St James' development this week. Picture courtesy of Apex Drone Photography

New birds-eye images show the progress of a massive retail and leisure project.

Kelly charity thefts - now two charged

The Dovorian Restaurant - scene of one of the thefts

Two men have been charged after a spate of charity box thefts for a girl with cancer.

PC rescues pensioner in blaze

Michael Sutton outside the house from where the pensioner was rescued

An off-duty policeman swung into action when an old woman's house caught fire.

Teen arrested over Tube bombing

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Kent in connection with the Parsons Green tube bombing

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Kent in connection with the Parsons Green Tube train attack

Vision joy for long-sighted toddler

Jacob Grilli with his mum Katy. Picture from The Tonic Communications

A tot moved store staff to tears when he was able to see properly again.

Diggers start work on £26m leisure centre

Construction vehicles and tradesmen are already at work on the district's new leisure centre at Whitfield.


Two arrested over charity box thefts

The Dovorian Restaurant - scene of one of the thefts

Two men have been arrested after a spate of charity tin thefts.

Neighbours rescue woman from fire

Firefighters in action. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Residents got an elderly woman out of her house after her kitchen went up in flames.

Playing fields trashed again by litter louts

Rotary Club of Dover have to clean up of St Mary's Primary School area, just two months after the last cleaning. 24 vodka bottles now collected

A school area cleared of litter before the summer holiday has been trashed again, with volunteers collecting more than 200 discarded bottles and cans.


Plan to cut speed limit to 30mph after villagers’ road safety pleas

Alkham Road, Temple Ewell, Dover

A stretch of road plagued by accidents could have a sharp speed limit drop.

Family 'gutted' by theft of Kelly's charity tins

Kelly Turner with mum and dad Martin and Linda

Four collection pots for a teenager with a rare cancer have been stolen in a week.


Driver flees after traffic lights crash

Police were called. Stock image.

Police are looking for a driver who fled the scene after his car ploughed into a set of traffic lights.

Plea for parking for besieged truckers

Parked lorries in the town of Dover. Library picture

Lorry drivers having to dodge migrants in France need Kent rest areas, a councillor says.


Medical crews called to collapse at sports centre

Dover Leisure Centre, Townwall Street

Two ambulances and two paramedic cars rushed to a sports centre after a person collapsed and had to be revived.


Kick-off anticipated for new sports project

Artist's impression of the planned new Dover Leisure Centre at Whitfield. Picture: Dover District Council

A £26 million leisure centre has been approved by a council cabinet.


Baby 'only solution’ to getting rehomed

Lucy Eve and mum Theresa Eve are desperate to be rehoused

A family cursed with debilitating health problems say they feel the only way the council will rehome them is if one of them has a baby.

Out of this world

Scientists have found space dust fossilised in the white cliffs of Dover.


Double Labour win in by-elections

Charlotte Zosseder, new Dover town councillor. Picture courtesy of Dover and Deal Parliamentary Labour Party

Labour have won two seats, and the Conservatives one, in town council polls.

Rescuers rush to aid woman on ship

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

A woman reported to be in a distressed state on a ferry had to be helped by rescue and emergency services.

Bring back A&E, say campaigners

Buckland Hospital - petitioners want A&E brought back

A petition has been set up to return accident and emergency services to a town's hospital.


By-elections today

Polls close today at 10pm

Voters are making their decisions in a series of town and parish council by-elections.

Family's holiday fire terror

Charmaine Blythe with her children Bobby and Breeze

A mum and her children had to flee their holiday chalet when a blaze broke out.


Fighting poverty on the coast

Dover: Report says it has its share of coastal deprivation

An MP has called for more help for deprived seaside towns.


MP defends £22k researcher offer

Deal and Dover MP Charlie Elphicke

A Kent MP has defended accepting an offer from a lobbying organisation to fund a researcher's post.


Tobacco worth £220,000 smuggled in peanuts

The lorry documents said the vehicle was carrying peanuts and not tobacco

A lorry driver tried to evade customs officers by hiding illegal tobacco in a consignment of peanuts.

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