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Off-duty firefighters save home

Paul Dennis and son Steven

A dad has praised two men who sprang into action to help save a house from going up in flames.

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Cross Channel ferry runs aground

A P&O ferry bound for Dover has run aground in bad weather near the Port of Calais. Pic: Dean Carguillo

A ferry heading to Kent has run aground as it tried to leave the Port of Calais in bad weather.

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'Save buses with people power'

Dover district buses - fight to stop journey cuts

Residents have been called on to rally to stop bus journey cut plans.

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Rally for our high street

Biggin Street, with M&S on the left, from where the march begins

A march takes place today to promote a town's precinct as a major competitor soon arrives.

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Warning over border controls if no trade deal reached

Border Force officials. Picture: Library image

A government assumption there will be a free trade agreement after Brexit is "borderline reckless", MPs have warned.

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Fake football shirts found at port

Port of Dover, Eastern Docks side. Library image

Counterfeit goods including fake Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund football shirts were found at the Port of Dover.

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Suspected child groomer confronted on doorstep

Paedophile hunters confronted the man on his doorstep. Pic from Protecting the innocent Facebook.

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of child grooming after paedophile hunters filmed a live video of a so-called sting on social media.

Shoppers queue to be first in at new Lidl store

Customers pour in to find the best bargains

Dozens of eager customers poured in to a new Lidl store in Kent this morning.

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Family grateful for 'absolutely massive' donation for young son

Evan Westfold, four, was diagnosed with cancer in October 2017

A four-year-old boy can keep receiving lifesaving cancer treatment following a donation of £25,000.

Victorian remains discovered at promenade

Timbers removed from The Pent foundations

Foundations dating back to the 16th century have been unearthed during work to transform a Kent dock.

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Tributes to 'fantastic mum' killed in crash

Road accident victim Heather Couchman.Picture: Kent Police

A mum-of-two has passed away after a collision with a car at a pedestrian crossing.

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New skate park gets funding boost

A new skate park is planned in Aylesham

More than £120,000 has been allocated to plans for a new skate park and artificial grass pitch.

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Supreme Court stops scheme for 600-plus homes

Farthingloe, Dover, saved from a 600-plus housing development. Picture: CPRE Kent

Plans to build hundreds of homes on a beauty spot have been stopped in a court ruling.

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Woman fights for life after being hit by car

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock image

A woman in her 30s is in a critical condition in hospital with a serious head injury after being hit by a car.

Man charged with abducting child

Port of Dover

A man has been charged with abduction and sexual activity with a child after allegedly trying to leave the country with a 15-year-old.

Fire crews called to chimney blaze

Clarendon Street, general view

Firefighters have given safety advice after a chimney caught light.

Pedestrian suffers 'serious injuries'

A road was closed during rush-hour as police dealt with a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Suspended sentence for child porn downloads

Mark Patman - received suspended sentence. Picture: Facebook

A court has ordered therapy for a defendant who viewed child sex images.

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Kelly mum and dad to switch on Christmas lights

Kelly Turner with mum and dad Martin and Linda last year

Dover's 2017 festive illuminations will be put on by the parents of Kelly Turner in a surprise change of plan.

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Smuggler hid cigarettes with asbestos

The cigarettes smuggled inside tubing with asbestos. Picture courtesy of HMRC

A lorry driver tried to sneak in illicit cigarettes in containers holding a deadly material.

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Tobacco smuggler jailed

Vilmantas Mikalajunas, 37, has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted smuggling tobacco in boxes of plastic waste

A lorry driver who smuggled half a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK is now behind bars

Post-Brexit customs checks 'completely on track'

Delays heading to the Port of Dover. Library image.

The new customs checks system for after Brexit is "completely on track", according to a senior civil servant.

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Man in court charged with murdering baby girl

Police have charged a man with murder. Stock photo

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a nine-week-old baby girl who died two days after being rushed to hospital.

'He just wants to play like the other children'

Evan in hospital

A family are facing a race against time to raise enough money for the life-saving treatment of a four-year-old boy with cancer.

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Fines dodged for foreign cars, residents complain

A Czech Republic-registered car on double yellow lines, Dover High Street

Drivers of non-British cars are able to avoid paying parking fines, it is feared.

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Man charged with murder after baby's death

Police have charged a man with murder. Stock photo

Detectives investigating a nine-week-old baby's death have charged a man with murder.

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