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Days of old, when knights were bold

Dover Castle's grand medieval joust

Knights in shining armour gave visitors to Dover Castle an adrenaline-fuelled taste of the past

Tissue of lies... lorry driver smuggles 8m cigarettes

A Polish lorry driver has been sentenced after he smuggled millions of cigarettes into Kent disguised as a shipment of tissues.

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Praise for early finish of sea wall railway repairs

The damaged sea wall and railway embankment near Shakespeare Cliff tunnel between Dover and Folkestone

The restoration of the Dover Sea Wall, which allowed for the Ramsgate to London rail service to resume ahead of schedule, has won a gong.

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Union lobbies passengers over rail ticket price rises

Mike Sargent of Dover RMT

Train passengers have been urged to protest against the latest rail fare rises coming into force.

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Drug smuggler hid heroin worth £11m in charcoal

Vasil Stoyanov

A drug smuggler who tried to hide £11 million of heroin in a shipment of charcoal has been jailed after the drugs were found by border police.

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Sea search underway for 'body'

Dover lifeboat

Lifeboat crews are searching off the Kent coast after a body was reported to be floating in the sea.

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Drone video shows pace of regeneration

The 108-bed Travelodge. Picture: Apex Drone Photography

This drone footage shows the progress being made at a new retail and leisure complex that will regenerate one of Kent's most run down towns.

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Memorial service for diver

Dr Bruce Hottum had been diving near Dover

An American man who died after scuba diving in Kent will be remembered in a memorial service.

Attack leaves children showered with glass

Sebastian and Florence McMullan were playing outside at the time

Youngsters playing in garden hotel could have been killed if a glass bottle thrown from a cliff had struck one of them, says the owner.

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A2 reopens after crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

A stretch of the A2 is now open again after a two-vehicle crash.

Iranian migrants found on beach

Shakespeare beach in Dover. Library picture.

Police and border officials were called after four suspected illegal immigrants from Iran were found on a beach.

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Tragic Channel swimmer named

Tributes have been paid to Douglas Waymark

Loved ones of a man who died while trying to swim the English Channel have confirmed his identity and spoken of their devastation at his loss.

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Man dies while trying to swim English Channel

A swimmer was flown to hospital

A man in his 40s has died while trying to swim the English Channel.

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Chef jailed for hurling stones during day of violence

Shaun Gastall. Picture: Kent Police.

A jobless chef who was caught on camera throwing stones as rival groups clashed during a day of riots has been jailed.

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Sir Mark Rylance backs Goodwin Sands protest

Sir Mark Rylance after he was knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Oscar-winning actor Sir Mark Rylance says a plan to dredge the Goodwin Sands is disrespectful to the final resting place of war dead.

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Port launches pro-dredging campaign

The plans for the Dover Western Docks Revival

A campaign has been launched to push for the dredging of the Goodwin Sands to enable the multi million pound Dover Western Docks Revival

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Arsonist poured petrol through letterbox

Firefighters attended the scene. Stock image

Emergency services were called after fuel was poured through the letterbox of a home and set alight in the early hours.

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Swimmer nearly died – now he crosses Channel

The Channel swimming team. From left Steve Lodge, Nigel Stock (face still hurting from jellyfish stings!), Diane Murphy Weaver and cardiac arrest survivor Steve Fish

A cross-Channel swimmer has completed the challenge after suffering two cardiac arrests while training

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Former RAF officer jailed after child rape messages

Andrew Hammond from Crabble Hill has been sentenced to 16 months in prison Picture: Kent Police

A former RAF intelligence officer has been jailed for 16 months for sending sick messages over Skype about child rape.

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Woman cut out of car following crash

Fire crews were called

A woman had to be cut free from her car after becoming trapped following a crash involving three vehicles.

Council united in tackling decision to cut bus routes

Stagecoach is changing bus routes, meanwhile councillors are strongly against the plans

Councillors have banded together to put up a united front to fight bus service cuts

Calls to turn Banksy building into gallery

The Banksy artwork at Dover York Street and Townwall Street junction

Saving the Dover Banksy artwork through a compulsory purchase has been urged by a councillor

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Anger at 90-minute wait for ambulance

Louise Ludwig visiting friend Bill Goodall in hospital

A man who collapsed while jogging with a friend was left to suffer in pain because paramedics could not find their location.

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By-pass plan for Whitfield

Whitfield roundabout.

A blueprint for a by-pass has been drawn up to stop port-bound traffic grinding to a halt at a growing village

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'Frail' benefits claimant ran marathons

April and Graham Totterdell

A fraudster received £38k in disability benefits after claiming to be a "frail old man" who needed crutches to walk - while secretly running marathons

Lorry driver admits killing two in head-on crash

The late night crash between a lorry and car on Jubilee Way in July

A lorry driver has admitted causing the deaths of two men by driving dangerously on the A2, causing a catastrophic head-on crash.

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